Kevin Kubota’s high energy, creativity, and passion for photography shines throughout his course on commercial photography. Providing you with one of a kind content, you will leave feeling like a pro and full of inspiration. Tackling the day to day roles of a commercial photographer, you will follow Kevin as he organizes and composes a commercial shoot from start to finish. Be sure to keep pen and paper close by, you will definitely want to take notes.
Kevin Kubota has been named a Legend Behind the Lens by Nikon and one of the world's top 10 wedding photographers by American Photo magazine. An internationally recognized speaker, he created the highly successful Digital Photography Bootcamp workshop and also provides software tools and training to photographers through Kubota Image Tools.
|Kevin helps introduce the commercial photography course and details everything that will be covered, everything from brainstorming ideas, getting props for free or cheap, essential gear, basic lighting skills to post processing and his workflow.|
|In this video you'll understand the initial steps one should take when planning a commercial shoot. It will take you from brainstorming ideas and the shoot concepts, to discussing the props, models, the need for additional assistants to help on the day of the shoot, locations that will be appropriate for the commercial shoot and a more.|
|In this video you'll take a ride with Kevin as he scouts the perfect location for his commerical shoot. He'll provide helpful tools he uses when scouting locations, as well as will go over the importance of securing a permit for your shoot.|
|This video details the process of putting "the call out" for models. You'll understand the importance of describing the shoot concept so they know what they are being asked to do, obtaining headshots so you are certain they are perfect for the shoot as well as discussing compensation.|
|This video talks about the importance of working with an assistant or assistants during commercial shoots as it can make a big difference in the success of a shoot. You can't do everything yourself so getting good assistants is important. Kevin provides you a few tips on how you can best work with assistants and they can work best with you. Additionally he goes into gear preparation for the upcoming shoot and walks the assistants through the various equipement that will be used to familiarize them with it.|
|In this video Kevin points out some cool gear as well as some essential gear that he uses more often then others on a commerical photo shoot. He points out though the fact that you don't have to have a ton of equipment to do a great shoot.|
|In this video Kevin goes through a good basic lighting kit that all photographers should start with.|
|This video is all about metering light. Kevin explains the benefits to using a light meter, but also talks about the importance of metering simply from the back of your camera.|
|In this video Kevin talks about the two different types of facial lighting, short light and broad light.|
|In this video Kevin goes through over the three basic lighting styles, such as large diffused, medium diffused and crisp and direct light.|
|This video shows how Kevin captures a glamour headshot and the different tools he uses to create a soft, glowing light.|
|In this video, Kevin demonstrates how to utilize a window's natural light and different tools to create a blown-out look.|
|This transitional video shows Kevin and his crew tearing down the studio, packing up his equipment and getting ready to head on location to finish the commercial shoot.|
|This video follows Kevin and crew outside for his shoot on location in the forest. He will show you the different tools and equipement he uses to get the best shot outside.|
|In this video Kevin will go through his workflow and post process via Lightroom and Photoshop. He starts the lesson off by discussing the organization of images prior to editing, and talks about the importance of having a good storage and backup solution as well as client tracking software to keep everything straight. Next he digs into editing with Adobe Lightroom, editing with Photoshop when Lightroom can't do it all, and finally talks about making the final presentation to the client.|
|In this video Kevin shows you how to build your own light scrim for a lot less than purchasing one.|
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