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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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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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Flash Photography Tips

Flash Photography Tips

Flash photography is the use of a camera flash bulb in a variety of possible situations where there doesn’t seem to be enough light. The most common use of flash photography is group portraits at gatherings where there is not enough light to take a satisfactory exposure. But there are many other situations where the […]

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DIY Medium Format Film Scanner

DIY Medium Format Film Scanner

Many photographers still enamored with film photography can attest to the unpleasantness of tediously digitizing film negatives. Costly scanners often work slowly, taking several minutes at a time just to convert a single image. Ken Xu, a photographer based out of Atlanta, GA and a fan of medium format film, devised a way of speeding […]

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How to Photograph Shattering Glass

How to Photograph Shattering Glass

Okay this one’s going to a bit messy, and it’s highly recommended that you do not try this at home without safety glasses and other protective gear. In this video, photographer Karl Taylor shows you how to freeze and capture the moment when a wine glass shatters on impact: The key to the setup is […]

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How to Take Macro Photos

How to Take Macro Photos

Macroscopic photography offers photographers a unique view of the world to explore with an unlimited amount of color, texture, and physical architecture. Macro photography is magnified photography, which is used to produce an image that is larger in the film plane (or digital sensor) than in real life. Macro Photography on a Point & Shoot […]

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Top 3 Props Portrait Photographers Should Have

Top 3 Props Portrait Photographers Should Have

Whether you’re shooting in a studio or on location, portrait photography has the ability to become very repetitive. One of the most common ways to help liven up your photography is to use props. Props are fantastic for a variety of reasons. They’re fun, they can give your model something to interact with, or even […]

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Bokeh Panorama Technique for Wildlife Photography

Bokeh Panorama Technique for Wildlife Photography

You might normally think of bokeh panoramas as relevant to portrait photography. They’re great when you want the subject to pop off the screen and show an interesting 3D effect. But they can also be used in other contexts. Mathieu Stern created this video to demonstrate how he uses a bokeh panorama for wildlife photography. […]

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How to Create a Blurry Background

How to Create a Blurry Background

You can create a blurry background in your portrait photography with a very simple process. When you are photographing people, a soft focus background can help rid your photo of any potential distractions. This effect is called a shallow depth of field. With a shallow depth of field, just the face or person is in […]

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Visual Exercises for Photographers

Visual Exercises for Photographers

The Internet is filled with hundreds of tutorials on how to use what gear and why, but very little of it really focuses on how to become a great photographer. In fact, some people confuse getting the gear and mastering techniques with being a good (or even great) photographer, but professional filmmaker and photographer Sean […]

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