Tuesday, August 30, 2016

High Key Color Portrait Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

High Key Color Portrait Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   Do you want to learn how to use Adobe Lightroom? Learn how to retouch high key color portraits with a white background in this Adobe Lightroom tutorial. I take you step by step in this tutorial from global adjustment to local adjustments that give your portraits that professional look.


   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
Budget Portrait Studio Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1VUgR6i
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/fOTaX_8cGLs

Adobe Lightroom Will Support The 5D mark IV's Dual Pixel Raw | Vlog

Adobe Lightroom Will Support The 5D mark IV's Dual Pixel Raw | Vlog
   I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Adobe would be supporting the new Dual Pixel Raw format in the Canon EOS 5D mark IV DSLR Camera.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/PJe_XLYL0NA

Saturday, August 27, 2016

What Photography Software Do I Use On My Mac | Vlog

What Photography Software Do I Use On My Mac | Vlog
   I thought I would do a video on what photography software I use on my Apple Mac for my day to day retouching. I know I teach how to use a number of different applications. But in this video I talk about which ones I prefer to use and why I may not use other programs that appear just as great.


   Here is a few links to some of the software I mentioned in this video:

Adobe Lightroom / Photoshop CC: http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html
Aurora HDR Pro: https://aurorahdr.com/
Tonality Pro: https://macphun.com/tonality
Sequence: http://frosthaus.com/sequence/
StarStaX: http://www.markus-enzweiler.de/StarStaX/StarStaX.html


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/ya7KY-423F0

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Canon EOS 5D mark IV Announced (8/25/2016) - Just My Quick Thoughts | Vlog

Canon EOS 5D mark IV Announced (8/25/2016) - Just My Quick Thoughts | Vlog
   The Canon EOS 5D mark IV has been officially announced and brings many expected upgrades including 4K video and a all new 30MP "Dual Pixel" sensor that can even let the photographer do micro focus adjustments after the photo is already taken. So in this vlog I go over the official information and give you my quick thoughts.


Available for PREORDER now: http://amzn.to/2bIXQTi


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/6rgVfYiLaC8

High-Key Portrait & White Background Tutorial | Photography Tips

High-Key Portrait & White Background Tutorial | Photography Tips
   Are you looking to learn how to take photos like a professional? In this lighting tutorial I show you how to take high key portraits and how to correctly expose your white background to get amazing results each time.


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

Sekonic L-308-U Flashmate Lightmeter: http://amzn.to/1UCNjUN
Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera: http://amzn.to/1U94ddb
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art Lens: http://amzn.to/1PEGQXN
Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap (Black): http://amzn.to/25NtSUw
Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlites: http://amzn.to/1PEGTTp
Yongnuo YN560-TX Wireless Controller: http://amzn.to/20NvmMa
Neewer Pro 9ft Lighting Stand 2pc Kit: http://amzn.to/1WfRLLp
Neewer 24” x 36” 5-in-1 Reflector: http://amzn.to/22q1WAK
Neewer S-Type Bracket (Bowens Mount): http://amzn.to/1Qadp5l
Fotodiox 12x52in Strip Softbox w/ Grid (Bowens mount): http://amzn.to/1PEI6dm
Fotodiox 18in Beauty Dish w/ Grid (Bowens mount): http://amzn.to/1QadSEH
StudioFX Sand Bags: http://amzn.to/1QacPET
Neewer 6x9’ White Muslin Backdrop: http://amzn.to/2bI175e


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/9OfwEPukARo

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Improving Skin Color, Contrast & Sharpening In Your Video | Final Cut Pro Tips

Improving Skin Color, Contrast & Sharpening In Your Video | Final Cut Pro Tips
   Are you looking to improve the quality of you video in Final Cut Pro X? In this video tutorial I step you through some of the color correction techniques I use to correct skin tones, plus also improving exposure, contrast & sharpness in your video.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/P2-PHgZgmxU

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Canon EF 24-105 f/4L II & 16-35mm f/2.8L III Lenses (8/21/2016) - Leaked Information | Vlog

Canon EF 24-105 f/4L II & 16-35mm f/2.8L III Lenses (8/21/2016) - Leaked Information | Vlog
   With the upcoming release of the all new EOS 5D mark IV, Canon has also been making sure it has lenses that can handle the high standards this camera bring. They are refreshing the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L and the EF 24-105mm f/4L. Of which many of us have been waiting for a update to the 24-105 for quiet some time.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/kHmTly3x_6Y

Canon EOS 5D mark IV Rumors (8/20/2016) - NEW Info On The Dual Pixel Sensor | Vlog

Canon EOS 5D mark IV Rumors (8/20/2016) - NEW Info On The Dual Pixel Sensor | Vlog
   Well everyone I think we finally got all the rumored information sorted out that we are going to get on the all new Canon 5D mark IV until its actually going to be released this week. But in this video I do have some updated information on the new dual pixel sensor and what its uses may be.


   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
Budget Portrait Studio Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1VUgR6i
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/PoYlAycV8cI

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Canon EOS 80D: Orientation Linked AF Points - Using Focus Points Like A Pro | Photography Tips

Canon EOS 80D: Orientation Linked AF Points - Using Focus Points Like A Pro | Photography Tips
   Are you looking to learn how to use you new Canon 80D DSLR Camera? In this tutorial I show you how you can have separate focusing point potions for both your landscape and portrait oriented shots.


   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
Budget Portrait Studio Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1VUgR6i
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/Dt9EwESM32A

Friday, August 19, 2016

Samyang 14mm & 50mm FE Lens For Sony E Mount (8/18/2016) - Now With Auto Focus! | Vlog

Samyang 14mm & 50mm FE Lens For Sony E Mount (8/18/2016) - Now With Auto Focus! | Vlog
   New Samyang lenses with Autofocus! Thats right, introducing the newly designed 50mm f/1.4 and 14mm f/2.8 lenses for Sony E-Mount. These full frame lenses are part of Samyang's effort to get into more modern lens design. For those who may not know, Samyang is a South Korean lens manufacture and also go by Rokinon in the USA.


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

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 E-Mount: (coming soon)
Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 E-Mount: http://amzn.to/2bsio2a


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/_Yp2vPweHcI

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Nikon D3400 24.2MP DSLR Just Announced (8/17/2016) - Available For Preorder | Vlog

Nikon D3400 24.2MP DSLR Just Announced (8/17/2016) - Available For Preorder | Vlog
   Nikon has just announced its latest addition to their entry level DSLR line, the Nikon D3400. So what is so special about this digital camera and what are the upgrades over the model it is replacing, the D3300. So lets take a look at this camera.


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

Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera w/ Lens: http://amzn.to/2b1ohQ5


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/j7mXTCzMCWE

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Canon EOS 5D mark IV Rumors (8/17/2016) - 30MP "DUAL PIXEL" Sensor Thoughts | Vlog

Canon EOS 5D mark IV Rumors (8/17/2016) - 30MP "DUAL PIXEL" Sensor Thoughts | Vlog
   In this vlog we take another look at the rumored new spec's of the Canon EOS 5D mark IV, but this time we now have a reliable source for the leaked information and information that states the new 30MP sensor in the 5D is actually technically a 60MP sensor..



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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

How To Combine Multiple Audio Clips & Video Angles | Final Cut Pro Tips

How To Combine Multiple Audio Clips & Video Angles | Final Cut Pro Tips
   Are you looking to learn how to use Final Cut Pro X? In this video tutorial I show you how to create multi-cam video projects by combining and syncing multiple audio and video clips together into one easy to use file.



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

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Audio-Technica AT2035 Studio Condenser Microphone - High Quality, Affordable Price | Gear Review

Audio-Technica AT2035 Studio Condenser Microphone - High Quality, Affordable Price | Gear Review
   Are you looking for a amazing studio microphone at an affordable price? The Audio-Technica AT2035 Studio Microphone is a large diaphragm cardioid condenser mic that offers outstanding sound quality with warm tones that is perfect for podcasting and voice overs.


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

AT2035 Studio Mic w/ Pop Filter & XLR Cable: http://amzn.to/2aQgjZv
AT2020 Studio Mic w/ Pop Filter & XLR Cable: http://amzn.to/2bd9iq6
Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface: http://amzn.to/2boYmTK


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/zYk5bjpudvE

Friday, August 12, 2016

Canon EOS 5D mark IV Rumors (8/11/2016) - Whats Your Thoughts? | Vlog

Canon EOS 5D mark IV Rumors (8/11/2016) - Whats Your Thoughts? | Vlog
   With the Canon 5D mark IV getting closer and closer to being announced. The rumors are running wild on what the specifications will be. In this video blog we take a look at some of the information that has leaked and I give my opinion on those spec's.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/Wuue71ALoDc

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Understanding Canon New Picture Styles & Sharpness, Plus Best Settings For Video | Photography Tips

Understanding Canon New Picture Styles & Sharpness, Plus Best Settings For Video | Photography Tips
   Does Canon's new picture styles confuse you, or do you just not fully understand them. In this tutorial I will explain and demonstrate how adjusting these parameters can effect both your photos and video. In addition I will share my configuration settings for best video.


   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
Budget Portrait Studio Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1VUgR6i
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/AOfMcHEVgHE

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Canon EOS 80D: How To Setup & Tether Your DSLR Camera | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Canon EOS 80D: How To Setup & Tether Your DSLR Camera | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   Do you own the Canon EOS 80D and are wanting to learn how to tether your new DSLR into Adobe Lightroom? In this tutorial I will walk you through step by step on everything you need to know from what cable you will need, how to hook up your camera and how to setup Lightroom to get you tethered!


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

Monoprice 15-Feet USB 2.0 A Male to Mini-B 5pin Male 28/24AWG Cable with Ferrite Core Gold Plated (Tether Cable): http://amzn.to/2aC9ift


   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
Budget Portrait Studio Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1VUgR6i
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/FPHLShbUhnE

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Neewer 16 Inch Portable Round Photography Soft Box | Gear Review

Neewer 16 Inch Portable Round Photography Softbox | Gear Review
   Looking for one of the best portable soft boxes on the market? In this gear review we take a look at the Neewer 16" Portable Round Softbox that fits on any speedlite and is ideal for both portrait and product photography alike.


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

Neewer 16 Inch Portable Round Softbox: http://amzn.to/2aBXqgj
Neewer 12 Inch Portable Round Softbox: http://amzn.to/2aW8nKD


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/5OouqPsG3Mk

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Canon EOS 80D: How To Setup HDR Movie Mode | Photography Tips

Canon EOS 80D: How To Setup HDR Movie Mode | Photography Tips
   Are you looking to learn how to use the Canon EOS 80D? In these video tutorials I step you through many of the functions and settings used in this camera. In this video I show you how to setup HDR video mode so you can start recording your own high-dynamic-range movies.


   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
Budget Portrait Studio Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1VUgR6i
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/8ngyGCDvD34

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Viewers Q&A & Retouching Your Photos In Lightroom | Vlog

Viewers Q&A & Retouching Your Photos In Lightroom | Vlog
   In this video I try my best to answer some of my viewers burning questions about photo gear. I also talk about possibly doing some Lightroom retouching videos with photos from my viewers.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/NbuS7bHf1UY