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The Smallest Studio in the World 4

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Runtime - length of the film: 5m58s
Language: english
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In the smallest studio in the world even the great Dutch Masters have their place. Eib is back with another technique that can be universally applied with the minimum amount of effort, like what you might find in the smallest photo studio in the world.

A special lighting technique is shown here that simulates the portrait style of the great master Rembrandt . This Rembrandt lighting style has tell tale characteristics which Eib will be able to demonstrate and you can emulate. Grand masters don't come by their accolades for nothing and even here in the smallest studio in world we can show you how... so please Tune In with Eib for Rembrandt Lighting

The Smallest Studio in the World 3

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Runtime - length of the film: 4m28s
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We weren't kidding about the "smallest studio in the world" as you can see here in this second practical application of the techniques discussed before.  In this enlightening video Eib Eiberhauser shows how to deal with the back light situation. He does this by bringing the sunlight into the studio and then shows how to tame its eccentricities to make a well balances portrait with all the best attributes of the "largest studio in the world."

So please tune in here on FotoTV. for this informative and practical application video for your own "smallest studio in the world".

The Smallest Studio in the World 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 6m15s
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So you've got everything set in your smallest studio in the world so lets let Eib Eibelshaeuser show us how to get the first contracts for portraits work rolling.

In this practical film Eib is all hands-on with getting a simulated sky to create a "natural" lighting. Studio lights often look just like that; you can see it was done in a studio. Shouldn't our goal be to make this as clear as day.

With a few simple reflectors and the posing stand we saw before, Eib has us up and running in no time. Be sure to tune in to this very helpful video... in the smallest studio in the world!! You're sure to get something from it.

Bert on the Street 4

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m37s
Language: english
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In the first three parts of our street photography series with Bert Stephani we have learned a lot about photographic techniques, styles and attitudes. In this degree, Bert is concerned about the topic of overstimulation:
 
Equipped with all the knowledge and skills the photographer goes into the streets of the city and realizes that there are lots of impressions and possibilities. This can quickly become too much for him and overwhelm his perception, which in the worst case falls into the tunnel vision mode and no longer recognizes the valuable opportunities for really good pictures.
 
To prevent this Bert has a self-proven method: It is good to focus on a particular keyword or a superordinate topic, and to use this perceptual steering to recognize what is appropriate and to ignore the unimportant. In this way, the photographer remains so relaxed that he suddenly also has opportunities for images that do not directly have something to do with the focused object.

The Smallest Studio in the World 1

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Runtime - length of the film: 06m26s
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Everyone wants to shoot in the biggest studio of the world: outdoor with available daylight . Here's Eib Eibelshaeuser to show us how to convert the biggest studio in the world from outdoor to indoor and make the best possible studio with reasonable means and effort.

This is the first in a series so jump in now. In this opening video, in just a few steps we have our corner of light absorbing cloth, and a posing stand to insure the subject is best positioned. With tips on low cost reflectors and construction materials that are easy to come by. You will be up and running in no time.

So please Tune-in now and get all the needed tips and info on this new series.

Bert on the Street 3

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m10s
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In this third part of his street photography series Bert Stephani takes us to two photographic attitudes - the reactive and proactive photography.
 
Bert explains their differences as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Then, armed with his Fujifilm X70 compact camera on which a GoPro is stuck, he makes his way through Dinant 's streets to combine reactive and proactive street photography: He looks out for suitable scenes and while walking he photographs his impressions of the city.
 
Finally, he shows two well-done pictures from streets far away from Belgium. These examples show once again that reactive and proactive photography have their own appeal and how they can be combined in particularly lucky moments.

Light Feathering Part 4

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m23s
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Martin is back with part four of our series on Light Feathering. Katja is back too, to help us with the practical side of this useful technique.

Light Feathering, as we've learned is a way of using one light to do two things simultaneously. But the studio is a creative place and who says you can't have multiple lights. Martin shows us why it is useful to have a second light and why it too can be "feathered" to great effect.  So please Tune-in

Light Feathering Part 3

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m26s
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Here with part three in our series on light feathering, Martin Krolop shows us how to use only one light and the feathering technique for well balanced full body shots.

The trick being the magic placement of the subject to the light that then balances the light ideally. In this manner no dynamic is lost or contrast correction is needed. The single flash properly placed or model for that matter, can end with a great result. ... oh and Katja doesn't disappoint either!

Small Model in Wide Scenery

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m11s
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Bert Stephani and his model Jennifer are back in the Belgian countryside. This time Bert dares something unusual:
 
In portrait photography, whether in studio or outdoors, the model should play the central role in the picture. Usually photographers work with short distances and blurred backgrounds. Bert does it differently: he combines portrait and landscape photography in such a way that the model becomes part of the landscape and still stands out.
 
This is not an easy photographic exercise. On one hand the model should be noticed by the viewer, on the other hand she should not fall out of the picture. The photographer has to consider many things at the same time: eye-catching poses are important to make the small model visible in the wide landscape.
 
Visual accent, lighting, colors, lines and shapes are all important elements of a picture. Even experienced professionals like Bert have to look out for these.

Light Feathering Part 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m46s
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Light Feathering Part 1

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Martin Krolop, often in the company of beautiful women, doesn't disappoint. Here putting the theory from the introduction now into the practice.

The feathering technique outlined previously is now demonstrated using a softbox and a lovely model from Paris, France, nonetheless. The trick to feathering is indirect light. You will see here how to use a large softbox instead of two lights to create an evenly balanced portrait.

You won't want to miss this excellent video on how to get the most out of a softbox and a pleasing result in the end. Tune-in!