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At PhotoflexLightingSchool, we realize that people learn in different ways. So in addition to providing high quality imagery and a written account of each lesson, we’re also incorporating more and more video within these lessons to allow the viewer a greater perspective on the shoot. Each of the lessons within this expanding section contain embedded video to accompany our standard lesson format.

 

Beauty Lighting for Stills and Video Bonus Video Included

    Trying New Things I definitely fall into the category of photographers who get bored doing the same thing over and over again. Although I am often hired to... Continue Reading...

 

A Skatepark Portrait Bonus Video Included

Portland, Oregon photographer Bryce Kanights has been a professional action sports photographer for the past 25 years. His work primarily involves action photography and environmental portraiture. With this shoot, he set... Continue Reading...

 

Umbrellas 101 Bonus Video Included

In this lesson, LA photographer Jay P. Morgan demonstrates how to use umbrellas on set. Umbrellas are great modifiers and the ones that most people start with. They’re... Continue Reading...

 

Lighting Rain and Pulling Stills from a Canon EOS-1DC Bonus Video Included

  For this lesson, photographer Jay P. Morgan went on location to create a series of rain shots with the new Canon 1DC. His goal was to shoot all video... Continue Reading...

 

Conquering a Mountain of an Assignment Bonus Video Included

Recently, commercial photographer Ian Spanier was commissioned to shoot a group of competitors at a grueling Spartan Race. Though the obstacles of such an event are formidable, Ian had his... Continue Reading...

 

The SHAPE Magazine Shoot Bonus Video Included

In this lesson, Ian Spanier shows how adding something as simple as a Photoflex WhiteDome to an overhead light, even when used on a white set, can make a subtle,... Continue Reading...

 

Sparkling Beauty Lighting – Part 2 Bonus Video Included

This is the second of a two-part beauty lesson. To see the first part, click here. More Drama After finishing with the first model, I decided to take my approach... Continue Reading...

 

Sparkling Beauty Lighting – Part 1 Bonus Video Included

With beauty shots, there are often limiting factors one has to work with, including constrained composition, precision lighting, and minimal background elements. Pro Showcase photographer Laura Tillinghast is quite mindful... Continue Reading...

 

Using Constant Lighting for Stills and Video Bonus Video Included

  Using Constant Lighting for Stills and Video from Photoflex, Inc. on Vimeo.   Why Continuous Lights? Continuous lights can often be dismissed as outdated equipment in the photographic world,... Continue Reading...

 

Fashion Lighting with a Single Reflector Bonus Video Included

  My name is Jeff Rojas and I'm a professional photographer. But I'm also a small business owner, an entrepreneur. It's my responsibility to make smart investments.... Continue Reading...

 

Action on Location: Pro Lighting that’s so Portable! Bonus Video Included

  In this lesson, Canadian photographer Trevor Sherwin demonstrates some straightforward techniques in capturing stunning action shots on location. In the behind-the-scenes video, Trevor discusses the merits of the Photoflex... Continue Reading...

Flash - Shoe Mount/Speedlight

 

Leading the Cheer with Photoflex Gear! Bonus Video Included

Recently, Pro Showcase Photographers Alycia White and Benjamin Edwards teamed up to produce a lesson and video on some simple-yet-powerful indoor and outdoor lighting techniques.  Alycia shot indoors, while... Continue Reading...

Flash - Portable Strobe

 

Beauty Lighting for Stills and Video Bonus Video Included

    Trying New Things I definitely fall into the category of photographers who get bored doing the same thing over and over again. Although I am often hired to... Continue Reading...

 

A Skatepark Portrait Bonus Video Included

Portland, Oregon photographer Bryce Kanights has been a professional action sports photographer for the past 25 years. His work primarily involves action photography and environmental portraiture. With this shoot, he set... Continue Reading...

 

Conquering a Mountain of an Assignment Bonus Video Included

Recently, commercial photographer Ian Spanier was commissioned to shoot a group of competitors at a grueling Spartan Race. Though the obstacles of such an event are formidable, Ian had his... Continue Reading...

 

Sparkling Beauty Lighting – Part 2 Bonus Video Included

This is the second of a two-part beauty lesson. To see the first part, click here. More Drama After finishing with the first model, I decided to take my approach... Continue Reading...

 

Sparkling Beauty Lighting – Part 1 Bonus Video Included

With beauty shots, there are often limiting factors one has to work with, including constrained composition, precision lighting, and minimal background elements. Pro Showcase photographer Laura Tillinghast is quite mindful... Continue Reading...

 

Jay P. Morgan and how he makes excellent use of the Photoflex TritonFlash Kit Bonus Video Included

Jay P. Morgan travels to Boston for a photo-shoot aboard the oldest working ship in the US Navy, the USS Constitution. Which meant that he needed to use portable, lightweight, dependable lighting gear. Watch this video to see how he makes excellent use of the Photoflex TritonFlash Kit! Continue Reading...

 

Action on Location: Pro Lighting that’s so Portable! Bonus Video Included

  In this lesson, Canadian photographer Trevor Sherwin demonstrates some straightforward techniques in capturing stunning action shots on location. In the behind-the-scenes video, Trevor discusses the merits of the Photoflex... Continue Reading...

 

The Need for Short Flash Duration Bonus Video Included

My name is David Hou and I am an advertisement photographer from Toronto, Canada. Some of my most exciting assignments involve photographing dancers and actors for theatre show advertisement. Often,... Continue Reading...

 

Rocking Out Bonus Video Included

To make a visually stunning rock band image, Kevin Kubota was ready with a plan, a location, and the right gear. Working with the band Lyible, from Bend, Oregon, Kevin... Continue Reading...

 

Unique and Enduring Bridal Portraits, Part 2 Bonus Video Included

In part two of Michael Corsentino’s “Unique and Enduring Bridal Portraits” lesson, the Petaluma, California-based wedding and portrait photographer shows us how dusk and evening situations... Continue Reading...

 

Edgy Fashion Portraits in an Abandoned Laboratory Bonus Video Included

In this lesson, fine-art photographer Miss Aniela demonstrates how to create compelling fashion portraits using flash on location. This shoot took place in an abandoned building in Kent, England, with... Continue Reading...

 

Editorial Fashion on Sand Dunes Bonus Video Included

Canadian Fashion Photographer David Hou dishes up some spectacular eye candy in this very informative lesson. Hou’s choice to simplify the compositions by choosing a stark location on... Continue Reading...

Flash - Studio Strobe

 

Beauty Lighting for Stills and Video Bonus Video Included

    Trying New Things I definitely fall into the category of photographers who get bored doing the same thing over and over again. Although I am often hired to... Continue Reading...

 

Umbrellas 101 Bonus Video Included

In this lesson, LA photographer Jay P. Morgan demonstrates how to use umbrellas on set. Umbrellas are great modifiers and the ones that most people start with. They’re... Continue Reading...

 

The SHAPE Magazine Shoot Bonus Video Included

In this lesson, Ian Spanier shows how adding something as simple as a Photoflex WhiteDome to an overhead light, even when used on a white set, can make a subtle,... Continue Reading...

 

Sparkling Beauty Lighting – Part 2 Bonus Video Included

This is the second of a two-part beauty lesson. To see the first part, click here. More Drama After finishing with the first model, I decided to take my approach... Continue Reading...

 

Sparkling Beauty Lighting – Part 1 Bonus Video Included

With beauty shots, there are often limiting factors one has to work with, including constrained composition, precision lighting, and minimal background elements. Pro Showcase photographer Laura Tillinghast is quite mindful... Continue Reading...

 

Beauty Shot in a German Studio Bonus Video Included

In portrait and fashion photography, it's important to direct the light.  And for beauty shots, it's often important to create symmetrical lighting.  For this shoot, German... Continue Reading...

 

Rocking Out Bonus Video Included

To make a visually stunning rock band image, Kevin Kubota was ready with a plan, a location, and the right gear. Working with the band Lyible, from Bend, Oregon, Kevin... Continue Reading...

 

Recreating 1920’s Portrait Lighting Bonus Video Included

For thirty years, Mark Rockwood has worked as a highly sought-after commercial photographer for local and national accounts that include L.L. Bean and Brookstone. But his fine art photography... Continue Reading...

 

Rainy Day Magic on a Sunny Day Bonus Video Included

In this lesson, commercial photographer Jay P. Morgan shows how to combine special effects with good basic lighting to achieve an exciting rain scene portrait. This special effect of producing... Continue Reading...

Continuous Lights - Tungsten

 

Using Constant Lighting for Stills and Video Bonus Video Included

  Using Constant Lighting for Stills and Video from Photoflex, Inc. on Vimeo.   Why Continuous Lights? Continuous lights can often be dismissed as outdated equipment in the photographic world,... Continue Reading...

 

Leading the Cheer with Photoflex Gear! Bonus Video Included

Recently, Pro Showcase Photographers Alycia White and Benjamin Edwards teamed up to produce a lesson and video on some simple-yet-powerful indoor and outdoor lighting techniques.  Alycia shot indoors, while... Continue Reading...

 

The Wakeboard Studio Shoot Bonus Video Included

One of photographer Patrick Hall's favorite things about living in Charleston, South Carolina is being close to the ocean. He loves being in and around the water, and although... Continue Reading...

 

Lighting for both Stills and HD Video Bonus Video Included

These days, even the most modest of digital cameras can produce high quality imagery. Now anyone can take beautiful photographs and videos under any lighting conditions, right? Well, not exactly.... Continue Reading...

 

Modifying Direct Window Light For HD Videos Bonus Video Included

Many of us would like to use natural light for our indoor photography to get the soft look of the traditional 1900 north light studio. But what if we only have... Continue Reading...

 

Shooting a Music Video at City Hall Bonus Video Included

Photographer Ben Clay had an assignment. He needed to produce a demo video of vocalist Doug Gimbel singing the National Anthem. Once produced, Doug would present the video to a... Continue Reading...

 

Lighting for DSLRs with HD Video

With the recent advent of HD video functionality in SLR cameras, photographers are now able to shoot stills and video, all with the same camera! And just as with still... Continue Reading...

Continuous Lights - LED

 

Beauty Lighting for Stills and Video Bonus Video Included

    Trying New Things I definitely fall into the category of photographers who get bored doing the same thing over and over again. Although I am often hired to... Continue Reading...

Reflectors/Diffusers

 

Beauty Lighting for Stills and Video Bonus Video Included

    Trying New Things I definitely fall into the category of photographers who get bored doing the same thing over and over again. Although I am often hired to... Continue Reading...

 

A Skatepark Portrait Bonus Video Included

Portland, Oregon photographer Bryce Kanights has been a professional action sports photographer for the past 25 years. His work primarily involves action photography and environmental portraiture. With this shoot, he set... Continue Reading...

 

Lighting Rain and Pulling Stills from a Canon EOS-1DC Bonus Video Included

  For this lesson, photographer Jay P. Morgan went on location to create a series of rain shots with the new Canon 1DC. His goal was to shoot all video... Continue Reading...

 

Sparkling Beauty Lighting – Part 2 Bonus Video Included

This is the second of a two-part beauty lesson. To see the first part, click here. More Drama After finishing with the first model, I decided to take my approach... Continue Reading...

 

Fashion Lighting with a Single Reflector Bonus Video Included

  My name is Jeff Rojas and I'm a professional photographer. But I'm also a small business owner, an entrepreneur. It's my responsibility to make smart investments.... Continue Reading...