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Photography Tips & Tutorials
Portrait photography is an intimate art—so intimate, in fact, that the slightest changes can alter the entire image. In the video below, Gavin Hoey shows us three simple adjustments you can make to vastly change your portrait’s atmosphere: Hoey is working with a model posing as a boxer after a fight. Shooting with an Olympus E-M5ii and attached Olympus 12-40mm […]
Spirographs are surprisingly easy to create and the results can be pretty spectacular. Spirals, ovals, straight bouncing lines with a myriad of colors—there’s no limit to what you can do with a little bit of imagination. This technique, as explained by Jason D. Page, is all about standard light painting using the bulb mode on your camera with […]
Lightroom presets can be your most powerful ally in editing amazing photos quickly. Presets provide a way to save a group of settings and apply them to other photos. Essentially applying the settings of professional photographers to your photos with a single click. If you are looking to improve and dramatically speed up your workflow, […]
Sometimes you just want a window, but all you’ve got is a hallway. Using a simple lighting rig and some drapes, however, you can make it seem like your model is staring wistfully out a windowpane: As video host Scott Kelby shows, the real trick is to lower the exposure enough to make the entire room black—avoiding mirrors and […]
Sometimes, subtlety is the key to a good photo—whether you’re trying to quietly snap a shot of someone on the street or a candid at a friend’s party. In the short video below, fine-art photographer Davin Lavikka compares the shutter sounds of five heavy-hitting cameras: As you can hear, the mirrorless Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II is beyond quiet—it’s absolutely silent. When heard […]