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Simple Light Portraits at Night with Sam Haddix

Learn how to make simple night portraits with Sam Haddix! Join Sam and a group of his friends as they walk around Ybor City at night looking for locations to create interesting portraits. Sam takes you through his gear, camera settings, and lighting setups at each location. With the right mindset you can create amazing photos with a minimal amount of gear and a short amount of time. After the shoot, Sam returns to the studio where he demonstrates his process for making selects, and then works through his typical Lightroom to Photoshop workflow for finishing his portrait edits.



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Join Lindsay Adler in studio for a class all about the extremes of lighting! From low key to high key setups, Lindsay starts you at the beginning where your shoot’s purpose determines the type of lighting you will use and all the choices you make from that point onward. In the first half of the class Lindsay focuses on low key setups, with a look at the characteristics of low key photographs, to the modifiers you can use, to examples of her favorite setups. In the second half of the class Lindsay builds on what you’ve learned about low key lighting to morph into a variety of high key setups. All throughout the class Lindsay shares her perspectives on why and when she uses a particular set up, the gear she uses, the positions of the lights, and so much more. Get ready to have a whole new repertoire of lighting setups to add to your studio offerings. This class is perfect for an intermediate or experienced photographer looking to experiment with extreme light.

Lighting Portraits On Location with Scott Kelby

Take your location lighting to the next level with Scott Kelby! In this KelbyOne Community inspired class, Scott gives you more of what you have been asking for, which is demonstrating a variety of lighting setups you can use on location. Whether you are shooting with strobes or speedlights, you’ll be able to learn the camera settings and lighting placement needed to recreate these awesome looks. Scott starts off the class with a discussion of gear and settings, and then he’s off doing shoot after shoot in a variety of locations with both male and female subjects. By the end of the class you’ll be ready to light your next portrait session in new ways.



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Join Scott Kelby for the conclusion to his Mastering the Natural Light Portrait class, as he works through his process for editing the photos from that shoot. In this class you’ll learn the core types of edits you will apply to all of your natural light portraits. In this class you’ll learn different techniques for reducing distractions and making the face the most eye-catching part of the photo. From soft northern exposure light to dappled light, Scott teaches you how to analyze the photo, plan your approach, and get the most out of what Lightroom and Photoshop have to offer. This class is perfect for anyone looking for tips on post processing or editing natural light photos.

The Personal Side of Mike Kubeisy

If you’re a fan of the popular TV show NCIS, then you’ve already seen Mike Kubeisy’s work. Mike has been shooting celebrities in Hollywood for over 30 years as a motion picture and stills photographer. In this in-depth interview with Kalebra Kelby, Mike opens up about the more important aspects of who he really is as a person. Mike shares stories of how his career began, the mistakes he’s learned from, the amazing story of how he met his wife, and how his life has seemingly come full circle from when he first visited a movie set as a child.

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Discover how to shoot outstanding Hollywood styled head shots using detailed lighting and posing techniques with celebrity photographer, Mike Kubeisy. Mike takes you from start to finish, setup to final image. Learn to shoot outdoor portraits, theatrical indoor head shots, dramatically lit 1930’s Film Noir style photography, and more. Mike shares his best tips and tricks of the trade, giving you the skills to achieve stunning Hollywood photographic effects!

How To Shoot Portraits In Any Location with Frank Doorhof

Join Frank Dorhoof on his home turf in The Netherlands to learn how to shoot portraits in any location! Learn how to create amazing looking photographs in your own backyard or wherever your travels take you. Using just a single strobe and one light modifier, Frank takes you through a series of location shoots around his home town of Emmeloord. From open country roads to the banks of a canal to the wall of a building across the street, Frank takes you through each of his lighting set ups, posing techniques, and framing to show how to create photos with drama, emotion, and interest regardless of where you are located. Frank wraps up the class with a series of lessons highlighting aspects of his post processing workflow to create the final looks he was after.



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With Frank Doorhof, international fashion and glamour photographer, it is all about being creative and getting the shot. In this class, Frank uses amazing dancers as models to teach you everything from the technical aspects of how to use a light meter to the artistic aspects of creating interesting images with unique looks that make the most of your locations. Frank starts on location in two different settings then brings you back to the desktop to share some of his favorite post-processing techniques while working on the photos he’s just created.

10 Essential Studio Techniques Every Photographer Needs to Know 2019 Edition with Scott Kelby

Learn the essentials for shooting in the studio with Scott Kelby! In this class Scott has honed in on the ten most essential techniques every photographer needs to know before they start shooting in a studio environment. Scott goes through the basic gear you’ll need, the camera settings, and then takes you step-by-step through each technique. With a live model on set you’ll see each technique put into practice, and all the while Scott shares the tips and tricks you’ll need to get great results. This class is not about any particular brand of gear, and everything can be applied to shooting with an off-camera flash or a studio strobe.


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If you are new to DSLR photography, then this class is for you. Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through the ten most important things every photographer should know about their camera. We all want to get great images, and taking the time to get to know the ten or so most important features on our cameras can really help keep our photos sharp, clean, well exposed, and showing the right colors whether we’re shooting moving subjects or still landscapes. This class may be named the top ten, but Scott manages to pack a whole lot more into each lesson, providing a firm foundation for getting the most out of every tip and technique.

5 Fashion Lighting Looks Anyone Can Do with Frank Doorhof

Join Frank Doorhof in his own studio and learn how to take your lighting from zero to hero! In this class Frank shares his tips, tricks, and techniques for being creative with studio lighting. You’ll see him work through a range of studio lighting setups where he demonstrates how to use various lighting modifiers, single and multiple lights, avoiding glare in glasses, coaching your subject, and the importance of following your creative impulses. Frank wraps up the class with a series of post processing sessions to help you understand his retouching workflow.

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Make the most of your studio space! Join Frank Doorhof in his Netherlands studio space as he shows you how he has built his studio to maximize every nook and cranny to make it work for his business. Whether you have a large space or a small space it is all about making the most of what you have, seeing things with a photographer’s eye, finding the right angles, being creative, and having fun. As Frank takes you through his studio he demonstrates how he shoots tethered for more control, how he uses venetian blinds as a prop, how to shoot in tight spaces, and how to be efficient with the space you do have. By the end of the class you’ll be itching to start building new sets in your own studio.

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