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Magical Photography Through a Glass Ball

Magical Photography Through a Glass Ball

Lithuanian photographer Andrius Aleksandravičius has a distorted view of the world. But in a very good way. Aleksandravičius came up with the incredibly creative Glass Ball Project; he takes pictures of buildings through an actual glass ball, all flipped upside down and round—each one giving us a magical view of an ordinary scene: Aleksandravičius and his girlfriend traveled around […]

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How to Detect an Exoplanet with Your DSLR

How to Detect an Exoplanet with Your DSLR

Pointing a DSLR at the sky is a popular past time for many photographers, but detecting an exoplanet with anything less than a telescope is a bit, well, unusual. If you’re a photographer with a fascination for space and a love of DIY projects, this tutorial from IEEE Spectrum might be right down your alley. […]

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Celebrity Portrait Photographer Demystifies His Lighting Setup

Celebrity Portrait Photographer Demystifies His Lighting Setup

Have you ever looked at some of the amazing portraiture on the cover of Rolling Stone or Vanity Fair and wondered how it was done? You may not have heard of Mark Seliger, but you’ve certainly seen some of his work. Actors, musicians—even presidents—have had their portraits taken by him. Iconic images like the nude […]

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New: Illuminate Your Photos with Topaz Glow

New: Illuminate Your Photos with Topaz Glow

Glow creates a magical luminescent glowing effect that infuses your work with a sense of energetic movement and flow (see how it works here). It is designed to create vibrant and beautiful images with energetic sparks of neon light. The effects are fully adjustable, from subtle background enhancements to an electrifying ‘wow’ look with fractal […]

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5 More Tips for Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights

5 More Tips for Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights

Are you frustrated because the pictures you take of Christmas lights turn out overexposed or underexposed? In this tutorial, Jay P. Morgan shares some useful tips to ensure your festive photos come out looking great: 1. Time of day is critical When shooting Christmas lights, the time of the day when you make your exposures […]

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Behind the Scenes of a New Zealand Timelapse

Behind the Scenes of a New Zealand Timelapse

Unless you’ve dabbled in timelapse yourself, it’s difficult to comprehend the time and effort that goes into the process, but so many photographers make it look easy. During his recent five week trip to the South Island of New Zealand, photographer Matt Williams shot 30,000 still images and compiled the frames into this gorgeous timelapse […]

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14 Heartwarming Family Portraits

14 Heartwarming Family Portraits

Family portraits are warm and tell tons of different stories. They remind us of the most beautiful moments spent in the company of our loved ones and bring us back through time. The best family photos capture sincere emotion and illustrate our relationships. Here are some great examples: For more great ideas, check out tips […]

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How to Make a Polaroid Style Photo in Photoshop

How to Make a Polaroid Style Photo in Photoshop

We all know that certain photography techniques die out when better and newer technology replaces them. That’s what’s going on with the film at the moment. There are fewer and fewer manufacturers producing film, and even fewer shops developing it. But sometimes we still want that nostalgic feel in our photos: Aaron Nace shows how […]

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Winter Photography Tips

Winter Photography Tips

So the climate is changing and our weather is becoming not only more unpredictable but also more extreme. Some of the huge drifts of snow and freezing wonderlands are coaxing out photographers to record the beautiful countryside in all its winter glory, but as many of you will find it’s not without its problems. We […]

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How to Create Cinematic Headshots Using Natural Light and Flash

How to Create Cinematic Headshots Using Natural Light and Flash

Most photographers aren’t fortunate enough to have a permanent studio setting where they can spend time developing a personalized lighting setup that provides them with a consistent body of work. Rather, most professionals travel to photo shoots and have to work with the light and backgrounds that are available on site. This can be especially challenging for natural light photographers, who […]

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