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The possibilities are endless with professional photographer and award-winning Adobe Photoshop editor, Gavin Hoey. His easy to understand video tutorials will take you through the whole process of making great photography. First Gavin walks you through the conceptualization of a vision. You then get a chance to go on the photo shoot itself and see all the techniques in action. After the shoot join Gavin inside Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom as he transforms the image to achieve brilliant, creative results. Gavin's infectious enthusiasm and passion for photography is a must-see for all enthusiasts and professionals.

The possibilities are endless with professional photographer and award-winning Adobe Photoshop editor, Gavin Hoey. His easy to understand video tutorials will take you through the whole process of making great photography. First Gavin walks you through the conceptualization of a vision. You then get a chance to go on the photo shoot itself and see all the techniques in action. After the shoot join Gavin inside Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom as he transforms the image to achieve brilliant, creative results. Gavin's infectious enthusiasm and passion for photography is a must-see for all enthusiasts and professionals.
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The possibilities are endless with professional photographer and award-winning Adobe Photoshop editor, Gavin Hoey. His easy to understand video tutorials will take you through the whole process of making great photography. First Gavin walks you through the conceptualization of a vision. You then get a chance to go on the photo shoot itself and see all the techniques in action. After the shoot join Gavin inside Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom as he transforms the image to achieve brilliant, creative results. Gavin's infectious enthusiasm and passion for photography is a must-see for all enthusiasts and professionals.

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English


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Better Than Ambient Light: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

7/19/2018
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https://www.adorama.com Sometimes you get lucky with the light on a location portrait shoot and it’s perfect for the look you’re after. But as photographer Gavin Hoey sees it, if you’re adding light to your scene you need make sure what you add looks better then what was already there. In this video Gavin goes on location to shoot a vintage portrait in a field of long grass. After assessing the quality of the ambient light he uses off camera flash to make the recorded light a lot more...

Duration:00:08:03

Bed Sheet Backgrounds: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

7/6/2018
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https://www.adorama.com Using fabric as a background for your studio portraits has many advantages but fabric can be expensive, especially when you need a wide width. Photographer Gavin Hoey ran into the same problem when he first started shooting and his solution was simple. Bedsheets as backgrounds. Bed sheets come in many sizes and an almost endless variety of colors and patterns. In this video Gavin tests out three black duvet covers, one plain, one with stripes and finally one with...

Duration:00:06:56

Simple Sparkler Shoot: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

6/22/2018
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https://www.adorama.com Photographing sparklers is great fun and can create a wide variety of images. In this video Gavin Hoey shares his tips for creating simple but beautiful sparkler shots by placing a light bulb in front of the sparkler. Gavin also shows you how to light the front of the bulb and then dives in to Photoshop for a quick tip on how the merge the two shots together. This is a great technique to use around 4th of July, Guy Fawkes night, Diwali or new year celebrations...

Duration:00:05:27

Smoke machine Tips and Tricks: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

6/7/2018
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https://www.adorama.com Smoke is a great way to quickly add atmosphere to your studio shots but when your studio space is small, smoke can quickly become a major problem. Fortunately portrait photographer Gavin Hoey has some great tips to make your next smoke filled shoot go better then ever. Gavin will cover the three types of smoke he uses in his small home studio. He’ll pass on his tips about how to light smoke with both flash and LED lights. He’ll even show a few secrets on creating...

Duration:00:07:02

Boxer Part 3: Editing - Plan it, Shoot it, Edit with Gavin Hoey

5/24/2018
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https://www.adorama.com In the third and final part of the Plan It, Shoot It, Edit it’s time to take a look back with Gavin Hoey at his boxing themed shoot. In this video Gavin walks you through the edit of some of his favorite photos. You’ll get to watch along as Gavin uses Photoshop Camera RAW to create a gritty black and white look with one image and then jumps into Skylum Luminar with a second photo to enhance detail and mood. Related Products at Adorama: Olympus E-M1 Mark...

Duration:00:07:44

Boxer Part 2: Shooting - Plan it, Shoot it, Edit with Gavin Hoey

5/18/2018
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https://www.adorama.com Join Gavin Hoey behind the scenes of his boxing themed shoot in part 2 of Plan It, Shoot It, Edit. In this video Gavin walks you through several different set-ups on location at a local gym. You’ll see what works and what doesn’t. At the end of the shoot Gavin introduces his favourite photography tool… a smoke machine! Related Products at Adorama: Olympus E-M1 Mark...

Duration:00:07:56

Boxer Part 1: Planning - Plan it, Shoot it, Edit with Gavin Hoey

5/15/2018
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https://www.adorama.com Boxing is the theme of this Plan It, Shoot It, Edit series. Join photographer Gavin Hoey as he takes you behind the scenes putting together a photo shoot at a gym. In the “Plan it” Gavin covers how to get permission to shoot on location and has a quick test shoot. Related Products at Adorama: Olympus E-M1 Mark...

Duration:00:05:56

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

4/26/2018
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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. Related Products at Adorama: Olympus E-M1 Mark...

Duration:00:06:44

Vintage Explorer, Part 2: Shooting - Plan it, Shoot it, Edit with Gavin Hoey

3/23/2018
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https://www.adorama.com In the second part of Plan It, Shoot It, Edit it’s the day of the vintage explorer shoot and Gavin Hoey brings you along for a behind the scenes ride. Starting in his small home studio and then moving outside to the main location, Gavin combines flash with ambient light to create some stunning location portraits. But just when it looks like the photography is over, Gavin stops off for a few bonus sunset shots. Related Products at Adorama: Olympus E-M1 Mark...

Duration:00:07:57

Vintage Explorer, Part 1: Planning - Plan it, Shoot it, Edit with Gavin Hoey

3/16/2018
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https://www.adorama.com In the first part of Plan It, Shoot It, Edit Gavin Hoey takes you behind the scenes as he puts together a photo shoot with a vintage explorer theme. This video covers location scouting, outfit creation and finally a test shoot. Things don’t always go smoothly and you’ll see Gavin adjust his plans to cope with location issues. The weather forecast also plays it’s part in disrupting the shoot, so Gavin has to come up with a back-up plan and reschedule to avoid a...

Duration:00:06:58

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

3/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:12:39

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

2/16/2018
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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. Related Products at Adorama: Olympus...

Duration:00:07:44

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

2/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:11:30

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

1/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:06:18

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

1/4/2018
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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. Related Products at Adorama: eVOLV...

Duration:00:09:46

Thin Beam of Light Portraits: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

1/2/2018
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https://www.adorama.com Sometimes less is more and that’s exactly what photographer Gavin Hoey explores when he creates a small slot of light for a portrait shoot. Gavin takes the DIY budget approach to creating a slot of light, recycling a cardboard tube to control the light. In the video he’ll show you how to create a slot of light and then three different ways it can be used and extended into a thin beam to create some eye catching portraits. Related Products at Adorama: Olympus E-M1...

Duration:00:11:45

Create Candlelit Portraits: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

12/11/2017
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https://www.adorama.com Using candles as a source of light for portraits is an exciting idea but it comes with some problems. Slow shutter speeds and unflattering light on your model are two pitfalls photographer Gavin Hoey will demostrate and resolve in this video. After the shoot Gavin will take you into Adobe Photoshop where he’ll add some finish touches such as the instant snow effect. Related Products at Adorama: Olympus E-M1 Mark...

Duration:00:10:06

Beyond Basic Beauty Lighting: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

11/23/2017
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https://www.adorama.com One of the great things about beauty lighting with flash is once it’s set you’ll get the same consistent light shot after shot. The set and forget aspect of beauty light means you can work on the more advanced aspects of your shot such as styling, extra lighting and the models hair and make-up. There’s endless opportunities to customize the basic beauty lighting. In this video portrait photographer Gavin Hoey shows you how using some extra lights can radically alter...

Duration:00:07:26

Shoot Daytime Long Exposures With a 10 Stop ND: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

11/10/2017
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https://www.adorama.com In the middle of the day a 10 stop neutral density filter is the perfect tool for extending your exposure time and creating amazing shots. With long exposures static subjects remain sharp but any movement becomes soft and blurred. Getting the best from these filters requires a little bit of planning and in this video photographer Gavin Hoey explains the steps you need to get perfect long exposure shots. And as Gavin discovers, the beautiful city of Venice is the...

Duration:00:07:09

Spooky Studio Set-up: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

11/10/2017
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http://www.adorama.com Halloween is a great time to take creative portraits and in this video photographer Gavin Hoey show you how you can turn your small home studio into a spooky scene. Branches, smoke and a little bit of white balance adjusting are the main ingredients but Gavin goes on to show you how you can enhance the foggy feel of you Halloween studio shoot with the help of Photoshop. Download the free smoke texture http://www.gavtrain.com/?p=5920 Related Products at...

Duration:00:11:16