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A Quick Intro to HDR Photography

A Quick Intro to HDR Photography

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is a technique that allows the photographer to use far more of the available light in a scene than a standard single exposure. With it you can create stunning and original images that would be next to impossible to render using conventional photography. In this video tutorial, photographer Trey Ratcliff [...]

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35 Iconic Photographs Recreated with John Malkovich

35 Iconic Photographs Recreated with John Malkovich

Like most great photographers, Sandro Miller, can name dozens of historic photographers who have shaped his career. Wanting to pay tribute to these sources of inspiration, Miller carefully chose 35 photos from artists who have most influenced his work. He then called up his friend, who just happens to be John Malkovich, and asked him [...]

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How to Mix HMI and LED Lights for Portraits

How to Mix HMI and LED Lights for Portraits

Jay P. Morgan is well known for his awesome photography and lighting tutorials, and the video below is a good example of why. On a recent shoot at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in southern California, Morgan had the notion to mix HMI lights with LED lights and the results are fantastic: Morgan was already [...]

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A Period Drama Engagement Photo Shoot Like You’ve Never Seen Before

A Period Drama Engagement Photo Shoot Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Twenty cast and crew members. Tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear. Authentic costumes and props. A historic location in London. No, this isn’t for a movie set, but rather for photographer Simeon Quarrie‘s biggest photo shoot to date. Why the big production? Clients Jags and Kiran were getting married, but they didn’t want your [...]

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New: Topaz Impression, Convert Photography to Art with Real Brushstrokes

New: Topaz Impression, Convert Photography to Art with Real Brushstrokes

A photo shows how a camera sees reality… but a painting shows how the painter sees it. Art is personal expression, and Topaz has designed their new product with the same philosophy. Impression turns photos into art the way a real artist would: by intelligently putting real brushstrokes on canvas. Launch sale ending soon. See how [...]

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Behind the Scenes of a Light Painting Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes of a Light Painting Photo Shoot

Light painting is a popular technique used by photographers to make creative images that make viewers wonder, “How’d they do that?” While it isn’t necessarily difficult to get started in light painting, it does get increasingly challenging and more time consuming the more advanced you get. Take a look at this behind the scenes clip [...]

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How to Create an Artistic Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop

How to Create an Artistic Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop

Traditionally, a double exposure is created by simply snapping two shots in one frame on a film camera. Sometimes, you get it right and the outcome is incredible, but lots of times you may not like the effect or even intend to do it. Now, with a few Photoshop techniques, you can create your own unique double [...]

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Cringe Along as This Comedian Pretends to Be the Humans of New York Photographer

Cringe Along as This Comedian Pretends to Be the Humans of New York Photographer

There is an incredibly popular photography blog showcasing the people of NYC that continues to attract followers, pulling at heartstrings across the globe. You may have heard of it—Humans of New York. Everyone knows HONY nowadays; I mean, it has almost 10,000,000 followers on Facebook alone. But would you know the photographer behind it if [...]

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How to Master Your Camera as Quickly as Possible

How to Master Your Camera as Quickly as Possible

Today, I have some good news and some bad news regarding your photography and mastering your camera. First, the bad news. Like any other skill, mastering your camera may seem hard at first, but with practice, study, and experience, it is easy. Shooting with your camera on manual will become second nature to you. And [...]

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How to Take Headshots With Continuous Lights

How to Take Headshots With Continuous Lights

Continuous lighting are great to use when taking portraits; there is no guess work when trying to determine what lighting pattern you’re setting up. Since the lights never go off, you can automatically see how the light will look in your photographs. Take a look at the clip below as Jared Polin shows us how [...]

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