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Five Looks from One Black Hat: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

https://www.adorama.com

Getting the most from a single prop is a challenge that can only improve your portrait photography. In this case Gavin Hoey uses a basic black sun hat as his prop and that includes it in five different looks.

Hats can cast shadows on a model and ruin your photos but Gavin has some top tips for both eliminating shadows and deliberately keeping them for a touch of drama.

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Olympus E-M1 Mark ii
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Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
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Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Flash
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Flashpoint eVOLV Dual Power Head
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Flashpoint R2 TTL Transmitter
https://www.adorama.com/fprrr2tp.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Five%20Looks%20from%20One%20Black%20Hat%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Glow ParaPop 28"
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Sekonic L-308S
http://www.adorama.com/skl308sn.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Five%20Looks%20from%20One%20Black%20Hat%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Flashpoint 10’ C-Stand and Boom Arm
https://www.adorama.com/fplsc.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Five%20Looks%20from%20One%20Black%20Hat%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Model : Fern Maeve
https://purpleport.com/portfolio/modelfernmaeve/

Photos by Gavin Hoey
https://www.instagram.com/thegavinhoey

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Grungy Glass Window: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

https://www.adorama.com

Sometimes using props that a bit old and battered in your portraits can add some real character. Of course it's not always possible to find the perfectly aged item you need and that's the case in this shoot.

In this video Gavin Hoey takes a brand new sheet of 6mm polycarbonate and sets about making it look like a grungy window. First he tries a non destructive approach with creates images that aren't what he's after.

Gavin's next idea is to scratch the surface of the sheet with a wire brush and then chip the edge of the polycarbonate with a small hatchet. The end result really does look like a grungy glass window.

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Olympus E-M1 Mark ii
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Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
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eVOLV 200
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Glow ParaPop 28"
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Flashpoint 10’ C-Stand and Boom Arm
https://www.adorama.com/fplsc.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Grungy%20Glass%20Window%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Related Videos at Adorama:
Portraits with a Plastic Dust Sheet: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQN6eNBjUvw

Create Candlelit Portraits: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsogtsPImIM&t

Model: Beth Smith
https://purpleport.com/portfolio/bethsmithmodel

Photos by Gavin Hoey
https://www.instagram.com/thegavinhoey

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SPOTLIGHT: BRENDAN MORAN

https://www.adorama.com

Brendan Moran is an multi Award Winning Sports Photographer. Covering a range of sports, from hurling and gaelic football, to rugby, soccer, and basketball and everything in between. A veteran of 5 Summer Olympic Games and 8 UEFA Champions League Finals, his travels have taken him everywhere from New Zealand to Iran to Ballyheigue covering numerous Rugby World Cups, 5 and 6 Nations Rugby Championships, UEFA EURO Soccer, and World and European Athletics and has been privileged to be trusted by clients like UEFA, The Football Association of Ireland, The GAA, Leinster Rugby, Adidas, Under Armour, Teneo PSG, WHPR, among many, many more.

With over 25 years experience Bren gives us great insight into the ever evolving media world of sport and of people. His photography offers an authenticity documenting real events and the human condition.

Photos by Brendan Moran

To Learn More About Sportsfile
https://www.sportsfile.com/
Twitter; @sportsfile
Instagram; @sportsfile

To Follow Brendan Moran
Twitter; @sportsfilebren

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SPOTLIGHT: MICHAEL MEADE

https://www.adorama.com

Michael Meade is a commercial photographer and videographer with a diverse range of disciplines, including; landscape, travel, wedding, music and dance photography. Michael's work has been published in a broad range of magazines, including music album covers.

Meade has a unique and personable documentary style approach when shooting weddings. He believes if you can capture a wedding to a high standard you can can photograph anything! As a wedding photographer, you have to be confident shooting portraits, landscape and product shots all the while capturing special moments in time in diverse lighting scenarios.

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Nikon D750 DSLR Body
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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens
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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens
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Sony Alpha A6500 Mirrorless Camera, 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
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To Learn more about Michael
Website: www.michaelmeade.ie

To Follow Michael
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_michael_meade_
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Meadephotograph?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMeadephotoandfilm/

Photos by Micheal Meade

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Create Background Sparkle from a Sequin Dress: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

https://www.adorama.com

Sequin fabric looks great but from a photography point of view it's difficult to light. Hot spots and sparkly patterns will appear almost randomly which makes the light on your model very hard to control.

Fortunately photographer Gavin Hoey has a solution. His advice is not to hide from the problem but embrace the sparkles and use them to create you own instant background effect.

In this video Gavin will show you what size of light enhances the sparkly effect and tries out three different lighting styles to create very different looks.

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Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
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eVOLV 200
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Glow ParaPop 28"
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Microsoft Surface Book i7
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Flashpoint 10’ C-Stand and Boom Arm
https://www.adorama.com/fplsc.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Create%20Background%20Sparkle%20from%20a%20Sequin%20Dress%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

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Portraits with a Plastic Dust Sheet: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey
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Create Candlelit Portraits: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey
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Model: Beth Smith
https://purpleport.com/portfolio/bethsmithmodel

Photos by Gavin Hoey
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Limited Color Palette Portraits: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

https://www.adorama.com

Less is more is a great tip for portrait photographers and in this video Gavin Hoey shows you how limiting your colour palette can create portraits that really pop.

Gavin starts with a blue background and adds blue props, make-up and outfit to the model to get the colors to match. Then the model swaps to a red look and Gavin creates a matching background by using colored gels on to a great background in his small home studio.

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Olympus E-M1 Mark ii
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Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
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eVOLV 200
http://www.adorama.com/fplfev200.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Limited%20Color%20Palette%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Glow ParaPop 28"
http://www.adorama.com/glsbsm28pp.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Limited%20Color%20Palette%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Sekonic L-308S
http://www.adorama.com/skl308sn.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Limited%20Color%20Palette%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Flashpoint 10’ C-Stand and Boom Arm
https://www.adorama.com/fplsc.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Limited%20Color%20Palette%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Model: Beth Smith
https://purpleport.com/portfolio/bethsmithmodel

Photos by Gavin Hoey
https://www.instagram.com/thegavinhoey

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Quick Portrait Background Replacement: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

https://www.adorama.com

Working in a small home studio can limit the size and variety of backgrounds you have to work with. That's were having the ability to create simple composite images can be super helpful.

In this video photographer Gavin Hoey shows you how to shoot your photos with composites in mind. He then takes you into Adobe Photoshop and demonstrates his quick and simple composite technique to take a portrait shot in a small studio and place it against a wall of sound background.

Download Gavin's "Wall of sound" background here http://www.gavtrain.com/?p=6078

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Olympus E-M1 Mark ii
http://www.adorama.com/iomem1m2.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Quick%20Portrait%20Background%20Replacement%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
http://www.adorama.com/iom1240b.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Quick%20Portrait%20Background%20Replacement%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

eVOLV 200
http://www.adorama.com/fplfev200.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Quick%20Portrait%20Background%20Replacement%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Glow HexaPop 24" Portable Softbox
https://www.adorama.com/fpsbsm24hp.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Quick%20Portrait%20Background%20Replacement%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Flashpoint 10’ C-Stand and Boom Arm
https://www.adorama.com/fplsc.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Quick%20Portrait%20Background%20Replacement%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Microsoft Surface Book i7
http://www.adorama.com/mis96d00001.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Quick%20Portrait%20Background%20Replacement%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Model: IF-E

Photos by Gavin Hoey
https://www.instagram.com/thegavinhoey

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Venice 15 Minute Photo Challenge: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

https://www.adorama.com

A city break is the perfect opportunity to test your photography skills and in this video Gavin Hoey takes on one of his famous "15 minute photo challenges" at the Rialto Bridge in the beautiful city of Venice, Italy.

Being a hugely popular tourist spot there's no shortage of photo opportunities but as well as the "must have" shots, Gavin goes in search of the less obvious images. To make it more challenging Gavin has two uses. Rule 1, he can only use one lens and rule 2, he only has 15 minutes to take all the photos.

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Olympus E-M5 Mark II
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Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
http://www.adorama.com/iom1240b.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Venice%2015%20Minute%20Photo%20Challenge%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Backpack Olympus CBG-12 Backpack for E-M1 Mark II, E-M10 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II Cameras
https://www.adorama.com/iomcbg12.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Venice%2015%20Minute%20Photo%20Challenge%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Samsung Gear S3 classic Smartwatch, Large Band, Dark Gray - for Apple iOS and Android
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Photos by Gavin Hoey
https://www.instagram.com/thegavinhoey

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Shoot Winter Portraits in the Studio: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

https://www.adorama.com

Winter can be a great time to shoot outside portraits but it can also be cold and grey and dark... Fortunately photographer Gavin Hoey has some great ideas to help you bring winter inside and keep it under your control.

Gavin will take you through his three light set up, step by step. He'll show you why each light matters and how you can use snow confetti to create a photo that's full of winter character.

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eVOLV 200
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Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2
http://www.adorama.com/iom2512b.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Shoot%20Winter%20Portraits%20in%20the%20Studio%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Olympus E-M1 Mark ii
http://www.adorama.com/iomem1m2.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Shoot%20Winter%20Portraits%20in%20the%20Studio%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Glow ParaPop 28" (Smaller softbox)
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Microsoft Surface Book i7
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Benro GoPlus 28c Tripod
http://www.adorama.com/befgp28c.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Shoot%20Winter%20Portraits%20in%20the%20Studio%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Zoom Li-ion Speedlight
http://www.adorama.com/fplfsmzl2.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Shoot%20Winter%20Portraits%20in%20the%20Studio%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Flashpoint 10’ C-Stand and Boom Arm
https://www.adorama.com/fplsc.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Shoot%20Winter%20Portraits%20in%20the%20Studio%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Model: Jade Lyon
https://purpleport.com/portfolio/jadelyon

Photos by Gavin Hoey
https://www.instagram.com/thegavinhoey

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Selfie: The Viewfinder with Marcin Lewandowski

https://www.adorama.com

Today Marcin will look at tips and techniques to make your selfie stand out in the crowd.

Related Products at Adorama:

Nikon D610
https://www.adorama.com/inkd610.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Selfie%3A%20The%20Viewfinder%20with%20Marcin%20Lewandowski&utm_content=video

Nikon 50mm f1.4
https://www.adorama.com/nk5014afgu.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Selfie%3A%20The%20Viewfinder%20with%20Marcin%20Lewandowski&utm_content=video

Nikon 85mm f1.8
https://www.adorama.com/nk8518u.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Selfie%3A%20The%20Viewfinder%20with%20Marcin%20Lewandowski&utm_content=video

Nikon SB-5000
https://www.adorama.com/nksb5000u.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Selfie%3A%20The%20Viewfinder%20with%20Marcin%20Lewandowski&utm_content=video

Asus ZenFone3 Deluxe 5.5" Touchscreen Smartphone
https://www.adorama.com/aszs550kl.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Selfie%3A%20The%20Viewfinder%20with%20Marcin%20Lewandowski&utm_content=video

Model: Aaron Ronan

All photographs in this episode by Marcin Lewandowski unless stated otherwise, all rights reserved.

http://www.soundofphotography.com/
Music: Badass - Bensound.com

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