Worth a Sub: Jay P. Morgan's Awesome YouTube Channel

Like Spinal Tap's volume knob, Jay P. Morgan tends to leave his lighting set on 11. His complex, action-filled shoots call for very specific illumination, usually with a mix of hard strobes.

The video above is typical of his walk-thrus and tutorials in that he shows every step, allowing you to see each light's effect as he adds it. I just blew over an hour watching every single video on his YouTube channel. Highly recommended.

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Blogger Wes said...

I have loved Jay P's videos and website for a while! Love the "real feel" of a working commercial photographer his videos give. I show them in my photography classes and the students eat it up! Great to see him in your blog!!

July 11, 2011 11:12 PM  
Blogger shayne gray learns photography %$#! said...

Oh MAN that looks like so much fun!!

You could so easily get into waaaaaaay too much trouble doing that....

shayne gray learns photography

July 11, 2011 11:14 PM  
Blogger SJCT said...

That looked like fun both for the models and for the photographers!

July 12, 2011 12:42 AM  
Blogger plastic card said...

great video

July 12, 2011 3:15 AM  
Blogger Dave6163 said...

Wow beside the lighting be dialed up to 11 the the fun on the set looked to be amped the same way.

I really like the light building steps that he shares. Nice find.

July 12, 2011 7:25 AM  
OpenID Joe said...

Awesome work! Love the breakdown of the lighting setup!

July 12, 2011 8:28 AM  
Blogger Debbi_in_California said...

Really nice

July 12, 2011 8:38 AM  
Blogger jimmyd said...

As fun as it is and as "oh wow" as it might be for many photographers, it's simply a motion picture lighting approach like you see in just about every TV show or movie ever... but using strobes instead of continuous.

July 13, 2011 2:10 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love seeing execution in the real world - and a fun watch to boot.

Came across another cool one in the related videos about the evolution of photos from the first permanent image to the digital explosion of sharing we do today


July 13, 2011 4:29 PM  
Blogger Dv said...

lost respect when I saw that he had to kill some goldfish to get some shots.

July 14, 2011 3:19 AM  
Blogger Ciaran De Bhal said...

Ditto Dv. I re-ran the end to see if the goldfish were real. They were. They died. Great video with a bad ending.

July 14, 2011 10:44 AM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

To Dv and Ciaran-

Did you even bother to look into it before pronouncing the guy a gold fish killer? Nope, you didn't. And you are wrong.

Click through to the video page and see for yourself. It is the least you could have done.

July 14, 2011 3:13 PM  
Blogger Ciaran De Bhal said...

@ DH

Fair enough. When I'm wrong I'm wrong. Hands up !! Fish are fine and have found a good home. I reacted simply to what I saw. Mea culpa. Apologies to all concerned.

July 15, 2011 5:14 AM  
OpenID korsanix.com said...

good work i love this channel

January 10, 2012 6:48 PM  
Blogger Cc Ting said...

Divide and conquer making thing simple and easy. Just that we don't have the equipments...

October 01, 2012 7:34 PM  

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