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How many watt-seconds do you need for portrait photography?

In today’s video I explore how many watt seconds you may need in each situation so that you can make the right choice when you’re purchasing lights for your studio and on location.

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Hairlight 101

Hair Light 101. Everything you need to know about hairlights.

Part of making a refined image in the studio is lighting your subject to preserve details in their hair or operate them from the background. In today’s video, I will teach you everything you need to know about hair lights. Including which modifiers to use, where and how to mount them plus how bright your lights should be.

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What the hell is a kicker? What’s a key light? The names photographers use for studio lights.

Everyone has a name for every position where they place a flash on location and in the studio. But not everyone agrees on every name and this jargon can be sort of confusing.

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Chicago Beauty Photographer Headshots for Pivot Point

I love working with Pivot Point International because every photoshoot provides me with an opportunity to work with great people and photograph beautiful models with perfect hair and beauty make-up… as you would expect from a client like this.

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Chicago Actor Headshot Photographer: Janey Engle

Actress Janey Engle contacted me to create a series of headshots that would showcase a series of styles though various outfits and hair styles. The images were taken in my south loop Chicago studio.

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