EDUCATING TINA — DIRECTORS CUT —
EDUCATING TINA SEASON 2 DIRECTORS CUT INCLUDES FOUR HOURS OF NEW FOOTAGE
Throughout the season Tina took on 10 different photographic challenges, and we had loads of additional video, tips and content that was too long for YouTube. This Directors Cut is more than twice the length of the YouTube version - every episode includes additional tips, more content and BTS footage. We also filmed additional reflections and detailed image review on every one of the challenges.
Join Tina on 10 targeted photography assignments
Season two kicks off with a recap of the highlights of Season one, and sets the parameters for the upcoming challenges.
Beauty Photography is Tina's specialty, but I wanted to push her to go beyond her normal limits on this shoot. I got in a professional model and challenged Tina to do a Portfolio Shoot with at least 3 different looks in one afternoon.
Tina and I travelled to Tokyo for this challenge, which focussed on finding a balance between enjoying your holiday and still coming away with fantastic images. The goal for this episode was to take a series of images to be used in a magazine layout titled 'A Day in Tokyo'.
Macro photography is not something Tina had ever attempted, or even really heard of. In this episode we focussed on the difference between 'close ups' and true macro, and used a variety of different light options to create dramatic macro images without spending a fortune.
This can be a tricky genre for beginners, especially shooting outdoors. To make things even more interesting, I got along 2 fitness models so Tina could shoot them individually and as a pair together. We used available light, portable studio lights as well as basic speedlights to create a range of dramatic images for a magazine spread.
This challenge is all about 'scapes - Landscapes, Cityscapes & Waterscapes, as Tina shot sunset at Sydney Harbour, shooting back onto the city. The big challenge for Tina here was balancing the beautiful twilight colours in the sky with the city lights as they started to turn on at dusk.
Time for some action! I got in two of Sydneys top Parkour performers for some high energy jumps and tricks in Sydney CBD. Tina had the challenge of learning the sport, working with fast movement and framing moving subjects. Again working with the sunlight, as well as on and off camera flash.
Headshots is a genre many photographers will attempt at some stage. I challenged Tina to create 3 levels of formality from CEO in the annual report through to LinkedIn style profile photos. We shot indoors and out and used a variety of equipment, showing you can get great results with any gear.
While street is many peoples favourite for casual shooting, Tina had never attempted it. So we headed into a grungy inner-city suburb and gave Tina a crash course in street shooting including timing, light and shadow and approaching strangers for street portraits.
POLE DANCE CHALLENGE
Time for Tina to take on a big shoot solo. For this challenge I sent Tina to a Pole Dancing competition and recorded a series of tips for her to work with on the night. Her challenge was to document the entire event, including backstage, for a magazine layout.
Nudes are my specialty, but Tina had never been on this side of the camera. I rented a designer hotel room, got in an experienced nude model and gave her 3 challenges: working with the available window light; working with the light fixtures in the room; and working with off camera flash.
In the series finale we recap all of the challenges and I gave Tina a crash course in using Lightroom. Getting familiar with an editing software suite can be daunting, but learning how to make quick effective edits to your work can yield really amazing advances in your final images.
This video series is for anyone who...
- Wants to learn in an entertaining yet informative way
- Wants to create great results with basic equipment
- Wants to pursue a particular genre of photography
- Wants to take their photography to the next level
- Wants a broad understanding of photographic technique
- Wants to learn to mix flash and ambient light
- Prefers to have a laugh whilst they learn.
WHO is MATT GRANGER?
Matt is a portrait photographer and photography educator based in Sydney, Australia. Matt is a passionate people person, and he specialises in Portraiture.
Matt teaches lighting and portraiture workshops around the world. The Take Control of The Light workshop is his flagship and has been refined over dozens of international workshops.
In 2011 Matt established a YouTube channel to present photography tutorials and gear reviews. This has grown to be one of the largest independent photography channels internationally and has developed into a thriving online community of photography enthusiasts. The channel motto is Get Your Gear Out – which recognises that the best way to learn is to get out there and shoot, no matter your equipment or level of experience.