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Black and White Photography Tips

Black and White Photography Tips

It is often believed that good photos are ones with beautiful colors. However, there are other forms of photography such as black and white, monochromatic, infrared etc. There is much more than simple, shining colors in pictures. Photography is the recording of light regardless of color and outcome. Black and white has been popular since […]

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Rembrandt or “Cross” Studio Portrait Lighting Made Easy

Rembrandt or “Cross” Studio Portrait Lighting Made Easy

It’s easy to overthink studio lighting and become convinced that you need elaborate equipment setups that include multiple strobes and reflector panels, all meticulously positioned and expensive to boot. However, as portrait photographer and Adobe Photoshop expert Glyn Dewis explains in the following short tutorial, making compelling portraits with just one light source is not only easily possible, but also incredibly effective. Watch his technique […]

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Creating a Pond Inside a Photography Studio

Creating a Pond Inside a Photography Studio

What’s the best way to light a small pond? Create the pond yourself. That’s what Spanish photographer Gonzaga Manso did, using an inflatable pool along with some rocks and fake vegetation to create this stunning surreal portrait of an elderly couple in love. Watch the behind-the-scenes video here: Manso is using six lights in total—a two main […]

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Portraits of Americans and Their Guns

Portraits of Americans and Their Guns

On Boxing Day, Patrick Hall from Fstoppers headed out to the gun range to photograph ordinary Americans flaunting their new Christmas presents. The idea started out as a sort of a dare, but Hall took it seriously making it his next photo project: The setup was simple, an Avengers stand to hang a 8 foot […]

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Character Portrait Photography Tips & Techniques

Character Portrait Photography Tips & Techniques

Capturing character through portraits has always been a real and true representation of people photography. The magazines always show us perfection by misrepresenting the imperfections of models and actors and other celebrities. Character portraits capture reality and the essence of the subject. So how do we go about capturing a true character photo that is […]

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Creative Posing Ideas for Groomsmen in Wedding Photos

Creative Posing Ideas for Groomsmen in Wedding Photos

Every professional wedding photographer knows that exuberant (and often partially-drunk) groomsmen can be especially challenging to wrangle and photograph. If you aren’t equipped with an arsenal of easy, fun poses that will channel groomsmen’s energies into great images and inspire them to cooperate, the photo shoot might just get away from you. If you have had trouble in the […]

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Cinemagraph: How to Create a Moving Moment Within a Photograph

Cinemagraph: How to Create a Moving Moment Within a Photograph

Cinemagraphs are known as “living moments in an otherwise still photograph.” By capturing a beautiful photograph and adding subtle motion, you have the perfect medium to show a small snippet of a moment and tell your story. Here is an infographic that covers everything on how it’s done: Here are the takeaway tips on creating a cinemagraph: […]

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Canadian Traffic Camera Accidentally Films Snowy Owl In Flight

Canadian Traffic Camera Accidentally Films Snowy Owl In Flight

January 3, 2016 started out just like any other wintry day for a traffic camera mounted above Sources Boulevard and Highway 40 in western Montreal, Canada — that is, until is accidentally filmed something amazing. Watch: The video went viral after Quebec’s transport minister, Robert Poëti, tweeted about it, including screenshots of the majestic bird. Magnifique harfang […]

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10 Tips to Improve Your Black & White Photography

10 Tips to Improve Your Black & White Photography

In a world of color, sometimes you just can’t beat a strong black and white image. Black and white photography can be an amazing tool to conveying a mood, story, or statement to your viewers. While a color portrait can tell a story too, the absence of color in black and white imagery often presents […]

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The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

It seems like every few weeks, a new YouTube video or infographic comes out explaining the history of photography. But this latest one is pretty good—it’s a quick five-minute explainer that doesn’t skim over any key landmarks, dating back from the B.C. era, and offers interesting little-known factoids along the way. Check it out: The […]

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