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Moving Studios
07/22/2021
Business , Exclusive Training Videos

Moving Studios: Tour my vacant photography studio and learn how I plan to set it up!

For most of my career I have had a live/work space, but after buying a house I was forced to look for a stand...

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Member Exclusive: Lighting Tutorial with Christian
07/17/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: Lighting Tutorial with Christian

Member Exclusive: Lighting Tutorial with Christian

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How I use automated booking on my website and streamline up-selling with minimal effort.
07/16/2021
Live

Live: Using Acuity Scheduling’s automated booking platform and passive upselling techniques July 13, 2021

How I use automated booking on my website and streamline up-selling with minimal effort.

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Hard light shootout: Parabolic vs. beauty dishes for headshots
07/11/2021
Gear , Lighting Technique

Hard light shootout: Parabolic vs. beauty dishes for headshots

I wanted to test out which hard modifier I prefer for headshots while comparing three Mola Beauty Dishes with a Parabolix 35D.

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Softlight V. Hard light, breaking down 5 lighting setups in the photo studio
07/04/2021
Lighting Technique

Softlight V. Hard light, breaking down 5 lighting setups in the photo studio

There are two main approaches you can take in the studio, or on location. And which lane you choose will have a huge impact...

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Capture One 21 Photoshop Black & white B&W retouching tutorial
06/26/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Capture One and Photoshop BW Tutorial

Step-by-step retouching using Capture One 21, B&W Beyond Film Style Packs, Photoshop, and Neural Filters Skin Smoothing.

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NKI Kinetic 512gb CFexpress Type B memory card
06/23/2021
Gear

$300 512GB CFexpress Cards for the the Canon R5 8K RAW Video

NKI Kenetic asked me if I would be interested in trying out and reviewing their 512gb CFexpress Type B memory cards for Canon EOS...

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Live: Mixing flash with ambient light outdoors June 17, 2021
06/19/2021
Live

Live: Mixing flash with ambient light indoors June 19, 2021

This video covers positioning, HHS (high speed sync) modifiers and more.

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11 Studio must haves, oops I forgot about a clothing rack, steamer and speaker.
06/18/2021
Gear

11 must haves that every photo studio needs!

11 Studio must haves, oops I forgot about a clothing rack, steamer and speaker.

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Why I don't like to be on camera. Plus three great interview lighting setups for video using Nanlites
06/09/2021
Gear , Lighting Technique

Why I don’t like to be on camera. Plus three great interview lighting setups for video using Nanlites

Three ways to light an interview and finding the best lighting for your subjects face.

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Live: Mixing flash with ambient light indoors June 5, 2021
06/05/2021
Live

Live: Mixing flash with ambient light indoors June 5, 2021

Live: Mixing flash with ambient light indoors June 5, 2021

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3 places photographers can find inspiration!
06/05/2021
Pre-Production

Three places photographers can find inspiration!

The three places photographers can find inspiration for their next shoot!

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