Erik Valind

Erik Valind

Erik Valind is a top pro photographer who specializes in the creation of compelling commercial work and energetic lifestyle imagery. People are the center of his photography and also serve as his inspiration. Erik developed an early appreciation for the transformative energy that light possesses and uses light to add energy to every image, much as the Florida sunlight has energized him.

Taming Natural Light

with Erik Valind

Natural light is all around us, but it is up to the photographer to control it in order to make a beautiful portrait. Join Erik Valind as he shows you how to tame that natural light, from direct noontime sun to overcast and shadowless days, and capture killer portraits with little more than just your camera and a reflector. No speedlights or strobes are required for this class. Erik teaches you about the factors that you can control, and then walks you various techniques you can use through a series of real world demonstrations, each one building on the last, that will give you the skills to start seeing and using natural light in new ways.

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Natural light is all around us, but it is up to the photographer to control it in order to make a beautiful portrait. Join Erik Valind as he shows you how to tame that natural light, from direct noontime sun to overcast and shadowless days, and capture killer portraits with little more than just your camera and a reflector. No speedlights or strobes are required for this class. Erik teaches you about the factors that you can control, and then walks you various techniques you can use through a series of real world demonstrations, each one building on the last, that will give you the skills to start seeing and using natural light in new ways.

Get up and moving with Erik Valind in his latest class on active lifestyle photography! Lifestyle photography is all about capturing believable moments and showing that ideal reality in an image. When done right it should make you want to jump into the photograph and join the people in the picture. In this class Erik takes you through the basics of planning for your shoot, doing your research, and selecting your gear, and then moves through a variety of locations and activities to demonstrate how it works in the real world. Working with natural light, reflectors, studio strobes, and speedlights, you'll get a good handle on how to tailor your lighting to fit the mood of the scene, so you can capture those hero images showing the peak of action.

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Get up and moving with Erik Valind in his latest class on active lifestyle photography! Lifestyle photography is all about capturing believable moments and showing that ideal reality in an image. When done right it should make you want to jump into the photograph and join the people in the picture. In this class Erik takes you through the basics of planning for your shoot, doing your research, and selecting your gear, and then moves through a variety of locations and activities to demonstrate how it works in the real world. Working with natural light, reflectors, studio strobes, and speedlights, you'll get a good handle on how to tailor your lighting to fit the mood of the scene, so you can capture those hero images showing the peak of action.

Every location provides its own unique challenges, and you need to be able to pick your battles and rise to the occasion. You'll learn how to work with a range of gear-from speedlights to strobes to diffusion panels-to get the kind of killer shots that convey a sense of realism and authenticity. Erik takes you through a series of locations and situations while demonstrating lighting, posing, and composition tips and techniques all along the way.

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Every location provides its own unique challenges, and you need to be able to pick your battles and rise to the occasion. You'll learn how to work with a range of gear-from speedlights to strobes to diffusion panels-to get the kind of killer shots that convey a sense of realism and authenticity. Erik takes you through a series of locations and situations while demonstrating lighting, posing, and composition tips and techniques all along the way.

Come get inspired with Mia McCormick as she sits down with Erik Valind, a commercial photographer based in Florida, to discuss the ins and outs of being a professional photographer! Erik and Mia touch on topics ranging from how to get started in the photography business to how to stay connected to clients and fellow photographers.

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Come get inspired with Mia McCormick as she sits down with Erik Valind, a commercial photographer based in Florida, to discuss the ins and outs of being a professional photographer! Erik and Mia touch on topics ranging from how to get started in the photography business to how to stay connected to clients and fellow photographers.

With outdoor lifestyle photography your job is to sell the experience to the viewer. You need to be able to work in all kinds of lighting situations and with a range of gear-from strobes to diffusion panels-to get the kind of killer shots that makes the viewer wish they were there. Erik takes you through a series of locations and situations demonstrating lighting, posing, and composition tips and techniques all along the way.

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With outdoor lifestyle photography your job is to sell the experience to the viewer. You need to be able to work in all kinds of lighting situations and with a range of gear-from strobes to diffusion panels-to get the kind of killer shots that makes the viewer wish they were there. Erik takes you through a series of locations and situations demonstrating lighting, posing, and composition tips and techniques all along the way.