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After moving in a few weeks ago, almost everything is in it's place and ready to go! Plus more information about the Elinchrom One, the company's newest flash
08/20/2021
Live

Live: How I set up my new studio and the Elinchrom One August 14, 2021

After moving in a few weeks ago, almost everything is in it's place and ready to go! Plus more information about the Elinchrom One,...

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Watch in near real time as I go over three for using flash on location outdoors.
08/10/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive Tutorial: Augmenting natural light with flash

Watch in near real time as I go over three strategies for using flash on location outdoors.

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In this review I will go over the specs and my experience using the One, Elinchrom's first battery powered monolight which is capable of 725 full powered flashes (131 watt-second) on one charge, TTL & HHS.
08/10/2021
Gear

The new Elinchrom One is a 131ws battery powered monolight with HHS & TTL

In this review I will go over the specs and my experience using the One, Elinchrom's first battery powered monolight which is capable of...

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Slowing down and being deliberate can be the key to improving your work and precision framing can reduce time wasted in post.
08/06/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

Why I did a 180 when it comes to using a tripod for studio portrait photography

Slowing down and being deliberate can be the key to improving your work and precision framing can reduce time wasted in post.

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08/02/2021
Live

Live: All loaded into the new studio, and it’s time set-up! July 31, 2021

After carrying all of my gear up to the third floor with help from a friend and my husband, it's time to get to...

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Watch as I move my lighting gear and accessories from the Pelican Storm iM2975 to the Tenba Transport Air Case Attache, 3220W
07/24/2021
Gear

Whats in my bag: Moving my lights to the Tenba 3220w from the Pelican Storm iM2975

Watch as I move my lighting gear and accessories from the Pelican Storm iM2975 to the Tenba Transport Air Case Attache, 3220W

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

Member Exclusive: 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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