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How to Create Soft Portrait Lighting

How to Create Soft Portrait Lighting

Studio lighting isn’t as difficult as it may seem. In fact, with just two lights, you can create several different types of shots simply by repositioning them. Here’s how: The first step, according to Scott Kelby, is to get a big, soft light. He’s exclusively using a dual Westcott package, which includes a large softbox and slender […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Australia’s Boneyard Falls

Interesting Photo of the Day: Australia’s Boneyard Falls

Bombo Headland was the site of a tremendously scientifically important quarry in New South Wales, Australia. That’s where, in 1926, someone discovered the world’s longest geomagnetic polarity interval, near what would become the town of Kiama, giving the quarry its geological title of the “Kiaman Reverse Superchron”. Also, it’s really pretty:  The shot makes the water look like painted brushstrokes. […]

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Instagram Cliches

Instagram Cliches

Let’s be honest: we’ve all taken selfies. Maybe we’ve even tagged them with the hashtag #selfie. But have you ever actually browsed through them all? If you have, you’d notice the maybe unsurprising similarities between them—a sea of identical duck faces tossed into the Internet oblivion. Need proof? Watch this music video: The video is by French DJ […]

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How to Take Better Photos at Sunset

How to Take Better Photos at Sunset

Most beginning photographers deal with darkly lit sunsets in the same way: toss open the aperture and try to balance all the light onscreen, from the darkest shadows to the sunlit sky. But, as Mark Wallace point out, that’s not really the best way to do it. Watch what he does instead: The result of what most […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Horror-Film Blizzard Shot

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Horror-Film Blizzard Shot

Feeling cold outside? Hopefully you don’t have to shovel your snow, at least. If you do, and you live in New York, you might run into this man, whose menacing pose is something out of a horror film: Photographer Navid Baraty was drawn by the light in this scene while in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He snapped the photo in 2010, but […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Where Lava Meets the Ocean

Interesting Photo of the Day: Where Lava Meets the Ocean

Kilauea is a massive shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. As anyone who’s visited can tell you, it’s a frightening, awesome, captivating experience; you can walk on cracks with glowing orange lava deep beneath and feel the heat pulsating from the center of the earth. In this photo, Hawaiian photographer Tom Kualii captures beautifully the meeting […]

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How to Achieve Three Portrait Styles With One Flash

How to Achieve Three Portrait Styles With One Flash

So you’ve got a speedlite. Now what? A lot of photographers only use their flashes in one particular way, switching to different lighting rigs for different effects. But with one flash, you can actually achieve a number of different looks, simply by swivelling it around. Here’s how: Mark Wallace is hosting this video with his Leica M Digital […]

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How to Take Great Portraits With an iPhone

How to Take Great Portraits With an iPhone

It’s largely been accepted that smartphone cameras are nothing to scoff at. In fact, when you’re traveling, they might just be the best gear you can carry: inconspicuous, lightweight and pocket-sized. And if you ever wanted to do more than take simple landscape and street shots with your phone, portraiture may be the next big step. Here’s […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Totally Empty Boeing 787

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Totally Empty Boeing 787

What does a modern Boeing 787 look like when it’s completely empty, you might ask? The answer is this glowing tube that resembles a hyper-futuristic spacecraft, apparently! We don’t know who the original photographer is—or whether this is a 3D render mock-up (note the lack of call buttons or overhead lights, but the odd inclusion of […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Frozen Tree

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Frozen Tree

In meteorology, the phenomenon of “hard rime” occurs when sub-zero temperatures, heavy fog and gentle winds combine in the winter. It’s rare that such heavy fog would drift down to street level—it’s usually a mountain-ridge phenomenon—but the proof is right here, in this snapshot, which may look like a miniature model but is in fact one […]

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