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DIY Timelapse Rig for Smartphones

DIY Timelapse Rig for Smartphones

Timelapse photography lets us speed through time. And as with any other cinematic content, if you’re able to add in some camera movement, the results look even better. Don’t worry if you’re on a budget. COOPH shows you how to make a DIY timelapse rig for smartphones using inexpensive household items: DIY Timelapse Rig Supplies […]

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Color or B&W: How Do You Choose?

Color or B&W: How Do You Choose?

There’s something special about black and white landscapes. They have the ability to cut through all the distractions and display a beauty of form and texture that can be so easily hidden away by color photography. But knowing when to convert to black and white and when to leave an image in color is rarely […]

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Tips for Successful Lighting in Photography

Tips for Successful Lighting in Photography

In photography, it’s all about lighting. The most successful photographers are the ones most able to control, manipulate, and use it to capture what they see in their mind’s eye. There are generally two approaches when it comes to lighting: Use what’s there. Modify and adapt to it. This is where most photographers start out. Come […]

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Food Photography Styling Tips

Food Photography Styling Tips

Food styling is an art. You simply cannot shoot great food photos if you don’t have the right skills in styling and presentation of food. This video by The Slanted Lens will give you a lot of ideas on how to style your food for yummy looking photos: Condensation Fake condensation is easier to manage […]

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Off-Camera Flash Photography on a Budget

Off-Camera Flash Photography on a Budget

Using cheap gear for a photo shoot doesn’t mean you’ll end up with cheap quality images. You may have some limitations but the end result depends on your skill and how you make use of the tools at your disposal. Photographer Francisco Joel Hernandez demonstrates how you can take great images on a budget using […]

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How to Use Old School Flashes for Outdoor Photography

How to Use Old School Flashes for Outdoor Photography

Outdoor flash can be used in a number of ways. Using Flash as the Main Light Source On a dull day, it can be used to simulate sunlight and add contrast to a photograph. In this situation, the flash is the main light source, and its direction should be above and perhaps to one side […]

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On-Axis Fill Lighting Tutorial for Portraits

On-Axis Fill Lighting Tutorial for Portraits

Mastering light means enabling yourself to get fantastic images by making conscious changes to your lighting setup and camera settings. By understanding light, you can extract amazing results to make yourself stand out from the rest. Photographer David Bergman from Adoroma demonstrates how you can add a punch to your regular portraits by using on-axis […]

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Understanding Bit Depth in Image Files

Understanding Bit Depth in Image Files

Terms like 8-bit, 10-bit, and 14-bit are commonly used in camera forums. But do you understand what bit depth really is and how it affects images? Here’s a short video from ZY Productions explaining everything you need to know about bit depth: Bit depth (not to be confused with bit rate) relates to the amount […]

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Flash Photography Tips

Flash Photography Tips

Flash photography is the use of a camera flash bulb in a variety of possible situations where there doesn’t seem to be enough light. The most common use of flash photography is group portraits at gatherings where there is not enough light to take a satisfactory exposure. But there are many other situations where the […]

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Toy Car Photography Tutorial

Toy Car Photography Tutorial

There are some days when you can’t go outside to shoot. Or maybe you just want to limit yourself to the confinement of your house and challenge your own creativity. Photographer Lee Morris from Fstoppers takes up the indoor photography challenge by taking photographs of a toy car and making it look real: Preparation Morris […]

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