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Learn to perfectly light and capture variety when photographing a family in the studio with Mark Cleghorn.

Mark breaks down his family studio session, explaining how he sets up his lighting for creating a variety of perfectly lit images with a simple easy to recreate setup. Mark also goes through how he splits the session up to make it fun and enjoyable for the whole family, while still capturing beautiful expression fill images.

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Learn to light, pose and capture variety when photographing kids in the studio with Mark Cleghorn.

Continuing on with the session Mark demonstrates a few simple and quick to setup games, to capture the youthful energy. Using the same single light setup to capture soft even lighting across all the kids, before bringing in a sofa to capture simple and fun mid-key images. Demonstrating how he has maximised the studio space, Mark quickly switches the setup around. Capturing each child’s head shot against a coloured back drop. Then finishing off the packed one hour session, Mark jumps back to the sofa this time shooting against a black background and using the rear flashes to demonstrate how to separate kids and sofa from the background. 

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Learn to light, pose and capture variety when photographing kids in the studio with Mark Cleghorn.

Mark starts off the first session shooting the basics, opening up the second session for creativity. Breaking in the session Mark shoots the full length, sitting in the floor and creative three quarter length shots against a hi-key background, demonstrating key body posing and crop points. Before knocking off the back lights, quickly demonstrating his flow through the session as he captures variety mid-key images with a single light source. Adding more variety and opportunities for sales later on.  

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Mark Cleghorn shares his tried and tested techniques for capturing teen photographs for his client’s heritage album. A great product to keep client’s hooked for life. 

Getting clients back in can be tricky, Mark demonstrates how he uses a simple album to guarantee a clients return. While he takes you through a live demonstration of capturing the early teen years for his client’s heritage album. Mark takes you through multiple setups from hi-key, natural light and conceptual, explaining his choice of lighting positions, modifiers and creative techniques. In this short film Mark demonstrates how to capture variety in an hour session through lighting, camera position, backgrounds and technique.

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Learn to light, pose and capture variety when photographing kids in the studio with Mark Cleghorn.

With the basics out of the way, Mark moves on to the creative second portion of the shoot. Starting the session off demonstrating how to use a single Strip Softbox to light all three kids in a range of positions. Again demonstrating the power of a single light, this time using the an indirect Octa Mark rolls a coloured background along the floor, capturing a range of simple, fun and creative floor shots of the kids adding more variety and more sales opportunities. To end the shoot off, Mark creates a simple but effective shot with the use of a duvet and sheet.  

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Learn to light, pose and capture variety when photographing kids in the studio with Mark Cleghorn.

Mark starts off the first session shooting the basics, opening up the second session for creativity. Breaking in the session Mark shoots the full and three quarter shots against a hi-key background, demonstrating key body posing and crop points. Next Mark demonstrates a few simple and quick to setup games, to capture the youthful energy. Using the Elinchrom Skyport to quickly switch between hi-key and mid-key lighting, before bringing in a sofa to give more variety to the basics. While the sofa is in Mark takes the opportunity to capture the first images of each individual kid on the sofa. Wrapping up the first portion of the shoot.

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Learn to create fun Halloween images this year and join Mark Cleghorn and three little monsters for a spooky session in the studio.

Demonstrating a simple easy to recreate lighting setup to capture your Halloween sessions. With haunting back light Halloween themed colours and illuminating the animated little monsters with a single strip, Mark demonstrates just how easy it is. But Mark is not finished there, adding more spookiness to the images he shoots through a Perspex sheet cover in soap allowing the lights from behind to create a fog like effect. Then with the shoot finished Mark explains his post process, from using SmugMug’s excellent backup service to the programs he uses to process the images and final using SmugMug to quick and easily create a gallery so the client can get buying the images.  

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Learn how Lisa Beaney develops new ideas for her studio sessions in this exclusive behind the scenes of one of her concept trial sessions.

Using a simple 2 light set-up, with Elinchroms Rotalux softboxs, and plain backgrounds Lisa shoots a variety of different images. These shots will then be finished in Photoshop with textures and graphics to possibly become a product series for future clients. Lisa uses her trusty Sony mirrorless camera to shoot in live view to ensure she can interact and guide her subjects clearly, drawing out the expressions and positioning that will make these images come to life.

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Join Mark in the studio for this live family session, with one of his returning clients who have come back in for the next session of their ongoing Heritage Album series.
 
In this film we join Mark for the second section of this live studio session with the Power children who are back for more images to add to their ongoing Heritage Album series. In this second part Mark really ramps up the variety in the session, shooting three very distinct different styles of images. First he shoots his, “Farmhouse” style using the Lastolite Hilite to mimic a large window combined with a rustic table and simple, plain wall. Then he moves to the Rayflash for a fashion style of image against bold paper backgrounds, producing a strong, graphic series if individual portraits. Finally he heads out to the studios old double doors, using just the natural light to finish with some beautiful, relaxed portraits and some final group shots.
 
 
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