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A Step-by-Step Studio Guide to Product Photography

A Step-by-Step Studio Guide to Product Photography

Clients across the globe are constantly seeking out skilled photographers to entice potential customers. However, it can be difficult for a photographer to know where to begin when stepping into the world of advertising. If you’re one of the countless individuals seeking photographic guidance, you’re in luck. Fstoppers contributor Brian Rogers, Jr. provides an in-depth look on […]

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Diagonal Leading Lines in Photography Composition

Diagonal Leading Lines in Photography Composition

Of all the lines used in photography, diagonals are the most dynamic. You can use them to create a strong impression of movement or you can use them to create a tremendous sense of depth. All images are created with lines—some vertical, horizontal and others converging—but knowing how to place them affects the mood and […]

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How to Spotlight Your Subject with a Radial Gradient

How to Spotlight Your Subject with a Radial Gradient

Have you been taking advantage of Photoshop’s radial gradient tool? Though it may not sound like much, it’s actually one of the most effective tools image makers have at their disposal to “direct traffic” for their viewers. Blake Rudis of the f/64 Academy explains: So why do photographers love to use the radial gradient tool? In short, […]

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Photographing Cities at Night

Photographing Cities at Night

Cities offer a wealth of amazing photo opportunities, and at night they really come alive. With all the amazing architecture, street scenes, and lights aglow, it’s as if this was all done with photographers in mind. Although sunsets can be amazing in a city—especially if you have a great view of the skyline—once blue hour […]

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8 Ways to Step Up Your Fall & Autumn Photography

8 Ways to Step Up Your Fall & Autumn Photography

It’s easy enough to make a pretty autumn image. With cascades of color overtaking the foliage, the time of year simply lends itself to beauty. Unfortunately, a pretty picture often isn’t enough to stand out. The secret to getting a photograph that truly wows audiences is by trying out different strategies. Photographer Nigel Danson shares a few […]

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Photo Lighting: Things You Should Know

Photo Lighting: Things You Should Know

Light. We can’t take photos without it, and yet it seems poorly understood by many photographers. Something that has such influence on our photos deserves an understanding of its basic characteristics. When you think about what light is and isn’t, you can use it to create more interesting photos. Light is Light Some photographers get […]

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Digital Workflow Walkthrough for Beauty Photography

Digital Workflow Walkthrough for Beauty Photography

Have you ever wondered what goes into producing a high-fashion photo shoot? Of course, the success of a commercial production depends on attention to detail and careful consideration on how to best sell the product being photographed. But you may be surprised by what photographers like Jeff Rojas prioritize on set and in post: Having contributed portraits […]

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10 Tips to Improve Your Photography & Camera Skills

10 Tips to Improve Your Photography & Camera Skills

I am always looking for a way to convey a message in my photography. That often means finding a bizarre angle, a lower vantage point, or simply getting closer. But all in all, every photograph is about telling a story, and to do so, you need a connection. 1. Get to know your camera. Cameras […]

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Film Noir Portrait Photo Tips in Home Studio

Film Noir Portrait Photo Tips in Home Studio

One of photography’s most alluring qualities is its ability to transform our ordinary world into something extraordinary. With a camera in hand, bringing to life one’s imagination becomes a real possibility. This short yet in-depth tutorial featuring Gavin Hoey proves just how far some attention to detail and a bit of ingenuity can take an image: Though he’s […]

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Tips for Using Perspective and Scale in Photography

Tips for Using Perspective and Scale in Photography

The world we live in is three dimensional. We see in three dimensions, yet when we photograph, we see only two dimensions. In order to create images that add a third dimension, we need to add some perspective or depth. The big question is what is perspective and how do we add it? Because we […]

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