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Photography Lighting Lesson - Remember the EGG
 
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Before you can learn 'how" to light, you must learn how to 'SEE" light. I will walk you through a defining moment in my career and how a simple egg, changed the way I approach lighting and photography forever. Watch closely as the light travels slowly around the egg. You may want to replay this part a few times to watch how the shape of the egg changes, the shadow shape and depth changes and the shade and tone of the background changes. In the second example the light simply moves from front to back beginning at the camera like an on camera flash and traveling over the top of the egg towards the background. Now do you understand the importance of the egg? If you are going to photograph the human face and form, the lessons the egg teaches us are invaluable. Photography Lighting Lesson - Remember the EGG SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 403229 Joe Edelman
How to use a REFLECTOR the right way!  STOP using REFLECTORS to make bad outdoor portrait lighting
 
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Are you trying to learn how to use a reflector properly? Can we all agree that the idea with portraits is to flatter someone - not to make them look bad. Right? TV shows, movies, and unfortunately even YouTube photographers seem to think it's really cool to do that low angle gold reflector that blinds your subject, makes ridiculously bright catchlights in the bottom of the eyes and puts shadows in weird places. This lighting does not make great portraits or modeling shots - in fact it makes people look ghoulish. I get it - as a new or young photographer the first time you light somebodies face up so that it is golden yellow and three stops brighter than the background - it seems really cool - even if you are causing retina damage in your subjects eyes. Many of you also take portraits indoors, maybe in a studio and maybe in your living room. Some of you use speedlights, some of you use continuous lighting, some of you use monolights…. how often do you place your main or key light below your subject if you are trying to create a flattering portrait? Why would you suddenly do things differently just because you go outside to shoot - you wouldn’t - well - you shouldn’t. Lighting a flattering portrait outside - is no different than lighting a flattering portrait inside except that you have this one EXTREMELY bright light source that you can’t move or dial down at will - it’s called the sun - so you have to diffuse or re-direct it, but that is not an excuse to turn things upside down and put your key light below your subjects face. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO Walmart Reflector Video: https://youtu.be/hD8y6FI3HIM California Sunbounce Micro Mini: http://amzn.to/2hfgr9Z Rogue 2-in-1 Collapsible Reflector 32”: http://amzn.to/2hfjpLB Peter Gowland: http://www.petergowland.com/ Other reflectors: Neewer 43-inch / 110cm 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector with Bag: http://amzn.to/2gjkz6A Lastolite TriFlip 8 in 1 30-Inch Grip Reflector Kit: http://amzn.to/2gJPg5S Neewer 5 in 1 Portable Triangle 43" Reflector/Diffuser Kit with Grip: http://amzn.to/2glz7Yu SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 305684 Joe Edelman
How to Shoot Great Portraits in Bright Sunlight without Reflectors or Strobes:  Portrait Photography
 
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This detailed tutorial will walk you through natural light portraiture techniques that will help you to take your photography to the next level. We are gonna break some rules and talk about how to shoot awesome portraits outside in bright sunlight in the middle of the day - without using reflectors or a flash to fill in the harsh shadows. We have all had that experience where you go outside to photograph a model or shoot a portrait only to realize that the lighting sucks because it’s the middle of the day and the sun is high in the sky. I rarely shoot with lighting equipment or reflectors outside. It’s just a pain in the butt unless I have an assistant along to help with the stuff, not to mention that it eats up time to set-up and test your lighting. If you have the extra time - go for it. Generally I have a limited amount of time to get my shot, so my approach is to KISS IT! That’s right - Keep it simple stupid. The easiest solution is SHADE! Yup, place your subject in the shade. Even in the middle of the day you can find shade almost anywhere. Good shade creates soft, even, flattering light that is awesome for portraits and modeling shots. I want to walk you through some examples of shots where I have used this technique and fill you in on some of the hows and why’s that you should keep in mind before you run out to shoot at high noon. Disclaimer - there is NO “perfect for everything lighting scenario”. Period. If you want to excel at photographing models or people in general using natural or even studio lighting, you have to learn how light works and more importantly how to “see light”. I don’t mean go out and learn about 2 to 1 lighting ratios and rembrandt lighting and that kind of stuff - you can if you really want to, but none of that will help you learn to see or use it creatively. SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 89824 Joe Edelman
Speedlights vs Studio Strobes?  Which flash is better and why?  Strobist Photography Tutorial #2
 
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Speedlight vs studio strobes? When it comes to off camera flash photography people often find this to be a very confusing subject. This is part one of a series dedicated to simplifying that question. Generally speaking, Monolights are more powerful than speedlites. Speedlights cost less than monolights. Monolights recycle faster and let you shoot longer bursts. Speedlites are smaller and more portable. Monolights are predominantly manual only, however companies like Profoto, Godox and Adorama are coming out with TTL Monolight’s if you are willing to shell out the cash. Speedlights are predominately automatic and TTL – through the lens, however most also offer a manual option and many manufacturers still offer manual only Speedlites which I personally prefer and these manual ones cost much less. Monolight’s usually have more modifiers available, but many companies are now making adapters or Speedlight specific modifiers like the Roque Flashbenders. Speedlights will allow you to stop very fast action and even shoot at very high shutter speeds. Monolights – not so much on the fast action, but some of the pricier units will allow you to work at higher shutter speeds. In this video, I will use a Flashpoint320M Monolight and a LumoPro 180R Speedlight to show you the basic differences between the two types of flash units. PRODUCTS MENTIONED Flashpoint 320M 150ws Monolight - http://amzn.to/2bJASeQ LumoPro 180R Speedlight - http://amzn.to/2bEsxu2 LumoPro Cold Shoe Adapter - http://amzn.to/2bZErhr Photoflex Medium Lite Dome - http://amzn.to/2bEsDlo LumoPro LP606 8' Black Air Cushioned Light Stand - http://amzn.to/2bjRLvI Product links are Amazon Affiliate Links which help support the cost of producing these videos. Thank you for your support and understanding. FTC - LumoPro brand equipment was supplied to me by LumoPro. All other equipment is my own. All opinions are my own. For more PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS, ADVICE, TUTORIALS and FUN - be sure to SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/PhotoJoeEdelman ====================== PLEASE CONNECT WITH ME My WEBSITE: http://www.JoeEdelman.com MODELS check out: http://www.ModelingTip.com Like on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1MJxv1J Follow on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1K8708k Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1lPdga4 Follow on SNAPCHAT: http://bit.ly/1q6FDSE Connect on GOOGLE+: http://bit.ly/1HtUpv8 Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/1Rj7QO0 Connect on LINKEDIN: http://bit.ly/1NznKqe View my Galleries on 500PX: http://bit.ly/1OvURrZ #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 147309 Joe Edelman
Portrait Retouching Tip: Fix Shiny Skin in Photoshop & Lightroom
 
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Shine is great on silver and gold but not so much on your portrait subjects face. It is not too difficult to fix oily skin in Photoshop. Stay tuned and I’ll show you a super quick retouching tip to eliminate shiny skin or oily skin in both Photoshop and Lightroom. It’s summer time… you shoot a wedding or an outdoor portrait and because of the heat your subject has shiny skin or your new to lighting and haven’t quite perfected things yet and you have a great shot – but your subjects skin is shiny – it's easy to fix in post-production. A few quick reminders… FIX it in post is NEVER the best solution – so as you are practicing and learning your craft – ALWAYS strive to get it right in camera. Also – if you are doing portraits or headshots or modeling shots and you want to up your game – lighting is just a piece of the puzzle – you need to find a great makeup artist to get your images to a pro level. Ok – to the retouching tip… Here is a great portrait that was posted in my Facebook group by Stig-Arve Holmem from Norway. We have a very young subject with lots of personality but no makeup artist and the image is just slightly over exposed, so we wind up with shiny skin in the forehead, nose and tops of the cheeks. So do we scrap the image? Heck no – it’s a great shot and easily repaired. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 87284 Joe Edelman
Best lens for portrait photography and headshots
 
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What is the best lens to use for portraits and headshots. This is an in-depth look at lens selection from the standpoint of the type of portrait photography you are doing and the environment that you are shooting in. I’ll also give you some great tips and I’ll share my favorite portrait lens. Tokina AT-X 100mm f/2.8 PRO D Macro Lens at Amazon: Nikon Mount: http://amzn.to/1NxeALG Canon Mount: http://amzn.to/1WBFsNP **These are affiliate links - Please support the channel! For more PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS, ADVICE, TUTORIALS and FUN - be sure to SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/PhotoJoeEdelman ====================== PLEASE CONNECT WITH ME My WEBSITE: http://www.JoeEdelman.com MODELS check out: http://www.ModelingTip.com Like on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1MJxv1J Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1lPdga4 Follow on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1K8708k Follow on SNAPCHAT: http://bit.ly/1q6FDSE Connect on GOOGLE+: http://bit.ly/1HtUpv8 Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/1Rj7QO0 Connect on LINKEDIN: http://bit.ly/1NznKqe View my Galleries on 500PX: http://bit.ly/1OvURrZ #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 186469 Joe Edelman
Best Studio Light Modifier: Softbox, Umbrella or Beauty Dish?   Portrait Lighting Tutorial
 
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It is important to understand what a light modifier is and how it will impact your portrait lighting or headshot photography. Umbrellas, softboxes, brolly boxes and beauty dishes are all important lighting tools for photographers. In this portrait lighting tutorial I am going to break down the differences in studio light modifiers, using gear from LumoPro, Wescott, Photoflex, Adorama and more. I will discuss umbrellas, brolly boxes, softboxes and beauty dishes to help you understand HOW and WHY to pick the right one. I am also going to show you the different kind of light they each produce. Be sure to stay tuned until the end and I will teach you a cool little trick for testing catchlights before you shoot. The primary goal of ALL of these modifiers is to broaden the light source so that you don’t get the harsh shadows that are created by direct flash. Remember that in general – the bigger the light source, the softer the light. The lessons you will learn here work for speedlites and monolights. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO - CowboyStudio 43in White Black Reflector Photo Studio Brolly Box: http://amzn.to/29YWCOT - LumoPro Double Flash Bracket Speed Ring: http://amzn.to/29Xiooa - LumoPro LP180R Flash: http://amzn.to/2azlrTB - Flashpoint 320M 150 Watt AC/DC Monolight Strobe: http://amzn.to/29YW9MJ - Neewer 33”Black & White Reflective Lighting Umbrella: http://amzn.to/29YWVsT - LumoPro LP735 3-in-1 43” Compact Umbrella: http://amzn.to/29YW9Mw ** My favorite - Westcott 43-Inch Optical White Satin Collapsible Umbrella: http://amzn.to/2acNf17 - Glow 60” White Parabolic Umbrella with Removable Silver/Black Layer: http://amzn.to/29YWv68 - LumoPro 10ft Air Cushioned Light Stand: http://amzn.to/29Slhou - CowboyStudio 43in White Black Reflector Photo Studio Brolly Box: http://amzn.to/29R0bro - Photoflex Litedome Platinum, Medium 24” x 32" Softbox: http://amzn.to/29Ska8o - Small LiteDome Q39 Softbox 12”X 16": http://amzn.to/2azn3wz - 22” Glow White Beauty dish: http://amzn.to/29SkvIk - Black Glass Marbles: http://amzn.to/29XDKpq SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 80710 Joe Edelman
DIY Photography Reflector from Walmart
 
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I am going to show you a very useful DIY reflector from Walmart. That's right - you can find really good photography accessories at a Walmart. Be sure to get your own TogSwag℠ at http://www.togswag.com For more PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS, ADVICE, TUTORIALS and FUN - be sure to SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/PhotoJoeEdelman ====================== PLEASE CONNECT WITH ME My WEBSITE: http://www.JoeEdelman.com MODELS check out: http://www.ModelingTip.com Like on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1MJxv1J Follow on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1K8708k Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1lPdga4 Connect on GOOGLE+: http://bit.ly/1HtUpv8 Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/1Rj7QO0 Connect on LINKEDIN: http://bit.ly/1NznKqe View my Galleries on 500PX: http://bit.ly/1OvURrZ FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 109036 Joe Edelman
Beauty Dish Lighting Tutorial & How to make a DIY Beauty Dish with an umbrella for less than $7.00
 
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Beauty Dishes are a favored light modifier for both portrait photographers and fashion photographers. In this beauty dish lighting tutorial I am going to break down the how, what, why, when and where of beauty dishes and show you how you can make your own DIY Beauty Dish with shoot through umbrella for less than $7.00. Beauty Dishes were originally designed as modifiers for studio strobes. In other words - they were designed to be used on a strobe head with a flash tube that sends light in all directions and the beauty dish shapes the light. You can also use a beauty dish on a speedlight - BUT - a speedlight has a contained flash tube that is designed to push the light forward! So in a beauty dish almost all of the light fro the spedlight is hitting the reflector plate and then bouncing into the dish and being redirected out the front. It is a different result. It’s not a matter of better or worse - it's a matter of different and which do you prefer - so experiment. A beauty dish doesn’t diffuse or soften light like a softbox or umbrella, instead it reflects light and helps you focus light towards a specific point. A beauty dish is a parabolic reflector with a flash mounted in the middle and a plate covering the flash head. This way when the flash is fired, the light hits the plate bounces back into the parabolic dish and out the sides. Because of the size and curvature of the dish - most of the light is directed forward. But remember - all light spreads - so generally beauty dishes are used fairly close to the subject to create a semi-hard light without a hot spot in the center. People have created a DIY beauty dish with everything from salad bowls to to plastic buckets. The thing is - most of the shots that new and young photographers use a beauty dish for - don’t really need a beauty dish. Yes - they are trying to create good portrait lighting - They want the quick and dramatic light fall off - they want a focused light - you don’t need a beauty dish to do that. I can create light that is almost identical to a beauty dish with a $6.00 shoot through umbrella from Photoflex. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO The Inverse Square Law for Photographers : https://youtu.be/F41CRMpFNYk Photoflex RUD 30” Shoot Through Umbrella: http://togs.blog/umbrella30 Beauty Dishes at Amazon.com : http://amzn.to/2uXq0A2 Shoot through umbrellas at Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2sCvPCh WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 50964 Joe Edelman
One Light Portrait Lighting for AWESOME Portraits & Headshots
 
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I want to show you how you can create some awesome light for portrait photography and headshots using just ONE Flash! Great portrait lighting is not the result of owning lots of lights. Great studio lighting comes from learning to see light. In this photography lighting tutorial, I am going to walk you through different portrait lighting set-ups that you can do with just one light. The light can be a studio monolight or a simple speedlight, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. I’ll also show you how to use simple reflectors and light modifiers like softboxes and beauty dishes to enhance the quality of the light that you create for your portraits. This is the first in a series of studio lighting tutorials that I will post using 1, 2, 3 and 4 lights. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MENTIONED PRODUCTS Flashpoint 320M 150ws Monolight: http://amzn.to/29cyNq0 LumoPro LP180 Speedlight: http://amzn.to/298tDv1 Neewer Adjustable Posing Stool: http://amzn.to/29jXFeS Photoflex Litedome 24" x 32" Softbox: http://amzn.to/296dNxO Impact Medium Softbox (24 x 32"): http://amzn.to/29czWxW Fotodiox 43-Inch Shoot Through White Umbrella: http://amzn.to/294oGzN Flashpoint 22" Soft Reflector, Beauty Dish for Monolights: http://amzn.to/298vhN3 Cowboystudio 22 in Speedlight Beauty Dish Mount: http://amzn.to/29cBqIi Newer Reflector Holder: http://amzn.to/29Pa5Kw 24X36 1/8" White Foam Core Backings: http://amzn.to/29P9uc7 SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 144598 Joe Edelman
The BEST way to Dramatically Improve your Photography Skills - Photography Techniques
 
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The best way to dramatically Improve your photography skills is with practice! When we were kids we learned the phrase – practice makes perfect. That phrase has been around for ages and it is still around and won’t go away any time soon. The reason – it is sage advice. Practice is how to take better pictures. ** If you photograph people... check out my Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers/ The best athletes are the best – not just because of genetics – but because of a dedication to practice. The best musicians are the best – not because they were born with a talent, but because of practice. How did you learn how to ride a bike? Practice. How did you learn how to drive a car? Practice. I promise you – the BEST photographers are the best – not because they were born with an extra creative gene in their DNA – but because of practice. Practice makes perfect. Being a skilled photographer is the same thing as being a skilled athlete. It doesn’t just happen because you want it to. It is the result of practicing the best photography techniques. When I was 15 years old, I got my first motor drive for my very used Nikon F camera body. I had a Nikkor 200mm lens and I desperately wanted to learn how to take great sports photographs at my high school. One of my early idols was Sports Illustrated Photographer Neil Leifer. I would come home from school day after day and load a 36-exposure roll of black and white film. For those of you not around in the film days – you could buy film in 100ft long bulk rolls and then use reloadable film cartridges to load your own rolls of film. I would walk down to the end of my street where there was a busier roadway and take a seat on the curb. I would practice follow-focus as cars came up the road. My task was to keep the front passenger bumper in focus as the car approached and then passed me. I would do this for about 15 minutes and then put the roll of film in the camera and I would shoot the entire roll on the next car. Remember – no auto exposure - no auto focus - no zoom lens – just a 35mm Nikon F with a motor drive that sounded like a machine gun and a 200mm lens. I would then run home to my darkroom that my Dad had helped me build in the basement and develop the roll of film. I never printed these photos – but…. I did go frame by frame with a magnifying loupe to see how many were in tack sharp focus – and I kept a chart on my darkroom wall so that I could track my progress. Yeah – total geek. When I was 18 I won my first of several awards for newspaper sports photography. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers SUBSCRIBE to learn how to improve your photography! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=photojoeedelman PATREON: Let's support each other! http://www.patreon.com/joeedelman SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com SIGN UP FOR MY EMAIL NEWSLETTER http://www.joeedelman.com/newsletter MY WEBSITE http://www.JoeEdelman.com MODELS SHOULD VISIT http://www.ModelingTip.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1MJxv1J - Follow on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1K8708k - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1lPdga4 - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/1Rj7QO0 - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://bit.ly/1NznKqe - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://bit.ly/1HtUpv8 FTC Disclosure:  No sponsors have paid for placement or mention in this video. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 111768 Joe Edelman
What is a speedlight flash? Strobist Photography Tutorial Series on Off Camera Flash
 
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This is the first in a strobist photography tutorial series about Speedlights – what are they? Why and when you should use off camera flash? I'll even teach you some great strobist portrait techniques. A speedlite is simply a small battery powered flash that is designed to work both on and off camera. Speedlights have grown in popularity even among studio professionals because of their small size, light weight, quick set-up and tear down and best of all – price. The term Speedlight was actually coined by Nikon in the 1960’s. It was used to describe Nikon flashes that weren’t built into the camera. Canon quickly adopted a variation by spelling the word this way - speedlite and today most companies refer to their standalone camera mounted portable flashes using one of those two terms. Just like the film cameras of the 1960’s, the original on camera flash units were manual – always putting out the same amount of light. Then companies like Vivitar released units like this 283 which was one of the early Automatic flashes that worked by using a sensor mounted on the front of the flash. This Vivitar 283 is one of my favorite flash units of all time. Then as technology progressed, TTL flashes became common place. TTL stands for through the lens and means that the camera monitors and controls the flash to give you the proper exposure for your scene. And now companies like Yongnuo have reverse engineered the more expensive Nikon and Canon flashes to make speedlights very affordable if you are willing to sacrifice some of the build quality. In 2006 Maryland based photographer David Hobby began the Strobist® blog and since then the term strobist has become the label attached to any photographer who uses this type of portable flash, even though Mr. Hobby registered the trademark for the name in 2010. Speedlights have traditionally been the starting point in terms of lighting for most new photographers because they are generally less expensive than studio lights and much more portable, which really opens up a lot of creative possibilities. Now just because they are a starting point – don’t be fooled into thinking that you have to move on to bigger more expensive studio strobes – that’s not the case at all. I’m going to talk about the differences between speedlights and monolights in the next video – but I assure you – most photographers will have at least one speedlight in their kit for their entire career. MENTIONED PRODUCTS **These are affiliate links - Please support the channel! LumoPro 180 Flash - http://amzn.to/2brZGsG Phottix Odin II Transmitter (Nikon) - http://amzn.to/2bzUKhs Phottix Odin II Transmitter (Canon) - http://amzn.to/2bzVwez Optical Slave Trigger - http://amzn.to/2bzVLpO SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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Creative Shutter Drag Technique. Using flash and ambient light for cool Glamour shots and Portraits
 
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Shutter drag or dragging the shutter is a flash photography technique. You can do it with speedlights or monolights and it can be used in a studio or on location depending on the circumstances and the results that you're after. We all learn very quickly that when using electronic flash - the light falls off rapidly and a single speedlite tends to make for a very dark background. When I was a newspaper photographer, I learned that I could brighten the dark backgrounds by setting my exposure for the subject and the flash and then lowering the shutter speed to allow more ambient light to be recorded. This flash sync technique works because when you’re using flash the shutter speed has no effect on your flash exposure because the flash fires at a speed much faster than your camera. In this episode I am going to show you TWO images that use shutter drag - but I am going to add some drastic camera motion to the mix for a really cool outcome. Basically what's happening in all of these shots is that the shutter opens and begins recording the ambient light. The flash fires and lights the subject for an extremely brief period of time - that's how you are able to get a sharp image of the subject and then the camera continues to record ambient light until the shutter closes. You may have seen other tutorials about using shutter drag for outdoor portraits - but here is a way to use that same technique creatively - in a studio setting for glamour shots or portraits. As always - the possibilities are only limited by your own imagination. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO set.a.light 3D by Elixxier Software GmbH http://www.elixxier.com/ Beauty Dishes at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fQMKKI Two Way Rotatable Tripod Boom Light Stand with Sandbag: http://amzn.to/2g46TzU Adjustable Posing Stool: http://amzn.to/2gsUvGA SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC - set.a.light 3D software was supplied to me by Elixxier Software GmbH. No payment was received for making this video and all opinions are my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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It's All About The Eyes for the best facial expressions for modeling and portrait photography
 
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Eye placement and facial expressions are among my highest priorities when I am doing any modeling shot or portrait. The right expressing and the placement of the eyes will make up for a less-than-great pose any day. I can also promise you that, if you business model relies on print sales, you'll make a lot more money if you pay close attention to expressions and eye placement in your photographs. This video will describe the best way to get great facial expressions for modeling and portrait photography. For my shots, I want the eyes to communicate with the camera. I usually begin by explaining to my subjects that they majority of the photographs I'm going to take will feel as if they're looking into the camera lens. I'll tell them to imagine a box that allows them only a few inches of movement. I'll explain to them that the camera magnifies things and that, if ask them to turn their head, I am really only asking them to move about an inch at a time. I'd explain that they should always make the photographer ask for move. This way, I have much greater control. Generally, if you ask a person to turn their head, they will turn their head by at least three inches, or even more, and give you an angled view of the face that does not have pleasing eye placement, and as you can see here, makes the eye fall off the edge of the face. This video will teach you how to photograph eyes. The right expression and placement of the eyes will make up for a less than great pose any day. I can also promise you that if your business model relies on print sales, you will make a lot more money if you pay close attention to eye placement in your photographs. SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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How to Handle Hands - Posing Techniques for Photographers and Models
 
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You need to learn how to pose hands when shooting models or portraits. This video will teach you posing techniques that will help you to improve your photographs and give you confidence when posing hands. Hand posing will make or break your shot in a heartbeat. Generally a woman's hands should appear graceful. You want to achieve a soft, elegant and natural position of the hands so that they do not become a distraction. SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 231408 Joe Edelman
The Best Color Photography Background For Portraits Is Gray  - Studio Backdrop Tutorial
 
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Studio equipment is expensive and you don’t want to be stuck with just one or two backgrounds. If I could own only one background for portraits, it would have to be gray. With a minimal amount of effort, you can turn a gray backdrop into white, or black or pretty much any color you can imagine. You can use seamless paper backgrounds or vinyl backdrops, or even gray material or gray paint on a wall. If you keep light off the background – it will turn black. If you add enough light to the gray background it will turn white. And if you add colored gels to your background strobes, you can make that gray background any color you want to. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO Gray Seamless Background Paper: http://amzn.to/23641SI Gray Vinyl Background Rolls: http://amzn.to/1Xl7pcj Gray Velour @ Joanne Fabrics: http://bit.ly/1WM43iB Color Mixer: http://trycolors.com SUBSCRIBE to learn how to improve your photography! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=photojoeedelman PATREON: Let's support each other! http://www.patreon.com/joeedelman If you can’t commit long term - you can make a one-time donation via PayPal https://www.paypal.me/joeedelman SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com SIGN UP FOR MY EMAIL NEWSLETTER http://www.joeedelman.com/newsletter MY WEBSITE http://www.JoeEdelman.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1MJxv1J - Follow on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1K8708k - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1lPdga4 - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/1Rj7QO0 - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://bit.ly/1NznKqe - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://bit.ly/1HtUpv8 FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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LED Continuous Lights vs Strobes for Photography - which is the best studio lighting solution?
 
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Shooting with LED continuous lights vs Strobes for photography - which should you be using? LED Lighting for photography has come a very long way in the last few years and all indications are that constant light sources and LED’s will be the future of portrait lighting and all photographic and video lighting. The real questions right now are do you really understand the differences between continuous lighting and strobes or speedlights? Why would you use one instead of the other? If you are a new photographer which type of studio lighting should you start with? The simple reality is that you will not find one light that is best suited for every situation you will encounter as a photographer. As I have shown you - there are pros and cons to both lighting systems. I actually consider myself lucky that I learned portrait lighting with those cheap silver reflectors and 150 watt bulbs mounted on top of light stands. It made it easier to learn how to see light - because the light was alway on. And it forced me to learn how to really see and manipulate light because the light quality from those cheap silver reflectors is horrible. If you are new to lighting and plan to shoot people like I do or even products, I would whole heartedly encourage you to start with LED lights. The constant light sources will allow you to really see what you are doing and will definitely help you develop your lighting skills much faster. And for you portrait photographers - here is a huge bonus that you get with constant LED’s… studio photographers have a bad habit of working in slightly darker studios so that they can see the effects of their modeling lights. The problem with that is that the modeling lights really aren’t very bright so your subjects pupils expand to gather more light. The result is that you see less of the iris and less color in the eye. Using LED lights for your portrait lighting will generally cause the pupils to contract which allows you to see more of the iris and more color. Some of you are going to ask about the new LED flash combos and if they are worth the money. In my opinion - at the time of this video - they are gimmicks and definitely not worth your hard earned money. If you are a geartographer and the GAS is killing you - go for it - they're interesting, but for practical purposes, they are too small and way too expensive. You can actually save yourself money by owning separate flash and LED systems compared to purchasing the few combination lights that are currently hitting the market. Please remember the newest gear and the most expensive gear don’t make you photography better. Only you can do that. Purchase your gear based on your real needs. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO Savage Edge Lit Pro LED Lights: http://amzn.to/2xHYzj1 LumoPro LP180R Speedlight: http://amzn.to/2xboSwr Paul C. Buff Digibee DB800: http://paulcbuff.com/db800.php Smith Victor Bi-Color 19” LED Ring Light: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1347566-REG/smith_victor_401616_19_led_bi_color_ring.html Spekular: http://spiffygear.com/spekular/ Nikon D810: http://amzn.to/2h9MYyG Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/2jzB1Xm Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U Light Meter: http://amzn.to/2xbZ17O WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: Savage Universal, Smith Victor and Spiffy Gear provided lighting showing this video. No sponsors have paid to be included or mentioned and all words and opinions are my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 69227 Joe Edelman
Off Camera Flash - Guide Numbers and Watt Seconds-   Strobist Photography Tutorial #3
 
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In this Part 2 of the Speedlights vs. Monolights battle, we are going to compare Guide Number and Watt Seconds as a way of rating the power of your off camera flash. We are also going to discuss the recycle times of speedlights and monolights. Monolights are routinely much more powerful than speedlights, because they are larger and able to generate and use more power. Unfortunately it is VERY difficult to compare them accurately. The reason for that is that Speedlight manufacturers use a method of comparison called guide number which tells you very little about the actual power of your flash and monolight manufacturers use watt seconds for comparison. Guide number measures the light that is reaching your subject. And watt seconds measures the power that the unit is able to deliver to the flash tube. Two completely different measurements. But that’s just the beginning of the difficulty… Let’s start with Guide Numbers. The way to calculate a flash's Guide Number is to multiply the distance x the f/stop. This of course is based on a manual setting at full power and an ISO of 100. Here is an example…. If your flash is 10 feet from your subject and you need an aperture of f/8 to get a properly exposed image – the flash's guide number is 80. The problem with Guide numbers is that a lot manufacturers measure their guide number with the flash zoomed out to its tightest angle of view – which indeed does measure the most amount of light that the flash can create. But in practice – you probably won’t use your flash nearly as much zoomed in as you will zoomed out and since different strobes zoom to different lens equivalents you wind up comparing apples – to apples – to apples. Monolight manufacturers don’t make it any easier to compare. Monolights and studio strobes are compared by a metric called watt seconds. This number is even more unreliable because the measurement of watt seconds is simply how much energy the flash stores and makes available to the capacitor to power the flash tube. It is an unreliable number because different flash tubes have different energy efficiencies as do different reflectors. In my opinion the recycle time of a flash is the second most important factor for most people in deciding to go with a Speedlite or monolight. In this video, I will use a Flashpoint320M Monolight and a LumoPro 180R Speedlight to show you the basic differences between the two types of flash units. PRODUCTS MENTIONED Flashpoint 320M 150ws Monolight - http://amzn.to/2bJASeQ LumoPro 180R Speedlight - http://amzn.to/2bEsxu2 Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash With Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver http://amzn.to/2bIFwKV SUBSCRIBE to learn how to improve your photography! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON: Let's support each other! http://tog.chat/patreon or make a donation via PayPal: http://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com SIGN UP FOR MY EMAIL NEWSLETTER http://tog.chat/newsletter MY WEBSITE http://www.JoeEdelman.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: LumoPro brand equipment was supplied to me by LumoPro. All other equipment is my own. All opinions are my own. Product links are Amazon Affiliate Links which help support the cost of producing these videos. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 56312 Joe Edelman
Work The Shot to Dramatically Improve Your Photography
 
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The BEST shot is the NEXT shot! Always be on the lookout and WORK THE SHOT if you want to improve your photography skills. Great photographs are the result of hard work, planning, exploration, mistakes and a little serendipity that is the result of all of those things. Please understand this concept doesn’t just apply to portraits and models – it applies to ANY photograph that is worth taking. It could be a landscape, an architectural shot, you name it. If it is not a fleeting moment – work the shot! SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 33976 Joe Edelman
Don't Be Afraid to SUCK at Photography - Tips for becoming a better photographer
 
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Yes, It’s ok to fail in order to become a better photographer. In fact – you need to fail if you want to improve your skills. Think about it, the most enduring lessons that we learn in life, generally come from our biggest failures. New photographers constantly send me questions asking for black and white definitive answers. What setting do I use for this? What lens should I use for this? Is this right? I have some tips for becoming a better photographer that I would like to share with you. Stop being afraid to try things! Experiment! The world doesn’t end if you screw up a picture and the best part is that if you are shooting digital, you can make the necessary adjustments and take another shot. Photography is a creative endeavor. There are no guarantees, there is no right or wrong and the only rules are the rules of physics, not composition and lighting ratios and all that crap that more experienced photographers use to tell you that your pictures suck! SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 16242 Joe Edelman
White Background Lighting technique with a softbox or OctoDome.  Perfect for high key portraits.
 
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The lighting challenge with a white background is that if you put your subject directly in front of the white backdrop - it won't be recorded as pure white because its being lit by the same light as your subject and since you are going to expose for your subject and the white background is behind your subject the inverse square law causes the white background to look gray. So in order to keep it white - really white - we have to light it. A simple and quick white background lighting technique is to use a softbox or an OctoDome as the background. This is an excellent way to create high key portraits. My personal favorite brand in Photoflex. In this video I use the Medium Photoflex White OctoDome with Paul C Buff DigiBee DB800's and a Photoflex Medium sized softbox with LumoPro 180R's. This Octodome gives me a nice big background that allows me to comfortably shoot vertical or horizontal portraits and headshots and even do some shots cropped from the waist up. A big bonus with the Photoflex OctoDomes is the fact that they are only 16" deep which really helps out if you are working in a tight space. The Medium OctoDome is 55" in diameter and weighs only 4 pounds so you don't need a heavy duty stand to hold it if you are shooting indoors. With the camera settings established in advance - I am going to turn my DigiBee DB800 which is a 320ws strobe up to full power and take a test shot. When I preview that frame, I want to be sure that I have the Image Highlights feature turned on. The technical term for this is the Blinky feature and what it does is blink in all the areas that are completely blown out and not recording any detail. Depending on your camera brand and model you will usually find this feature in either the histogram or display settings. Check your manual to be sure. PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO Photoflex 5' Medium OctoDome Softbox: http://amzn.to/2rGgE9Z Photoflex Medium MultiDome Q39 Softbox 24x32": http://amzn.to/2rr7lOZ LumoPro LP180R Off Camera Flash: http://amzn.to/2rqs1GO DigiBee DB800 Flash Unit: http://paulcbuff.com/db800.php WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss NEW VIDEOS! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: http://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: http://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: PromarkBRANDS and Photoflex supplied the Medium Photoflex White OctoDome that is used in this video. All words and opinions are my own and all other equipment seen in the video is my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 47902 Joe Edelman
Photo Critique - Improve Your Photography - Episode #1
 
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Images Re-Imagined is an idea I came up with after watching photographers post images on Facebook and stating "CC Welcome". The reality is that asking someone for a photo critique by saying please give constructive criticism is not productive and only gets you opinions that aren't really helpful. You have to provide some basic details about the shot if you really want people to be able to give you constructive feedback. This weeks image comes to us from Bartosz Ortowski of Poland. View more of his images at: http://www.Bartoszorlowski.pl Would you like to have your image reviewed? http://www.joeedelman.com/images-reimagined/ SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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3 DIY PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS to Create Depth in Studio Portraits and Modeling Shots
 
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In this video I demonstrate 3 DIY photography tips that you can use to create depth in your studio portraits and modeling shots. Using simple things like water and hair spray I will show you how you can use these do it yourself techniques with a speed light, a pocket flash or a studio strobe to create dramatic studio portraits. Solid colored paper backgrounds are great when shooting studio portraits and modeling shots because they let you isolate your subject and since they come in different colors they are very versatile - if you have enough money to buy every color. I already showed you that gray is the most versatile color for portrait photography because you can turn it into any color with gels on your flash or strobe like the Interfit Honey Badger. But even with all the possible combinations of colored backgrounds and gels - sometimes you are going to want more from your studio lighting. A little something to jazz up that seamless paper background and create some depth. New photographers are taught that especially with a dark background - you should separate your portrait subject from the background visually with a rim light or a hair light - so that you don’t wind up with a floating head. This too is a great technique - but it is just one more tool that you have to jazz up your backgrounds and indeed - sometimes you want something a little more. Another DIY studio lighting trick is to actually place an object or some kind of material between your subject and the background to create the feeling of depth. While this works - you do need to be careful that you aren’t making your shot too busy - and stealing attention from your subject. One of my favorite tricks is to use WATER and a black seamless paper background. Get a spray bottle like this one that you can order on Amazon or find at a hardware store or even some times at a dollar store. The bigger the better because you do want the spray to travel. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO Atmosphere Aerosol: http://amzn.to/2ppfbX5 AquaNet Hairspray: http://amzn.to/2FU5zcY Water Bottle: http://amzn.to/2pmOTol Savage Seamless Paper Backgrounds: http://amzn.to/2FKWwPF Interfit Honey Badgers: http://amzn.to/2FIj1ot WANNA SEE THE GEAR I USED? https://kit.com/joeedelman SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: https://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: https://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: https://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 23372 Joe Edelman
How to Clean Your Camera lens.  My BEST Lens Cleaning Tips and Tricks
 
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A dirty lens is not your friend. In this video I am going to show you how to clean your camera lens and share with you my best lens cleaning tips and tricks that I have learned in my photography career. So many photographers don't know the right way to clean a camera lens. My favorite lens cleaning tools are the Giottos Rocket-air Lens Blower to blow off the lens, a LensPen lens brush to brush off the lens, some KimWipes, and Pancro Spray lens cleaner. I also keep Hoodman Lens Cleanse wipes in my camera bags and cases Photographers spend thousands of dollars on lenses yet so many people cut corners when it comes to keeping their lenses clean. So I want to show you three simple steps to clean your lenses and also share some tips for keeping them clean in the first place. When we talk about a dirty lens - fingerprints and oily smudges are your worst enemy and dust is not as much of a problem as you think Dust is everywhere. It WILL get on your lens and sometimes even inside you lens. The fact is - a few specs of dust here or there on the front, inside or rear of your lens will NOT have an effect on image quality. Certainly a thick layer of dust or a particularly large piece of dust on the front or rear element can a problem. The solution - use lens caps. Don't let your lens sit out without a lens cap for an extended period of time in any environment. I am most picky about the rear element. When I remove a lens from my camera body I always keep the lens rear element down until the cap is on it. Also, be sure to clean the inside of your camera bag or camera case from time to time. The more dust you keep away from your lens - the cleaner the lens will stay. The preventative measures are important because continual cleaning can shorten the life of your lens, because of the risk of scratching the lens every time you clean the glass. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO Giottos Rocket Air Blaster: http://amzn.to/2D50H4o LensPen Lens Brush: http://amzn.to/2D1BLdO KimWipes: http://amzn.to/2D1rluT Pancro Lens Cleaner Spray: http://amzn.to/2D5k8Kt Hoodman Lens Cleanse: http://amzn.to/2qCgW66 WANNA SEE THE GEAR I USE? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss NEW VIDEOS! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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How to shoot a casual portrait or headshot with one light and one modifier -  lighting tutorial
 
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In this lighting tutorial I want to show you a simple one light - one modifier lighting set-up that you can use for an easy casual portrait or a headshot. For me, the process of shooting a casual portrait starts with an attractive subject. Photographed in simple casual clothing, in a relaxed posture with simple, flattering light. I create that light with one strobe and an octodome as my modifier. You can also do this with a medium softbox. This is a portrait shot that I would do a variation of frequently when I was doing modeling portfolios, because it allowed my new model to relax and to not have to worry about a pose - but instead really work on mood and expression. A casual outfit is the basis here. But you can do the shot with a light sweater, make it a sexy glamour shot or even give it a little but of a commercial fashion feel. It is important to plan the outfit with your model in advance of the shoot. Don't risk having your model show up with a bunch of flashy floral prints stuffed into a bag. Explain to your model that you want solid colors, no prints, no patterns and no florals. The outfit should be simple and casual. Have your model send you simple selfies - takin the mirror so that you can see the outfit in advance and sign off on it. Then be sure to remind her that all outfits should arrive ironed and on hangars so that you are not dealing with creases and wrinkles. These little details will have a huge impact on your final shot so don't cut corners. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO set.a.light 3D by Elixxier Software GmbH http://www.elixxier.com/ Photoflex OctoDome 3 Medium Softbox, 5' (152 cm): http://amzn.to/2nlefRb SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss NEW VIDEOS! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC - set.a.light 3D software was supplied to me by Elixxier Software GmbH. No payment was received for making this video and all opinions are my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 20848 Joe Edelman
How to Plan a Portrait or Headshot Shoot Step-by-Step - Portrait Photography Tutorial
 
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Portrait Photography Tip: Shooting a great portrait or headshot is much more than using the right lens and lighting. The real work happens long before the shoot, and that is the planning. If you don’t consider the final use of the photos, discuss outfits, jewelry, hair and makeup with your subject and insure that everything is in place to make a great portrait or headshot - you will not be able to get consistently good results. Today's assignment, a headshot sitting, a good old-fashioned business headshot. My subject is a 30-year-old young woman who's beginning a practice as a therapist. The assignment, to create some headshots well as some waist up shots that are going to be used on her website and in social media. Now, to do this shot the right way, it's not as simple as saying sure, bring a couple outfits and show up, go into the studio, set up some lights, take some pictures. If you're going to do the job right, there's a lot of information that you need to know and there's a lot of planning that should go in. In this case, the first thing I did was I asked her about her website, specifically the color scheme. I wanted to know if there were any colors that were prominent on this site because I wanted to make sure that she didn't wind up selecting an outfit that would clash with those colors. Don't assume that your subjects will think of this. Your subjects come to you because you're the expert. In this case, I found out that her logo has burgundy in it and that burgundy would also be the accent color on the website. I also found out that page backgrounds are white. That gave me a good sense that I could probably shoot on a white background. That way, it's going to look good on the website. We don't want the background to clash either. Then I needed to make sure that I was keeping her in a color range that would work with the burgundy. The next step was to have a discussion about outfits. What I wanted to know from her was what kind of a tone did she want to set. I mentioned this is a 30-year-old therapist. She has a very young look to her. The question was do you want to go in a professional direction and do a business suit and make it very formal or since you are a therapist, do you want to go ahead, work a little bit younger and more causal so that you look like you are open and approachable and very friendly. She was all about being young, open, approachable, friendly look. That basically dictated that we would stick with blouses or light sweaters. SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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Most Important COMPOSITION Rule for Photographers - Ignore the Rule of Thirds
 
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Photographic composition can be confusing. Trying to apply the rule of thirds or remembering how a fibonacci spiral can help you compose a photograph usually manages to confuse new photographers and instead they ignore those rules and put the subject in the center of the frame. Watch this video to learn the MOST important photography composition technique that you can use to dramatically improve your photographs and help you to consistently create images with impact. For more PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS, ADVICE, TUTORIALS and FUN -  be sure to SUBSCRIBE:  http://bit.ly/PhotoJoeEdelman ====================== PLEASE CONNECT WITH ME My WEBSITE: http://www.JoeEdelman.com MODELS check out:  http://www.ModelingTip.com Like on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1MJxv1J Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1lPdga4 Follow on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1K8708k Follow on SNAPCHAT: http://bit.ly/1q6FDSE Connect on GOOGLE+: http://bit.ly/1HtUpv8 Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/1Rj7QO0 Connect on LINKEDIN: http://bit.ly/1NznKqe View my Galleries on 500PX: http://bit.ly/1OvURrZ #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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The Inverse Square Law for Photographers.  A visual approach to the Inverse Square Law of Light
 
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Every photographer needs to learn the inverse square law of light if they want to be able to consistently create great photos. The inverse square law teaches us the physics of how fast light falls off and how far it spreads as the distance from the light source increases. Most lighting tutorials about the inverse square law for photography start out with the MATH - even though most of them admit that you really don't need to know the math. If you've watched many of my videos you frequently hear me talk about not using four letter words! AUTO - RULE - POSE - FILM, well MATH is a four letter word so DON'T use it! Light intensity or brightness drops much faster - closer to the source than it does further away from the source. It also means that the closer your subject is to your light source - the harsher the shadows and the quicker the light will dissipate. The further your subject is from the light source the dimmer the light will be, but the shadows will be softer and the light will spread over a larger area. Understanding the inverse square law of light is essential for any photographer. WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss NEW VIDEOS! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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How to find the “good side” of a persons face for a Portrait?
 
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In this portrait tutorial, I will talk about portrait posing and how to find your subjects good side. When it comes to picking a subject’s best side for a portrait, there is a LOT of information online and in books that is based on science but unfortunately most of the science leaves out the variables of makeup and hair styles and camera angles and lighting and all that photography stuff. I want to explain the science to you – in layman’s terms and Be sure to stay tuned until the end and I will explain what my experience has taught me about which is the best side and how to make that decision when shooting a portrait. So, the science has taught us that we want to try to create balance and symmetry in the face to make our subject look their best Remember that photographing people is a relationship game. So when I meet a model or a portrait subject for the first time I spend a few minutes talking with them to break the ice and while I am doing that I study them. I pay attention to their personality, their body language and yes – their face – specifically, I want to see how symmetrical their face is. Public Service Announcement If you ever meet a someone with a perfectly symmetrical face – remain calm – don’t walk – RUN in the other direction – the Aliens have landed!!! NO human being is perfectly symmetrical So I am looking to see if the person has a particularly crooked jaw or smile or nose and most importantly I am looking to see which eye is larger and if it is noticeably larger or just barely larger. I am also going to say things to get the person to smile and laugh during our conversation because sometimes that will cause one eye to be considerably larger than the other or even for a smile to go crooked. Once I have gathered all that information, I can begin to make decisions about camera angles and lighting to flatter the face. By this time, I know what features I may need to hide. I don’t pay too much attention to the left side of the face science – mainly because I know I can control perception of the face with lighting and camera angle and makeup and hair styling, so for me the MOST important factor in determining the best side is which eye is the smallest. If there is very little difference between the two eyes – I will frequently photograph a person looking straight into my lens which is a very powerful view. If one eye is noticeably smaller, then I simply use perspective to balance things out to get closer to that beauty concept of both sides of the face being equal. The simple solution is to place the smaller eye closer to the camera lens which will make it look larger in relationship to the larger eye – hence – making them closer in size. You can do this with a ¾ turn of the face. Make sure the nose doesn’t break the edge of the face and be sure that you can still see the edge of the far eye – you don’t want the eye falling out of the face. SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 52545 Joe Edelman
Studio Lighting Tutorial for AWESOME Glamour Lighting - Glamour Photography Tutorial
 
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This glamour lighting setup is really simple. For this studio lighting tutorial I have used two lights and two large reflectors. Your reflectors can be diffusion panels, v-flats or if money is tight- you could make it work for three quarter length shots and headshots with two Walmart reflectors. I showed you these panels in my home studio video. You can see how I have the strobes setup slightly behind the model and on either side of the white background. This is a standard 9ft wide vinyl seamless. I like the vinyl because it is more durable and wipes clean. These shots were made with an 85mm f/1.8 lens set at f/5.0 The shutter speed was 1/200th of a second and the ISO was 100. The most important element to this set of images is obviously not the lighting and the setting - it is the model and her ability to give you lots of personality. When I do a session like this, I shoot very heavy and my focus is on keeping things playful. This series of images are excellent concepts for a modeling portfolio You could do this shot with speedlights. The placement would be exactly the same and you will want to set them at full power. Also be sure to set the zoom setting on your flash head to it’s widest setting so that you get good coverage on the white background. If you don’t have the reflectors or a way to make them - you can achieve an almost identical look to this by using a third strobe and bouncing it into the ceiling in front of the model. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO set.a.light 3D by Elixxier Software GmbH http://www.elixxier.com/ Tips for building a DIY Home Portrait Studio on a budget : https://youtu.be/cggfTPIQcHs Vinyl White Backdrop: http://amzn.to/2fHPuuD SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC - set.a.light 3D software was supplied to me by Elixxier Software GmbH. No payment was received for making this video and all opinions are my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 40197 Joe Edelman
DIY Photography LED Studio Lights for Portraits & Headshots - DIY Kino Flo Lights  - Diy Lighting
 
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DIY Photography Tip: This is an easy to build 4 light portrait lighting set-up with LED lights. This DIY Photo studio lighting set-up made from LED shop lights is an awesome alternative to more expensive studio lights or the really expensive Kino Flo lights. If you are shooting headshots or portraits the DIY LED lights are lighter in weight, easier to build, cost less, last longer, don’t flicker, stay cooler and use less electricity! And best of all they produce incredible light for shooting portraits or headshots. How awesome is that? LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO Lights of America LED Utility Stoplight: http://amzn.to/24UYNst Conduit Hangars: http://thd.co/1UZ8YGQ 3" Hinge: http://thd.co/1Uzcdc2 20-Gauge Strap: http://thd.co/28IYyFC 1" Square Wooden Dowel: http://thd.co/28IXjWR Door Roller Assemblies: http://thd.co/1URLmqv SUBSCRIBE to learn how to improve your photography! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON: Let's support each other! http://www.patreon.com/joeedelman or donate via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/joeedelman SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com SIGN UP FOR MY EMAIL NEWSLETTER http://tog.chat/newsletter MY WEBSITE http://www.JoeEdelman.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for placement in this video. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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My Olympus Camera  Gear - The 6 Month Report Card
 
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It's been 6 months since I switched to Olympus cameras and a lot of people have been asking for my thoughts about micro four thirds and the Olympus camera brand. Now that I've had more time with my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the M.Zuiko lenses, I want to share my thoughts with you - let you know what my favorite lenses are and also tell you what I wish I would have known BEFORE I made the switch. For those of you that are happy with your Full frame or APS-C cameras - I don't want to waste your time - this video isn't a tutorial and it's not going to teach you a new photography technique. You may or may not know that just over six months ago, I sold all of my Nikon equipment after 40 plus years as a Nikon shooter and I moved to the micro four thirds sensors and Olympus cameras. I will tell you that making the switch has really put the fun back in my photography. The Olympus cameras are smaller and lighter. They are built every bit as solidly as the bigger dslr's - they have better ergonomics and more features than most of the competition. And I would be remise if I didn't point out that these are probably the sharpest lenses that I have ever worked with. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO My switch to Olympus form Nikon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx2ny12phQg Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: https://amzn.to/2kyjXyt M.Zuiko 45mm F/1.2 PRO Lens: https://amzn.to/2IQhCh9 M.Zuiko 75mm F/1.8 Lens: https://amzn.to/2lqa3jf M.Zuiko 7-14mm F/2.8 PRO Lens: https://amzn.to/2toyTU6 WANNA SEE THE GEAR I USE? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss NEW VIDEOS! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: http://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: http://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video. #olympuscameras #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 73279 Joe Edelman
Goodbye Nikon!  Why I switched to the Olympus OM-D E-M1Mark II and the micro four-thirds format
 
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I am now a proud owner of Olympus cameras and lenses and I am enjoying everything that the micro four-thirds format has to offer. I have made the switch from Nikon and my full frame and APS-C camera bodies to the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera bodies and Zuiko Pro lenses. This video is the story of why I switched to Olympus. My new Olympus camera system includes 2 OM-D E-M1 Mark II bodies which are 20.4 megapixel cameras. I have three zoom lenses and four primes. The zooms are all Zuiko Pro Series lenses - the 7-14mm f/2.8 wide angle, the 12-40mm f/2.8 and the 40-150mm f/2.8 And if you are wondering about the 35mm equivalents of these lenses - just double the numbers - the 7-14 is the equivalent of a 14-28mm full frame lens. The 12-40 is equivalent to a 24-80mm full frame lens and the 40-150mm is equivalent to an 80-300mm full frame lens. My new kit also includes four Olympus Zuiko rime lenses… the new 25mm f1.2 Pro lens and the just released 45mm f/1.2 Pro lens with its feathered bokeh. I also have a 30mm f/3.5 macro lens and a 300mm f/4 Pro lens which is a 600mm equivalent and great for shooting sports - if I add the 1.4 teleconverter this becomes an 840mm equivalent lens. Olympus is the company that developed the four-thirds standard and then later paired with Panasonic to share technology and the micro four-thirds standard evolved. The consortium formed by these two companies now includes companies like Zeiss, BlackMagic Design, Fujifilm, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Schneider, Iowa and a bunch of others - all with the goal of producing cameras and lenses that conform to the four-thirds standard. Why now - at this point in my career after using Nikon for so long and right before they are hopefully gonna come out with a mirrorless camera??? I did it because for the last two years while I have been making these YouTube videos and traveling the country teaching and talking with photographers of all different skill levels from all around the world - my head has been filled with the anxiety from photographers worrying about Full Frame Is Better - More Mega Pixels are Better - More Dynamic Range is Better - Sony is Better - Nikon is Better - Canon is better. I hear this stuff day in and day out in the very next sentence I hear the complaints about the cost of equipment and size and weight all the while these same photographers are struggling to improve their craft. The only helpful advice that I can offer to these folks is to ignore what everybody else is doing and remember why they picked up their very first camera. 99 percent of the time - it was NOT because they cared about how somebody else took pictures or about megapixels or dynamic range or any of that stuff. I remind them when they first picked up a camera it was FUN and that's why they picked it up again and again and got hooked. The more I tried to persuade photographers to get back to having fun - mainly because it's easier to learn and improve when you are having fun - the more I realized I was making the same mistake. My advantage though was that I did the bulk of my learning long before we had megapixels to worry about or an internet full of photographers to compare myself to. When I learned photography the focus wasn't on gear - sure you wanted to have the right gear for the job - but you also had to learn to solve problems. You focused on the image that was in front of your camera. So in short - I decided to take my own advice. before some of you start getting defensive about your full frame cameras or APS-c cameras - please note - I have not said it's wrong to use them or that you should switch. I am just telling you why I switched, because I've had literally hundreds of people ask for an explanation on the various social media platforms where I share my photos. So please don't accuse me of saying one brand is better than another. I am just telling you what is best for me. GEAR MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO https://kit.com/joeedelman/what-s-in-my-camera-pack LensRentals.com: http://tog.chat/lensrentals WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss NEW VIDEOS! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 105722 Joe Edelman
DIY Fluorescent Photography Studio Lighting Setup - Part 1
 
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Why spend several thousand dollars for hi-end kino-flo's when you can build your own fluorescent studio lights for less than two hundred dollars? View Part II - http://youtu.be/9MmsLGqS-rY View Part III (Energy Efficient T8 Bulbs) - http://youtu.be/OBPDSBCoN2c SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 120393 Joe Edelman
Photo Critique - Improve Your Photography - Episode #2
 
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Photo critique session #2 - Images Re-Imagined. This is a constructive feedback session where I review an image submitted by a subscriber and provide feedback based upon my experience. This weeks image comes to us from Florin Vasilescu of Romania. Would you like to have your image reviewed? http://www.joeedelman.com/images-reimagined/ Links in this video: Silver Efex Pro: http://bit.ly/1TMfVuD Macphun Tonality: http://bit.ly/1XGkKeC SUBSCRIBE to learn how to improve your photography! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON: Let's support each other! http://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: http://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com SIGN UP FOR MY EMAIL NEWSLETTER http://tog.chat/newsletter MY WEBSITE http://www.JoeEdelman.com MY BLOG http://www.joeedelman.photography LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for placement in this video. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 7781 Joe Edelman
DigiBee DB800 by Paul C. Buff - The MOST Underrated Flash Unit on the Market for studio lighting
 
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The DigiBee DB800 by Paul C. Buff is potentially the most underrated flash unit on the market today for studio lighting and location lighting. The Digibee DB800 has a 7 stop power range from 5ws to 320ws at full power. Recycle time is 1 second at full power and just half a second at half power. The Digi Bee is the digital upgrade of the AlienBee series by Paul C Buff. This is a bare bones flash unit - no TTL - no HSS - it won't do the thinking for you. It is well built - extremely small for a studio strobe which makes it very portable and it doubles as a video light which makes it multi-purposed with it's bright 75watt LED modeling light. For portrait lighting this modeling lamp is a great tool to get small pupils and more color in your portrait subjects eyes. The Digibee DB800 measures just 5.25 inches from front to back and is 4.75 inches square. It weighs just 2.9lbs. The t.1 flash duration for the DB800 is 1/975s at full power. The DigiBee can be triggered remotely using the CyberSync triggers or the Cyber Commander Unit also by Paul C. Buff. With a two year warranty, I sincerely feel that given its balance of features, quality and price-point, this is the most underrated studio strobe on the market today. It's also worth noting that Paul C Buff is known for their outstanding customer service. All of this makes this the best studio strobe for me. GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO Paul C. Buff Digibee DB800 - http://paulcbuff.com/db800.php WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss NEW VIDEOS! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 21270 Joe Edelman
How to WINDPROOF light stands with a StandDaddy™  A  "better than DIY" piece of grip equipment
 
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StandDaddy is a “better than DIY” piece of lighting grip equipment that features an unbreakable collar that uses inexpensive barbell weights to stabilize your light stands or tripods. It is very important to windproof your light stands when you are shooting on location if you don’t want to risk damaging hundreds or even thousands of dollars with of lighting or camera gear. Light modifiers like umbrellas or parabolic reflectors or beauty dishes weren’t really designed with outdoor shooting in mind. We’ve all seen what happens to an umbrella in the wind - add a light stand and an expensive speedlight or monolight with a battery pack and you have a recipe for disaster. For decades the standard solution for photographers has been sandbags draped over the legs of a light stand. More recently similar bags have emerged that let you add weights, but like the sandbags, these tend to place the weight near the center and don’t really offer much counterbalance. Plus they are awkward and bulky to transport to your location shoot. The StandDaddy has a one inch hole that will accommodate most light stands. and it supports any standard barbell exercise weight plate also with a one inch hole. It is made with an industrial grade composite material that renders it virtually unbreakable with normal use and it comes with a lifetime warranty for a full replacement if you break it. Simply slide your weight over the leg of your stand and slide the StandDaddy on and tighten the thumbscrew. There is no need to over tighten the screw and the screw won’t damage or dent your stands - even the cheap ones. In this video I will show you how I use the StandDaddy with LumoPro LP180R speedlites and Paul C Buff Digibee 800’s. RECEIVE A 20% Discount on StandDaddy @ https://www.StandDaddy.com Use the coupon code: 20more on checkout. GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO Purchase StandDaddy @ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sOQTpB C-Stands: http://amzn.to/2s98Px4 Tripod Light Stands: http://amzn.to/2rN7ueV LumoPro 10ft Light Stand: http://amzn.to/2s9c0oI LumoPro 7.5ft Light Stand: http://amzn.to/2sOVcRy 5’ Photoflex OctoDome Medium: http://amzn.to/2rMUbem WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: StandDaddy™, LumoPro and Photoflex have provided their products for review. I have not been paid to make this video and all words and opinions are my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 25204 Joe Edelman
Your Best Shot is a Mistake?  Fashion Portrait with a COOL MagMod Hack
 
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Pay attention! Sometimes your best image presents itself as a mistake and if you are not paying attention you will fix the mistake and wind up with a less creative, less exciting, less interesting photograph. Be sure to watch until the end to see how I photographed the fashion portrait with a cool MagMod MagBounce hack. The process of making great photographs of people requires a lot of multi tasking. You have to pay attention to your gear, your lighting, proper exposure, depth of field, composition - oh and there is that issue of engaging and directing and often times entertaining your subject. If you're lucky you'll have enough bandwidth left over to be creative. You know ironically, as much as we humans think we're great at multitasking, research has proven that we really aren't. So with that said, I want to show you why it's important to slow down and pay attention, even to your mistakes. I did these shots with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the M.Zuiko ED 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens. Lighting was provided by two Godox AD200 / Flashpoint eVOLV200 Pocket Flashes and one MagMod MagBounce Diffuser. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO How to Handle Hands: https://joeedelman.video/hands My website: https://www.JoeEdelman.com MagMod: http://amzn.to/2Dymrbe WANNA SEE THE GEAR I USED? https://kit.com/joeedelman SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: https://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: https://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: https://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: MagnetMod has provided me with samples of their equipment for me to evaluate at no cost. I have not been paid to use, show or talk about their gear and all words and opinions are my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 14703 Joe Edelman
DIY Portraits Backgrounds - Painting with Light using Olympus Live Composite or Bulb Shooting Mode
 
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In this DIY Photography video, I am going to show you how to create DIY portrait backgrounds by painting with light using the Olympus live composite feature or by working in Bulb Mode. This light painting tutorial will walk you through the live composite mode of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and how to create these cool portrait backgrounds in real time, in-camera. In Live Composite mode the Olympus camera shoots a series of images continuously using the same exposure time. All the images are combined together into a single composite, in camera. The first image is used to record the ambient light. After the first exposure, only the brighter pixels in any following images are used. If nothing becomes brighter in the scene, nothing changes in the picture. I can see that confused look on your face - so let me walk you through the steps. I have my E-M1 Mark II and the M. Zuiko 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens mounted on a tripod. To make the process even easier, I'm working tethered to my laptop using a TetherPro cable from Tether Tools and the Olympus Capture software. This allows me to set the computer up behind my subject like you see here and then control the camera and watch the image build as I am moving the lights around. To set the camera up in LIVE COMPOSITE mode you must work in Manual exposure. So before I enter LIVE COMPOSITE Mode, I will decide on the aperture that I want to work at and select a shutter speed ranging from half a second to 60 seconds. For my studio portraits I use the camera's base ISO of 200. Next, by dialing the shutter speed all the way down past 60 seconds I will find the LIVE COMPOSITE setting and by clicking the menu button at this point I can tell the camera what exposure duration I want to work with. Olympus Live Composite Tutorial: https://www.getolympus.com/ca/en/livecomp LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO Yongnuo YN360 LED Light Wand: https://amzn.to/2HqHqLX LED Gloves: https://amzn.to/2Fe4xax Olympus Visionary Mike Boening: https://www.mikeboening.com Olympus Visionary Peter Baumgarten: https://www.creativeislandphoto.com Olympus Visionary Jamie MacDonald: http://www.jmacdonaldphoto.com Olympus Visionary Frank Smith: http://www.franksmithphotos.com/ AlumaFlowers: http://www.alumaflowers.com Be sure to check out Mike and Jamies - Mirrorless Minutes Podcast @ http://www.mirrorlessminutes.com WANNA SEE THE GEAR I USED? https://kit.com/joeedelman SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss NEW VIDEOS! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: http://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: http://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 15411 Joe Edelman
DIY Portable Background Stand & Portrait Photography Background Material for studio or location
 
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If you are into portrait photography, and like do it yourself DIY photography projects, this video will show you how to build an inexpensive DIY portable background stand for portrait photography and also a great easy to find and very affordable material that makes a wonderful DIY portrait background. Every photographer loves a bargain, especially when you don’t have to sacrifice quality in the process. This is a simple, easy to find portrait background that is available in loads of different colors. PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO Velour Material @ Amazon - http://amzn.to/2cXIhFW 40" Duffel Bag - http://amzn.to/2dg9XoS Spring Clips - http://amzn.to/2dnBIMS PVC Parts List: 4 @ 38” x 1” PVC Pipe 6 @ 36” x 1” PVC Pipe 2 @ 6” x 1” PVC Pipe 4 @ 18” x 1” PVC Pipe 4 caps 3 couplers 2 elbows 6 tees SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 95655 Joe Edelman
Do you hold your camera properly?  It's amazing how many people don't! - The Last Frame
 
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Do you hold your camera properly? It's amazing how many people don't know the proper way to hold a camera - especially since your instruction manual tells you how to do it. I was fortunate enough to be hand-picked by YouTube to be a member of the NextUp Class of 2016. So in case you are wondering – from here on out – most of my videos will be shot on a Panasonic GH-4 with an interface unit that allows me to plug microphones in via XLR connectors for better sound quality. I’ll be shooting the videos in 4k and down rezing them to standard HD – 1920 x 1080. That allows me to create multiple camera shots in just one take. PRODUCTS MENTIONED Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY DSLM Mirrorless 4K Cinematic Camera Body Only - http://amzn.to/2bkxPJC Panasonic DMC-GH4-YAGH Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera & DMW-YAGH 4K Video Interface Compact System - http://amzn.to/2busUGd SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: This video is NOT sponsored and all opinions are my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 33416 Joe Edelman
Light Blaster - Solution for Boring Portrait Backgrounds - REVIEW, Lighting Tutorial and Photoshoot
 
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The Light Blaster is a strobe based image projector that will allow you to turn a simple portrait backdrop into an exciting new portrait background with color, patterns, textures or even real world imagery. In this lighting tutorial, I will explain that most light modifiers allow you one color or one shape of light. The light blaster lets you project an image onto a background or your subject which opens an infinite number of possibilities. And Light Blaster lets you use gobos, just like the old-school Fresnel lights that they use in Hollywood. In other words, you are only limited by your own imagination. I will show you some cool tips for how you can use a light blaster to create your own backgrounds and gobos that you can use in a studio or on location with speedlights and monolights and I’ll show you the results of my very first photoshoot using the Light Blaster. The Light-Blaster has a Canon EF mount on it and the company has a Nikon adapter available. Now if you use Sony or Olympus or pretty much any other brand, there are tons of adapters readily available to convert to Canon - eBay is the perfect place to find them - cheap. The unit comes with a nice padded case and one slide holder and sells for about a hundred bucks. Which is extremely reasonable when you realize how much money it can save you on portrait backgrounds.  The company also has a pistol grip if you want your light blaster to be voice activated.  LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO PURCHASE a Light Blaster at Amazon to support this channel:  http://amzn.to/2g3UgSr Light-Blaster:  http://www.light-blaster.com Walmart Reflector:  https://youtu.be/hD8y6FI3HIM DIY Reflector Holder:  https://youtu.be/FJlvwCQh1F4 Heavy Duty Ball Head with Quick Release Plate:  http://amzn.to/2fpUT8Y Express Slides - Digital to 35mm slides:  http://www.exslides.com Tiltall Aircraft Aluminum TE 224 Series Tripod:  http://amzn.to/2g4W3KG SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: Light Blaster® brand equipment was supplied to me by Light Blaster®. All other equipment is my own. All opinions are my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 43915 Joe Edelman
How to Shoot Tethered Tutorial.  Should you be shooting tethered?
 
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Shooting tethered in the studio is just the process of connecting your camera to a computer, generally with a usb cord and having your images bypass the cameras memory card and downloaded and saved directly to your computers hard drive - while you are shooting. In this video tutorial I am going to show you how to shoot tethered and the best gear for shooting tethered in a studio and on location. I will discuss Tether Tools accessories as well as the new TetherBLOCK MC and the TetherBLOCK QR Plus invented by photographer David Blattel. I will also discuss shooting tethered with Adobe Lightroom and shooting tethered with Capture One Pro software by Phase One I shoot tethered in the studio about 90% of the time. The main reason for not shooting tethered would be the few circumstances that I am either in a hurry or have a situation where I need to be able to move quickly around my model during the shoot. On location, I generally only shoot tethered if I am working on a client project and the client is willing to pay the cost of hiring a digital assistant and digital cart for the shoot. Today's digital cameras are using so many megapixels and providing us with so much detail that it is tremendously helpful to be able to review your images on a larger computer screen instead of the small LCD on the back of your camera. Shooting tethered gives you the ability to fine-tune your image during the shoot using software like Adobes Lightroom, or Capture One Pro. This is not only a big time saver but it allows you greater control because your computers monitor can be calibrated to match the final use of your photos - much better than the cameras LCD can. Shooting tethered is also a plus if you are working with clients and want them to be able to view the images as you shoot. Software like Capture One Pro even allows you to launch a web server from your laptop that will allow you to hand the client an iPad and let them view the images in real time - from a distance - so that they aren't hovering over your workstation. Also, most software that allows tethering also allows you to control your camera from the computer. This can be extremely helpful if you are previewing and triggering the camera for product shots, macro, low-light and time lapse scenarios. EQUIPMENT MENTIONED: TetherBlock @ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2mufqNL http://www.tetherblock.com Tether Tools @ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2mcrlPn http://www.tethertools.com MY FAVORITE TETHER TOOLS GEAR TetherBlock: http://amzn.to/2gptYjg Tether Table Aero Master: http://amzn.to/2zik86K Aero SecureStrap: http://amzn.to/2yvvZAA TetherPro USB 3.0 Cable: http://amzn.to/2zx9mKz TetherPro HDMI Mini Cable to HDMI: http://amzn.to/2zwgtDf Case Air Wireless Tethering System: http://amzn.to/2yvw4UU WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss NEW VIDEOS! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure - Tether Tools / TetherBLOCK® provided me with one TetherBLOCK QR Plus at no cost for review. All other equipment is my own. All opinions are my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 23721 Joe Edelman
Photo Critique - Improve Your Photography - Episode #5 - Portrait Retouching
 
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This week’s photo critique is of an outdoor natural light portrait by Chad King in Dallas, Texas. Chad posted this portrait of a beautiful young girl in my Facebook Group. He explained that this was a natural light shot with no additional lights or modifiers. He also explained that he had made the shot after walking from a well lit area where he had been shooting into a shaded area and he had forgot to adjust his exposure. In this video I will walk you through my suggestions for how you can improve your photography and I will show you step-by-step the portrait retouching techniques that I used for this outdoor portrait. Would you like to have your image reviewed? http://www.joeedelman.com/images-reimagined/ LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO My Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers/ SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 18693 Joe Edelman
How to shoot a model doing a Hair Flip - Fashion Photography Tip
 
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The step-by-step way I create dramatic hair flip images with my fashion models and a behind the scenes look at a simple available light fashion shot for a models portfolio. The model in this shot is a 19 year old college student. This is her second professional photo shoot and she has never done the head flips before. We spent about 5 minutes discussing the idea and doing a couple of practice flips to give her some feedback. We found that in order to flip her head the natural movement had her pull the chin way back which meant that my low camera angle caused me to lose good eye contact, so the challenge became choreographing a flip that would raise her chin slightly but not too far. Eyes are VERY important to my photographs. In a situation like this your model has NO idea how she looks. You can show her all the lcd previews in the world and it still doesn’t help her much. It is the photographers responsibility to be the models eyes and direct her to a great shot. It is also important to note that these shots were not the result of the spray and pray technique. Each time the model flipped her head I shot 1 frame only. There is no substitute for learning good timing and anticipation techniques – so start practicing. If you want consistently good results – you can’t leave it to luck. SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 49689 Joe Edelman
DIY Gobos – Easy and creative portrait lighting tricks to improve your portraits and modeling shots
 
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DIY GOBOS easy to make and a great way to improve you portraits or modeling shots. A gobo is a light modifier. Of course you can purchase a gadget like the Light-Blaster that I talked about in this video: but it too has a limited amount of gobos available and while you can make your own - I love the Light Blaster for its ability to project your own images as backgrounds. Or your best option for gobos is to make your own. That way, the results in your portraits and modeling shots are unique to YOU and your photography. One of the easiest ways to make a gobo is to use the same material that we use for the Walmart Reflectors - Foam Board. You can get 20” x 30” sheets at Walmart for just under two dollars or get a slightly thinner version at Dollar Stores for just a buck. You will need an Exacto knife which you can find at Art and Office Supply stores or at Amazon and a straight edge ruler. It’s also a good idea to use a cutting mat or at least some old cardboard under the foam board when you cut it so that you don’t ruin your table top or floor. Simply draw out the shape that you want to use on the foam core. After you draw your shape - use your Exacto knife to cut out the design and then place your gobo between your light and the background like you see here - or between the light and your subject like you see here. Now some of you are going to ask me - How close should the light be to the gobo and how far from the background or subject should the gobo be. This DIY lighting tutorial will show you that there is no single answer for that. You have to experiment and play with the d.i.y gobos to see what YOU like. Hopefully by now you have realized that you can use a cheap set of Mini blinds that you can get at Amazon for 10 bucks to create window light like you see here. Again, there is no “this is the right way" distance and power settings… you have to experiment - the settings and distance will be determined by the size of your portrait studio and photography equipment and most of all - your taste.. You can also add colored gels to your lights like you see here - I have a blue gel aimed at the background on camera left and an orange gel firing though the gobo, or in this example I have a blue gel on camera left and an orange gel on the camera right strobe just like in the last shot, but then I taped a yellow gel over the slots on the gobo. There are no rules - experiment! Take the Toilet Paper GOBO Challenge! Become a member of my Facebook Group and submit your portrait or modeling shot using Toilet Paper as a GOBO Be sure to hashtag your shot: #ToiletPaperGOBOChallenge LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO Light Blaster Video: https://youtu.be/niok9_nPRuw Gobo History Video: https://youtu.be/m5_T_TPPogc Walmart Reflector Video: https://youtu.be/hD8y6FI3HIM Mini Blinds at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fR2Qbk Light Blaster at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2g3UgSr Exacto Knives at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fV63SB Self Healing Cutting Mats at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gQpOPH SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 62641 Joe Edelman
How Slow Can You Go with Handheld Shots - Shutter Speed - The Last Frame
 
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In this weeks episode of the Last Frame. . . I have a simple tip for you to understand what is the slowest shutter speed that you should consider using if you are going to hand hold your camera for a shot. Also a shot breakdown with a lighting diagram of a one light beauty shot with all of the light behind my subject. I have started a Facebook Group for subscribers to my channel - please join and take part in the conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers/ This weeks main video was:: How to find the “good side” of a persons face for a Portrait? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-pPQvN-pxU SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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Beauty Portrait Lighting Set-up with One Light & Reflector for Dramatic Portraits and Model Shots.
 
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This is one of my favorite beauty portraits done with a really simple beauty portrait lighting set-up. The real feature of this portrait is the gold makeup around the models beautiful eyes. The choker and head wrap are just some sparkly material that I found at a fabric store and the hat is a sheet of black vinyl that I also purchased on clearance at a fabric store. I have mentioned before - I make routine trips to the fabric store whenever they have big sales and I always checkout the clearance bins. This model shot was made with an 70-200mm f/2.8 lens zoomed to 130mm and set at f/8 The shutter speed was 1/200th of a second and the ISO was 100. Because of the low angle and the size of the vinyl - I had to be sure that I had enough depth of field to keep all of it on focus. This is another shot that I think looks awesome in Black and White. Full disclosure - this black and white version was an afterthought - it wasn’t planned. If I would have shot this for black and white after my makeup artist put in all that effort on those gold eyes - she would have killed me. As I have explained before - if I want a black and white shot - I am making that decision before I shoot - not afterwards. The final images required very little post production beyond the usual color, contrast and sharpening and of course removing of blemishes. I told you this dramatic portrait lighting arrangement was simple. One monolight and a 21” beauty dish mounted on a boom stand. and a light silver reflector placed under the models face - just out of frame to provide some fill and also additional highlights on the vinyl. As is the case with most of my dramatic portraits, you can do this shot with speedlights. The placement would be exactly the same. If you don’t have a beauty dish yet, you could accomplish beauty shots like these with a small Octobox or a small softbox. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO set.a.light 3D by Elixxier Software GmbH http://www.elixxier.com/ Beauty Dishes at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fQMKKI Two Way Rotatable Tripod Boom Light Stand with Sandbag: http://amzn.to/2g46TzU 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector with Bag - Translucent, Silver, Gold, White and Black: http://amzn.to/2flHv9X Adjustable Posing Stool: http://amzn.to/2gsUvGA SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC - set.a.light 3D software was supplied to me by Elixxier Software GmbH. No payment was received for making this video and all opinions are my own. #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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What is a Beauty Shot?  Definition of a beauty portrait
 
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What is a Beauty Shot? I am frequently asked about them and find that most photographers and models mis-understand their purpose. Beauty shots or beauty portraits can be artistic or commercial in nature. As the definition would imply – the woman in the photo generally looks beautiful regardless of the intention. It is important to note if you are planning to try these kinds of shots… don’t kid yourself by thinking that you can do it without a makeup artist. These images require collaboration between all parties involved and to be clear I am not afraid to admit that in quite a few cases, the makeup artist deserves much more credit for the outcome of the beauty shot than I do. So there you have it… depending on the intended use… a Beauty shot can be two very different things. Regardless of the use… remember that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You won’t be able to please everyone with your beauty shots – so shoot for yourself and your subject – pay attention to the details and you will be surprised at how much people will like your results. SUBSCRIBE to learn how to improve your photography! http://tog.chat/ytsubscribe PATREON: Let’s support each other! http://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: http://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com SIGN UP FOR MY EMAIL NEWSLETTER http://tog.chat/newsletter MY WEBSITE http://www.JoeEdelman.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
Views: 31287 Joe Edelman
DIY Fluorescent Photography Studio Lighting with T8 Bulbs - Make your own kino flo portrait lighting
 
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This is a DIY fluorescent studio lighting photography set-up that is perfect for portrait photography and beauty shots and headshots. You can build it yourself for under $400 dollars. I began using this DIY fluorescent lighting technique nearly 15 years ago, long before kino-flo’s and Peter Hurley became popular. I have been asked to describe it so many times that I decided it was time to put together a few tutorials to show how to build it and how to use it. So for under $400.00 you have a 4 light studio lighting set-up that is suitable for still AND video photography and unlike my previous set-up these units can be hung from a glide track or stand mounted in other a horizontal or vertical position. They are more energy efficient, brighter and they make no noise that will interfere with your sound recordings. How well do they light? All of my narrative was shot using this DIY set-up. I almost forgot the best part…. little to no flicker! You can shoot portraits and headshots at shutter speeds higher then 125th of a second with no adverse effects! Be sure to Watch Part II in the series: http://youtu.be/9MmsLGqS-rY To get read about updates to these lights: http://tog.chat/t8fluorescents UPDATE: I now have an LED version of these lights: - watch the video here: https://youtu.be/VvyW2BZzvKo SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG http://www.JoeEdelman.com WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear PATREON Help me HELP YOU: https://tog.chat/patreon or donate via PayPal: https://tog.chat/paypal SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com LET'S CONNECT! - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: http://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: http://tog.chat/twitter - Follow on INSTAGRAM: http://tog.chat/instagram - Check my boards on PINTEREST: http://tog.chat/pinterest - Connect on LINKEDIN: http://tog.chat/linkedin - Connect on GOOGLE+: http://tog.chat/googleplus FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for or provided equipment or material shown in this video #ishootpeople #joeedelman
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