Ben Lucas
Ben Lucas is a Seattle-based commercial portrait and wedding photographer. He focuses on getting the very best expression from clients, whether they are brides, actors, chefs, or even lawyers. You can follow his updates on Facebook.
Courses
  • Photo & Video

    Getting Started in Commercial Photography

    1.4 hours
Tutorials
  • Photo & Video
    Quick Tip: Use Manual Mode for Accurate ExposuresBen lucas exposure practice preview
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    If everything you've ever shot has been on aperture priority, shutter priority, or program mode, then it's time to step up your game and learn manual. Manual exposure gets rid of variations in your metering by giving you perfect shots every time... with practice, of course.Read More…
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    Love Is in the Air: How to Create a Heart Shaped Smoke Ring Photo for Valentine's DayVanlentines hot chocolate final
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    In honor of Valentine's day, here's how to create a still life image that makes you want to snuggle up next to the fireplace with a good book. We take a cup of hot chocolate and give it a holiday twist.Read More…
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    6 Practical Ways to Boost Your Photography Business This YearBen lucas boost your business preview
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    Any one, small change could end up having a significant positive impact on your business. What one thing are you going to do boost your business this year?Read More…
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    Quick and Easy Three Light Portrait Setup for Photo and VideoBen lucas 3 point lighting preview
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    A simple three-point light kit is the most popular lighting setup for creative professionals of all fields. Learn the basics of how to use three point lighting in this tutorial.Read More…
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    Radio Triggers for All! Take Creative Control of Your LightingBen lucas radio triggers thumbnail
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    If you're just starting out with flash photography and you want to up your game, the fastest and easiest way to improve your lighting is to move your flash unit off of your camera. There are really only ways to do this: cords, optical sync units (also called slaves, peanuts, or magic eyes), or radio trigger. Radio triggers are the best, most flexible option. In this article you’ll learn everything you need to know about them, if they're right for you, and how to get started using them.Read More…
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    Focus Versus Exposure: f-Stops, T-Stops, and Lenses for VideoBen lucas f vs t stops preview
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    This can be confusing when shopping for a new lens. Learn the difference between F-Stops and T-Stops to help with your next lens purchase.Read More…
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    How to Synchronize Audio and Video With PluraleyesBen lucas pluraleyes audio sync
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    Learn how to use Pluraleyes, the best software for syncing multiple cameras and audio sources.Read More…
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    Slate the Tape: How To Synchronize Audio and Video in a SnapSlate the tape
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    Ever seen those clapperboards on set? This video will cover why we use them, how to properly "Slate the Tape", and even give you a free option for your iPad.Read More…
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    Inside the Camera Bag: Wedding and Commercial Photography Kit Ben lucas gear bag preview
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    In this video tutorial we take a look in my commercial and wedding photography gear bag and examine the reasons why I have each piece of equipmentRead More…
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    How to Photograph Artifacts and Antique ObjectsBen lucas treasure preview
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    How to photograph artifacts and antique objects in two ways: clean and simple, plus dramatic and artful.Read More…
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    How to Bounce On-Camera Flash for Better Portraits Bounce flash
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    On Camera flash isn't ideal, but sometimes you just have to make do with the flash you have. Here are some tips to help bounce your on-camera flash for better portraits in a pinch.Read More…
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    6 Creative Ways to Shoot Portraits in a Tunnel6 ways tunnel
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    Tunnels are great landscape features with a lot of photographic potential. In this tutorial, you'll learn different ways to take advantage of this setting for your next portrait shoot.Read More…