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We know you guys love the videos we release and our activity on social media. Now we love to give you everything for free (except of course our full length instructional videos) but producing everything is a lot of work and we see that we are producing more and more and in all honesty we want to do even more. But at the moment we are at a point where we have 2 people almost 100% dedicated to social media and video. And somehow we have to make that work to continue our free material and grow in the direction where we want to go, and trust me it’s going to be interesting and fun, but most of all educational.

This is why we had to look for a great way for you guys to support us, we got some great suggestions but they were all pretty limited or cumbersome, and in all honestly just placing a paypal button on the website…. not really our thing.

So we launched our own Patreon page on https://www.patreon.com/frankdoorhof now Patreon is awesome and very easy to use for you guys.

You can still watch all our content for free of course, we won’t put anything behind the “decoder” (as we say in the Netherlands) however by “pledging” for a certain amount per month (starting at $5.00) you can now support us in the work we do. We didn’t choose for the pledge per video option because we release a lot of material and we wanted to make it as easy as possible.

The $5.00 pledge is the most basic, there are more options however and because we believe in giving back all other options have certain benefits for you guys, like a 1:1 Skype call with me once a month, portfolio reviews, discounts etc. So in essence you are supporting us but also yourself with cool little goodies and gems.

At the moment we are creating a fully new videoblog and if we hit a certain goal each month we can start recording it, with the name “behind the closed doors” you probably already have an idea what its about :D, so head on over to https://www.patreon.com/frankdoorhof and support our work and make sure we can create even more for you guys.

And don’t worry, if you don’t…. we still love you and you can still see everything 😀

Digital classroom from this week

Today (May 6th) is my birthday and what is better than to start the day with some gifts.

 

  1. Great MacPhun offer
    on my site on www.frankdoorhof.com/macphun you can buy the complete suite for a big discount.
  2. 25% off on all my instructional videos
    It doesn’t matter if you use our shop or the direct video download page… use the coupon code “super” and get a stunning 25% off

 

And we share the newest digital classroom with you guys, this was broadcast live on May 4th.
I love doing these and thanks to Rogue/Expo imaging and BenQ it’s also possible.
So enjoy the day and the digital classroom 😀
And by the way we REALLY appreciate it if you subscribe to our YouTube channel (see the button on the side of this site).

Digital classroom with Kimberley

Digital classroom is without a doubt one of the most intense things I do online.
The idea actually started out as just having a camera on during a photoshoot, we did this a few years ago and people loved it, being able to see what we do during a photoshoot. At that time there was not much going on to be honest, it was mostly seeing the model being in makeup, some movement in the studio and of course the Photoshoot, but still people loved it.

 

Years later we wanted to pick this up again but with todays market you have to do something unique so we thought hard and decided we would let YOU the viewers interact with the shoot, but as soon as the cameras rolled and we were live things changed…. I love teaching and that was exactly what I started doing, explaining what we were going to do, showing the light setups, giving tips and even showing the complete retouch process….. this was a huge succes and now we can do these broadcasts every month thanks to companies like BenQ and Rogue/Expo imaging because without them this would never be possible.

 

Today I can show the digital classroom we did with Kimberley and watch this space on Monday for the results.
Enjoy… oh and if you REALLY want to do us a favor…. subscribe to our channel via this link…..

 

Now this is of course free, imaging what you get with one of our instructional videos you can order from our site, make sure to check them out and learn even more in depth techniques and tips.

 

Topics include :
Small flash, the light blaster, Rogue flash benders, how to meter light with a light meter, the new Sekonic 478, how to prevent reflections in walls, windows, glasses etc, how to coach the model, angles, gear, retouching in Photoshop and Capture one, tinting with Aliens Skin X and Capture One, some cool retouch tips and MUCH more…..

Digital classroom “alternative light sources”

In this episode of Digital Classroom a full 2 hours on alternative light sources.
A lot of photographers think you need expensive strobes to get great results, but in reality it can be done with much less, even lightbulbs, christmas lights etc. they can all be used for stunning results.

 

In this 2 hour recording of our live broadcast you can see how Nadine styles the sets and we shoot some killer images with just the available lights, no strobes 😀

 

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel via this link and make sure we continue to produce this kind of work.

And some of the results

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