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Contributor - Jay P Morgan - The Slanted Lens
Photographer & Educator at The Slanted Lens | Website

Jay P. Morgan has worked as a Commercial Photographer and Film Director in Los Angeles for more than 30 years developing an impressive list of clients from Paramount to McDonald's. Jay P.'s experience with elaborate set design and extensive lighting are key to the success of his illustrative work. Jay P has taught photography, video and lighting for many years on the college level. He has presented a multitude of professional workshops, seminars and presentations about photography across the nation. Jay P shares his mastery of skills, techniques and professional practices with students and professionals of all levels with enthusiasm and humor.

Quality of Light: Hard vs Soft  (8:39)

Quality of Light: Hard vs Soft

What makes a soft light? And what creates hard shadows? The relation between the size of the light source, direction, distance, and originality (altered vs. unaltered) are deciding factors on how “light” will appear in your images.

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5 Portrait Single-Light Setups (15:00)

5 Portrait Single-Light Setups

Jay P Morgan demonstrates how to do the five basic lighting setups every photographer should know. Using continuous lighting, you will get to see the changes in lighting quality (= shadows) immediately.

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Headshot Photography

Headshot Photography

A head shot or headshot is a modern, clean portrait in which the focus is on the person. The term is applied usually for professional profile images on social media, images used on online dating profiles, the ‘about us page’ or a corporate website and promotional pictures of actors, models, and authors.

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Window Light Portraits

Window Light Portraits

Window light is an excellent, free light source. It can achieve the same effects as much bigger, more expensive lighting equipment. A large window is essentially a huge softbox. It will diffuse light into the room and around the subject that you place in front of it.

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