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Tonality from MacPhun video

One of the things I always love it playing with new software, being it plugins or apps, it’s always nice to see if a piece of software can give you a boost in workflow or simply give you a new/better/faster way to make your images stand out.

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Now there are some great BW converters out there, I love Alien Skin Exposure, SilverFx and DxO filmpack so when the guys from MacPhun asked me to testrun their newest app called Tonality (in base a BW convertor) I was very curious what they could add to the market with their app, but after some weeks of test-driving Tonality I can tell you that it ROCKS, the interface is very easy to understand but most of all the options you have to really custom make the look you want for your image is awesome. I’m 100% sure you’re gonna love it.


As with all MacPhun software it’s for Mac only, it will work as a plugin in for Lr, Photoshop but also as a standalone.


You can order it here :
https://secure.avangate.com/order/checkout.php?PRODS=4626017&QTY=1&AFFILIATE=59677&CART=1


Congratulations to our buddies at MacPhun for releasing another awesome app.

 

And here is my video on Tonality Pro.
As you can see I don’t use the layers option, this is something I do use in Photoshop, but if you want it in the software it’s there.

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Webinar X-rite with Rosa

A few weeks ago I did a webinar with Rosa for our friends of X-rite.
Today some images from this webinar and a link to the webinar in case you missed it.
Webinar link : http://vimeo.com/xrite/review/97518749/d057f4a937

 

Rosa June 5 2014 Xrite webinar (3 of 34)-Edit

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About our videos and a nice discount

A lot of people ask us about the instructional videos.
So I thought, let’s answer some of these questions here.


Why are they so cheap?
Well it’s simple, we want them to be available for everyone, we could very easily price them at $200.00 but I would rather reach a large group of people than just a few.


Is there a difference between your YouTube videos and what I pay for?
DUH of course, you really have to see these totally separate, if you already like our YouTube material you’re gonna love the videos, on YouTube we only show some backstage material and our podcasts but it’s all very basic and well… free. If we charge for something you can bet your money on it that it’s worth it, so in short HECK YEAH.


Are the older ones still valid?
Yes they are, I hate to repeat myself on videos so with each video we try to find new things to explain, this is also why there are different series, by the way we priced the older videos also differently so that you can see for yourself :-)


What can I expect on the videos?
Oempf…..
A LOT
all the videos are literally jam-packed with information about model photography, like you I don’t like a video where you are watching a model pose for 15 minutes without any information, so we kept the scenes just long enough for me to do the voice over with the information…. this will mean you will hear me A LOT during the video so beware :-)
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New instructional video : Live in the UK 2013

With pride I can announce that today sees the release of our new instructional video :
Live in the UK 2013 : One light can be more than enough.

This video is loaded with tips on model photography and was shot on two stunning locations, the glasshouse in Edinburgh and Studley castle in the UK.
Join the group of students in the workshop and see the video in full 1080HD filmed from different angles so you can really see what’s going on.

 
Topics covered include :
Metering for ambient and flash (Including the tricky spot metering), coaching the model, finding the right location, working with angles, story telling, styling, coaching the model, how clothing can have a huge impact, vintage lenses on modern DSLRs, composition, finding lines and repeating patterns, using the background, dragging the shutter (using the shutter speed to control the ambient) and much much more….

In the video you see me working with just one strobe and ambient light, you will see that in most cases you really don’t need more. Also on the modifiers we kept it really simple this time no big soft boxes (of course) but nice smaller modifiers that really give the image some POP.

When we release a new video it always have to add something to the videos we already have online and trust me… this one will give you enough tips and inspiration to get you going for a long time.

You can now download the video from http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/shop-videos-etc/direct-video-downloads/

Pricing is set on EU 35.00
Run time is app 90 minutes

live in the UK

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the DOORhof is always open EP16

We uploaded the 16th episode of our videowebpodcast “The DOORhof is always open”.
In this episode an interview with Rod Clark from the company Formatt-Hitech.

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The DOORhof is always open Ep15 the Elinchrom edition

Today I present the new episode of our videowebpodcast “the DOORhof is always open”, it’s Ep15 already, wow time flies.
This time it’s a longer version with a running time of a little bit over an hour, but I think it’s more than worth it.
In this episode I take you on a tour through the Elinchrom factory and I speak with key figures within the company about gear, photography, and of course Elinchrom.

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Video intro Elinchrom ELC strobes

Yesterday you’ve read my review of the ELC strobes, today I can share a video we did with the strobes giving you a quick rundown of what these strobes can do. Well actually it’s just a little bit, they have so many options that it would take hours to show everything, but I show the things I use most :D

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