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This New Skylight is About to Change the Concept of Artificial Light Forever

This New Skylight is About to Change the Concept of Artificial Light Forever

To talk about this latest innovation in artificial lighting, let’s just say that you have the power of the sun in your hands, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year regardless of whether it is overcast, snowing, or raining outside. Okay, let’s rephrase that. Let’s say you want to take natural light portraits, but the […]

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4 Photography Lighting Terms You Need to Know

4 Photography Lighting Terms You Need to Know

The essence of photography is built upon the workings of light and shadow. And when it comes to portrait lighting, the use of light and shadow has very different effects on the final image. In order to create some common ground between photographers, Lindsay Adler has identified a few key photography terms that you should […]

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Night Photography Tips: Infographic

Night Photography Tips: Infographic

Night photography offers photographers the chance to create mysterious, beautiful, and exciting images through the use of creative exposure. The following visual aid will give you an introduction to the basics of night photography and how to properly expose images in low light: Infographic provided courtesy of phototechniques.info. When taking photos at night it is […]

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Dog & Puppy Photography Ideas

Dog & Puppy Photography Ideas

Move away from ordinary pet photos by trying out these five fun dog photography ideas: 1. Climb a Tree No, not your dog silly. You! Climb a tree (preferably a sturdy one that is bigger than Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree). Bring a treat and your camera. Take a picture of your pup looking up at […]

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Simple Steps for Creating Better Photo Compositions

Simple Steps for Creating Better Photo Compositions

It’s easy to get caught up in technical details and Photoshop tricks, but sometimes we all need a reminder to get back to basics. Photographer Joshua Cripps has some great tips on how to get better results in your photography by paying attention to composition in the following video: Cripps explains that for many people, […]

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4 Easy Dodging and Burning Techniques in Photoshop

4 Easy Dodging and Burning Techniques in Photoshop

When it comes to dodging and burning, everyone has their own technique. Some take a little more time than others, but the results will ultimately be better. Fashion, beauty, and portrait photographer Michael Woloszynowicz shows us four different approaches to dodging and burning in Photoshop and explains when you can use each—and what limitations to expect: 1. […]

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Behind the Scenes of a Spooky Bedtime Story Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes of a Spooky Bedtime Story Photo Shoot

Have you ever wanted to be in the mind of one of National Geographic‘s most prolific and imaginative photographers? In this seven-minute video, Joe McNally and his assistants walk you through the process of bringing one of McNally’s visions from the drawing board to the frame: The premise of the shoot sounded simple enough: a […]

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The Eye of a Photographer

The Eye of a Photographer

The world looks different to a photographer than it does to everyone else. Why can a photographer capture flat images and turn them into art? The eye of a photographer sees light, details, shadows, highlights, shapes and how they interact with each other. The world looks different if you see it with both eyes rather […]

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What is Lens Diffraction?

What is Lens Diffraction?

Lens diffraction is something that every landscape photographer has to deal with. Whether you’re using a top of the line lens or a very cheap one, lens diffraction is undeniably going to impact your images. So, what is lens diffraction? Photographer Steve Perry explains: “When a light wave hits an obstacle like the edge of […]

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How to Use a Gridded Softbox for Portrait Photography

How to Use a Gridded Softbox for Portrait Photography

Softboxes are great for portraits and other types of photography where you need soft lighting. But there is something else that you could use with a softbox to accentuate the results: grids. They come in all shapes and sizes, and you are likely to find one that matches your softbox. Grids do something that is […]

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