with Rick Sammon
Join Rick Sammon for part 2 of his series on how to transform your home into a professional photography studio! Building on his previous class, Rick takes it to the next level by b... READ MORE
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Transform Your Home into a Professional Photography Studio, Part 2
with Rick Sammon
Join Rick Sammon for part 2 of his series on how to transform your home into a professional photography studio! Building on his previous class, Rick takes it to the next level by bringing in more advanced accessories, more advanced lighting techniques, and a professional model to show you a whole new set of tips and techniques that are easy to replicate. You'll be surprised to see that without spending a lot of money or time, you can channel your energy and creativity into getting studio quality results in your own home. In each lesson Rick discusses the gear you'll need, how to set it up, how to work with your subject, and then shows you how to get the shot. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Rick as he introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the chapters that follow.
lesson 2: The Gear
Rick shares some of the gear he uses to take your home studio to the next level.
lesson 3: Reflection Shot
This technique is all about capturing your subject’s reflection in the tabletop at the bottom of the frame.
lesson 4: Natural Headshot
Using a reflector, Rick demonstrates how to create a very natural looking headshot.
lesson 5: Dramatic Lighting
With a cheap set of blinds from the home improvement store and a modified light source, you can create a dramatic light with a sense of mystery.
lesson 6: Practice Ahead of Time
To avoid wasting time with a real subject it can really help you perfect your technique to work with a mannequin.
lesson 7: Adding a Hair Light
You can use three speedlights and light modifiers to create a portrait with a hair light that adds real depth and dimension to the portrait.
lesson 8: Shadowless Lighting
Avoiding shadows on the background while keeping the light even on the subject you can create nice soft and shadowless light.
lesson 9: Cool Koozie Effect
Using ordinary beer koozies taped together and mounted on a speed light, Rick creates his famous cool koozie effect.
lesson 10: Studio Lighting on a Budget
The number one accessory for photographing people is the reflector. Coupling a reflector with speedlights can make for a studio lighting setup on a budget.
lesson 11: Simulated Stage Shot
With the help from some friends, some powder, a lot of plastic sheeting, and two speedlights, you can create a look that no one would ever guess was taken in a home.
lesson 12: Bonus Lesson
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meet  Rick Sammon
Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick Sammon is one of the most active photographers on the planet. With over 40 years of experience he divides his time between creating images, giving seminars, developing online classes, leading workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious and it’s his mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting, and rewarding for others.
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