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One Photographer’s Plea: Don’t Let Film Photography Fade Away

One Photographer’s Plea: Don’t Let Film Photography Fade Away

Photography is embedded in our lives, from birth to death and at every stage in between. Even those of us with little interest in photography have probably carried photographs in our wallets, hung them on our walls or placed them on a work desk, and we’ve all snapped a few shots. Since the advent of [...]

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How to Give Commercial Stock Photography a Creative Twist

How to Give Commercial Stock Photography a Creative Twist

What happens when an art director and a driven commercial photographer join their creative energy into a project? They create a series of imagery that is truly unique. Lauren Catten, creative art director for Getty Images and Martin Barraud, photographer, manage to give these images a truly artistic twist: In a world that’s dominated with [...]

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How to Black Out Eyes in Photoshop

How to Black Out Eyes in Photoshop

Are you looking for ways to add some creepiness to your photos? Want to make a somewhat scary portrait frightening? Just in time for Halloween, Aaron Nace shows us a great and easy way to turn eyes a realistic and terrifying black in Photoshop: The only way this effect will work is if the eyes [...]

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Tips For Improving Composition in Photography

Tips For Improving Composition in Photography

Have you seen a photograph that made you literally want to step through the frame and enter that world? Or have you seen a photograph that instantly made your mouth water and your stomach give a little twitch of hunger? Composition in photography is creating a story or capturing a moment that comes to life [...]

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Learning from Master Photographer Fan Ho

Learning from Master Photographer Fan Ho

Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1937. Very early in his life he received a Rolleiflex camera from his father, a turn of event that kindled his love for photography. Using his family bathtub he discovered how to print photos. Over the 1950s and ’60s Ho made a large number of prints, mainly street [...]

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Breaking Gravity: GoPro Array Captures Break Dancers in Bullet Time

Breaking Gravity: GoPro Array Captures Break Dancers in Bullet Time

Ever wonder what break dancing looks like in bullet time? Check out this video by PermaGrinFilms, showing the break dancers, gymnasts, and parkour athletes of the San Diego United Training Center strutting their stuff: Bullet time, also known as time slicing, is a photographic effect that produces an extreme transformation of time and space. Using [...]

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Contrast in Photography

Contrast in Photography

Final Reminder: Only 1 day left! in the popular deal on: Topaz Clarity for Contrast Enhancement Knowing how to use contrast will help you create eye-catching images. Contrast is a tool that photographers use to direct viewer’s attention to their subject. There are two types: Tonal Contrast and Color Contrast. TC refers to the difference in [...]

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Cheap Camera Challenge with a Paper Camera

Cheap Camera Challenge with a Paper Camera

Does a good photographer take good photos because of the quality of the camera or in spite of it? In this episode of Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge, professional photojournalist Alex Ogle is challenged to do a photo shoot with a tiny, discreet, and cheap paper camera. Since he is normally equipped with a professional camera, [...]

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Tips for Perfect Jewelry Catalog Photos

Tips for Perfect Jewelry Catalog Photos

When taking catalog photography, it is essential to be efficient with your time and to be consistent with lighting as well as presentation. Tony Roslund walks us through the process he used to capture amazingly sharp and clear product photos of jewelry using simple techniques and tools: Product Positioning For rings, Roslund hot glues the [...]

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Not Your Ordinary Timelapse: Cloud Island in Monochrome

Not Your Ordinary Timelapse: Cloud Island in Monochrome

This short inspirational video made by Fourth Dimension, in collaboration with the Pathgate Institute, showcases footage shot for an upcoming remake of the Buddhist film The Life of Guru Rinpoche. Shot entirely in monochrome and employing techniques and tools including long exposure timelapses, camera sliders, and even a quadcopter, the filming took place in the [...]

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