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Recapping Behind the Scenes 1

So, here are my takeaways from the various BTS images last mentioned in Vanity Fair. Of course this is not a complete list (and honestly, I hope you find many more!)

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  • Annie wears comfortable shoes! Seriously, don't underestimate how important it is to have comfortable yet professional attire
  • Walking space is clear...as in "get your gear out of the way unless you're using it".
  • Wardrobe is thought out ahead of time

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A Peak Behind The Curtain

One of my absolute favorite things to view on YouTube are the 'Behind-the-Scenes' (BTS) videos that photographers and production teams post. Not only is it fun to see how other people work and interact, those videos are gold mines for technique, problem solving, light placement, improvision, and overall inspiration. Another great source are the BTS still photos that some magazines run in print or their website teasers.

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Charged up; ready to go!

Not only do we get questions about batteries, but we also get questions about how to keep them organized to know which are full and which are depleted.

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Welcome!

As John Oliver would say, "Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!". Our team at Gary Fong is excited to announce the launch of our little "How to..." blog!

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Portraits Using A Single Off-Camera Flash with SnootSkin And Lightsphere

A quick demonstration on how to create beautiful portraits using one off-camera flash on TTL mode and a SnootSkin Insert and Lightsphere Collapsible.

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Unboxing The New SnootSkin Flash Modifier For The Lightsphere Collapsible

The SnootSkin™ is designed to fit snugly inside the Lightsphere® Collapsible™, converting it into a Snoot (spotlight) or color light source.

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Create Stunning Portraits With A Single Off Camera Flash And Lightsphere Collapsible

Create Stunning Portraits With A Single Off Camera Flash And Lightsphere Collapsible

Using a single off-camera flash and Lightsphere Collapsible, learn how to create stunningly lit portraits in seconds

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Outdoor Portraits Using Portrait Lighting Kit | Fashion Photography Part Three

Outdoor Portraits Using Portrait Lighting Kit | Fashion Photography Part Three

Caitlyn Chapman takes model Katy from an indoor setup to outdoors and showcases how to create beautiful portraits using the Portrait Lighting Kit.

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Portraits Using Two Off-Camera Lightsphere Collapsibles | Fashion Photography Part Two

Portraits Using Two Off-Camera Lightsphere Collapsibles | Fashion Photography Part Two

Fashion photographer Caitlyn Chapman demonstrates how to a softbox lighting setup for portraits using two off camera Lightsphere Collapsibles.

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Black and White Off-Camera Flash Portraits | London Part 04

Black and White Off-Camera Flash Portraits | London Part 04

In this video, watch as photographer Scarlet Page and Gary Fong continue photographing guitarist Tommy Gleeson.

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How Flash Can Completely Change Your Photography  | Photo+Adventure Part 1

How Flash Can Completely Change Your Photography | Photo+Adventure Part 1

In this presentation Gary will demonstrate how to turn the hard light omitted from your flash into soft, omni-directional light.

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How Flash Can Completely Change Your Photography

How Flash Can Completely Change Your Photography

A section of Gary's live presentation at Photo+Adventure in Germany with a demonstration on how to turn the hard light omitted from your flash into soft, omni-directional light.

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How To Achieve Directional Fill Lighting With Off-Camera Flash

How To Achieve Directional Fill Lighting With Off-Camera Flash

Gary Fong demonstrates how to shape light for eye-catching portraits using one off-camera flash unit, the Nissin Di700a with Air 1 Commander, and Lightsphere Collapsible.

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The Gary Fong Lightsphere by Wesley and Willow Fong

The Gary Fong Lightsphere by Wesley and Willow Fong

Wesley Fong photographs Willow Fong in a demonstration of a before and after flash photograph using the Gary Fong Lightsphere.

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How To Add A Hairlight to Your Off-Camera Flash Lighting

How To Add A Hairlight to Your Off-Camera Flash Lighting

Learn how to add hairlight to your off-camera flash portraits using the Nissin Di700a and Air 1 Commander units along with a Lightsphere Collapsible and Speed Snoot.

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How To Use On-Camera Fill Flash And Lightsphere Collapsible For Beautiful Portraits

How To Use On-Camera Fill Flash And Lightsphere Collapsible For Beautiful Portraits

In this on-camera flash tutorial, Gary Fong teaches how to take beautiful portraits with a camera, Nissin Di700a flash, and Lightsphere Collapsible.

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Gary Shoots A Model With Car Using Two Lightsphere Collapsibles

Gary Shoots A Model With Car Using Two Lightsphere Collapsibles

Gary photographs a model and car in a seamless white environment then lights both the car and model with two flashes mounted with Lightsphere Collapsibles and AmberDomes.

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Gary Fong Speaks Live At Film Factory, Kelowna BC

Gary Fong Speaks Live At Film Factory, Kelowna BC

In this video, Gary speaks to a live audience, at the Film Factor in Kelowna, British Columbia, why smartphones will not replace the professional camera and demonstrates the reasons with a live model shoot.

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Magmod Review vs Gary Fong Lightsphere: Magnetmod, Magsphere and Magbounce

MagMod System vs. Lightsphere System | Product Review

View a feature-by-feature comparison of the MagMod system vs. the Lightsphere system in this product review video from professional photographer Gary Fong.

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Miss World Canada Shoot With Lightbulb Adapter Kit

Miss World Canada Shoot With Lightbulb Adapter Kit | Part Three

In this video, Gary Fong shows you how to shoot a high-key, full length portrait of a model in a white dress, how to set up lighting and how to pose a model in a floor-length gown.

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In this three-part series, Gary will teach you how to set up and shoot photos for pageants and portraiture.

Miss World Canada Shoot With Lightbulb Adapter Kit | Part Two

In this three-part series, Gary will teach you how to set up and shoot photos for pageants and portraiture.

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Miss World Canada Shoot with Lightbulb Adapter Kit | Part One

Miss World Canada Shoot with Lightbulb Adapter Kit | Part One

In this three-part series, Gary will teach you how to set up and shoot photos for pageants and portraiture using the LED Lightbulb Adapter Kit.

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Lighting Group Portraits In Front Of A Christmas Tree

Lighting Group Portraits In Front Of A Christmas Tree

Learn how to achieve flattering, even illumination for group photos in front of a Christmas Tree.

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How to photograph the cake cutting and first-dance

How to photograph the cake cutting and first-dance

Gary demonstrates, live while photographing a wedding, how to acheive perfect lighting while the couple cuts the wedding cake.

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Gary shares his style of photographing wedding speeches, spontaneous actions and reactions and the impact it has in storytelling album design

Photographing Wedding Speeches For Album Design

Gary shares his style of photographing wedding speeches, spontaneous actions and reactions and the impact it has in storytelling album design

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