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In this live video we go over several critique images
04/18/2022
Live

Live: Q&A and Critique April 16, 2022

In this live video we go over several critique images.

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In today's video I am going to go over how I travel with my gear, including may cases and everything in them! Then at 19:27 I share how I check my bags for free at the airport!
04/18/2022
Gear , Pre-Production

How I travel with all of my lighting gear and check my bags for free!

In today's video I am going to go over how I travel with my gear, including may cases and everything in them! Then at...

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In today's video were going to explore if high ISO or under exposure leads to excessive noise in digital photography, specifically when shooting in the photo studio at ISO 100, 200 400 and 800 with the Canon EOS R5 camera. We will also look at how these files look with and without Capture One's default noise processing
04/17/2022
Fundamentals

Does High ISO or Underexposure Cause Noise with the Canon EOS R5?

In today's video were going to explore if high ISO or under exposure leads to excessive noise in digital photography, specifically when shooting in...

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After I bought the Canon EOS R5, I switched over almost all of my lenses from the EF mount to the RF mount. But now I am unsure which lens is he best lens in different situations. So in today's video, I am going to test if the RF70-200 f4 outperforms the RF 85mm f1.2 in the studio at f4, 5.6 and f8.
04/04/2022
Gear

Review: Is the Canon EOS RF 70-200mm or f4.0 RF 85mm f1.2 a better choice for R5 studio photographers?

After I bought the Canon EOS R5, I switched over almost all of my lenses from the EF mount to the RF mount. But...

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In today's video I set out to critique five portraits and headshots. After pointing out the positives I share my advice on how the images could be improved. So basically, this video is full of portrait and lighting tips and tricks!
03/28/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique , Posing

Member Exclusive: Portrait Photography & Lighting Photo Critique

In today's video I set out to critique five portraits and headshots. After pointing out the positives I share my advice on how the...

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Live: Q&A and Critique March 17, 2022
03/25/2022
Live

Live: Q&A and Critique March 17, 2022

In this weeks video we discuss beauty dishes, posing for female executives and more.

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Member Exclusive: Everything you need to know to get started with one light
03/18/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

Member Exclusive: Everything you need to know to get started with one light

In this months member exclusive video I am going to go over hard light, soft light, feathering, light placement, diffusion, fill and more.

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What is the difference between Speedlights, Monolights and Packs & Heads?
03/14/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: What is the difference between Speedlights, Monolights and Packs & Heads?

I am often asked what the difference is between AC Powered Packs & Heads, Monolights and Speedlights or Speedlites. We will also touch on...

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People often ask me how much space you need for a studio. So in today's video I will test out how much depth you need to shoot a full body portrait with 50mm, 70mm and 85mm lenses.
03/07/2022
Fundamentals

How long does a studio need to be for full length portraits?

People often ask me how much space you need for a studio. So in today's video I will test out how much depth you...

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After finding an inspiration image by Kristian Fanselow (https://www.instagram.com/kristian_fanselow/), my friend Seed Lynn (https://www.instagram.com/seedlynn/) asked me to help him recreate the lighting. So afer examining BTS images and adaping it to his space, we made a little bit of magic with his friend Jeneca (https://www.instagram.com/jenecaonikoyi/).
03/01/2022
Lighting Technique

3 Light Window Light Lighting Tutorial

After finding an inspiration image by Kristian Fanselow (https://www.instagram.com/kristian_fanselow/), my friend Seed Lynn (https://www.instagram.com/seedlynn/) asked me to help him recreate the lighting. So afer...

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4 secrets to recreating window light in the studio
02/28/2022
Lighting Technique

4 secrets to recreating window light in the studio

4 secrets to recreating window light in the studio

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Member Exclusive: Exploring New Ideas with Dyren
02/22/2022
Exclusive Training Videos

Member Exclusive: Exploring New Ideas with Dyren

For this months video I decided to explore 4 ideas I have been interested to try.

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