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Creative Macro Photography of Everyday Things

Creative Macro Photography of Everyday Things

Being imaginative is part of the job of being a creative photographer. But many photographers don’t walk the extra mile to get unique images. That, however, doesn’t apply to Dennis Bohman. I use a macro lens to photograph ordinary things in imaginative ways Bohman is a Swedish photographer based out of Gothenburg. He has this […]

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How to Light Any Subject: A Cinematography Tutorial

How to Light Any Subject: A Cinematography Tutorial

The world around us is a complex mix of reflective, transparent and neutral surfaces. Each of these surfaces don’t reflect light the same way as the other. That means as photographers we have to factor in the reflectance of each of these surfaces that we are photographing when lighting. Director / cinematographer Matthew Rosen shares […]

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Topaz Texture Effects at 20% Off

Topaz Texture Effects at 20% Off

Topaz Texture Effects allows users to create a variety of textured, toned, and lighting effects in their photography workflow in a fraction of the time it takes in other editing software. With a new image processing engine that uses extensive GPU, 90 new textures, over 400 effects, new workflow features, and an improved user interface, it is better than […]

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How to Take Portraits at Night: 10 Tips

How to Take Portraits at Night: 10 Tips

Low light photography as a whole proves to be a challenge, but getting a decent portrait once the sun goes down can be especially difficult. An off camera flash can remedy many of the issues that arise most frequently, but it isn’t always the most intuitive tool. Photographer Francisco Hernandez breaks down some of the techniques he’s […]

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Applying the 3 Light Studio Setup to Outdoor Portraits

Applying the 3 Light Studio Setup to Outdoor Portraits

In today’s portrait photography photo tip we are going to wrap up our discussion of the three light set with a quick review and an example of how to build a set—with no lights! Just because you don’t have any studio lights, doesn’t mean you can’t shoot quality images. Here is a quick review… Most […]

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Photography Composition – Tips For Composing Great Pictures

Photography Composition – Tips For Composing Great Pictures

Learning how to properly compose pictures can mean the difference between great looking pictures and bad ones. This article will help give you some tips to improve your photo composition and take great digital pictures. Filling the Frame & Clearing Clutter There are exceptions to this as you’ll see in a second, but generally filling […]

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Simple Lighting Tips for Product Photography

Simple Lighting Tips for Product Photography

If you’re shooting small products in a studio environment, it pays for your lighting to be simple. A beauty dish, for example, is an ideal lighting tool. When lighting a face, a beauty dish is generally considered to be a source of hard light, but when lighting a product, the light is relatively soft. Daniel […]

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How to Take the Perfect Wildlife Photograph

How to Take the Perfect Wildlife Photograph

As you sit in your jeep, watching the big cats of the savanna hunt their prey, you are in awe. They strategize, stalk, and when the time is right, they go in for the kill. The scene is intense and quick. Blink and you just might miss it! Most of the time, our souvenirs from […]

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Solar Eclipse Photography Tips

Solar Eclipse Photography Tips

Chances are, you’ve heard about the full solar eclipse that’s set to pass through North America on August 21, 2017. Across the US, small towns and cities alike are gearing up for the phenomena—the likes of which have not been visible to mainland Americans since 1979. But are you prepared to get the picture you’re […]

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Composition: Getting the Perfect Perspective

Composition: Getting the Perfect Perspective

There’s a list of ‘rules’ regarding what makes a good composition and a pleasing image. Things like the golden ratio, the golden spiral, and the rule of thirds. What you have to keep in mind, though, is that these ‘rules’ are merely guidelines that work in certain scenarios. Understanding these rules will help you composite even […]

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