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In today's video I wanted to give you three quick tips that will help you master set design the next time you are choosing props in the studio for a photoshoot.
09/26/2022
Pre-Production

3 Quick Tips To Help You Master Set Design!

In today's video I wanted to give you three quick tips that will help you master set design the next time you are choosing...

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Photographers have a lot of misconceptions when it comes to flash, LEDs and modeling lights. So in today's video I am going to touch on what each of these things do and in general how you can use them. I will touch on Why you would use LED continuous lights or flash, types of flashes, Flash duration, how many watt seconds you need, LED brightness, why you would use a light meter and the inverse square law.
09/18/2022
Fundamentals , Gear

What you have gotten wrong about studio lighting

Photographers have a lot of misconceptions when it comes to flash, LEDs and modeling lights. So in today's video I am going to touch...

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In this Member Exclusive tutorial, I create two distinct looks with Josiah. The first one uses 6 lights with gels to paint a rainbow on the model, and the final look is a fun lifestyle image where he is photographed on white with shaving foam and a razor.
09/14/2022
Exclusive Training Videos

Member Exclusive: Portfolio Building with Josiah Part 2

In this Member Exclusive tutorial, I create two distinct looks with Josiah. The first one uses 6 lights with gels to paint a rainbow...

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Have you been using the wrong fill?
09/12/2022
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

Have you been using the wrong fill?

In today's video I am going to share the results of 4 different fill sources so you can decide which one is best for...

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member exclusive lighting tutprial
09/07/2022
Exclusive Training Videos

Member Exclusive: Portfolio Building with Josiah Part 1

In this Member Exclusive tutorial, I create two distinct looks with Josiah. The first one Fresnels to creat a hard light heashot and then...

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In this week's video I breakdown how I created this moody image using blue gels and two soft boxes. Adding color to your images can change the way viewers experience your work.
09/02/2022
Lighting Technique

Lighting Tutorial: Setting the mood with blue gels

In this week's video I breakdown how I created this moody image using blue gels and two soft boxes. Adding color to your images...

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In this week’s video I am going to breakdown how I lit this cinematic portrait using a softbox which I controlled (flagged) with a V-Flat and a cucoloris. To complete the image, I used a Mole Richardson 407 movie light and a strip soft box.
08/22/2022
Lighting Technique

Clamshell Lighting Tutorial

In this week’s video I am going to breakdown how I lit this cinematic portrait using a softbox which I controlled (flagged) with a...

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Why you need a Fresnel for Portrait Photography
08/19/2022
Gear , Lighting Technique

Why you need a Fresnel for Portrait Photography

In today's video I am going to discuss what a Fresnel is, and how it shapes light. Long a staple of the film industry,...

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In this month's member exclusive video, I creat multiple looks with our model Eric, all with only a 100cm Deep Octabox
08/16/2022
Exclusive Training Videos

Member Exclusive: working with one light

In this month's member exclusive video, I creat multiple looks with our model Eric, all with only a 100cm Deep Octabox

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How to create three different types of light with only one soft box
08/14/2022
Gear , Lighting Technique

How to create three different types of light with only one soft box!

In today's video I am going to show you how you can get three distinctive looks out of one softbox - a Elinchrom Rotalux...

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In this video we go over strategies for shooting outside and masking in post.
08/10/2022
Live

Live: Q&A and Critique August 6, 2022

In this video we go over strategies for shooting outside and masking in post.

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6 Ways You Can Improve Your Business in Only 1 Hour
08/08/2022
Business

6 Ways You Can Improve Your Business in Only 1 Hour

After looking at several photographers websites and Instagram profiles, I noticed several areas where people are falling short and missing opportunities to connect with...

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