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4 Common Flash Photography Myths Debunked

4 Common Flash Photography Myths Debunked

Learning to use a flash can be overwhelming, especially with the amount of information out there on settings and techniques. It has its own set of terminology that can sound like a foreign language. Thankfully Pye Jirsa broke down some of the most common myths about using a flash in this video: 1. Flash is […]

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How to Feather Your Light Source with a Soft Box

How to Feather Your Light Source with a Soft Box

Anyone can use a strobe and point it directly at their subject but this won’t always give us the best image. This video tutorial shows us how we can finesse our light source using a technique called feathering that creates more natural looking images. We can start to learn how to control our light with a soft […]

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Understanding White Balance with 6 Easy Tips

Understanding White Balance with 6 Easy Tips

Photographers talk about white balance and color temperature a lot, but what do the terms mean, and why would you choose one setting over another? They can be a confusing topic for some, but in this video Pye Jirsa breaks down the basics of these tools and gives some concrete examples of how to use […]

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How to Shoot Portraits Outdoors Using Ambient Light and a Strobe

How to Shoot Portraits Outdoors Using Ambient Light and a Strobe

Shooting outdoors during the day has its own set of challenges, and shooting with a strobe can also be tricky if you’ve never used one before. In this video, Craig Beckta shows us an easy way to combine both types of lighting for a well lit portrait while also using a neutral density (ND) filter: […]

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Here’s a Sneak Peek at Lightroom CC’s Dehaze Tool

Here’s a Sneak Peek at Lightroom CC’s Dehaze Tool

How many times have you given up on a photo because it just didn’t look the way you were hoping? Sometimes photos of the outdoors turn out hazy; sometimes haze increase the photo’s artistic value but sometimes it just looks messy. Terry White gives us a sneak peek of a new Lightroom tool that can […]

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Dreamy Drone Footage Lets You Fly Over Iceland

Dreamy Drone Footage Lets You Fly Over Iceland

You’ll feel like you’re having that dream where you’re flying effortlessly when you watch this video. Photographer Elia Locardi filmed this amazing footage using a drone and a GoPro Hero 4 Silver. Watch the video to be transported to the magical land of Iceland: Currently working on making a comprehensive tutorial, Locardi is traveling all […]

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Street Photography Challenge with a Clunky 0.3 MP Camera Watch

Street Photography Challenge with a Clunky 0.3 MP Camera Watch

What if the best camera for the job was a pink watch-camera with only 0.3 megapixels? Photographers can sometimes get caught up in the equipment they use and think that only the best cameras can take the best photos, but DigitalRev TV shows us that even with a low cost and low quality camera you […]

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Is Your Tripod Sturdy Enough to Support an Acrobat?

Is Your Tripod Sturdy Enough to Support an Acrobat?

How sturdy is a tripod really? Photographer Joe McNally had a vision of balancing a gymnast on top of a tripod and finally had the opportunity to put his plan into action. In the desert outside of Las Vegas, McNally set up a simple shoot with two acrobats: To show how sturdy and important a […]

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Portrait Advice and Inspiration from a Celebrity Photographer

Portrait Advice and Inspiration from a Celebrity Photographer

We all want our photos to come out looking like something from a magazine. But how do that? One of the world’s most well-known portrait photographers—with a portfolio full of celebrities—gives us some invaluable advice on how to take an excellent portrait. Renowned photographer Jillian Edelstein talks about her encounter with Nelson Mandela and how he […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Escher’s Droste Effect

Interesting Photo of the Day: Escher’s Droste Effect

M.C. Escher drew some mind blowing art but now with Droste effect plug-ins or old fashioned Photoshop skills, you can make your own photos into hypnotizing pieces. IvanStroganov created this photo using their sister as a model and some expert Photoshop skills: Here’s how the photographer/artist explains the Photoshop process to create the effect: After […]

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