Candlelit Portrait: Photography Activity

Candlelit Portrait: Photography Activity

This is an indoor portrait taken in near darkness, resembling a birthday cake shot.

 
Tips For Taking Better Food Photos

Tips For Taking Better Food Photos

A good photo can make food look even more delectable than it already is.

 
The Importance of a Focal Point

The Importance of a Focal Point

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the eye.

 
How to Photograph Your Christmas Tree

How to Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It's that time of year again.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

Understanding Photography Post-Processing at 60% Off

Understanding Photography Post-Processing at 60% Off

Do you have trouble getting your photos to reflect what you saw and felt when you shot them? Do you ever feel that your photos look dull and uninspiring? This best-selling tutorial course is designed to help you transform your editing process. Discover the Lightroom tricks and methods that award-winning photographer, Mitchell Kanashkevich uses for his amazing […]

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Catch Light in Portrait Photography

Catch Light in Portrait Photography

While most of you know what a portrait photography catch light is, bear with me. At some point, it was a new idea for you, just as I’m sure it is for some of the other readers. In the interest of being thorough, in today’s photo tip, let’s have a quick look into the catch […]

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Four Light Studio Portrait Tutorial

Four Light Studio Portrait Tutorial

Lighting ratios are sometimes overrated. They only work when the distance from the light to the subject is precise. In this candid demonstration, Karl Taylor uses one of his studio lighting scenarios and explains why he thinks looking at the light and the result is much more important than concentrating on lighting ratios: If you look at […]

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Using the Bokeh Effect in Child Portraits

Using the Bokeh Effect in Child Portraits

“Bokeh” is a beautiful soft effect in which the background of a photograph becomes like circles of blurred, translucent light. As a professional photographer, my lifelong quest has been to consistently capture images of a child’s face in which everything in front of and behind the eye gradually falls out of focus and the background […]

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5 Cutting Edge Cameras That Are Changing the Way We See the World

5 Cutting Edge Cameras That Are Changing the Way We See the World

Ever since photography’s inception in the 1830s, the camera has been recognized for its vast capabilities as a scientific tool. Even our ordinary DSLRs and camera phones are able to capture details invisible to the human eye. However, the imaging devices available on the market are only a small representation of the countless cameras that […]

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4 Vintage Hollywood Portrait Lighting Techniques

4 Vintage Hollywood Portrait Lighting Techniques

George Hurrell was the master of Hollywood glamour photography in the 30s and 40s. He worked with the biggest stars of the time, including Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, and Greta Garbo, to name a few, and his portraits were beautiful and memorable. Hurrell wasn’t afraid of a little shadow and that’s what gave […]

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