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Inverse Square Law The Practical Way  (7:31)

Inverse Square Law The Practical Way
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For physics and math lovers? No, not in this video. Get hands-on advice on what will happen to an image depending on where you place your light(s). Hanna simplifies the Inverse Square Law, using simple visualization by using one flash.

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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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8 Common Portrait Photography Mistakes To Avoid  (9:12)

8 Common Portrait Photography Mistakes To Avoid
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When it comes to portrait photography, knowing what you should be doing is great! But knowing what to avoid can be incredibly useful too. Karl Taylor reviewed portrait photography images submitted by his community members, and it became clear that there were a few common portrait mistakes that many photographers seem to be making.

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

Quality of Light: Hard vs Soft
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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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Vanity Fair Style Lighting for Portrait Photography  (5:40)

Vanity Fair Style Lighting for Portrait Photography
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3-Light Setup Behind the Scenes: Creating Vanity Fair Style Glamour. Nathan has always been a fan of the old Hollywood style of portraiture that you would often see in magazines such as Vanity Fair, and he had never attempted anything like that in the past, so it was the perfect opportunity to flex the ol’ brain muscle and create something new.

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