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Dylan Patrick
Los Angeles, CA
Followers 440 Karma 1536.2

I'm a professional photographer, part-time ninja and creative thinker. Specializing in headshots, portraits, hotel photography, architectural photography, common sense, bar wisdom and more!

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my email is scdebo70@gmail.com I reorder my down load and never heard anything back of the headshot video

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Hey Steve, sorry for the hassle. What date did you purchase?

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cool, i also need the date you purchased

Dylan, you are a great photographer as well as a great teacher! I have been enjoying your cinematic video this past week. This is a fabulous class! I would love to see you do another class to continue on with your photoshop work flow. On another subject, I see that you are using a single SB 900 for your key light. Do you ever need to use the full flash power? I have several SB 800's and an Elinchrom Octa like yours, but I don't know if I need to try to gang two of them up or not? If I need to do this, do you have any suggestions for flash brackets to hold them so that they will fit the Elinchrom Octa? Thanks for your class and thanks for your help. Craig Banton

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Hey Craig! Thank you so much and I'm very happy you are enjoying the tutorial! As for the key, I do use the 900 at full power and it works fine. I think you would be fine with just one 800 for key but adding another will certainly give you more flexibility with regards to power...in short it certainly couldn't hurt!

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Hi Dylan,
I am Chris from Aachen, Germany.
I purchased your tutorial some months ago but never had the chance to shoot due to weather and several other reasons. But two days ago, I shot my first cinematic headshot pictures.
Only with the knowledge I got from viewing your videos, it went very well. The RAWs are looking good and I can't wait to start postprocessing (I have to finish a wedding first ;-)). I will show the results in a few days in your Facebook group and I am really looking foreward to your C&C.
Your videos are great, you are doing a great job in explaining.

All the best,

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Awesome Christian! I'm so glad you found them useful and are enjoying the cinematic style! I'm looking forward to seeing your results in the group, don't hesitate if you ever have questions!

Gaston De Cardenas's picture

Thanks for the info on the squinting subjects. I have been using Portrait Professional 10 for facial retouching. Any tips or would you use photoshop exclusively. Look forward to hearing from you


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Hey Gaston, I use Photoshop and Lightroom 100% I actually haven't tried Portrait Professional at all

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Dylan, I am a professional videographer working in a corporate setting. You photos are amazing. I will buy The Cinematic Headshot course but I wanted know if the headshot techniques you describe in the course can be translated to video like in your promo video. Thanks.

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Hey Dave! Thank you for the kind words! I'm not quite following what you mean exactly about translating it to video. Do you mean the lighting style, coaching, or something else?

Sohan Dewan's picture

You are doing amazing work man.

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Thank you so much Sohan!

Thanks Dylan. Im all excited to watch the videos. I started Chapter 1. Which white balance settings did you use when you mentioned temperatures? Im not very proficient in setting white balance temperatures. Also, coould you tell me how to private message you . Again, thank you !

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Hey Gorge! My white balance was set to 4760 I believe, your best bet is to check your camera manual for how to set it but it will be under the K setting in Nikon's menu you press it and rotate the aperture dial to change it. But again just check the manual!

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Good day to you dylan. I follow your work and all of them are awesome and brilliantly done. Can i ask you a question? Do you think using a shoot through umbrella will work on your cinematic headshot technique? Well until i could save more money to buy a good octa. :)

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Hey Raymund! I apologize for the late reply. Thank you so much for the kind compliments. I absolutely think you can use an umbrella until you get an octa, you will struggle more with wind and the umbrella's won't stand up to it as well, but umbrella light is a beautiful light and would work great in low wind situations and make sure you have sandbags, or a backpack or bricks or something to weight it down!

Adam Bender's picture

Inspirational work. Thanks for all the information you make available.

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Thank you for the kind words Adam! So sorry for the delayed reply!

Dylan, I have an older 70 to 200 Canon IS lens that is probably around 7 years old now. But it only goes to an F4. Can this lens with only an F4 still get the super soft background you get? Or will it just be good but not great? Need to know before I buy the tutorial. Have almost all the rest of your suggested equipment, just not the F2.8 you recommend (which, as you know, it a lot more expensive). Thanks!

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Hey Shannon! So sorry for my delayed response. To answer your question you won't get them quite as blurry but it will still be good depending on the distance behind the model you have to work with, and also depends on if you are using full frame camera or not. However my suggestion would be to use what you have first find a spot with some space, get the feel and lighting/coaching in your comfort zone and then upgrade when a few sessions can pay for it.

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Also there are more affordable alternatives you can use to the 70-200 2.8 I believe anything above 105mm is a solid length to work with. On my gear page we list some alternatives and you can get some of those used for even cheaper. Www.fstoppers.com/dylanpatrickgear