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Modern Food Photography Lighting Techniques

Modern Food Photography Lighting Techniques

Modern food photography seems to have been stuck on the “one softbox motif” for quite a while now. And while shooting with a single softbox can get great results, the look is now so ubiquitous that some photographers, including Steve Hansen, believe it’s time to shake things up a bit. Hansen demonstrates how to creatively use a number […]

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How to Take Shallow Depth of Field Studio Portraits

How to Take Shallow Depth of Field Studio Portraits

Portraits taken with a shallow depth of field often look amazing, but getting them to look right with a flash can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a speed light. Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrates how to get great results from a wide open lens without resorting to High Speed Sync (HSS) technology: The main […]

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Where to Focus for Portrait Photography

Where to Focus for Portrait Photography

Figuring out where to focus when shooting portraits may seem pretty straightforward, but there are a few basic things you should know. In the video below, award-winning photographer David Bergman tells us where to focus and why: One thing that’s easy to forget when working with a DSLR is that you can tell your camera […]

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How to Retouch a Male Portrait Photo from Start to Finish

How to Retouch a Male Portrait Photo from Start to Finish

The art of retouching is as old as photography itself. And like any art, it can take a fair amount of skill, dedication, and time investment to learn to do well. From learning the nuts and bolts of complex programs like Photoshop and Lightroom, to developing an eye for what needs to be done and […]

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DIY Home Photography Studio Tips & Tricks

DIY Home Photography Studio Tips & Tricks

What do Sugru, a picture frame, desk lamps, parchment paper, and colored notebook dividers all have in common? According to our friends at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH), they can all be magically transformed into light modifiers for DIY home studio shots. Take a look: COOPH delights in showing its viewers that you don’t have to […]

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Tripods for Photography: Everything You Need to Know

Tripods for Photography: Everything You Need to Know

Tripods may seem like one of the simpler items in the photographer’s toolkit, but there are actually a lot of things to know about them. Even the more knowledgeable among us might be surprised to find that there’s a number of tips and tricks to choosing the right one, learning to use tripod features, and […]

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Should a Photographer Work for Free?

Should a Photographer Work for Free?

Have you ever been offered a job, only to find that it’s only compensation was to “add to your portfolio” or give you “exposure” to a wider audience? Maybe you even graduated with a degree in photography or graphic design and were hoping for at least a small stipend with your internship, but everyone expected […]

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Background Shutter Drag: Flash Photography Indoors

Background Shutter Drag: Flash Photography Indoors

Do you ever find yourself shooting indoors with a flash, and when you look at the image, the background is so dark it may as well not be there? If you’re working with a camera that has manual mode, there’s an easy fix. Adorama’s David Bergman explains in the video below: While a darkened background […]

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Do You Have a Camera Emergency Kit?

Do You Have a Camera Emergency Kit?

A thousand things can go wrong when you’re shooting on location, and while you can’t control everything that happens, you can come prepared. Here’s Jay P. Morgan to show you what he always has on hand to keep his shoots rolling along, come hell, high water, or a broken screw: I think we all can agree that having […]

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How to Handle Skin Tones Photo Editing in Lightroom

How to Handle Skin Tones Photo Editing in Lightroom

Skin tone is one of those things that can make or break a photo, and beginners can find that getting the perfect skin tone in post-processing can take forever and a day. But there are a few things you can do to streamline your process and get great results at the same time. In the […]

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