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Take & Make Great Photography

Professional photographer and Photoshop editor, Gavin Hoey provides easy to understand video tutorials explaining the process of making great photography from photo shoot technique to graphic editing.

Shooting Silhouettes in the Midday Sun: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

http://www.adorama.com

The key to a good silhouette photo is contrast and in the middle of the day, with the sun overhead that's not so easy to do. However Gavin Hoey has some top photography tips which will help you make the perfect silhouette shot every time.

Once the basic technique is mastered, Gavin steps it up a level by adding smoke, a pop of flash and some Photoshop tips to create an misty silhouette image.

Related Products at Adorama:

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

Xplor600
http://www.adorama.com/fplfx600bc.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Shooting%20Silhouettes%20in%20the%20Midday%20Sun%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=Shooting%20Silhouettes%20in%20the%20Midday%20Sun%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

CHAUVET Hurricane 1301 Fog Machine
http://www.adorama.com/chh1301.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Shooting%20Silhouettes%20in%20the%20Midday%20Sun%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Zoom Mini “O” Flash/Trigger
http://www.adorama.com/fplfsmminio.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Shooting%20Silhouettes%20in%20the%20Midday%20Sun%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Model: Kerry Allingham
https://purpleport.com/portfolio/kerrycosplay

Location: Gatwick Aviation Museum
http://www.gatwick-aviation-museum.co.uk

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

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Portraits with a Plastic Dust Sheet: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

http://www.adorama.com

A cheap plastic dust sheet might not sound like a perfect prop for portraits but as photographer Gavin Hoey will show you, if you combine it with a bit of creative thinking and some simple lighting, it has amazing potential.

Related Products at Adorama:

Olympus E-M1 Mark ii
www.adorama.com/iomem1m2.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Portraits%20with%20a%20Plastic%20Dust%20Sheet%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=Portraits%20with%20a%20Plastic%20Dust%20Sheet%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Streaklight 360
http://www.adorama.com/fplfsl360k1.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Portraits%20with%20a%20Plastic%20Dust%20Sheet%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=Portraits%20with%20a%20Plastic%20Dust%20Sheet%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=Portraits%20with%20a%20Plastic%20Dust%20Sheet%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Black / White Background
http://www.adorama.com/we7284bw.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Portraits%20with%20a%20Plastic%20Dust%20Sheet%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=Portraits%20with%20a%20Plastic%20Dust%20Sheet%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=Portraits%20with%20a%20Plastic%20Dust%20Sheet%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

Benro GoPlus 28c Tripod
www.adorama.com/befgp28c.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Portraits%20with%20a%20Plastic%20Dust%20Sheet%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=video

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

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High Key Portraits: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

https://www.adorama.com

High Key lighting is more then simply photographing against a very light background. Join us in this episode as photographer Gavin Hoey explains the technique of a correctly exposed image that mostly learns towards the bright side.

High key lighting can be tricky to pull off well, so Gavin has some top styling tips to help create some stunning high key portraits.

Related Products at Adorama:

Olympus E-M1 Mark ii
http://www.adorama.com/iomem1m2.html?utm_source=rflaid912846&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=High%20Key%20Portraits%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=rflaid912846&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=High%20Key%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=Video

Streaklight 360
http://www.adorama.com/fplfsl360k1.html?utm_source=rflaid912846&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=High%20Key%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=Video

Glow ParaPop 38" (larger softbox)
http://www.adorama.com/glsbsm38pp.html?utm_source=rflaid912846&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=High%20Key%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=Video

Linco 8' Stand
http://www.adorama.com/li8308.html?utm_source=rflaid912846&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=High%20Key%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=Video

Sekonic L-308S
http://www.adorama.com/skl308sn.html?utm_source=rflaid912846&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=High%20Key%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=Video

Microsoft Surface Book i7
http://www.adorama.com/mis96d00001.html?utm_source=rflaid912846&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=High%20Key%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=Video

Benro GoPlus 28c Tripod
http://www.adorama.com/befgp28c.html?utm_source=rflaid912846&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=High%20Key%20Portraits%3A%20Take%20and%20Make%20Great%20Photography%20with%20Gavin%20Hoey&utm_content=Video

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

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Three Must Have Portrait Props : Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

http://www.adorama.com

Shooting in the same studio with the same four walls can become a bit repetitive after a while. That's why having a selection of props is so important.

In this video Photographer Gavin Hoey talks you through his three favorite types of prop for shooting in a small home studio. Gavin goes on to demo how he uses sunglasses, hats and fabric to fire up some creative ideas which helps both the photographer and the model.

Related Product at Adorama:

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 
http://www.adorama.com/iomem5m2b.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=Three%20must%20have%20portrait%20props

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Zoom Lens http://www.adorama.com/IOM1240B.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=Three%20must%20have%20portrait%20props

Westcott 32” Rapidbox Duo 
http://www.adorama.com/we32rbd.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=Three%20must%20have%20portrait%20props

Linco 8’ Light Stand 
http://www.adorama.com/LI8308.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=Three%20must%20have%20portrait%20props

Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Creative Collection  http://www.adorama.com/FPLFSL360K2.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=Three%20must%20have%20portrait%20props

Black rapid RS-7 Strap 
http://www.adorama.com/BRRS7.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=Three%20must%20have%20portrait%20props

Related episode:

How to Control Reflections: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey: AdoramaTV 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOzPWkkmZPE

Photos by Gavin Hoey

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