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Behind the Scenes of a Magical Ultraviolet Bodypaint Photoshoot

Behind the Scenes of a Magical Ultraviolet Bodypaint Photoshoot

Ben Von Wong has earned himself the title of being one of the leading epic photographers in the business with his insanely wicked fire photoshoots and underwater adventures. In his latest video, he takes us on set as he explores the challenges of photographing ultraviolet body paint: One of the main challenges Von Wong talks [...]

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How to Use Photoshop CC’s New Blur Gallery

How to Use Photoshop CC’s New Blur Gallery

As Adobe continues to add new features to Photoshop CC, subscribers are reaping the benefits. In the 2014 updates, we see an updated blur gallery that can be pretty handy to adding artistic blurs to images giving them a creative look. Join Aaron Nace as he explores the new blur functions and gives us an [...]

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Finding Fresh Angles to Shoot From in Photography

Finding Fresh Angles to Shoot From in Photography

How on earth do you find a fresh angle to shoot from when they’ve all been taken? That’s not what I mean. I do not mean discovering a new angle but using new angles you don’t usually shoot from. By changing your angles you’ll add a whole new dimension to your photography. The question I [...]

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5 Reasons Why Photography Businesses Fail (and How to Prevent Them)

5 Reasons Why Photography Businesses Fail (and How to Prevent Them)

Running a photography business into the ground is pretty easy to do with all the expensive equipment, travel, and studio space that many new photographers think they need to be successful. The truth is, there’s a lot more to being successful in the photography industry than having pricey gear or even taking top notch images. [...]

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Tips for Capturing Real Smiles in Your Portraits

Tips for Capturing Real Smiles in Your Portraits

Part of being a portrait photographer is being able to coach your subjects and get them to give you authentic smiles. When working with subjects who are not professional models, it can be really tricky to extract a smile from the subject that doesn’t look forced or fake. Fortunately, Tamara Lackey is here to deliver [...]

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Watch Out Matrix, Here Comes Pinhole Camera Bullet Time

Watch Out Matrix, Here Comes Pinhole Camera Bullet Time

“Bullet time” is a visual effect where action is slowed down so much that even the most miniscule of movements can be photographed. The term was first coined by the makers of the movie The Matrix to describe their filming of the bullets flying through the air. Simulating the effect using 360 degree rigs and [...]

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5 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Photography

5 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Photography

Photography is all about playing with light and shadows. The way you illuminate your subject will decide your results. Using the right photographic technique can certainly make a lot of difference in your photographs. Even if you’re not a professional photographer and you only use your camera on weekends, you still want to take best [...]

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Are You Using the Best Aperture Setting?

Are You Using the Best Aperture Setting?

It happens all the time. People get a fast lens and only want to shoot with it wide open. Of course, the point of having a fast lens is to utilize its wide aperture settings, but not all photographs benefit from f/1.8 or wider. In fact, a wide aperture can take away from certain photographs. [...]

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This Firefly Timelapse Captures the Essence of Summer Evenings

This Firefly Timelapse Captures the Essence of Summer Evenings

There’s nothing better than spending hot summer nights at a lakeside cottage—the clear, bright, star-speckled sky glistening off the still water and the only sounds coming from a crackling fire or the chirping woods. Well, okay, maybe one thing can make that scene better—the glow of thousands of fireflies dancing around you, like stars on [...]

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The Easiest Way to Remove Acne With Photoshop

The Easiest Way to Remove Acne With Photoshop

Acne, pimples, and blemishes begone! Follow Aaron Nace as he demonstrates this super easy and very effective way to remove acne in Photoshop: How to Remove Acne in Photoshop 1. Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. 2. In the properties panel, select the Red color range in order to target the redness of the acne or [...]

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