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Unboxing the BG-R10 Grip for the new Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera
08/01/2020
Gear

Unboxing the BG-R10 Grip for the new Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera

I just got the grip and camera, which will replace my 5DIV. I will have a full review soon!

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Unboxing the Canon EOS R5
07/30/2020
Gear

Unboxing the Canon EOS R5

I just got the camera and my first shoot starts in an hour! I will have an intial reaction video and a full review...

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Lightmeters sekonnic L-308 L-478 L-858
07/26/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Gear

Light meters: How flash meters can speed up your workflow and help you properly expose your images

When the topic of light meters comes up, many photographers are surprised to learn that I used them. While TTL and trial and error...

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The Exposure Triangle-How photographers camera, shutter speed, aperture & ISO exposure settings work
07/19/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

The Exposure Triangle-How photographers camera, shutter speed, aperture & ISO exposure settings work

Breaking down in depth how your camera settings and exposure work to record images.

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An expandable Drobo backup system can be a great way to store and protect your images. The housing costs $699 and then you just need to buy two hard drives to get started, like two Western Digital WD Red 4TB NAS Internal Hard Drives
07/12/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

Product Review: Store and protect photo & video data with an expandable Drobo RAID storage solution

An expandable Drobo backup system can be a great way to store and protect your images. The housing costs $699 and then you just...

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07/05/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Pre-Production

Photographers: Developing your personal sense of style so clients will come to you for your work

When I was just starting out in photography, I really looked up to other photographers who had a lot more experience, because I realized...

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Gels, CTO, CTB, CTS, Color effects
06/28/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

The 4 types of gels photographers can use to kill it in the studio

The sun rises in the east with a hint of yellow; it casts unflattering colorless light at its zenith and it sets with a...

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How photographers can stain their apple boxes to create a weathered antique photoshoot prop
06/17/2020
Pre-Production

How photographers can stain their apple boxes to create a weathered antique photoshoot prop

While using photo and film gear as props in portraits has been cool almost as long as there have been cameras, there are some...

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Breaking down how I use my 14 softboxes to modify my lights during my photoshoots
06/07/2020
Gear , Lighting Technique

The hard truth about softboxes

Breaking down how I use my 14 softboxes to modify my lights during my photoshoots

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DIY Cucoloris for Photographers and Filmmakers made with black foamcore Do-it-yourself
05/31/2020
Lighting Technique

DIY Cucoloris for Photographers and Filmmakers made with black foamcore, Do-it-yourself

You can buy a professionally made one, or you can make your own for just a few dollars in about an hour.

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The 9 types of portrait lighting photographers need to know-whether they're on location or in studio broad short lighting
05/16/2020
Lighting Technique

The 9 types of portrait lighting photographers need to know-whether they’re on location or in studio

Studio lighting staples that every photographer should master.

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Quickbooks A “quick” solution when applying for federal COVID-19 aid: CARES ACT
04/25/2020
Business , Exclusive Training Videos

A “quick” solution when applying for federal COVID-19 aid

There are plenty of reviews that will teach you how to use the Quickbooks. I just wanted to take this opportunity to share with...

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