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Michelle demonstrates the use of a Lightpad to create crisp, clean, hi-key macro images simply and quickly.

In this film Michelle demonstrates how she uses the MicroSun Lightpad to achieve simple Hi-key Macro images. The Lightpad provides a clean and bright source of light that you can place small subject directly onto to create a bright white background for Hi-key images. Michelle shows you how simple it is to use, shoots a selection of different subjects do demonstrate the effect on each and shares a few tips and tricks she’s developed to help get a bit more creative with this nifty bit of kit.

Equipment: Canon 50D, Canon 100mm Macro, Canon 24-105mm, Manfrotto Tripod, Microsun Lightpad, 2x Yongnuo LED Video Lights, Canon Shutter Release

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Band photography is shown in a range of places from magazines to social media and creative composition plays a big part in making the band stand out. George Fairbairn demonstrates how to get off the band wagon with a few rule breaking images.  

Most people want their images to fly off the page, if you’re aiming to be a band photographer like George Fairbairn you want your images to fly onto the page. George demonstrates how to shoot creative compositions that stand out and fit perfect on most media outlets from magazines to social media.

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Mark and the apprentices head down to Cardiff bay to get to grips with going full manual with speedlites.

Starting off Mark comes up with the shots and light positions demonstrating why and how he uses each speedlite, plus demonstrating a few quick and easy speedlites technique to bring the image alive. With the shots setup and the speedlite positions roughed out the apprentices are now able to spend more time on the technical side of using their speedlites.

Equipment: Canon 5DMkII, Canon 24-105mm, 2x Cactus V6 Wireless Transceivers, Cactus RF60 Speedlite, Canon 580EXII Speedlite, Quantum Turbo 3 Battery, Lastolite Micro Apollo Softbox

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Mark introduces you to the concepts behind getting advanced with your studio flash photography. Guiding you through the key creative choices of how many lights to use and how to shape them, to create high quality studio images.
 
Using Elinchrom’s fantastic ELC Studio flashes Mark guides you through two of the key considerations when taking your studio photography into a more advanced style. Firstly, he covers choosing the right number of lights, considering the style, mood and tone of the image. Then Mark focuses on the choice of modifier, this is a critical element of what makes lighting advanced as it is how you choose to shape and refine the light that ultimately sets an image apart and shows of your skill as a photographer.
 
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The editorial apprentices get an introduction to speedlights.

Instead of going straight out on location with some speedlights to capture headshots for a few actor clients, Mark guides the apprentices through the equipment first. To begin with Mark finds out what speedlights the apprentices are using or have. Mark then goes on to explain how, when and why he uses speedlights. 

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George Fairbairn demonstrates how to shoot multiple band members for a composite image.

Cutting out a subject and putting them on a completely different background can be time consuming and messy, George shows you how to shoot images for a composite that looks great and takes no time at all. In this film George will take you through the key steps from camera position, lighting, posing and more, so even the less skilled Photoshop users can master the art of composite images.  

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Now the apprentices are little more comfortable with off camera flash, Mark teaches them how to easily break down lighting with his clock and compass diagrams.

Mark takes you through his clock and compass guide to lighting. Enabling anyone to quickly and easily create a variety of lighting styles from the classic sellable image to the dramatic and impactful images. Covering 1, 2 and 3 light setups, so whether you’re a beginner or pro looking to take your photography to the next, there in something to learn.

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Learn how to give young models the best opportunity by capturing great variety and beautiful portfolio images with mark Cleghorn. 

Mark demonstrates how to capture a variety of images for a young teen model looking for a portfolio of images to help her break into the industry. In this full client shoot Mark demonstrates the full works from lighting, posing, outfit changes, to shooting images to cover the models talents or interests in this case young Maisy is also a dance.  

Equipment: Canon 5D mkiii, Canon 24-105mm f2.8, Canon 50mm f1.8, Canon 85mm f1.8, Elinchrom EL-Skyport, Elinchrom Litemotiv SoftBox Octa 190cm, Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 x2, Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000, Elinchrom Maxi Lite Reflector x2, Elinchrom Beauty Dish, Lastolite HiLite, Lastolite Trigrip Reflector

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Armed with a camera, speedlites and smoke canisters Mark Cleghorn heads to the beach to test out the TTL capabilities of the Yongnuo speedlites.

We go behind the scenes with Mark on an unplanned shoot. As Mark has some spare time after a shoot and instead of sending the model home early they head to the beach to test out a few Yongnuo speedlites and their TTL capability. As well as bringing the lovely wet welsh weather, some gels and smoke canisters Mark creates some interesting images.  

Equipment: Canon 5D mkiii, Canon 24-105mm f2.8, Younguno YN600 EX-RT x2, Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Transmitter

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Mark and the Apprentices head back to the studio for an afternoon of studio headshots.

With the technical side of things out of the way, Mark shoots the headshots demonstrating how he poses the client, the colour of clothing he recommends for his clients to wear and how he progresses the shoot for each setup. Then with what Mark has showed them the apprentices fire away.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Canon 5d Mkiii, Canon 5d Mkii, Canon 50mm f1.8, Canon 24-105mm f2.8, Elinchro Maxi Lite Reflector, Elinchrom Reflector 21cm, Elinchrom BRX 250, Elinchrom BRX 500, Elinchrom D-Lite RX One, Elinchrom Rotalux Octabox 175cm, Lastolite Triflector, Sekonic Light Meter, Elinchrom Skyport, Lastolite EzyBox Square with Grids, Lastolite Hi Lite,

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