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A Simple Setup for Cosmetic Product Photography

A Simple Setup for Cosmetic Product Photography

Getting a classic, high-key look in product photography doesn’t have to be expensive. In the video below, photographer Dustin Dolby of Workphlo demonstrates a simple, two-light setup that’s easy both on the budget and post-production time: If you’re into product photography–particularly for cosmetics–you’ve probably seen a number of crazy setups using multiple lights, snoots, and […]

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White Background Lighting Tutorial for Portraits or Product Shots

White Background Lighting Tutorial for Portraits or Product Shots

Often, when you shoot subjects on a pure white background, the background doesn’t turn out truly white. This can work well if that’s the look you’re going for, but what if you really want your background white? According to advertising photographer Joe Edelman, it’s a simple fix: Though some photographers shy away from shooting subjects on […]

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Field Macro Photography Tutorial

Field Macro Photography Tutorial

One of the best ways to shoot macro is in a studio with a flash, which allows you to capture every detail of your subject without distraction. But, since a core tenant of nature photography is “do not disturb,” serious nature macro photographers need to find another way. That’s why nature photographer Paul Morgan has put […]

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Reduce Your Photo Editing Time: Tips & Techniques

Reduce Your Photo Editing Time: Tips & Techniques

Don’t you wish you could spend less time going through hundreds of photos and get to the nitty-gritty of editing more quickly? Check out this eye-opening tutorial by photographers Rachel Gulotta and Daniel Inskeep. They give us a whirlwind tour of the software and methods they use to cut their editing time down to the […]

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Understanding Light Modifiers

Understanding Light Modifiers

Choosing the best light modifier for your needs can be a bit overwhelming, especially since most of us don’t have access to a studio with all the gear to try them all out in. Luckily, photographer Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens has taken the time to do it for us. But beware, sometimes […]

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DIY Light Wand for Photography

DIY Light Wand for Photography

Ever since the Wescott Ice Light came out a few years ago, photographers have been finding its incredible portability, high quality of bright, daylight balanced,  soft light, and long-lasting battery life somewhat irresistible. What’s not particularly irresistible about it, however, is its price. It also doesn’t change colors like its cheaper cousin, the Yongnuo Wand […]

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Lens Flare Tutorial: How to Create it and Shape it with Aperture

Lens Flare Tutorial: How to Create it and Shape it with Aperture

While accidental lens flares can really look a mess, intentionally adding a lens flare into your portrait shoot can add to the uniqueness and creativity of a shot. And while it’s pretty easy to mimic the effect in post-processing, it’s not very hard to get the real thing in-camera, as commercial photographer Jay P Morgan […]

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The Basics of Three Point Lighting for Portraits

The Basics of Three Point Lighting for Portraits

If you studied photography in school, you no doubt learned the classic three-point lighting method for portraits. But if you’re self-taught, this enormously useful technique may not yet be in your repertoire. If you fall in the latter category, never fear. Music photographer PJ Pantelis has created this simple, step-by-step tutorial to have you lighting […]

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Photographing a Rock Climber In Front of a Total Solar Eclipse

Photographing a Rock Climber In Front of a Total Solar Eclipse

Unless your head was under a rock, you’re probably well aware of the total solar eclipse that happened on August 21st, 2017. As you can imagine, social media was flooded with pictures of the eclipse, but one photo taken by adventure photographer Ted Hesser quickly stood out from the rest. Here’s the story behind how Hesser […]

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5 Ways to Capture Motion in Photography

5 Ways to Capture Motion in Photography

Motion can give an image drive, energy, and a sense of added dimension. Photographer Ted Forbes uses a combination of theory, technique, and a brief foray into photographic history to explore motion and how to “capture” it. Whether you’re a beginner or an old salt, this tutorial will heighten your awareness of how you use […]

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