Thursday, March 31, 2016

How To Take A Portrait Using Butterfly "Paramount" Lighting Setup | Photography Tips

How To Take A Portrait Using Butterfly "Paramount" Lighting Setup | Photography Tips
   Create drama in your portraits! In this lighting tutorial I show you how to setup butterfly lighting using speedlites and a beauty dish. Made popular in the 1930's by movie studios looking to create a dramatic look for their actors and actresses photos. The difference between Butterfly and Clamshell lighting is the lack of or dramatically less fill light from the bottom of the models face.


   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out the links below to everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided Amazon affiliate links is a great way to help support my channel.

Canon DSLR Camera Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1RKMhqa
Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://amzn.to/1jYTgAn
Adobe Lightroom 6 (Stand Alone PC & Mac): http://amzn.to/1jYToQw


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/FmcGI6un8XI

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

10 Reasons Why You May Want To Purchase The Canon 80D Over The Sony A6300 | Vlog

10 Reasons Why You May Want To Purchase The Canon 80D Over The Sony A6300 | Vlog
   Are you still debating on which new camera to get between the all new Sony A6300 or the Canon EOS 80D? In this video I cover ten reason you may want to consider purchasing the Canon EOS 80D over the Sony A6300 camera.


   If you are interested in any of these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Sony A6300 Mirrorless Camera: http://amzn.to/22KRQec
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera: http://amzn.to/22KRVP8


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/pAGnvZ03e4g

Monday, March 28, 2016

Waterfall Long Exposure Retouching Using Dodge & Burn | Aurora HDR Tutorial

Waterfall Long Exposure Retouching Using Dodge & Burn | Aurora HDR Tutorial
   In this retouching tutorial we take 3 bracketed long exposures I took of a small local waterfall here in the Philippines and combine them into one image. I then improve the lighting dynamics of the image by using dodge & burn techniques and layers within Aurora HDR Pro.


Download your trial copy of Aurora HDR from Macphun software here: http://aurorahdr.com


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/znfi2ZRy2Pg

Saturday, March 26, 2016

10 Reasons Why You May Want To Purchase The Sony A6300 Over The Canon 80D | Vlog

10 Reasons Why You May Want To Purchase The Sony A6300 Over The Canon 80D | Vlog
   Are you still debating on which new camera to get between the all new Sony A6300 or the Canon EOS 80D? In this video I cover ten reason you may want to consider purchasing the Sony A6300 over the Canon 80D.


   If you are interested in any of these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Sony A6300 Mirrorless Camera: http://amzn.to/22KRQec
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera: http://amzn.to/22KRVP8


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/SjCz1O9hf0c

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Understanding Speedlite Brackets | Photography Tips

Understanding Speedlite Brackets | Photography Tips
   With so many different types of speedlite brackets on the market. I thought I would take the time to cover a few of the most popular types and explain their features and some of the pro's and con's you will encounter with each type.


   If you are interested in any of these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Generic Flash B-Type Bracket (plastic): http://amzn.to/1UbLTFQ
Neewer Pro Flash E-Type Bracket (metal): http://amzn.to/1S87Yiy
AW Triple Hot Shoe Flash Bracket: http://amzn.to/1RAMzUO
Neewer S-Type Bracket & 4 Speedlite Adapter: http://amzn.to/1XPhfAb


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/3d1Uf5KfxBc

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

10 Reasons Why You May Want To Purchase The Canon 80D Over The Canon T6s | Vlog

10 Reasons Why You May Want To Purchase The Canon 80D Over The Canon T6s | Vlog
   Looking to buy yourself a Canon DSLR but uncertain if the Rebel T6s (760D) can handle your needs or if you should spend the extra money and go on up to the 80D? In this video I give you I will try to help you out and give you 10 reasons why you may want to purchase the Canon 80D over the Canon T6s.


   If you are interested in any of these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera: http://amzn.to/22tu5e4
Canon EOS T6s Digital SLR Camera: http://amzn.to/1XJxuPd


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/1CQrdzIIGvo

Monday, March 21, 2016

Low Key High Contrast Black & White Portrait Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Low Key High Contrast Black & White Portrait Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   Very few types of portraits show emotion as much as a B&W low key portrait photo. In this Lightroom 6 & CC tutorial I show you how I retouched the photos in my Silent Moments gallery collection on 500px.


Low Key High Contrast Black & White Portrait Retouching - Before & After, © Exodist Photography, All Rights Reserved

   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out the links below to everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided Amazon affiliate links is a great way to help support my channel.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1RKMhqa
Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://amzn.to/1jYTgAn
Adobe Lightroom 6 (Stand Alone PC & Mac): http://amzn.to/1jYToQw


Don't miss my Silent Moments Gallery on 500px: https://goo.gl/8k8zOs


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/xY7_wxYUFIo

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Neewer 32 Inch Octagonal Speedlite Umbrella Softbox | Gear Review

Neewer 32 Inch Octagonal Speedlite Umbrella Softbox | Gear Review
   Regardless if you are just putting together your first portrait studio or a seasoned photographer. A portable softbox that is easy to setup in the studio or on location is a essential lighting modifier. In this video I review the 'Neewer 32 inch octagonal speedlite softbox'. I cover everything from build quality to image quality.


   If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

Neewer 32" Octagon Speedlite Softbox: http://amzn.to/1LwA8aa


Don't miss my Silent Moments Gallery on 500px: https://goo.gl/8k8zOs


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/vH6MLdGwldA

Thursday, March 17, 2016

How To Take A Low Key Photo Using Speedlites | Photography Tips

How To Take A Low Key Photo Using Speedlites | Photography Tips
   Looking for some photography tips on how to take low key photos in a small studio? In this tutorial I do just that using speedlites. I go over the camera and flash settings I used, plus cover the types of lighting modifiers you may want to consider in a small studio space.


Learn all about flash exposure in this video:


   Learn more about Light and the Inverse Square Law here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverse-square_law

   If you are interested in learning more about flash photography, don't miss my strobist videos on YouTube were I cover more about speedlites and flash photography here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgOHyK_OUi7cejK9Q6AkGqxNQGeGOic4J


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/YeYjXhZY7e0

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Canon Rebel T6 (1300D) vs. Nikon D3300 - Buyers Comparison | Vlog

Canon Rebel T6 (1300D) vs. Nikon D3300 - Buyers Comparison | Vlog
   With so many amazing cameras on the market it can be a challenge to find the one that is right for you. In this video I go over the features that most new digital SLR buyers will want to consider when choosing between the Nikon D3300 and the all new Canon Rebel T6 DSLR.


   If you are interested in any of these cameras, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera: http://amzn.to/1U6FgVz
Canon T6 (1300D) Digital SLR Camera: http://amzn.to/1RNsvbZ


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/d4NK2RLkMMo

Monday, March 14, 2016

How To Crop Your Headshot Photos To Make Them Look Amazing | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

How To Crop Your Headshot Photos To Make Them Look Amazing | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   Often new photographers will over look cropping their images in their haste to take a wonderful photo. In this tutorial we cover cropping headshot photos. While there is no true wrong or right way, I go over a few photos I have taken and cover some points you may want to consider when you crop your own.


   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out the links below to everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided Amazon affiliate links is a great way to help support my channel.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1RKMhqa
Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://amzn.to/1jYTgAn
Adobe Lightroom 6 (Stand Alone PC & Mac): http://amzn.to/1jYToQw


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/BzTBxN-YPHQ

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Fotodiox Pro 18 Inch Beauty Dish & Grid | Gear Review

Fotodiox Pro 18 Inch Beauty Dish & Grid | Gear Review
   Looking to purchase a quality beauty dish for your studio without breaking the bank. Perhaps the Fotodiox Pro Beauty Dish is for you. In this gear review I go over the build quality and specifications of this lighting modifier and show some sample photos so you can determine if this beauty dish is right for you.


   If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

Fotodiox Pro Beauty Dish w/ Grid**: http://amzn.to/1LWnfGl

** Make sure you choose the size and correct mount type for your lighting equipment.**


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/bSOA0gqxOGk

Friday, March 11, 2016

Canon Rebel T6 (1300D) Digital SLR Camera Announced | Preview

Canon Rebel T6 (1300D) Digital SLR Camera Announced | Preview
   Well Canon had officially announced the EOS Rebel T6. This entry level digital SLR is set to replace the current Rebel T5. Sporting a modest 18MP CMOS sensor and powered by Canon's Digic 4+ processor this camera also now comes equipped with Wifi and NFC.


   If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

Canon EOS Rebel T6 w/ 18-55mm Lens: http://amzn.to/1UWcaXM


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/y_ZAdSKLres

Thursday, March 10, 2016

What Aperture Should I Use To Take Portrait Photos? | Photography Tips

What Aperture Should I Use To Take Portrait Photos? | Photography Tips
   So what aperture should you be using to take portrait photos, in studio and outdoors? In this photography tutorial video I will try to answer that question and point out some things you may want to consider before choosing what will work best for you and your portrait needs.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/gltoA6gFIqs

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Best Budget Nikon DSLR Camera On The Market For Spring 2016 | Vlog

Best Budget Nikon DSLR Camera On The Market For Spring 2016 | Vlog
   In this video blog I give my thoughts on what I feel is the best budget DSLR camera on the market from Nikon. So if your in the market for a new DSLR, but do not want break the bank or looking for a small entry level DSLR to step up from that nasty old iPhone. Then the D3300 may be for you!


   If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera w/ Kit Lens: http://amzn.to/1pae37k


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/Mf61pP4UcUM

Monday, March 7, 2016

Beauty Lighting Headshot Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Beauty Lighting Headshot Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   In this tutorial I take you a step further in my Lightroom headshot retouching. We take our beautiful models photo taken under my preferred beauty lighting setup and bring it into Adobe Lightroom. I also explain all the brush presets I custom made so you can make your own and have you creating amazing portraits in no time.


Beauty Lighting Headshot Retouching | Before & After  © Exodist Photography

   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out the links below to everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided Amazon affiliate links is a great way to help support my channel.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1RKMhqa
Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://amzn.to/1jYTgAn
Adobe Lightroom 6 (Stand Alone PC & Mac): http://amzn.to/1jYToQw


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/BlolsOudP7E

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Canon Rebel T6 (1300D, Kiss X80) Leaked Images | Vlog

Canon Rebel T6 (1300D, Kiss X80) Leaked Images | Vlog
   Well we got some leaked images of the new Canon Rebel T6 (1300D) digital SLR camera. Is not much yet known about the camera and what many of the possible updates could be but it does appear to now have Wifi and possibly NFC included as well.


Source Link: http://goo.gl/NysKRD


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/FUxNsPJpwa0

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Neewer Universal Collapsible Magnetic Round Ring Flash Diffuser Softbox | Gear Review

Neewer Universal Collapsible Magnetic Round Ring Flash Diffuser Softbox | Gear Review
   Are you looking for an affordable ring light option? Perhaps this universal round ring softbox from Neewer Photographic may just be up your alley. Powered by your own speedlite, it mounts around your camera lens to product amazing results. In this video I go over its build quality and show some photos I have taken with it.


  Don't miss my video on how to setup and use this amazing softbox.

  If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link below:

Neewer Round Ring Softbox: http://amzn.to/21sYWDq


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/QOu1uxcOelM

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Yongnuo YN560-TX Manual Flash Controller Quick Start Guide | Photography Tips

Yongnuo YN560-TX Manual Flash Controler Quick Start Guide | Photography Tips
   Are you looking for a quick video guide on the Yongnuo YN560-TX manual flash controller? In this video tutorial I will step you through the functions of this simple, yet effective wireless controller so you can use it to control you YN560 III and IV speedlites.



   If you missed my video guide on the Yongnuo YN560 IV speedlite you can view it below!


   If you are interested in these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite (w/ batteries): http://amzn.to/1QKVqgo
Yongnuo YN560-TX Flash Controller: http://amzn.to/1oOhgIZ


Video Links:
https://youtu.be/L7UWSYyLlhs
https://youtu.be/Tgm9h155hS4

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

How To Create Glamour "Skin Glow" Look | Photoshop CC Tutorial

How To Create Glamour "Skin Glow" Look | Photoshop CC Tutorial
  Often seen in many glamour magazines, the skin glow effect has becomes popular for its smoothness and making people look 25 years younger at times. In this retouching tutorial we hop over into Photoshop and I will show you have to add this effect to your photos.


How To Create Glamour "Skin Glow" Look - Before & After, © Exodist Photography

   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out the links below to everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided Amazon affiliate links is a great way to help support my channel.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1RKMhqa
Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://amzn.to/1jYTgAn
Adobe Lightroom 6 (Stand Alone PC & Mac): http://amzn.to/1jYToQw


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/XPD0dVG9ZJQ