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Basic Poses for Women  (1:01:10)

Basic Poses for Women
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When photographing people, we have many things to juggle at the same time: lighting, exposure, camera handling, and making our subjects feel comfortable. And of top of that, we want to create meaningful, natural, and flattering poses.

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Visualize, Setup & Read Light  (12:42)

Visualize, Setup & Read Light
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Join Emily Teague for three quick tips that will help you visualize and understand artificial lighting. Emily demonstrates important fundamentals, shows which shadows are created depending on the angle of your light, and teaches you how to analyze catchlights to understand other photographers’ lighting setups.

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One Speedlight For 5 Male Portrait Lighting Setups  (9:59)

One Speedlight For 5 Male Portrait Lighting Setups
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Learn five simple lighting setups using just one light and some helpers. Whether you are shooting on location or in the studio, these will work great! A simple umbrella, some cheap cardboard(s), and a speedlight will do. If you fancy an upgrade, get large white panels acting as a v-flat.

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Master 5 Primary Lighting Patterns  (8:45)

Master 5 Primary Lighting Patterns
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Pye explains to you the five primary key light patterns and the ‘Why’ (= purpose) behind each of them. Get a rundown on five different key light positions for portraiture, using a beauty dish studio lighting. Also, learn how fill-in light considerably changes the visibility of each single sight pattern.

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Why Makeup Matters in a Portrait Shoot (7:07)

Why Makeup Matters in a Portrait Shoot
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A great portrait needs more than good Light. Makeup is often the overlooked missing component that can instantly elevate the quality of your work. And the closer you frame your subject, the more important it becomes.

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Beauty Portraits Breakdown (13:48)

Beauty Portraits Breakdown
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Why shooting beauty portraits at aperture f/16? Well, the main reason is that you want to be able to capture a lot of skin texture in the image. Beauty portraiture (aka beauty shot) is all about the makeup and the face. It’s really important to capture all the fine skin texture and the makeup details, using as much sharpness possible by utilizing the deep focus. One way to achieve this is to shoot at a high f-stop.

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Understanding Portrait Lenses (8:19)

Understanding Portrait Lenses
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Mark Wallace demonstrates the differences between wide-angle and telephoto lenses for portrait photography. This video debunks the myth that wide-angle lenses distort faces, shows why you should use longer zoom lenses in the studio, even if it’s a tiny place.

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Studio Lighting: Men vs Women (01:11:54)

Studio Lighting: Men vs Women
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While every subject that sits for you is and should be treated as an individual, specific “beauty standards” can help guide your subject’s lighting. Join Daniel Norton OnSet to show you how to create masculine and feminine lighting and how and why to use them on various subjects.

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Feathering One Light (10:26)

Feathering One Light
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Daniel Norton shows you how to position your light for a more even and natural look and how feathered light can help with fill and control of light spread. Two examples: Softbox & Magnum Reflector.

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Clean Portraits: Simple Window Light (8:22)

Clean Portraits: Simple Window Light
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Join Daniel Norton OnSet as he demonstrates how amazing clean portraits can be made with next to no gear using natural light. Window light is free and readily available to most of us. It is easy to use to create some images that flatter your subject and look “studio” produced anywhere.

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