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5 Easy Tips for Better Natural Light Portrait Photography

5 Easy Tips for Better Natural Light Portrait Photography

Have you ever wondered how pro photographers get those great portraits that grab your attention so much that you often forget you’re looking at a picture? Through my experience as a professional photographer, I can pass on a few simple tips to make sure you get great portraits every time you click the shutter. 1. […]

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Light Painting Photography: 5 Hacks

Light Painting Photography: 5 Hacks

Light painting is a long exposure photography technique that you can use to creatively capture photos in the dark. By using light sources as brushes, you can draw shapes and patterns. COOPH has put together this video with five hacks that you can use for light painting: 1. Laser Scanning You can get a cool […]

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Candlelit Portrait: Photography Activity

Candlelit Portrait: Photography Activity

This is an indoor portrait taken in near darkness, resembling a birthday cake shot. You’ll need: A darkish room that doesn’t have a lot of stray light coming in One or more candles A willing model Camera Setup: Mode: Aperture Priority (Often shown as Av on the mode wheel) ISO: 800 or so (there will […]

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Camera Sensor vs Eyes: Seeing Color

Camera Sensor vs Eyes: Seeing Color

Ready for a crash course in color? Photographer Tony Northrup takes an in-depth look at what goes on inside our cameras and how, exactly, our images are made: First, it’s important to understand how color works. Believe it or not, colors are all in our head. In reality, we’re constantly bombarded with light coming in […]

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Catch Light in Portrait Photography

Catch Light in Portrait Photography

While most of you know what a portrait photography catch light is, bear with me. At some point, it was a new idea for you, just as I’m sure it is for some of the other readers. In the interest of being thorough, in today’s photo tip, let’s have a quick look into the catch […]

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15 Essential Photography Tips

15 Essential Photography Tips

Mastering the art of photography starts with the camera. Sure, there are plenty of filters and digital treatments out there that you can use to apply to your photos after they’re shot, but the true art of photography lies in the technique. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a DSLR rookie, it’s important to know […]

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Hero or Villain Portrait Lighting Tutorial

Hero or Villain Portrait Lighting Tutorial

Lighting plays an important role in setting the mood in your photos. Photographer Gavin Hoey from Adorama shows you how you can use two flashes to create a high contrast, dramatic portrait. The split lighting effect has a distinctive shadow running through the center of the subject’s nose and is also known as badger lighting: […]

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How to Take Great Portraits

How to Take Great Portraits

In my opinion, the greatest medium for capturing a person’s character is through photography. It may seem odd to say a single shot can capture character while only capturing the moment, but done well, it will tell you more about the person than any other medium. Personality Many tutorials start by advising you, the viewer, […]

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Optical Image Stabilization Explained in Under 4 Minutes

Optical Image Stabilization Explained in Under 4 Minutes

If buying a new camera or lens gives you nightmares of random photography terminology, you are not alone. The cloud of jargon can be confusing indeed. One term that you’re likely to hear more often than others is optical image stabilization. A simple explanation is that it helps to get a sharper image, especially when your […]

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New: Face Refinement in Topaz A.I. Gigapixel Photo Enlarger

New: Face Refinement in Topaz A.I. Gigapixel Photo Enlarger

With more developments in machine learning, Topaz Labs has implemented automatic face refinement in their Gigapixel AI photo editor to offer more face detail when enlarging photos. If you already own Gigapixel AI, you’ll get this latest upgrade for free. If you don’t, you can get it on sale through August 30. See how it […]

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