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Filming in the Fetal Position: BTS of the One Take Music Video 'Saramona Said'

The following behind the scenes video, Filming in the Fetal, position was made by an Australian production company and one of the most entertaining bts videos I've come across....
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Using Two Lights To Create Better Home Studio Portraits With Gavin Hoey

Using only two lights, you can create great portraits in a small space. Here’s how to do it well!
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DIY Diffusion Panels: How To Make A Good One For $30

One of the best DIY diffusion panels I've seen, and all the materials required are inexpensive but good, and the time requirement is small. It's a great idea for those who need...
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How to Master Location Lighting: Floral Goddess Portrait by Lindsay Adler

I love shooting natural light when possible, but there are times when the ambient light simply isn't cutting it and I know it's time to reach for a speedlight or strobe.
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DIY Ringlight (Cheap) & How to Win at 500px w/ Tony Northrup

Very cool video and information set on how to make a cheap but really effective star ringlight, and how to get your images to perform well on 500px.
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Simple Three Speedlight Set Up For Fashion Portraits With Zach Gray

Learn how to use multiple speedlights on location to give your fashion images a professional look!
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Quitting Your Day Job Part 7: Managing Client Expectations

My tips for managing your photography clients expectations with class.
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Shooting Film vs. Shooting Digital - Shooting For Your Medium

As a photographer, it is apparent that other photographers don’t shoot the same medium as I do. In an effort to expand my knowledge and horizons in different mediums, I...
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One Light and A Reflector | A Simple and Effective Lighting Technique

In the Adorama sponsored video below, Gavin Hoey shows you how to utilize a single flash and a reflector to create professional looking images in a small space.
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Quitting Your Day Job Part 6: The Art of Being A Photographer's Assistant

Ever thought about assisting? Here are my tips for landing your first assisting job and what to expect.
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Photographer Tips For Shooting At National Parks

Since America's heyday, come summer, everyone heads out to the National Parks. There's no better way to spend your vacation than climbing through enormous rocks with your...
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How to Create the Dolly Zoom for Timelapse and Hyperlapse

A popular cinematic effect in filmmaking is the Dolly Zoom or the "Vertigo Effect." See how it's done in this short tutorial.
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