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Music Industry Photography Techniques

Music Industry Photography Techniques

When it comes to photographing some of the biggest names in the music industry, photographer Olaf Heine doesn’t think twice about taking a walk on the wild side. He has, after all, asked the likes of Sting to get tied up in chest-deep water with gaffer tape on his mouth and Snoop Dogg to wear […]

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The Stunning Work of Jeremy Lock: 7 Time Military Photographer of the Year

The Stunning Work of Jeremy Lock: 7 Time Military Photographer of the Year

Whenever Air Force Master Sergeant Jeremy Lock raises his camera to his eye, he becomes a man on a mission. “You look for the moment, that brief second,” he says, neatly summing up the objective of photojournalism. Lock’s exceptional work with the US armed forces, shot on 40 countries across 6 continents and spanning 2 decades, […]

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How to Get a Nice White Background in Portrait or Still Life Photography

How to Get a Nice White Background in Portrait or Still Life Photography

If you’ve spent time shooting people or products inside a studio then, chances are, you’ve shot a white background before. In this video, photographer Mark Wallace discusses a common pitfall of shooting subjects against a white background — lighting the background insufficiently so it appears gray instead of white. He offers a couple of solutions, […]

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Always Have Your Camera Ready

Always Have Your Camera Ready

Most of us have experienced missing a breathtaking photographic moment either because we left our cameras at home or in the bag, had the wrong lens or camera settings, or were simply too slow on the draw. Fortunately, for Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker, such wasn’t the case when boxing legend Muhammad Ali struck a pose for […]

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Portrait Lighting Setups Using One Light and Mirrors

Portrait Lighting Setups Using One Light and Mirrors

If you think that professional-grade portrait lighting can only be achieved with multiple light sources, think again. Photographer Jay P. Morgan demonstrates the many looks that one can get from using only one light source coupled with multiple reflectors. In this instance, the lone light source is a Dynalite strobe head. He makes it look […]

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Masterclasses for Processing & Editing Photos in Lightroom

Masterclasses for Processing & Editing Photos in Lightroom

In just a few short years, Adobe Lightroom has gone from being a new addition to the world of RAW image file converters to a powerhouse that has become the preferred catalog management and post-processing tool of an ever increasing number of photographers. In this video provided to us by B&H, an all-star panel consisting […]

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New Documentary on the Secret Street Photographer

New Documentary on the Secret Street Photographer

The last few years have seen the rise of one name from unknown amateur to photography legend — Vivian Maier. Over the course of a lifetime that saw her documenting the world around her, at one point taking photos daily with a Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera, she amassed a staggering 150,000 negatives. Most of these […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: The Edge of the Earth

Interesting Photo of the Day: The Edge of the Earth

Rising 530 feet above sea level, South England’s Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. Standing on it gives one a stunning panoramic view of Eastbourne and the English Channel. Its sheer size and prominence have long made it a landmark for sailors, as well as one of the region’s more popular tourist […]

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Classical Posing and Portrait Lighting Photography Techniques

Classical Posing and Portrait Lighting Photography Techniques

Mastery of portrait photography entails knowledge of lighting and posing techniques. In this video, renowned photography instructor Frank Dispensa takes us through the fundamentals of good posing for both male and female subjects. Along the way, he gives a quick lecture on light metering and lighting contrast ratios: During the course of his lecture, Frank […]

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Photography on Mars: The Cameras Aboard The Curiosity Rover

Photography on Mars: The Cameras Aboard The Curiosity Rover

Less than a year ago, a scientific milestone had us glued to our computer screens and TV sets as it was unfolding. It was the landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars and, thanks to modern technological advancements, we had the privilege to see it in real-time. The rover’s goals are to analyze the Martian […]

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