Hollywood Portraits – Photography lighting video tutorial
Hollywood Portraits Remastered, written and presented by Damien Lovegrove, is set against the backdrop of a fabulous 17th century English country house. Starring both Chloe-Jasmine Whichello (star of X Factor, The Face, and Celebrity Big Brother) and Jamie Roche, this video tutorial will show you how to recreate the enigmatic charm of a bygone era of photography.
Damien ventures into the bedrooms, the music room, the library, the grounds and even the cellar of a 17th century English country house to explain and demonstrate the classic lighting techniques he learned during his lighting director training at the BBC.
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Reasons to invest
Video training has become one of the most affordable ways to invest in you and your photography business. Learning new techniques and image-making strategies can be a great way to reignite your passion and enthusiasm for photography.
With this video toturial we hope to inspire viewers to utilise and put into practise the breadth of ideas and techniques shown. In turn we hope your newly acquired knowledge and skills will add long-term value and profitability for you and your business.
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Quicktime support for PC users
You may have read about Apple ceasing support of Quicktime software for Windows users. PC users have also been encouraged to delete the Quicktime application from their computers for fear of potential security risks. We would also highly recommend PC users delete Quicktime as soon as possible.
Whilst our videos may state they are Quicktime files, they are actually H.264 encoded MPEG-4 files that should play perfectly fine within many other media players and pose zero security threat in themselves. VLC is a popular free media player that plays .mov files. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
Take a look at this article for more information: http://www.howtogeek.com/250926/quicktime-for-windows-is-dead-and-you-should-uninstall-it-to-stay-secure/
Camera, lighting kit and props used
All of Damien’s shots were captured on his FujiFilm X-Pro 1 camera using the 14mm, 18-55mm, 35mm and 55-200mm Fuji lenses. Other equipment used in this production includes:
Lupolux LED 1000 spotlight
Lupolux LED 650 spotlight
Arri 300W Junior fresnel
Arri 150W Junior fresnel
Lowel id Li-ion battery powered light
California Sunbounce Pro Silver/White Reflector Kit
Tiffen 1/4 & 1/8 Black Pro Mist filters
Lee Seven5 ND 0.6 soft grad filter
Lowel Grand Stand
Arri 050MKA stand
Manfrotto CombiBoom stand
Lovegrove Boom Arm
(All products listed are available in the Lovegrove store.)
Props used to create that vintage look:
Zorki 5 Rangefinder camera
Deactivated Walther PPK for a 007 look
Reproduction 1940s telephone
Geniune 1929 typewriter (ebay find)
A Black Fedora hat
A hardback copy of ‘The House on the Island’ by Arthur Gask
A Bechstein Grand Piano