Lighting Techniques | The Photographer Academy

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

The Editorial Apprentices - Off Camera Flash on Location Part 3

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With Mark’s session in the bag, Andy and Michelle with their new knowledge step up to capture editorial images. With the apprentices up they start by getting their flashes into location before the...Watch now

The Editorial Apprentices - Off Camera Flash on Location Part 2

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Kicking off visit two Mark Cleghorn takes the editorial apprentices to a local auction house for a real client editorial shoot. To ease Andy and Michelle into the session Mark takes lead and...Watch now

Behind the Scenes - Equine Location Portrait

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We go behind the scenes on one of Mark Cleghorn’s workshops, as he seeks to push the photographer’s creativity on a not so familiar shoot. We tag along on one of Mark’s Xperience workshops, to get a...Watch now

The Editorial Apprentices - Off Camera Flash on Location Part 1

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Kicking off visit two Mark Cleghorn takes the editorial apprentices to a local auction house for a real client editorial shoot. Arriving at their first location of visit two, Mark and the Apprentices...Watch now

18th Century Fashion with Deborah Selwood Part 4

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Learn how Fashion and Beauty photographer Deborah Selwood tackle the fast paced and demanding job that is photographing with a Hair & make-up college. Join Deborah in the old lace mill that is...Watch now

Controlling Ambient Light with High Speed Sync from Elinchrom

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Take control of ambient light with high speed sync, Mark Cleghorn demonstrates high speed sync with the Elinchrom D-Lite 4 and EL-Skyport Plus HS. We find ourselves more often than not, increasing...Watch now

18th Century Fashion with Deborah Selwood Part 3

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Learn how Fashion and Beauty photographer Deborah Selwood tackle the fast paced and demanding job that is photographing with a Hair & make-up college. Join Deborah in the old lace mill that is...Watch now