How to Improve Portrait Photography – Using a Prime Lens and Lens Hood

How to Improve Portrait Photography – Using a Prime Lens and Lens Hood

In this video we will be learning how to improve our portraits by using a Prime Lens and a Lens Hood. A Prime Lens allows you to use a wider aperture, thereby resulting in a shallow depth of field, which is great for achieving a blurred background. The use of a lens hood increases the…

How to Blur the Background in Portraits – 3 Things to do

How to Blur the Background in Portraits – 3 Things to do

In this video we will be learning how to blur the background when shooting portraits. We will be learning about three important factors that go into effectively blurring the background. If you don’t pay attention to all these factors, then even with a fast lens, which allows the usage of a wider aperture like f1.8,…

Bounce Flash Photography Tutorial and Its Importance
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Bounce Flash Photography Tutorial and Its Importance

In this video we will be learning the art of bounce flash photography by pointing our off-camera flash to bounce off the ceilings and walls in an indoor setting. You will realize that when you bounce the flash, it creates a really soft light and the subject looks much more flattering as harsh shadows and…

Using Off-Camera Flash for Outdoor Portraits
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Using Off-Camera Flash for Outdoor Portraits

In this video I’ll be showing you how to use an off-camera flash to shoot outdoor portraits. I will be using different settings to balance the ambient light and flash exposure, which will result in different types of dramatic looking shots. Here is the video: This video is from our Off-Camera Flash for Beginners Course,…

I did 3 portrait shoots in a day (thanks to Retouching AI software)
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I did 3 portrait shoots in a day (thanks to Retouching AI software)

Note – This was an email sent to our subscribers (buyers of our online courses) on Monday, 18th December, 2023. Hi, How are you doing this Monday morning? Recently, I wanted to test how far AI can help me. Usually, I do only one shoot in a day in my studio because I need to…

Muslin Backdrop vs Paper Backdrop – Which is better?
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Muslin Backdrop vs Paper Backdrop – Which is better?

The short answer is – Paper Backdrop. But as is usually the case in the photography world, the real answer is the long answer. Because it really depends on your unique situation as a photographer. So let’s try to see the differences between muslin and paper backdrops that can help you decide which one is…

What is a Modelling Lamp and What is Its Purpose?
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What is a Modelling Lamp and What is Its Purpose?

A modelling lamp can often confuse beginner photographers who are just starting out with using a strobe light. This article will clear this confusion. A strobe has two important parts – a flash unit and a modelling lamp. Let’s look at the image below to understand this: A flash unit is what is actually supposed…

Cheapest Photography Lighting Set-up
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Cheapest Photography Lighting Set-up

Note – This was an email sent to our subscribers (buyers of our online courses) on Thursday, 19th October 2023. Hi, How are you doing this Thursday afternoon? Today I want to tell you something you’ll NEVER hear anywhere. A studio lighting set up under Rs.1000!!! Yes you heard that right. I actually used such…