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How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to get carried away in editing and before you know it, your subject begins to look plastic and barely resembles their actual look. In the video below,  Lee Varis, explains the process he […]

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DIY Portable Headshot Lighting Setup Project

DIY Portable Headshot Lighting Setup Project

Whether you’re trying to save a few dollars or just enjoy building your own equipment, you may like the following video, which shows us how professional portrait photographer Tristan Penner (tristanshea dot com) built his own portable portrait studio with supplies that can be found at most hardware stores. The setup consists of three panels, […]

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Nature Photography Tips from a National Geographic Photographer

Nature Photography Tips from a National Geographic Photographer

We’re all familiar with National Geographic, if not captivated by its endless amount of gorgeous photography. The magazine, which allows no editing of the photographs it uses, has set high standards for nature photographers everywhere. Being able to capture an image worthy of National Geographic takes quite a bit of talent and, as Michael Melford […]

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How to Do Water Splash Photography

How to Do Water Splash Photography

If you’ve been wondering how to photograph splashing water, look no further. Here is a rather straightforward video tutorial that demonstrates how one photographer, Clint Decker, is capturing some great shots right in his own kitchen. The trickiest part of capturing these images might be getting the timing correct on when to fire the trigger, […]

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Composite Photography Lighting Tips

Composite Photography Lighting Tips

Composite photography is becoming increasingly popular for commercial use and as interest rises in the technique, so does the talent behind the photographs. Photographers are adapting to the style and experimenting with lighting that will give them the best possible HDR experience. In the following video, a pair of photographers are presented with the challenge of doing […]

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Portrait Photography Lighting at Sunset

Portrait Photography Lighting at Sunset

Using the bright setting sun as a backlight can be intimidating for some photographers when shooting portraits outdoors, but it’s not impossible to get some great shots out of it. Check out the video below for some useful tricks and tips on shooting portraits at sunset, including how to use a xenon flashlight to create a warm, complementary […]

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Light Painting Photography In Bullet Time

Light Painting Photography In Bullet Time

Upon his return from a 3-month excursion filming in China, photographer Richard Kendall decided it was time to get back into the studio and start working on some photography experiments. One of those projects was creating a collection of very forward thinking light paintings. Take a look at the video below and see if you […]

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Photographing Smoke

Photographing Smoke

In this article, we have a video tutorial showing photographers how to photograph smoke. After a few mishaps and a small studio fire, Kai is able to get off some good smoke shots from a bundle of incense sticks. He uses two 580EX2 flash heads (one used only as a trigger) on his Canon 550D, then […]

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Flash Photography Tips and Tricks with Dust

Flash Photography Tips and Tricks with Dust

If you prefer a good dose of humor mixed in with your photography tutorials, look no further. Kai, from over at DigitalRev, is here to teach us about using flash to capture dust, or in this case, baby powder, in mid-air. Kai’s dust dancing video tutorial is inspired by a series of similar photographs taken […]

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The Process of a Photographer

The Process of a Photographer

The process of creating a photograph is different for every photographer and hearing those different stories can be a great source of inspiration. Below, you can watch a visual telling of how fine art photographer, Jessica Backhaus, uses her imagination and obsession with light as the driving forces behind her work. Join along as she […]

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