Quick Tutorials

Outdoor Beauty Dish Lighting

In this video I demonstrate how to shoot outdoors with a Beauty Dish and a single speedlight to get awesome images. I'll shoot in high speed sync with a shallow depth of field at 2.8fs. You can blur out any background and still get a nice punch of artificial light.
I'll cover the following:

  • High Speed Sync
  • Shallow Depth of Field
  • Beauty Dish shooting

Estimated full tutorial video time is 6 mins

How to a Create a Composite Image from Multiple Images Shot with One Light

In this video I demonstrate how to create a photo composite from multiple shots using one light. I shot every angle of this Lamborghini using one light and created a composite image of all those shots together to create one shot.
I'll cover the following:

  • Opening images into layers from Lighroom to PS
  • Adding Blending Lighten Blending Mode to Layers
  • Using masking and Dodge and Burn

Estimated full tutorial video time is 16 mins

Behind the Scenes of a Photo Composite PSD

In this video I go behind the scenes on a PSD file of a composite image I created with my kids. I show the different layer groups that i set up to create this image in photoshop.
I'll cover the following:

  • Building of Layers
  • Adding atmosphere to an image
  • Adding a dodge and burn layers

Estimated full tutorial video time is 18 mins

How to Paint a Canvas Backdrop

In this video I demonstrate how to paint a canvas backdrop with a spray gun. Then I'll demonstrate how I go about shooting a portrait with it.
I'll cover the following:

  • Mixing the paint
  • Adjusting Viscosity
  • Shooting a family portrait

Estimated full tutorial video time is 17 mins

How To Add a Texture to Any Background

I demonstrate how to add a texture to any backdrop using photoshop and blending modes.
I'll cover the following:

  • Creating a Selection
  • Saving a Selection
  • Loading a Selection
  • Masking
  • Refine Edge Tool
  • Color Belending
  • Overlay Blending Mode

Estimated full tutorial video time is 16 mins

How to Create a Custom Eyebrow Brush

I demonstrate how to create a custom Eyebrow Brush that you can use to fix spotty eyebrows in beauty portraits. I'll cover the following:

  • Creating a custom brush
  • How to use the Brush Presets
  • Painting natural flowing hair

Estimated full tutorial video time is 11 mins

How To Shoot Cool Portraits with a Beauty Dish

I demonstrate how to shoot and create cool looking portraits using a 28" Beauty Dish.
I'll cover the following:

  • Using Triggers with Speedlights
  • Adjusting your dish to create nice catch lights
  • Using a reflector to bounce light back

Estimated full tutorial video time is 5 mins

How to Retouch a Vanity Fair Style Image

Here's a demonstration on how to retouch a Vanity Fair style portrait.
I'll cover the following:

  • Patch Tool
  • Backdrop Clean-up
  • Exposure X Filter

Estimated full tutorial video time is 50 mins