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Oct 18 2012

The YPS Mobile App is LIVE!

YPS Icon 250x250 The YPS Mobile App is LIVE!

Finally after months of hard work, I’m happy to let you know that Yanik’s Photo School has its official iPhone and Android App! Woohoo!

I’m very excited be able to bring you all of my tutorials to the mobile world in a sleek and simple style that keeps the focus on what you really want: LEARNING AWESOME STUFF!!

I’ve even added push notifications so you’ll know right away when a new tutorial is available.

As a bonus, I integrated a Continue Reading »

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Jun 28 2010

Shooting Tethered in Lightroom 3 – Video Tutorial

lr logo Shooting Tethered in Lightroom 3   Video TutorialAs you guys know, I’m a big fan of Lightroom. And with Lightroom 3 out, I’ve discovered many cool tweaks and upgrades like super fast importing and disk deletion as well as image preview generation. They seem like little things but it just keeps time on your side just a bit more.
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On top of that, the guys over at Adobe added a great new feature in Lightroom 3 that I just love! Tethering. No more need for Continue Reading »

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Apr 19 2010

Lighting Tutorial: Fashion Lighting Made Easy

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cover 1149.thumbnail Lighting Tutorial: Fashion Lighting Made EasyI did a shoot back in February for one of my regular clients that was more fashion oriented. It was a 3-day shoot here in Montreal at the Blah Blah Studio.
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The most important thing was to have consistent lighting throughout the 3 days since the chosen photos would be used for both the cover and chapter openers. Continuity was the key.
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So we spent roughly 30 minutes testing various lighting setups. From simple one light to more complex with up to Continue Reading »

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Feb 08 2010

Lighting Tutorial – Self Portrait Series

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YAN 4336 Edit.thumbnail Lighting Tutorial   Self Portrait SeriesI don’t remember that last time I did some self portraits. It’s the old photographer’s dilemma… always behind the lens and never in front of it! icon smile Lighting Tutorial   Self Portrait Series Since I live about a block away from my good buddy and fellow pro photographer Martin Perreault, he usually takes my photo.  But this time around, he was away on a 3 week trip to Australia and I really wanted to update my blog photo on the ABOUT YPS page.
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I decided to make this a fun time and turn this into a mini fashion shoot with some of my recently acquired threads. So I cranked up the tunes, set my D300s on a tripod with a 10 second timer and shot away! It took about 2 hours in total with 163 shots taken. Out of those shots I liked 22. Not bad.  icon wink Lighting Tutorial   Self Portrait Series Here’s how I Continue Reading »

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Dec 31 2009

YPS’s Top Photography Tutorials of 2009

top YPSs Top Photography Tutorials of 2009I truly hope that all of you are enjoying this festive season and that you’re taking lots and lots of pictures! icon smile YPSs Top Photography Tutorials of 2009
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Before sharing with you the top 5 most popular  tutorials on YPS,  I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. 2009 was YPS’s first full year live on the Web. It’s still a baby at only 21 months. icon smile YPSs Top Photography Tutorials of 2009 I’m filled with gratitude knowing that my posts are helping many passionate photographers from around the world.  Your comments and support keep giving me the motivation to keep sharing my knowledge and photography Continue Reading »

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Dec 21 2009

Using One Light for Drama – Lighting Tutorial

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CH17 1385.thumbnail Using One Light for Drama   Lighting TutorialIf you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know that I recently did a big 12 day shoot for one of my favorite clients. My main mandate was to shoot well composed,  evenly lit photos to be used in a new edition of their best selling didactic cosmetology book. As a second mandate, I had to produce “artistic” shots to be used as chapter openers and page fillers.
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So the first thing I asked them was what they meant by “artistic”. You know Yanik, dramatic stuff with cool shadows and Continue Reading »

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Jul 20 2009

How to Use Speed Lights with Studio Softboxes

flash intro.thumbnail How to Use Speed Lights with Studio SoftboxesHere’s a DIY option to use your speed light with your studio softboxes.
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I was looking at various ways to hook up my SB-800 to my softboxes and found a few options like the Westcott Slipper but found it overpriced considering you could get an Ezybox for less. Being determined to find a way, I continued my hunt. And last week I got lucky and found this Youtube video by Stephen Poff from someone on Twitter who RT it. In his video, he shows how he used a Justin clamp with his speed light and studio softbox. My jaw dropped to the floor! It’s so simple!
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Being a big Strobist fan myself, I find myself Continue Reading »

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Jun 11 2009

Shooting on the Brooklyn Bridge – Lighting Tutorial

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flash intro.thumbnail Shooting on the Brooklyn Bridge   Lighting TutorialAs most of you know, my friend Martin and I went to visit our good buddy and fellow pro photographer Joey Lawrence in New York city not long ago. He needed our help choosing rooftop furniture for his new pad so we were happy to fly down and give him a hand. icon wink Shooting on the Brooklyn Bridge   Lighting Tutorial Hehehehe. Ok, maybe not, even though we did go to Ikea and helped out. It also goes without saying that we took out our cameras a few times in NYC. icon smile Shooting on the Brooklyn Bridge   Lighting Tutorial
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But the most fun I had was doing this improvised shoot on the Brooklyn Bridge. We basically took turns shooting each other once everything was set up. Before I get into the lighting details, here’s a list of the equipment we used: Continue Reading »

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Apr 02 2009

The Joys of Rear Curtain Flash!

I’ve done quite a few lighting tutorials here on Yanik’s Photo School, especially using off camera small flashes like the SB-900 or the 580EX II. I love these little buggers and the more I use them, the more dust accumulates on my big studio strobes. And today’s lesson will be about an in-camera feature that most DSLRs have called Rear Curtain Flash.
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I discovered this camera feature a long time ago with my Nikon D70 when I wanted  to shoot a long exposure of a moving Continue Reading »

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Mar 04 2009

Food Photography – Will Work for Coconut Milk Soup

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c12 5238 edit.thumbnail Food Photography   Will Work for Coconut Milk SoupAfter Cancun, I made my way up to Miami to finish the shots for the Spa book but mostly for some R&R before heading back to sub zero temperatures. Brrrrrrr…. Another great thing about staying at my friend’s place is that they own 2 Thai restaurants! And after spending 7 months in South East Asia a while back (wayyyyyyyyy back) I developed a soft spot for Thai food. Since their 2nd restaurant had just opened a few weeks before, they asked me if I could shoot a couple of food shots Continue Reading »

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