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Part I: Canon EOS R5 Settings for Studio Photography - Complete Guide
08/18/2020
Gear

Part I: Canon EOS R5 Settings for Studio Photography – Complete Guide

I wanted to share with you how I setup my new Canon EOS R5 as a commercial studio photographer. My last camera was...

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finding free models
08/16/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Pre-Production

Book free models for test photoshoots in 3 easy steps

The three steps to booking models for free for your next practice photoshoot

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R5 overheating
08/10/2020
Gear

Do CFexpress cards cause Canon EOS R5 overheating? Tested w/ Atomos Shogun + BG-R10 grip & batteries

I wanted to test is the CF Express or SD cards cause the new Canon EOS R5 to overheat when recording externally, plus I...

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R5 AF Test
08/06/2020
Gear

Don’t use Electronic Shutter with a Canon EOS R5 – Sports Photography Autofocus Test – Football

I wanted to test out the auto focus capabilities of the new mirrorless camera with a real world test featuring the EF 400mm f2.8...

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Canon EOS R5 - First Impressions and Behind-the-Scenes on a Studio Portrait Test photoshoot
08/01/2020
Gear

Canon EOS R5 – First Impressions and Behind-the-Scenes on a Studio Portrait Test photoshoot

I got to play with my new camera on a Portrait shoot and the new eye and face detection auto focus rocks!

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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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