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How to become a better photographer through 'visual exercise'
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ As photographers it's very easy to fall down the deep, dark hole of gear lust; or to get lost in reams of techy info, thinking these things will make us better photographers. They may help you learn how to use the tools, but in the same way as owning a paint brush doesn't make you an artist, becoming a great photographer is about so much more. The following video gives some of my thoughts on how to 'exercise visually', how to open your eyes to the world around, and how to become photo-aware. I hope it inspires you to shoot more often, with more abandon, and to develop your photography as art, not science. Enjoy, and share it on if you found it helpful. www.seantucker.photography #photography #streetphotography #visualexercise
Views: 317100 Sean Tucker
How to be Authentic in your Creative Work
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 I recently took a few days off and travelled down to Lynmouth on the Devon Coast. Lately I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be authentically yourself in your photography, or filmmaking, or whatever your creative pursuits, so on top of taking photographs I decided to make a film with some of these thoughts. I hope it challenges you to be brave enough to be yourself in your own work. MUSIC: Licensed through Epidemic Sound: 'Echoes 5' by Johannes Bornlöf 'Gone Tomorrow' by Jimmy Wahlsteen #authenticity #creativity #photography
Views: 84572 Sean Tucker
Finding Good Natural Light for Portraits (‘Good Light’ Series)
 
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Music: Dreamers Escape 1 - Magnus Ringblom All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 The question I get asked most often is, how do you teach yourself to recognise good light? It's a hard one to answer in one video, so instead I've decided to make a series of videos over time to show how I expose and compose images, and what light drew me to the scene in the first place. #goodlight #naturallight #portrait
Views: 59179 Sean Tucker
How to chose a direction for your photography career
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ A vlog I shot with some thoughts on how to pick a long term direction for your photography career. To find out more visit www.seantucker.photography #direction #photography #heroes
Views: 49938 Sean Tucker
Photographing People: The War in every Portrait
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ "Every portrait is a war between the sitter's vanity and the photographer's guile". This video has some thoughts on capturing the authentic person when shooting portraits or headshots. www.seantucker.photography #portraits #photography #studio
Views: 190140 Sean Tucker
How to create when you're just not 'feeling it'.
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 After reading 'The War of Art' by Steven Pressfield, I'm sharing some thoughts on my own resistance and how I push through to create regardless. #creativeblock #creativity #perfectionism
Views: 89598 Sean Tucker
Choosing the Time of Day for the Best Light ('Good Light' Series)
 
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Music: Dreamers Escape 1 - Magnus Ringblom All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 The question I get asked most often is, how do you teach yourself to recognise good light? It's a hard one to answer in one video, so instead I've decided to make a series of videos over time to show how I expose and compose images, and what light drew me to the scene in the first place. #photography #streetphotography #goodlight
Views: 26134 Sean Tucker
My Social Media Philosophy: Some thoughts for Fellow Creators
 
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Music: Light Through A Prism - Deep Inside Beautiful Awakening 2 - Anders Schill Paulsen All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 I've been doing a lot of thinking about social media recently, as it's been taking up a larger portion of my work, not to mention the fact that it's been in the news a great deal for a number of reasons, so these are a few of my thoughts around how I handle social media, and make sure I keep it all in perspective. #socialmedia #youtube #instagram
Views: 35790 Sean Tucker
Protect your Highlights: A lesson for Light and Life
 
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Link to my video on the Squarespace YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfwX2ZRFAxE Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Recently, a lesson I was learning about capturing light also held some timely truths for my own life as I was struggling with motivation as a freelancer. I hope sharing it here helps you in your own photography, filmmaking or life in general. Share it on if you found it useful. MUSIC: Perceptible Shades 1 - Johannes Bornlof All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 #protectyourhighlights #photography #exposure
Views: 92776 Sean Tucker
Why I made the Big Switch to Sony (and a message to Canon and Fujifilm)
 
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Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker PhotoCity Hull Talk Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-between-tech-and-story-sean-tucker-tickets-45872996367 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ I recently made a total switch in my gear from Canon/Fujifilm to Sony. This video gives my reasoning and why the Sony system is best for my needs as a travelling hybrid shooter. I also give my thoughts on how we should be choosing gear in general, avoiding brand loyalty, gear snobbishness etc, and dispassionately choosing the right tool for the job. Share it on if you found it helpful. MUSIC: 'Iris' by Lotus 'Mr Rhodes Swing' by Andreas Boldt All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 #photography #cameras #hybridshooter
Views: 115265 Sean Tucker
Sean Tucker Channel Trailer
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Music: ‘Echoes 3’ by Johannes Bornlof All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 This is the trailer for my channel. Subscribe if this is content you think you’d be interested in, and click the bell if you’d like to be notified when I post in the future. Help me out by sharing this channel if you know other who may be interested. #photography #philosophy #creativity
Views: 26518 Sean Tucker
Why you get your Best Creative Ideas in the Shower
 
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Purchase books and prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ On a recent trip to the Isle of Skye I took some time out to film some thoughts about the need to make mental space if we want to inspired by new ideas. If we are constantly distracted by stimuli from screens in our faces, or headphones in our ears, we don't create the mental space to generate new ideas. Perhaps the answer is in solitude. Share it on if you found it helpful. Music: 'Elation' by LUCHS All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 #meditation #creativity #photography
Views: 25912 Sean Tucker
Advice on Printing your Images
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 I have never professionally printed any of my images before, which, having been a professional photographer for many years now, seems like a ridiculous fact. To remedy this I decided to take 3 images from my recent shoot with the Himba Tribe, down to Genesis Imaging in London, and get them professionally printed. Mark Foxwell, their creative director, kindly gave me some time to share advice to camera for print virgins like myself. I hope this video challenges you to get out and print one of your favourites. Very special thanks to Mark and Gabrielle at Genesis Imaging: http://genesisimaging.co.uk/ #printing #photography #portraits
Views: 55074 Sean Tucker
Why I switched from the Fuji X100 to the Fuji X-T20... and why it really doesn't matter.
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 Recently I sold my old Fuji X100 and bought the Fuji X-T20. When I posted about it on Instagram I was surprised by the volume of responses from people. I don't put a lot of stock in gear about believe that you are the photographer and the camera is merely a tool, so I thought I would put this video together in response. If you have a tendency to get caught in gear lust, like I do, I hope this pushes you to close the browser to all those gear review and head out to shoot with the camera you have. #fujifilm #camera #photography
Views: 136277 Sean Tucker
Using Soft Winter Light in Landscapes (‘Good Light’ Series)
 
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Music: Dreamers Escape 1 - Magnus Ringblom All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 The question I get asked most often is, how do you teach yourself to recognise good light? It's a hard one to answer in one video, so instead I've decided to make a series of videos over time to show how I expose and compose images, and what light drew me to the scene in the first place. #goodlight #travel #photography
Views: 27715 Sean Tucker
How to Photograph Big Products (part one)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ A series teaching you the basics of shooting larger products and putting them on a white background. This is part one which will teach you lighting and camera settings. To find out more visit https://www.seantucker.photography Part Two showing you how to cut the product out onto a white background and add a drop shadow is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdElnlrODVo Part Three showing you how to recolour your product is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVZhEh3Xr60 #photography #productphotography #studio
Views: 89839 Sean Tucker
How to deal with creative jealousy... and get back to work
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 Music: Colorize (Instrumental Version) - Tommy Ljungberg, licensed through Epidemic Sound. If you're like me you've had to work through jealousy, and comparing your work to the work other people are putting out. It can paralyse you, and stall your development if you don't get a handle on it. In this video I share some thoughts on how I deal with these very human emotions so that they don't hold me back on my journey. I hope it helps. #creativity #envy #jealousy
Views: 43807 Sean Tucker
100,000 Subscribers: What it means to me... and for your own channel.
 
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Purchase books: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ I crossed over 100k subscribers a few months back and the silver play button just arrived, so I decided to make a video sharing my story with you, and why this milestone and the growth of this channel means so much to me. I also give you some advice for your own channel based on my growth including focussing on quality over quantity, having the courage to experiment and being authentically yourself. Share it on if you found it helpful, and again, thank you! Music: 'Burning' by Tellow All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 #youtube #100ksubs #photography
Views: 15512 Sean Tucker
The Journey to becoming a Successful Photographer/Filmmaker
 
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To purchase a book: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 Becoming a photographer, or filmmaker, or successful artist of any kind takes time. There are no shortcuts. These are just some thoughts around how to deal with 'success anxiety' and manage expectations so you will be able to stick it out for the long haul. #photographer #filmmaker #journey
Views: 53951 Sean Tucker
Street Photography (with the Fuji X100 and editing on iPhone)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 This is my philosophy about shooting street photography with the Fujifilm X100 and using the iPhone for editing. Koolertron bag: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Handbags-Shoulder-Bags/Koolertron-Vintage-Crossbody-Messenger-Shoulder/B00WWGV63K/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1489322297&sr=8-9&keywords=koolertron%2Bbag&th=1 The apps mentioned were: Snapseed:https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/snapseed/id439438619?mt=8 Darkroom:https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/darkroom-photo-editor/id953286746?mt=8 Instagram: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8 IFTTT: https://ifttt.com/discover Music: Mile Higher by Stephen Hicks - Research Album #fujifilmx100 #streetphotography #photography
Views: 190784 Sean Tucker
Making it as an Introvert (feat. Simon Baxter)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 As an introvert I have always found it challenging to compete in the freelance photography world, but I've learnt some tricks which have helped. On a recent trip to Lindisfarne I made this video to talk about looking after yourself, choosing your photography genre, and some business tips as well when selling yourself to clients, all without having to fake extroversion. I also had a great time sitting down with photographer Simon Baxter to hear about his experience as a solo woodland and landscape photographer. Share this video on if you found it helpful and subscribe for future videos. Simon Baxter: YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SimonBaxterPhotography Website: https://baxter.photos/ #introvert #photography #simonbaxter
Views: 64830 Sean Tucker
Shooting 50mm on the Island of Gozo
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 I made this quick video while visiting friends on the Island of Gozo (Malta) recently. I am prone to taking too much gear on trips, but this time, seeing as this was supposed to be time to relax, I thought I would just take my Canon 5DmkII and a Sigma 50mm prime. Taking one focal length forces you to think more, and move more, in order to get the shots you want... and of course means a lighter bag, and grateful back muscles. Limiting yourself with one focal length for a trip forces you to think more creatively to compensate (zooms can make us lazy). Your legs have to become your zoom with a prime lens. If you want to exercise your photographic eye, this is often a good challenge to give yourself. I also offer some thoughts on not needing the very latest gear in order to get good shots, and reasons why the Canon 5DmkII is still good enough for me. I've included some of the shots I got, including some of the Good Friday procession in Rabat. Video was shot on a Canon 80D with a 24mm f2.8 pancake lens. I used the Zhiyun Crane for the stabilized shots, and a GoPro Hero 5 for the shots mounted on the camera. www.seantucker.photography #50mm #photography #gozo
Views: 38217 Sean Tucker
Using Reflected Light in Street Photography (‘Good Light’ Series)
 
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Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Music: Dreamers Escape 1 - Magnus Ringblom All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 The question I get asked most often is, how do you teach yourself to recognise good light? It's a hard one to answer in one video, so instead I've decided to make a series of videos over time to show how I expose and compose images, and what light drew me to the scene in the first place. #photography #streetphotography #goodlight
Views: 56507 Sean Tucker
How to Shoot Corporate Headshot Photography
 
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Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ ASSISTANT: Ondřej Vachek: https://www.instagram.com/ondroidv/ VOLUNTEERS: Tania Pais: www.youtube.com/theactingedit Andreea-Otilia Suiu: www.andreeasuiu.com Daniela Ologeanu: www.facebook.com/d.ologeanu Matt Pople Ben Denton Music: 'Face the Fact' by Daniel Gunnarsson All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 One of the jobs you will find yourself doing as a portrait photographer is Corporate Headshots. This isn't usually glamorous work. You often only have a couple of minutes with each person and so speed and consistency are the name of the game. In this video I share a pretty comprehensive overview of the system I use when shooting Corporate Headshot Photography. I hope you pick up some useful tips. Share it on if you found it helpful. #headshots #whitebackground #photography
Views: 103209 Sean Tucker
My Street Photography Philosophy (in Rome with the Fujifilm X-T20)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 I was always nervous about street photography because I had this idea that true street photography was shooting people up close, and it would inevitably lead you to get yourself into conflict situations. However, I think over the past couple of years I've found a style of street photography which suits my personality better. On this recent trip to Rome I took the time to make this video sharing my philosophy when shooting on the street, in the hope that it helps you to broaden your own definition, and give you the courage to head out and shoot your take on the streets where you live. #streetphotography #photography #rome
Views: 255426 Sean Tucker
How to Edit Colour and Create your own Style
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 NOTE: Mad Max was directed by George Miller. A sloppy editing error by me. Apologies. After my recent video on editing Dramatic Black and White images quite a few of you asked for a video on my colour editing process. I hope I've taken things a little further for you by also getting you to think about create a style and colour consistency for your images which sets you apart. This goes for your professional portfolio and your online platforms like Instagram. For the editing section of the video I've used the Darkroom app, but these techniques are scalable to far more complex programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. If you found it helpful, share it on. APP: Darkroom app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/darkroom-photo-editor/id953286746?mt=8 #photography #color #editing
Views: 393339 Sean Tucker
How to improve your food photography at home (without having to buy fancy gear)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 Vla's new blog: http://riyuu.co.uk/ My first professional job as a full time photographer was actually as a food photographer. In this video I will give you some tips to improve your own food photography without having to buy fancy lights or camera gear. You'll also meet my friend Vla who is a health and fitness guru and he'll be doing the cooking and helping us with the styling. I hope this helps you get better shots of your dishes. #photography #foodphotography #naturallight
Views: 99412 Sean Tucker
A (bit more than a) Landscape Photography Tutorial: Snowdonia
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ I recently took a trip to Snowdonia in Wales in an attempt to reinvigorate my photography by shooting in a genre I’m unfamiliar with; Landscape Photography. This video is a tutorial giving details of my shooting style, philosophy behind the shots, apps which I found helpful, as well as a selection of the resulting images at the close of the video. It is also a video diary of my thoughts on the journey, specifically around needing to regularly challenge yourself in your photographic journey in order to keep growing. I hope you enjoy. Filming and Editing by Sean Tucker (www.seantucker.photography) The 'ecopod' I stayed in (because quite a few people were asking) can be found here: http://www.ogwenbank.co.uk/camping-pods-for-hire/ #landscape #photography #snowdonia
Views: 253192 Sean Tucker
How I create Dramatic Black and White images for Instagram
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 I have been asked a lot about how I process my black and white images for my Instagram. In this video I show you the basic technique I use, using curves and HSL sliders within the Darkroom app, right on my iPhone. I will also show you how to get similar results on Snapseed for you Android users. You can also take these tips and use them high end editing software like Lightroom and Photoshop. If you found it helpful, share it on. APPS: Darkroom app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/darkroom-photo-editor/id953286746?mt=8 Snapseed app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&hl=en_GB #photography #blackandwhite #editing
Views: 144912 Sean Tucker
How to Edit Headshots on a White Background
 
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Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ VOLUNTEERS: Tania Pais: www.youtube.com/theactingedit Andreea-Otilia Suiu: www.andreeasuiu.com Daniela Ologeanu: www.facebook.com/d.ologeanu Matt Pople Ben Denton Music: 'Face the Fact' by Daniel Gunnarsson All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 One of the jobs you will find yourself doing as a portrait photographer is Corporate Headshots. In this video I will show you my system for quickly processing large batches of images in Adobe Lightroom, as well as how to give each image a sub-10min retouch in Photoshop to remove distractions, tighten colour and contrast, as well as making sure you have a clean, white background all the way around your subject. Share it on if you found it helpful. #headshots #retouching #photoshop
Views: 30312 Sean Tucker
Portrait Photography: Why Empathy makes you Better (feat. Tommy Reynolds)
 
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Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker Tommy Reynolds Links: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BlueCactusMedia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TommyReynolds89 https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ I made a video a couple of years ago saying that it's a great idea for serious portrait photographers to go and get their portraits taken, because it gives them empathy for people who sit in front of their lens on a regular basis. So in this video I head through to Tommy Reynolds' studio for a portrait session. He and I both give some tips and share our thoughts on why teaching yourself to work well with people will make you a better portrait photographer. Share it on if you found it helpful. MUSIC: 'LBL' by Cospe 'Sticky Habits' by Blue Topaz All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 #photography #portraits #studio
Views: 33699 Sean Tucker
Coming Up in 2018 (an update from a hotel room in Dubai)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 Whilst on a recent filming trip to Dubai I made this quick video from my hotel room to fill you on the exciting changes for 2018 including: mentoring sessions, one on one training, workshops, talks, prints, a book, Q and A live streams, and obviously more of the videos you've been enjoying up until now. #photography #youtube #creativity
Views: 18470 Sean Tucker
What's next for this channel?
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 This is just a quick update video, giving you some info about the future of this channel, including Q&A videos and how to send in questions, sponsorship, and upcoming workshops. #photography #filmmaking #creativity
Views: 15854 Sean Tucker
Winter Landscape Photography in Cumbria (What I learned from my journey in photography)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ I recently took a long weekend to head up to the Lake District in Cumbria. The idea was to just enjoy the scenery and shoot for fun on my Fuji X100 and my iPhone. I also took the time to make this video to share my journey with photography and what I learned about jumping into freelancing, and how I had to struggle through some hard times. I hope it encourages you in your own journey. #landscape #photography #change
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How to edit photos on the iPhone: Sunset
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ A tutorial showing you how to use apps (Snapseed, Rays, Lens Distortions and Darkroom) to edit photos on your iPhone. www.seantucker.photography #iphoneography #streetphotography #editing
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How to deal with internet criticism (also a Sony RX100iv test)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ I had some time this weekend and wanted to see how close I could get my little Sony RX100iv point-and-shoot to getting a cinematic look, so I shot this vlog with some thoughts on dealing with internet criticism and online trolling when you're starting out in photography, or indeed in any creative field where you're putting yourself out there. I shot the talking-to-camera sections in 1080p 25fps, and the slow motion shots in 1080p 100fps and slowed it down to 25%. I used a custom picture profile of 'flat' with saturation, contrast and sharpening all set to -3 to give me latitude in the grade. I have tried to use pp7 (Slog) in the past but just found the footage too grainy with the ISO 1600 limit, even when over exposed by a couple of stops. I hope this is either some useful test footage if you're looking into the Sony RX100iv for video, or some encouragement to back your work when being attacked online. Edited in FCPX. Graded using James Miller's Deluts. Shot on Sony RX100iv, except for the final shot which was a DJI Phantom 3 Standard. Music: 'This place' by Watermark High, licensed through The Music Bed. #trolls #criticism #youtube
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Planning and Shooting a Portrait Project (featuring the Godox AD200)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 On a recent trip to South Africa I took time out to shoot portraits of 3 men who have played the role of mentor in my life. In this video I introduce them to you, as well as share my techniques for lighting and shooting the images, and let you in on my planning stages and mood boards for this photo project. I hope you find it useful. #mentors #photography #portraits
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How to shoot Portraits outside of your culture (Featuring the Himba People of Namibia)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 I put out a video recently talking about how to start moving your photography career in a particular direction. I asked myself what sort of photography really spoke to me, and in my case it was pretty obvious. It was people photography. Portraits. Especially portraits of people from different contexts and with different stories to my own. My photography heroes are Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, Jimmy Nelson and Joey L for his work in Africa, India and Syria. I understand that it’s a different era now and that grabbing a job at National Geographic is not a realistic option. I also know that no one is coming to knock on my door to hire me for this sort of work just because I would love to do it. There are no favours in this industry. If I ever manage to make this sort of work my full time job it will be because I had already proved that I could produce quality imagery in this area. So I packed my bags and gear and headed to a country which has always held a special interest for me; Namibia. I went to the tribal homelands of the Himba people and organised through a local guide (the wonderful Vanessa) to head into one of the villages for golden hour, for two evenings in a row, to shoot portraits with them. For the portraits I shot using my Canon 5DmkII and a Sigma Art 50mm f1.4. On top of this I was using a Tiffen Variable ND filter to be able to cut the light and keep the depth of field where I wanted it without overexposing. The first evening I went in I shot all natural light. On the second night I went in and shot mixed strobe and natural light using my Alien Bee 800 with Vagabond Mini battery pack, shot through a 1.5m Photek Softlighter, in order to darken the background and shape the light on the face for a slightly more dramatic look. My settings were always ISO100, F2.0-2.8 and my shutter speed for strobe was always 1/125 to avoid flash sync issues or camera shake. The experience was amazing. I intend this to be the first of many trips, but I will likely always remember this one as important because it helped proved to myself that I can do this; that all the work I have put in to build up my skill set over the years has resulted in images like this. This is a valid direction for me, which is exciting because it’s one which I would get a great deal of fulfillment from. Here’s to the journey ahead. Vehicle rented through: https://www.drivesouthafrica.com/ The village I visited is here: http://www.namibiajjtours.com/otjikandero.html #namibia #photography #portraits
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How to Photograph Big Products (part two)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ A series teaching you the basics of shooting larger products and putting them on a white background. Part two will show you how to edit, retouch, cut your product out onto a white background, and add a drop shadow. To find out more visit https://www.seantucker.photography Part One showing you how to shoot the product in Studio is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsFNuTHaWOk Part Three showing you how to recolour your product is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVZhEh3Xr60 #photoshop #cutout #dropshadow
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Color Grading your footage and Creating your own LUTs (FCPX and Photoshop)
 
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Skip to: Primary Grade: https://youtu.be/OpYfAHo89-o?t=3m19s Secondary Grade: https://youtu.be/OpYfAHo89-o?t=19m48s Create your own LUTs: https://youtu.be/OpYfAHo89-o?t=23m47s Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 In this tutorial I will show you how to colour grade your footage using Final Cut Pro X. I will walk you through a Primary Grade (in which you match the luminance and contrast of various clips while correcting any colour issues), a Secondary Grade (where you use windows and selective colour corrections to accentuate portions of the frame), and then Mastering your footage (creating an overall look for your film). I will also show you how to create your own LUTs (Look Up Table) using Photoshop adjustment layers. I hope all this information helps you in honing your own films and getting the look you want. If you would like more filmmaking tutorials, let me know in the comments. Technicolor Cinestyle: http://www.technicolor.com/en/solutions-services/cinestyle James Miller CLOG: https://sellfy.com/p/ul1t/ Color Grading Central Adjustment Layer included in this bundle: https://www.colorgradingcentral.com/luster-grade-presets/ Pixel Studios LUT Loader: https://store.pixelfilmstudios.com/product/fcpx-lut-loader/ #colorgrading #finalcutprox #cinematography
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How to Edit Dramatic Portraits in Photoshop
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Squarespace link for 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/seantucker All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 Following my recent film showing you how I shot the Mentor Portraits project back in South Africa, this is a follow up tutorial showing you the full editing process in Photoshop; from retouching, to dodge and burn, colour toning, sharpening and contrast control all using adjustment layers, masking and blending modes. I hope you find it helpful. #portrait #photoshop #retouching
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Editing Landscape Photography (Panoramas and HDR)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ All music is sourced from Epidemic Sound. Check out their plans specifically for YouTubers: http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQ29 Following my Snowdonia trip last year, quite a few of you asked for a tutorial showing how I edited the shots, so this... is that. In this tutorial I'll show you how to combine the bracketed exposures in Lightroom to give you your HDR image, as well as showing you how to stitch multiple shots together for your panorama. Then I'll run you through some Photoshop techniques from cloning, to sharpening, dodge and burn through to colour work. I hope these tips help you in your own editing. #landscape #photography #editing
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Street Photography and Video in Rome: Travelling Light
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ I shot this video on a recent trip to Rome. In it I share some shots from the trip, thoughts on travelling light, and a look at what's in my 'travel light' camera bag. www.seantucker.photography #travel #photography #cameras
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How to Photograph Big Products (part three)
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ A series teaching you the basics of shooting larger products and putting them on a white background. Part three will teach you how to recolour your product by sampling a swatch and mapping the target colour onto your image. To find out more visit https://www.seantucker.photography Part One showing you how to shoot the product in Studio is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsFNuTHaWOk Part Two showing you how to cut the product out onto a white background and add a drop shadow is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdElnlrODVo #recolouring #photoshop #gradientmaps
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Headshot Retouching Timelapse
 
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Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ Purchase book or prints: http://www.seantucker.photography/store/ Book training sessions: http://www.seantucker.photography/bookings/ A headshot retouching timelapse by Sean Tucker Photography www.seantucker.photography #timelapse #retouching #photoshop
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