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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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Not Just Ice: Stunning Flipped Iceberg Photo Goes Viral

Not Just Ice: Stunning Flipped Iceberg Photo Goes Viral

On a trip to Antarctica, Alex Cornell came across a rare sight: an iceberg that had flipped upside down revealing its otherworldly glowing underside. Cornell gives us a breakdown of his trip, what he brought, how he shot and processed his image, and lastly how he released the image to the public, resulting in viral […]

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10 Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

10 Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

Related Reminder: Exclusive deal ending soon on the Mastering Lightroom Training eBooks If you are new to Lightroom then it can be a bit overwhelming. As an experienced Lightroom user, there are things that I wish I had known when I started using the software. Here’s a list of the ten most important. 1. Store All […]

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Adapting Portrait Lighting for Smooth vs. Weathered Faces

Adapting Portrait Lighting for Smooth vs. Weathered Faces

Lighting is one of the factors that can transform an image and greatly improve it, if applied correctly. In fact, most bland pictures can be transformed into stunning shots by changing nothing but the lighting. Choosing the right settings can come from a combination of trial and error and learning established techniques from others. In […]

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Image Sensors Explained in Under 6 Minutes

Image Sensors Explained in Under 6 Minutes

There’s no argument that digital photography has become standard to our modern way of living, with smaller, more compact cameras that deliver amazing picture quality entering the market every day. But what makes this possible? The secret is in the image sensor. This episode of Techquickie with Linus Sebastian provides a quick, to-the-point explanation of image […]

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Japanese Photo Booths Retouch Your Portraits—Whether You Want Them to or Not

Japanese Photo Booths Retouch Your Portraits—Whether You Want Them to or Not

In Japan, Purikura photo booths are everywhere. Purikura translates to photo club and the booth resembles the photo booths you see in the mall in the US, except these ones can add decorative borders and designs to your photos. Many people use them to take snapshots with their friends and the photos are printed on […]

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The 3 Most Important Camera Settings for Beginners

The 3 Most Important Camera Settings for Beginners

This article aims to help beginners understand the correlation of three important factors of digital photography. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings are the three most important camera settings when it comes to exposure: 1. Aperture is the size of the opening of the lens through which light enters to expose the shot. 2. Shutter speed […]

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How to Pose for Photos

How to Pose for Photos

A successful portrait shoot depends a lot on whether or not the subject is relaxed and up to the challenge of being the center of attention. As the photographer, it’s up to you to give direction and coach your clients to help both of you make better photographs. Unfortunately, many photographers have difficulty conveying instruction […]

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How to Take Indoor Portraits

How to Take Indoor Portraits

I would like to share with you some valuable keys to taking better indoor portraits and still life photographs. These are insider secrets I’ve learned over the past 33 years as an avid photographer. They aren’t something I learned in a class or studied at college. Rather, they are things that I’ve picked up along […]

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Photographing Cars with High End Equipment

Photographing Cars with High End Equipment

What could be more fun than spending an afternoon photographing expensive sports cars with high end cameras and equipment? By the looks of Jonathon Yi’s recent adventures in Miami, not a whole lot. Join the photographer as he talks about his passion for photography and discusses how using high level gear helps him build trust with […]

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