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📸 How To Take EPIC Superhero Photos with your iPhone

Apr 07, 2020
 


Everyone wants to be a superhero, but not everyone can be one in a photo because all we usually have is our iPhone with us. I'm here to tell you that is wrong. You can be a superhero, too, and all you need is your iPhone to make that happen.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to look like a superhero using just your iPhone.


Things that you'll need today for this lesson are:

1. A superhero + a cape

2. You'll need to capture these photos either at sunrise or sunset

3. A nice open area where you can really use that sun in the background.

Go get your subject, your iPhone, find a open space and watch this video to learn how to capture epic jumping photos. 

Step one: is to get prepared by getting on your cape and practicing some poses.

Step two: Is to head out when the sun is rising or when the sun is setting to get that bold lighting behind your hero.

Step three: Have your subject pose in a place where you can see their whole body from their...

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How to capture the perfect jump shot EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

Apr 04, 2020
 

In this training, I'm going to show you the secret to getting a perfect jumping shot every single time using your iPhone. I'm going to be using my iPhone 11 Pro in this tutorial, but you can use older versions as well as long as they have the burst mode setting. Whether you're into capturing an epic jumping photo or not, the point is to create new, interesting, fun and playful content helps you share yourself and stop the mindless social media scrolling o your followers and prospective clients. Capture some new followers, and have better reach as you take and share more interesting photos! 

Here's what you'll need to get the perfect jumping shot every single time:

1. A really good jumper. Somebody that can jump really high and look really awesome doing it.

2. A big open space. Somewhere where you can see the whole person's jump up in the air without anything distracting in the background. That's really going to
maximize how awesome the jump...

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Take More Interesting Photos Using Reflections

Mar 31, 2020
 

Have you ever wanted your iPhone photos to look twice as cool by using a reflection? Do you get it? Twice... as in the object is in there twice, twice as cool… While I work on some better “jokes”… continue reading here to learn about making your photos more dynamic!

Today I am going to show you how to use even the shallowest tiniest, little puddle to create more compelling images using reflections.

In this tutorial, I'm going to be using my iPhone Pro 11. You can also use an iPhone X or any older version of a smartphone camera. It would be helpful if you had the extra lenses on the back to kind of play around with the perspective of your photo, but it is not required.

What you need for this tutorial is:

1. A puddle. It can be really shallow. The one I'm using is a 1/2 inch deep.

2. A subject that you love and want to see twice as much.

3. A smartphone.

Go get your subject, your iPhone, find a puddle and watch this video...

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How To Make Small Objects Look BIG in Photos

Mar 26, 2020
 

In this iPhone photography training, I'm going to show you how to photograph small objects like this dinosaur up close to make them look larger than life using just your iPhone. I’m using an iPhone 11 Pro in this demonstration, but this can also be done with an iPhone X or other smart phones that have lens options to be able to zoom in close.

 

Here's what you need to be able to do this on your own:

1. an iPhone or smartphone that has multiple lenses so you can properly zoom in on a small object to photograph. Try to find something under 2 inches tall

2. A setting to give the object context. For instance, I’m using a forest floor to make the dinosaur look like he is roaming wild in the forest.

Grab a small object, your iPhone, find a fun background and watch this video to learn how to make small objects look larger than life! 

 

Once you have your object and scene selected, tap the screen to use the x2 lens.

Now compose your shot.

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Best Camera Gear to Pack When You Travel

May 14, 2019
 

I travel for work by airplane, car and sometimes even by boat to photograph weddings, events, and products. I’ve been traveling for professional photography shoots for over 15 years. Over the course of a decade, I have developed a packing list of camera gear and supplies that is compact, lightweight, but as versatile as possible. This list of gear is great for natural lighting (like what you would capture at a wedding or lifestyle photo shoot), but it also has some basics for lighting up products and portraits. I feel confident to capture anything I need to with this camera gear in tow.

It’s important to note, I NEVER check my camera bodies or lenses. If I ever have to check anything you see on this list, it would be batteries, chargers, diffusers and other easily replaceable and less expensive gear. The larger roller bag and the smaller sling pack can be carry on luggage for you so you never have to worry about anyone else handling your precious cargo! I also...

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How to Use a Softbox in Your Marketing Videos

May 07, 2019
 

Do you shoot your own videos at home for your business? Do you have a simple setup that you need to make the most out of?  If you talk straight to the camera when you create marketing videos, vlogs, or trainings, it’s so important that your audience is able to see your face clearly and in the most flattering light. Having the best lighting in your videos will make you appear more trustworthy, credible, and professional which equates to keeping the audience you already have, and growing your following as you put more content online.

In this 5 minute video, you’ll learn how to create the best lighting for your videos using just your iphone and one softbox. The room we use in this tutorial is a guest bedroom, so we only had a small corder to work with, but as you’ll see with just one softbox and the right placement of your phone and lighting, you can make your videos look extremely professional!

For consistency reasons, I do recommend you have one...

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How to Create a Bright White Backdrop in Videos and Photos

Apr 30, 2019
 


Do you know one of the main differences between amateur and professional quality photos and videos?
LIGHTING. Lighting can make or break your message before your audience even gets to see and hear what you’re trying to say! If the lighting is bad, they might click away in a second and look no further. Bad lighting makes it look like you don’t know what you are doing, whereas good lighting makes your photos and videos come across as professional. You want to lead with the best foot forward, and that starts with lighting up your photos and videos in the best ways possible.

In this short video tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a bright white backdrop in your home studio. You might be surprised to see how simple it is to do this and I’ll walk you through the most common mistakes I see people make. Take your grey-looking, or off-white wrinkled backdrop to a bright white backdrop with these easy steps. Your videos are about to get a professional...

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Take Better Selfies: How To Photograph Yourself Outside

Apr 23, 2019
 
 

 

“The sun is out! It must be a great time to take photos!” WRONG!

I hear this all the time at events and branding photo shoots. Ok, sometimes yes, the sun is what we want for photos. It makes colors bright and vibrant. The sky is so blue and the trees are so green. It makes the world gorgeous. It also feels great to be in the sunshine, so people translate how it feels into what they think it does for a portrait or selfie.

But I’m here to tell you, sunlight is not good for portraits and selfies.

I’m talking about direct sunlight. The kind of sunlight that comes straight from the sun in the sky and down to your face. That type of lighting in a selfie will make you squint. The shadows will be harsh and exaggerate features that you probably don’t want to emphasize. It also makes it hard to see your eyes - which are some of most important features in a selfie. We want to see your eyes open and bright. We want to see the whites...

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Portraiture Shooting Tip: How To Crop Your Photos The Right Way

May 31, 2018
 

In this quick tutorial, I'll teach you the best and worst ways to crop when taking portraits. This blog is dedicated to helping you level up your photography in bite sized teachings that you can implement to improve your photography immediately. For the latest videos, articles and exclusive content, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!

 
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Avoid Blurry Photos: How to Capture A Moving Subject

May 09, 2018
 

In this quick tutorial, I'll teach you how to pan a moving subject in natural lighting. You're wanting to capture the motion in the background, while getting a crisp, in-focus subject in the foreground. Learn how to position your body and use slow shutter speeds to capture motion in a still image!



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