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Erik Valind
Creating a Professional Head Shot with Erik Valind

Creating a Professional Head Shot with Erik Valind

If there's one thing to know about building a strong portrait portfolio, it's knowing how to capture a great head shot. There will be an occasional abstract portrait client, there may be some sporty portrait clients, but if a photographer is looking to capture new clients, they have to know how to capture a great head shot.

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Erik Valind
Solving On-Location Lighting Problems with Erik Valind and FlashBender 2

Solving On-Location Lighting Problems with Erik Valind and FlashBender 2

So what happens when you show up to your location shoot for an engagement, and your head begins spinning because the lighting is terrible? You may think to yourself, "I only have the basics on hand, a camera and flash, what am I going to do!?" Let's talk about how to clean up all those awful orange casts and reroute the light so it's pleasing on your subject...

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Lindsay Adler
Hollywood Glamour Portrait with Lindsay Adler

Hollywood Glamour Portrait with Lindsay Adler

When you know how to utilize direction of light and distance of light, you can take similar modifiers and use them for drastically different results.

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Frank Doorhof
Make Your Model Pop with Frank Doorhof

Make Your Model Pop with Frank Doorhof

In the old days they knew and used this lighting technique: pin point your light on the model and it rocks. This technique was used in both movies and photos but somehow over time it seems that photographers moved towards the bigger light sources.

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