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Want to take you photography to the Next Level?
Learn Studio Photography and more through our videos, articles and mentoring of our instructors. We cover everything from basic studio lighting setups to advanced lighting techniques, posing and more. If you are just starting out, don't be intimidated as this is a learn at your own pace program
What You'll Learn From PSU Education
Some popular videos in our studio section....
Glamour Lighting Videos
Working in the studio with a variety of different lighting styles and techniques.
Lighting Black on Black
Beauty Dish with Grid
“Beauty in Mind” – The thinking Behind Shooting Memorable Beauty Photographs by fashion photographer John Farrar. Farrar’s Beauty in the Mind training videos, which includes a discussion of his widely heralded work and a live shoot in which he explains as he works. You will see a masterpiece being made.
Beauty in Mind part 1
Beauty in Mind part 2
Beauty in Mind part 3
Beauty in Mind part 4
Beauty in Mind part 5
Beauty in Mind part 6
Beauty in Mind part 7
Beauty in Mind part 8
Pin Up Photography
The pin up photography from the 30’s and 40’s has made a come back with a modern twist. Go behinds the scenes with us on this pin up shoot as we explain everything from our light set-up’s all the way to post production.
Pin Up Part 1
Pin Up Part 2
Pin Up Part 3
On Location Lighting
A look at 3 different styles of on location lighting.
Working with Reflectors
Posing The Bride
In this full length video master wedding photographer Rick Ferro explains the often overlooked details of proper bridal posing.
Posing The Bride
Posing The Bride
Posing The Bride
On Location – Maverick Nightclub Calendar Shoot
Go on location with us to a job for a local night club where we encounter a variety of lighting challenges. Everything is explained in set-by-step detail.
Working with Gels
Country & Western
In this video we photograph a high school senior is 5 different lighting styles....
On Location Nightclub Shoot @ Twisted Martini
Go on location with us where we encounter a variety of lighting challenges. Everything is explained in set-by-step detail.
Working with Flashlights
Studio Lighting BTS
Go behind the scenes of actual shoots and watch how we light it, style it and shoot it in these how to photography training videos.
Pin Up Shoot
Clamp Light Part 1
Clamp Light Part 2
Dragging the Shutter
Gels & Smoke
Band On Location
Shoot Through Background
Introduction to Professional Studio Lighting
"Beauty in Mind" – The thinking Behind Shooting Memorable Beauty Photographs by fashion photographer John Farrar. Farrar's Beauty in the Mind training videos, which includes a discussion of his widely heralded work and a live shoot in which he explains as he works. You will see a masterpiece being made.
Lighting Heads & Controls
Light Modifiers & Umbrellas
Barn Doors & Gels
Reflectors and Flags
Beauty Dishes and Grids
Quality of Light
Lighting the Bride
3 Light Set up
This is the nuts and bolts of photography. Your must master the fundamentals before you can go to the next level. In this section we will go over everything from proper white balancing, mastering your light metering, DSLR cameras, and more. This is the perfect place to start to learn the essentials.
Understanding Exposure – Shutter Speed, Aperture, & ISO
Anatomy of A Camera
Anatomy of A Camera 2
Camera Modes & Lenses
On Camera Flash
Storage, Tripods & Lighting
What Makes PSU Education Different?
Access to Expertise
With over 25+ years of experience in the photography industry and a proven track record, let us help you take your photography business to the next level.
We Walk The Talk
Where others teach unproven theory or rely on outdated experience - we are successful sports photography business owners photographing over 50,000 players annually. We're in the trenches everyday with our fingers firmly on the pulse
PSU Education members are all professional photographers - the community is there 24/7 to answer all your questions and provide feedback and support
Look Over Our Shoulder
Members tell us they learn a lot from watching us 'do our thing' - PSU Education is a living 'case study', and we're transparent in showing behind the scenes of our own business.
No B.S. Alowed
We’re here to help and not into overblown hype, marketing tricks or jumping on the latest camera bandwagon. Just straight-talking No B.S, honest, proven and practical advice.
Our Full Commitment
We eat, sleep and breathe the photography business. PSU Education give us the ability to share with other photographers some of the things we have learned over the past 25+ years in business. We love helping our members succeed.
Meet Mike & Shaun
With a combined over 40+ years in the photography business, we’ve been privileged to work with hundreds of photography businesses on everything - from sales and marketing to workflow.
Now our focus is on teaching photographers just like you create successful businesses and amazing images
Mike & Shaun
What our members are saying
Very easy to follow instruction...
Mike I love the video. I’m a visual learner and your style of instruction is EXACTLY they way I love to learn. I have a motto ”Keep it simple..stupid” And that’s exactly what you do. Very easy to follow instruction and you can really connect to the instructor. Thanks for the amazing videos.
Kevin Antone // Photographer
Thank You for helping us all out!!!
Dear Mike, When I came across your website recently, I thought, ”Okay, another site for those ’sports composites’ that is so labor intensive”…and then I read on and it sounded interesting, especially for only $35! I downloaded and watched it right away. Your presentation for capturing the studio shots is simple and straight forward and then the ”PhotoShop demo ” even easier!!! Thank You for taking the ”bugaboos’ out of sports composites photography! I can’t wait to put it to use this week and incorporate it even into my ”family and group portrait” business! We as photographers, need all the ”tricks in our bags” that we can get these days to maintain our ”professional status” separated from the ”weekend digital photographers” and your system can help ME add more $$$ to my packages and keep my high spending clients in my playing field! I will certainly look to invest in more of your materials if they’re all this easy! I think ANY photographer, sports or portrait, can benefit from your materials. Thank You for helping us all out!!!
Rex Keep // Photographer
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LIVE Monthly Webinars
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Behind The Scenes
Go on actual shoots with us and get a behind the scenes look into our business and how it works with our training videos.
Good advice, feedback, motivation and support from active photographers who will help you stay in track.
You will get a level of mentoring at PSU Education that you can get anywhere else!
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Immediate Access To Our Training Library
We have a huge library of content for you to dive straight into as soon as you join. Learn everything everything from Sales & Marketing, Post Production, to conducting the Perfect Photo Day.
Learn what you need, when you need to, from wherever you want.
A Thriving, Supportive Community of Peers
Our community is the heart of the Academy and the place to go for all your questions, asking for feedback, gaining support and getting to know other like minded volume photographers.
We may be biased but we happen to think our members are amazing with a whole range of skills and expertise, and they make the forum an incredible resource to turn to 24/7.
You can even get private coaching in the forum from Mike and Shaun for those times when you don’t want to share sensitive information or you just want some private accountability.
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Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Checklists & Cheatsheets for running a volume sports business, including:
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IRMO High School
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Sports Training Manual
In this manual we take you through the step by step process we use training seasonal staff and getting them up to speed ASAP. This manual continues to be updated and has been refined during 25+ years of on boarding seasonal staff.
League Profitbility Worksheet
This is the spreadsheet we use to calculate all income and expenses for every job we photograph. It's instrumental in running your business and knowing the probability of every job you photograph.
Still Not Convinced? Don't listen to Us… Listen to Them...
If you want to be the best, learn from the best....
PSU put me light years ahead of where I was the day before the event, and I was among some of the best volume photographers in the business. If you want to be the best, learn from the best.
DANA MOORE // Photographer
To me they are priceless....
Your videos are absolutely amazing!! Before I found your website, I was having a terrible time trying to learn how to use my studio lights and achieving the correct color and lighting. I was spending numerous hours in Photoshop correcting my mistakes. After watching the first video ( Intro to Pro Lighting ) I was amazed that I only paid $39.00 for it. It is worth at least 5 times as much. I have learned what lights to use, where to use them and how to use them correctly. My $39.00 investment has already made me $5000.00 more this year. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, but I do photography part time and it is a lot for me. I have recommended all of your videos to my friends. To me they are priceless. To be able to have someone show me how to do something is much easier than me reading a book and trying to figure it out. Thank you so much.
Michael Sills // Photographer
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