Category: Video

Master Lighting Guide

Published on Apr 3, 2014 Master photographer Christopher Grey teaches portrait lighting from start to finish, showing you how to control light effectively for unmatched results. 82 minutes. Amherst Media. Get the book:… Category People & Blogs

Speedlites: The Power and Possibilities

Bob Davis will explore light and the combination of available light and Speedlites. Through this discovery of light you will see the power and possibilities of using all the light available to you, creating quality of light anywhere anytime.

Color Grade Like A Pro

A great tip from Clay Cook, an award-winning published photographer and filmmaker, specializing in fashion editorial, commercial and advertising photography.

Getting it right in camera is one of the most important steps to achieving a great photograph, but color grading is what can really take your work to entirely new level. It has taken me nearly 2 years to find the right process and perfect combination to obtain the right look. And, over the course of my time writing for Fstoppers, I’ve been asked dozens of times about the coloring and process behind my imagery. Well, I’ve finally broken it all down in one quick tutorial.

The x-rite colorchecker passport

Color management begins at capture with custom camera profiles using X-Rite’s ColorChecker Passport and camera calibration software. In this webinar Coloratti Mark Wallace talks about why getting your camera profiled in every lighting condition is important.

If you have a Sekonic L-478 or  L-758 this is the best combination to achieve great exposure, correct white balance and color as shot. With this meter and the colorchecker you are able to make a camera profile and download it into the meter and the set is calibrated.

Join Joe Brady as he demonstrates the tools you need to get perfect exposure and perfect color for every shot you take. No guessing. No chimping. Just great digital captures.

Joe will take you through the process of creating an exposure profile and calibrating one of Sekonic’s L-478 meters to your camera. He will also show you how to get the very best color with the least amount of post process when using Adobe® Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6.

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1940′s Glamour Shots

After the Great Depression, American cinema began to evolve, and Hollywood slowly started to become the country’s primary source of theatrical entertainment. Most of pop culture began its growth in that period, the 30′s and 40′s, with influences stemming from films like King Kong, Gone With the Wind, and Citizen Kane. There’s something about the photography that grew through inspiration from that age that has kept its appeal even up to today; after all this time, the 1940′s is an era that is recognized today for how glamorous it was through the art that it bred. And while we now have new and more modern approaches to portrait photography, sometimes it’s fun to try something different and go for a look that gives the portraits an entirely different dimension. Robert Harrington just recently held a workshop on how to achieve a “1940′s” look in your photography through tools you may already have. And for the good amount of people who didn’t have a chance to attend it, he just posted it online.

Become the Master of Off Camera Flash

Is off-camera flash still something that causes you trouble? Do you find yourself constantly chimping your camera LCD and making adjustments for every shot you take? Does mixing flash with sunlight cause you nightmares?

If you want to become a master of off-camera flash, join us for this free live video webinar sponsored by Sekonic. Host Joe Brady will take us through the process of controlling off-camera flash for both interior portraits and for adding fill-light to outside shots. With just one flash, a light meter and a pair of PocketWizard radio triggers you can get consistent and beautiful results every time.

Joe will also show how some basic light shaping tools can change the look of your lighting and how much control you have over the quality and shape of the light. If you’re not yet a master of off-camera flash, this will be time well spent.


The Grid and Peter Hurley

Another episode of “The Grid” with some controversial remarks from Scott Kelby and Peter Hurley who is stumbling  over his words while doing a blind critique on portraits. Again a what not to do episode with some valuable tips. Its however not the best one I have seen, it just goes on a slow pace with no interesting conversations. There is no enthusiasm in this one.–pQ&feature=share&list=UUFJ7r70nIWRe0mJ2lp7NAsA

Classical Posing & Portrait Lighting

A very detailed explanation to produce super nice classic portraits, sponsored by Sekonic light meters. (1 hour 13 minutes)

Published on Mar 27, 2013

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Featuring Guest Photographer and Educator, Frank Dispensa

While rules are often meant to be broken, knowing the techniques to create classic posing and classic lighting patterns are skills every portrait photographer should know. Join host Joe Brady and his special guest Frank Dispensa as many common posing situations for photographers are analyzed.

From headshots to full-length, sitting and standing, Frank will explore how light direction, body angle, head tilt, and hand and arms position can make the difference between an unflattering portrait and a great one making subjects look their best.