Studio Lighting: Halogen Work Lights

I shared an overview of my studio lighting here. I’ve done separate videos for each type of light except one – my halogen work lights. In the video below, I talk to you about the benefits and drawbacks of using work lights for photography. I shared photos from numerous shoots I’ve done with them, but I did do a new shoot in my garage for this video. Here’s a sample…
 
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Technical Specifications:
Nikon D600 + 85mm f/1.8
Aperture- f/3.5
Shutter Speed- 1/100
ISO- 1600

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You can find out more about halogen work lights similar to mine here.
 
VIPs, I share lots of behind-the-scenes footage from this shoot, plus the entire gallery of images, in this week’s VIP Show here!

SnapChick VIP Show – October 4, 2014

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This week’s VIP Show is all about the photo shoot I did using work lights. I share behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot! You’ll also see a gallery of images from the shoot when you log in. In next week’s show, I’ll talk to you about how I edited the images.
 
My video on work lights will be posted soon!
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The SnapChick VIP Show – September 26, 2014

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VIPs – In this week’s VIP Show, I talk in detail about the photo shoot with Christina and about what I’ll be up to next week! I also get a bit philosophical about my Friday afternoon activity. Plus, there’s a gallery from the shoot with Christina!
 
Here’s a list of the contents…


Intro at 0:00
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Photo Shoot with Christina at 0:54
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Next Week at 10:47
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SnapChick Gets Philosophical at 11:57
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SnapChick VIP Show – September 19, 2014

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VIPs – In this week’s VIP Show, Raymond and I discuss the photo shoot with Christina (the beautiful model above) and talk about why Raymond hid in the other room when she first arrived! We also discuss the response from last week’s shoot/video. I also share a VIP’s photo from the challenge I issued a couple weeks ago and talk about my own project for the challenge!
 
Here’s a list of the contents…
 


Intro at 0:00
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VIP Challenge at 0:31
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Photo Shoot with Christina at 3:53
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Viewer Reaction to “New Approach to Setting Your Camera” at 11:32
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Where to Find VIP Content from the Bryce Canyon Field Trip at 27:49
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September 19, 2014 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments Closed

The New Approach to Setting Your Camera

Lots of people ask me about camera settings, but there are so many things that are more important to an image! I talk about three of those things in the video below. I also did a photo shoot with Raymond the Intern to help me illustrate my ideas. Here’s a few sample images. VIPs can see the huge gallery of images, plus this week’s VIP Show when they log in!
 
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VIPs, log in to see a gallery of 35 images from this shoot, plus the VIP Show for this week. Raymond the Intern and I both talk you through some of our edits of the photos!
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September 14, 2014 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments Closed

Commercial-Style Portraits During the Golden Hour

Photographers love the golden hour. Everything seems to look better in that warm light! In this video, I talk about stepping outside of the traditional portrait box when photographing during this time of day. Here’s a sample from the shoot I did during the golden hour, at the top of a mountain, a few days ago…
 
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Technical Specifications:
Nikon D70 + 50mm f/1.8D
Aperture- f/2.8
Shutter Speed- 1/250
ISO- 200

 
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VIPs, log in to see a gallery of 24 images from this shoot! Plus, you can find a link to this week’s VIP Show, where Raymond the Intern and I discuss specifics about the creation of the photos.
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SnapChick VIP Show – August 29, 2014

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VIPs – In this week’s VIP Show, Raymond and I discuss a photo shoot we did during the golden hour, I answer a question from the VIP Mailbag, and I issue a challenge to the VIPs!
 
Here’s a list of the contents…
 


Intro at 0:00
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Golden Hour Photo Shoot Discussion at 0:20
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VIP Mailbag at 16:46
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A VIP Challenge! at 20:57
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Nikon Df Full Review

Thanks to Lumoid.com, I was able to borrow a Nikon Df. I took the Df all over the place and took tons of photos! You can see a bunch of the results in my full review of the camera below, and VIPs can log in to see a full gallery from my studio shoot with it, where I used it as a prop in some shots and used it to take the photos in others! Here’s a sample from the shoot, along with some tech specs…
 
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Technical Specifications:
Nikon D300s + 17-55 f/2.8
Aperture- f/2.8
Shutter Speed- 1/180
ISO- 400
Exposure Compensation- -0.5 ev

 
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If you want to see more of the Nikon Df, I have a Lighting Fast 128 Second Review and a Complete Body Tour and Menu Walkthrough! Or, try one out at Lumoid.com!
 
VIPs, log in to see the full gallery of images from my studio shoot with the Df, and find a link to the video where I talked about the behind-the-scenes happenings from the shoot!
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SnapChick VIP Show – August 22, 2014

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VIPs – In this week’s VIP Show, I talk about some upcoming shoots and videos, plus ask Raymond a couple questions about his work here at SnapChick HQ. The bulk of the video, though, is Raymond asking me serious and hard-hitting questions about me and about the SnapChick Universe!
 
Here’s a list of the contents…
 


Intro at 0:00
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Upcoming Photo Shoots & Videos at 0:53
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Raymond’s Hard-Hitting Questions for Leigh at 3:14
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Leigh’s Questions for Raymond at 26.54
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