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How to Remove Shadows from a White Background

How to Remove Shadows from a White Background

Unintended shadows can be really frustrating, not to mention ugly. In the video below, Mark Wallace of Adorama TV explains both the setup for getting rid of background shadows and the theory behind it: Controlling background shadows in portraiture might seem a bit tricky, especially if you don’t have a lot of different light modifiers […]

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35mm or the 50mm: Which is Best for Portraits?

35mm or the 50mm: Which is Best for Portraits?

Both the 35mm prime and the “nifty-fifty” are well loved for portraiture, but which should you use? In the video below, portrait photographer Julia Trotti takes us step-by-step through a number of comparative shots, each designed to show the strengths and weaknesses of the chosen two lenses. While the 85mm is the favorite prime lens of […]

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Some Creative Ideas for Photography Gifts You Can Make

Some Creative Ideas for Photography Gifts You Can Make

Want to give someone the gift of your photography but don’t quite have the money to spend on good quality framing or matting? Check out these six creative, yet slightly quirky ideas from COOPH: Not all holiday gifts need to come from a store and making your own definitely lends a personal touch. All of […]

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How Carrying Just One Lens Has Some Advantages

How Carrying Just One Lens Has Some Advantages

Are you tired of carrying around a ton of camera gear on your outings? Documentary photographer Daniel Milnor along with SilberStudios explains why you just might want to ditch all that extra gear and work with a single camera body and lens: Let’s face it, most of us love gear. We also love having a […]

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3 Tips for Capturing Motion Blur

3 Tips for Capturing Motion Blur

Have you ever taken a shot of something moving quickly and found that the image didn’t really capture the feel of the motion involved? Sure, the subject was sharp but the energy in the movement was lost. One way to capture that energy in a still is to use the art of motion blur. Filmmaker […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Moses on a Mountain Bike?

Interesting Photo of the Day: Moses on a Mountain Bike?

Known as the ultimate gravity-fed downhill riding experience, Whistler Mountain Bike Park offers more than 4,900 vertical feet of descending trails—plenty of opportunity, it seems, to show off one’s adrenaline-fueled magical powers. It also offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor action photography, as seen in this shot by photographer Robin O’Neil: This amazing shot was taken […]

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How to Match the Color Grade of Any Photo

How to Match the Color Grade of Any Photo

Much of the feel and impact of color images comes from how color is managed. In movies this is called color grading, but it can also be done with images. In video below, photographer Ted Forbes gives a fantastic tutorial on how to copy color effects from one image to another: Color grading, used primarily in […]

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Understanding Ego as a Photographer

Understanding Ego as a Photographer

Creating art that really means something to us and putting it out to the world can be a particularly scary thing. It’s often super challenging not to post what you think everybody wants to see. Street photographer Sean Tucker believes that the ego plays a key role in staying true to oneself. At the same time, it […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over Kelimutu

Interesting Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over Kelimutu

The Kelimutu volcano on Indonesia’s Flores Island is one of nature’s most stunning displays of color and chemistry. The summit of the volcano contains three lakes, each of which changes hue depending on its inner alchemy of salts, oxides, rainfall, and the activity of the volcano. The only place on earth where this volcanic alchemy […]

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Vintage Beauty Photography Tutorial

Vintage Beauty Photography Tutorial

Do you know what it takes to create a vintage fashion photo? Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler chooses one of her beauty photos and deconstructs it so we can see not only the gear it takes but also the inspiration and thought process behind it: High-end studio photography doesn’t have to involve a lot of gear. It’s […]

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