Monday, January 30, 2017

Exploring Lightroom Retouching Techniques - Ep #2 - Black & White Portraits

Exploring Lightroom Retouching Techniques - Ep #2 - Black & White Portraits
   Explore Lightroom retouching techniques with Joe Jackson as he shows you how to use Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop to get professional results from your photos. In this episode we take a photo from one of our recent portrait lighting tutorials and show everyone how I retouch black and white portraits.


   Don't already own Adobe Lightroom yet? Get both Lightroom and Photoshop both for $9.99 USD (plus tax) a month with Adobe's CC Photography Package or buy Lightroom 6 straight out:

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/7syYzT-YD_M

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Portrait Lighting Tutorials - Ep #2 - Understanding The Basics Of Separation Lighting

Portrait Lighting Tutorials - Ep #2 - Understanding The Basics Of Separation Lighting
   Improve your portrait photography lighting techniques. In this tutorial I show you how to create separation lighting in your photos by creating contrast between your model and the background using two different techniques. In this video I show you how to setup your lighting equipment, what camera settings were used and helpful diagrams so you can practice these lighting setups in your own home.


   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out my links below for my recommended photo gear!

My Camera & Lenses: http://amzn.to/2gD6V2a
My Photography Studio Gear: http://amzn.to/2fVoFXu
Paul C. Buff DigiBee Studio Strobes: https://www.paulcbuff.com/alienbees.php


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/NdV85GcuZQE

Monday, January 23, 2017

How Many Speedlites Does It Take To Equal A 160ws or 320ws Studio Strobe?

How Many Speedlites Does It Take To Equal A 160ws or 320ws Studio Strobe?
   Have you been wondering how many speedlites does it actually take to equal the same power of a modern studio strobe? In this video blog I thought I would share my test that I conducted using the very popular Yongnuo YN560 IV speedlites against my new DigiBee Studio Strobes from Paul C. Buff.


Paul C. Buff DigiBee Studio Strobes: https://www.paulcbuff.com/alienbees.php
My Camera & Lenses: http://amzn.to/2gD6V2a
My Photography Studio Gear: http://amzn.to/2fVoFXu


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/M9UzRBejp_Y

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip For 70D & 80D - Review & Generic Grip Comparison

Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip For 70D & 80D - Review & Generic Grip Comparison
   Are you trying to decide if you should shell out the cash for the official Canon BG-E14 battery grip for the EOS 70D & 80D. Or perhaps save a ton of cash and go with a cheaper generic third party battery grip? In this video we review and go into a in depth comparison of a generic grip and the Canon made battery grip.


Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip (Official): http://amzn.to/2jznpd3
Neewer BG-E14 Replacement Grip (Third Party): http://amzn.to/2jzGwnd
* Both brands work with the EOS 70D & 80D. *


Video Edit:
https://youtu.be/8XL53dyumLk

Monday, January 16, 2017

Exploring Lightroom Retouching Techniques - Ep #1 - Studio Headshots

Exploring Lightroom Retouching Techniques - Ep #1 - Studio Headshots
   Explore Lightroom retouching techniques with Joe Jackson as he shows you how to use Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop to get professional results from your photos. In this episode we take a look at retouching your basic headshot, creating a stunning photo while keeping it true to life.


Get started using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom today:

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/1pk7m8gEGfY

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Neewer Photographic 12 x 12 Inch Color Gel Filter 8 Pack - Gear Review

Neewer Photographic 12 x 12 Inch Color Gel Filter 8 Pack - Gear Review
   So I was not planning to review this product, but after seeing some crazy reviews online. I thought I had to set the record straight and give a true honest review of these colored photography gels from Neewer. This is a review of the Neewer Photographic 12x12 inch Gel Filter, 8 Pack.


Neewer Photo Gel 8 Pack: http://amzn.to/2jIATA4
My Camera & Lenses: http://amzn.to/2gD6V2a
My Photography Studio Gear: http://amzn.to/2fVoFXu


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/OZalfPG5POA

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Understanding The Basics Of The Key Light - Portrait Lighting Tutorial

Understanding The Basics Of The Key Light - Portrait Lighting Tutorial
   A new year, a new season of my portrait lighting tutorials. To start this year off we take a small step back and take another look at the basics of your key lighting and go over 3 easy different looks you can get from just one light and a reflector. These new lighting tutorials go further in depth then the tutorials in season 1 did and have better lighting diagrams and explanations. Hope everyone enjoys them.


My Camera & Lenses: http://amzn.to/2gD6V2a
My Photography Studio Gear: http://amzn.to/2fVoFXu
Paul C. Buff DigiBee Studio Strobes: https://www.paulcbuff.com/alienbees.php


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/EtLQ2ktswh0

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mega Tank Inkjet Printers From Canon - Pixma G1200, C2200, G3200, G4400

   So Canon has decided to start selling ink tank printers in the USA. Which honestly they have been doing in other parts of the world of sometime now. In this video I cover these new G series printers from Canon and compare the specifications from each model and what you can expect from them.


Canon Mega Tank Inkjet Printers: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/list/printers/megatank-inkjet-printers/


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

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hands On Look At The New DigiBee Studio Strobes From Paul C. Buff Inc.

Hands On Look At The New DigiBee Studio Strobes From Paul C. Buff Inc.
   So after finally getting my hands on the all new DigiBee studio strobes from Paul C. Buff Inc. I wanted to give a hands on overview of some of the features on these new strobe units for my viewers that may be interested in picking up a set. I also talk about the differences between the older AlienBee and the new DigiBee strobes.


   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out my links below for my recommended photo, video & audio gear!

My Camera & Lenses: http://amzn.to/2gD6V2a
My Photography Studio Gear: http://amzn.to/2fVoFXu
Paul C. Buff DigiBee Studio Strobes: https://www.paulcbuff.com/alienbees.php


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/axth6VaHzbc

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Yongnuo YN660 Speedlite Quick Start Guide - Photography Tips

Yongnuo YN660 Speedlite Quick Start Guide - Photography Tips
   Yongnuo has released a all new manual flash the YN660. So to help everyone get familiar with this unit and get started operating it. I have made another hands on tutorial that is sure to get you up and taking photos with this new speedlite in no time.


Get the Yongnuo YN660 Speedlite here: http://amzn.to/2iEbDOa

My Camera & Lenses: http://amzn.to/2gD6V2a
My Photography Studio Gear: http://amzn.to/2fVoFXu


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/yL6Rxp1PvZQ

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome Back, Happy New Year & My Home Studio Tour 2017

Welcome Back, Happy New Year & My Home Studio Tour 2017
   Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year! I thought I would show everyone around my studio office in this video and also talk about some of the improvements that are to come in 2017 for the channel.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/6FHx6yQyKOk