Lighting Techniques | The Photographer Academy

Lighting the Nude with Carl Grim

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Carl will share his studio work with us and look in depth at how he lights his subjects to create his stunning images. Looking at the lighting and accessories use to create the images. Artistic nude...Watch now

The Editorial Apprentices - Studio Headshots Part 1

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Mark and the Apprentices head back to the studio for an afternoon of studio headshots. Before Mark and the apprentices get under way with headshots, Mark takes them through the three main setups hi...Watch now

Litemotiv By Elinchrom - The Test Shoot

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We go behind the scenes with Mark Cleghorn as he tests out the Gigantic 190cm Litemotiv Octa Softbox by Elinchrom. Testing out a piece of kit before buying it is key, especially when it’s going to...Watch now

Night Photography - At the going down of the Sun with Marko Dutka

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We take a walk through Arnos Vale Cemetery at night with Marko Dutka, as he demonstrates his approach and the technical considerations for capturing war graves at night. Marko is a keen night...Watch now

Shooting Bands with George Fairbairn - Black and White

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George Fairbairn shows you how to shoot black and white band photography in the studio or on location. With these easy to follow techniques learn to shoot like a pro today. George takes you through...Watch now

Tether Tools with Robert Pugh - Grips and Clamps

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Get up to speed with TetherTools as Rob Pugh goes stands free out on location with the speedlight grips and clamps. Get your speed lights up off the ground and go stands free, allowing you to take...Watch now

Night Photography with Marko Dutka

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Marko Dutka takes you through the kit he has been using to capture the beautiful images for his personal project, photographing war graves at night. Marko is a keen night photographer and over the...Watch now

Shooting Bands with George Fairbairn - Stage Lighting

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George Fairbairn shows you how to recreate stage lighting with three lights, two gels and a can of smoke. Trying to capture well lit portraits of bands while they rock out live on stage can be...Watch now

Families In The Studio

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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...Watch now

Shooting with Gels

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In this live demonstration Mark Cleghorn demonstrates his approach for using gels to correct mixed lighting or add shocking colour to bring the image alive. Mark demonstrates the many uses of gels...Watch now

Headshot Styles

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In this live demonstration Mark shares his techniques behind creating four distinct headshots and how to move away from average images. To capture sellable headshots you need to first start with...Watch now

Bridal Portraits on Location

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Mark Cleghorn takes us behind the scenes on one of his inspiration workshops. As Mark and the group of keen photographers shoot a bride on location. Mark and the group head down to a pier on the...Watch now

Shaping Light Part 2

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In this live demonstration Mark Cleghorn demonstrates his creative approach for to lighting with gobos and gels. Mark is getting creative with light patterns, demonstrating a few techniques for using...Watch now

Shaping Light Part 1

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In this live demonstration Mark Cleghorn demonstrates creative ways to shape your light source to create interesting look and style. Mark is getting creative with light patterns, demonstrating a few...Watch now

Shooting with Hard Light

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In this live demonstration Mark Cleghorn demonstrates his approach for using hard light to create beautiful, dramatic, clean and sharp images. Starting off with just the Maxi-lite reflector from...Watch now

Wrapped Up - Complimenting the Image

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In this live demonstration Mark demonstrates his approach for using colour and material to compliment an image. Bringing in materials, backgrounds and colours can make or break an image; Mark...Watch now

The Basics of Backgrounds

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In this live demonstration Mark demonstrates a range of background, sharing his techniques for posing, lighting and separating the client and background. Mark takes you through a range of backgrounds...Watch now

Portraits of a Wrestler with James Musselwhite

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In this live demonstration James Musselwhite shares his techniques behind his wrestling portraits. James got his fellowship with the masters of photographers association with his project portrait of...Watch now

Dance on Location

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Mark Cleghorn takes us behind the scenes on one of his inspiration workshops. As Mark and the group of keen photographers shoot a winged male dancer on the shores of Wales. Mark takes the...Watch now

Images for Competition

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In this live demonstration Mark shares his techniques behind creating images for competition, moving away from average images. Mark talks you through the elements that make up average images and by...Watch now