1. Webinar Archive: Gear for a Safe Effective Studio

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    Just as you need a firm foundation of the basics to improve your photography, having a strong structural base for your gear is an important starting point for any lighting setup. Commercial photographers and videographers know all about using what is termed as "grip" equipment, but most portrait and wedding photographers have never been exposed to C-Stands, boom arms and all of the various accessories that can help getting your set and lights into position and secure. You can never be too safe when dealing with your customers, and once you experience the stability that great grip gear brings, you'll never want to put your studio lights on a standard light stand again!

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    • Portrait Style with Aperture and Lens

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      Many photographers prefer to capture portraits based on a certain look and depth-of-field to create a sense of softness. This approach can produce beautiful results when you have a clear understanding of how the lens focal length, aperture and size of the subject in the frame effects what is in focus and what is not. You may like to think your favorite aperture is f/4, but what does that really mean as you change lenses and the distance to the subject? You also need to be careful of exposure as the risk of clipping highlights and shadows can ruin an otherwise great shot. Join host Joe Brady as he explores how these elements effect a portrait both in the studio and outside using natural light. Sponsored by Sekonic, join us for this free session and after finding the best focal length and aperture for a shot, see how you can set the best numbers for that perfect exposure.

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      • The Easy Four Light Portrait Studio

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        Few things interrupt a portrait session more than having to stop in the middle of a great flow to add and subtract lights! Join host Joe Brady as he sets up a four light studio that can be controlled right from the top of a camera with the help of PocketWizard Plus® III radio triggers. Do you really need to have four lights available? For some shots, you may only want one light, and then perhaps add a hair-light or reflector. Having multiple lights in position gives you creative control to shape the light on your subject to produce a portrait with the feel, drama, shape and impact you are after. By creating a standard lighting set for your studio portraits, you save time and keep the flow of the shoot undisturbed as you concentrate on your subject. PocketWizard Plus III's give you the ability to add and subtract lights instantly without having to go on the set so you can maintain that flow. Watch this free session and see how easily a four light set can cover just about any portrait lighting need.

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        • Get Consistently Great Color Prints from Your Lab!

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          If you are ever disappointed with the prints you get back from your lab, chances are you have a problem with your color workflow and calibration. But don't despair! Join us for a free webinar sponsored by X-Rite and Nations Photo Lab and learn how easy it can be to get prints with consistently great color and tone. One common complaint we hear is: "my prints are dark". With a little bit of hardware and easy to follow software, you'll see all that is needed to get better results while saving time and money. Join host Joe Brady as he shows how he gets consistent results from all the work he sends out to the lab. No more re-prints or rush charges because of last minute adjustments or prints that are darker than expected. Take control of your color workflow and learn how to create the best digital file for your lab.

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          • Processing & Printing Landscape Images with Adobe® Lightroom® 5

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            from ILFORD GALERIE / Added

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            Bring out the true beauty of your photograph and get a print to match! When we first view RAW files of our beautiful landscape images, the initial reaction is often one of disappointment and head scratching as you wonder what you did wrong. The problem is often how your camera recorded the scene, not your photographic skills. Unlike your eyes, digital cameras only have one contrast curve, one saturation setting and one color temperature in each capture. When you encounter a beautiful but full contrast scene with bright light and deep shadows, you’re going to have to do some post-processing to bring out the beauty of the scene the ways you remember it. Join host Joe Brady and see how fast and easy it can be to edit your landscape photography with Adobe Lightroom. Learn to bring out the beauty and even enhance your images so that they convey the impact the scene had on you when you were inspired to capture the image in the first place. Once the image has been adjusted, the ultimate goal is to get a print that matches the great image on your monitor. With a custom paper profile and a calibrated monitor, we’ll make sure that happens as well. Watch this webinar sponsored by Ilford and X-Rite and learn a landscape photography editing process along with some tips and tricks to make Lightroom 5 work for you.

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            • Sell More Online with Great Product Photography

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              If you want to sell items on eBay, Etsy, your own website or anywhere else online, having a great photograph of your cool stuff will increase its appeal and sale-ability. Join host Joe Brady as he takes you through the process of small product photography from set up to capture to edit. Joe will demonstrate the new Bowens Streamlite Cocoon Kit that makes producing pro quality photographs simple and consistent. For those selling jewelry, clothing and small artwork, accurate color is extremely important so that your customers will know what they are purchasing. With a Sekonic L-308S Light Meter, see how to get perfect and consistent exposures every time. Then by including the ColorChecker Passport from X-Rite, Joe will show how to create a custom profile for the lights you use so that every item displays its full color perfectly. Using Adobe Lightroom, you will also learn how to shoot directly into a laptop, have the color and white balance adjusted automatically and then have JPEGs of the appropriate size sent off to an image folder with one click of the mouse. For new or existing businesses and hobbyists, learn how to create great product images for your online business empire!

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              • Sell More Online with Great Product Photography

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                If you want to sell items on eBay, Etsy, your own website or anywhere else online, having a great photograph of your cool stuff will increase its appeal and sale-ability. Join host Joe Brady as he takes you through the process of small product photography from set up to capture to edit. Joe will demonstrate the new Bowens Streamlite Cocoon Kit that makes producing pro quality photographs simple and consistent. For those selling jewelry, clothing and small artwork, accurate color is extremely important so that your customers will know what they are purchasing. With a Sekonic L-308S Light Meter, see how to get perfect and consistent exposures every time. Then by including the ColorChecker Passport from X-Rite, Joe will show how to create a custom profile for the lights you use so that every item displays its full color perfectly. Using Adobe Lightroom, you will also learn how to shoot directly into a laptop, have the color and white balance adjusted automatically and then have JPEGs of the appropriate size sent off to an image folder with one click of the mouse. For new or existing businesses and hobbyists, learn how to create great product images for your online business empire!

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                • Perfect Color for Fine Art Printing

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                  Fine Art printing places greater demands on producing accuracy and consistent colors. For the most accurate color and smoother gradations, larger prints benefit greatly when printed with more exacting custom paper profiles. When a finished print is going to be installed under consistent lighting conditions, adjusting the paper profile to the spectrum and color temperature of those lights produces a print that has all the beauty and vibrancy you would get when viewing the image in bright daylight. Join host Joe Brady as he explore the capabilities that the X-Rite i1Pro 2 system brings to those who have exacting color needs for printing Fine Art prints. Starting with a quick monitor calibration, learn how to produce exacting paper profiles for the absolute best color reproduction and see how to adjust those profiles for specific lighting conditions. If you are interested in Fine Art printing, come see both the power and ease of use that the X-Rite i1Pro 2 system brings to any demanding color workflow.

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                  • Perfect Color with Joe Brady | Part 1: Perfect Color for Inkjet Printing

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                    For anyone who does their own printing, consistent and accurate color will save time, money and frustration while producing better prints. Join host Joe Brady for this free webinar sponsored by X-Rite as he cover tips and techniques to make your color workflow a welcome part of the creative process. We'll start with the how’s and why’s of monitor calibration, the benefits of custom paper profiles and how to put them to use with soft-proofing in both Photoshop and Lightroom. No technical knowledge is necessary to get great looking prints every time. Put the fun back into printing, as your photographs will look like the image you saw on your monitor. From edit to proof to output, learn how to control color for great results every time.

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                    • Getting the Shot: A Conversation with Nature Photography Icons Marc Muench, Rick Sammon, and Andy Williams

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                      Traveling to far away places is exciting and interesting. When we travel specifically to take photographs it's important to have a game plan to ensure that we are able to come home with the beautiful shots that will last a lifetime and take us back to that wonderful place and time over and over again. In this webinar hosted by Joe Brady, three nature photography icons will discuss their techniques to be sure they come home with those "once in a lifetime" shots. Marc Muench, Rick Sammon, and Andy Williams travel the globe capturing breathtaking shots. They will share some of their tips and techniques with you in a relaxed conversational format. Here's just some of what they will discuss: • "Know" where you're planning to go • Anticipate the opportunity • Stay focused on the image • Control your color workflow • Take advantage of serendipity

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