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How to Add Contrast to Your Portraits with a 3 Light Setup
How to Add Contrast to Your Portraits with a 3 Light Setup
Studio lights are an exciting proposition for any photographer, simply because there is so much that you can do with them. Photographer Gavin Hoey shows us exactly how to nail a studio lighting setup and then make the most of it.
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How to Get Professional Quality Studio Lighting for Less Than $50
How to Get Professional Quality Studio Lighting for Less Than $50
Professional quality lighting takes a lot of time and money, right? Think again. Aaron Nace shows you how to set up a professional quality lighting arrangement for your home studio for under 50 bucks.
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A Speedlight Primer for Photographers
A Speedlight Primer for Photographers
You don’t need a huge studio lighting setup to get professional results. Joseph W. Carey proves that all you need is a speed light to get started with flash.
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Exploring Lighting Effects in Photoshop – Video Tutorial
Exploring Lighting Effects in Photoshop – Video Tutorial
Lighting effects in Photoshop can be very powerful. In this video tutorial, you will learn how to adjust light, create your own lighting, manipulate the atmosphere and ambiance of a scene and create unique and striking images using Adobe Photoshop.
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Celebrity Portrait Photographer Demystifies His Lighting Setup
Celebrity Portrait Photographer Demystifies His Lighting Setup
Have you ever looked at some of the amazing portraiture on the cover of Rolling Stone or Vanity Fair and wondered how it was done? You may not have heard of Mark Seliger, but you’ve certainly seen some of his work.
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How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights
How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights
Here is an article describing how you can get better photos of Christmas lights. I’ve focused on the tree, but these concepts will work for most any lighting display.
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Photography Lighting Techniques: Not What You Think
Photography Lighting Techniques: Not What You Think
We see a stunning portrait—maybe hanging on a wall somewhere—and we think, “Wow! My work doesn’t look like THAT!” Then we run out and spend thousands of dollars buying the latest equipment, books on photography lighting techniques, and so on.
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8 Tips You Need to Know to Shoot Better Bridal Portraits
8 Tips You Need to Know to Shoot Better Bridal Portraits
Are you capturing your brides in the best light? Get eight pro tips for taking your bridal photography from standard to stunning. Plus, gain the lighting, posing, styling and composition skills to deliver exquisite portraits every bride will want to buy when you enroll in award-winning wedding photographer Kathryn Krueger’s online Craftsy class Beautiful Bridal Portraits.
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Fundamental Tips and Tricks for Landscape Photography
Fundamental Tips and Tricks for Landscape Photography
From focal points and lighting, to weather, foreground, SHUTTER speed and more, Professional photographer David McLain provides tips for capturing great landscape and nature photography.
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Lighting Techniques for India-Inspired Portraits
Lighting Techniques for India-Inspired Portraits
There are countless light modifiers on the market designed for specific purposes. Photographer Andrea Belluso, however, goes outside the box and shows us how to be more creative with light-shaping tools.
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5 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Photography
5 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Photography
Photography is all about playing with light and shadows. The way you illuminate your subject will decide your results. Using the right photographic technique can certainly make a lot of difference in your photographs. Even if you’re not a professional photographer and you only use your camera on weekends, you still want to take best pictures.
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Interesting Photo of the Day: Inside a Buddhist Cave Temple
Interesting Photo of the Day: Inside a Buddhist Cave Temple
Datdawtaung cave is located near the town of Kyauk Sel in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. Although no two are the same, the cave temples of Myanmar draw upon natural lighting to highlight the raw architecture of the cavern and the beautifully constructed alters within.
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How to Improve Your Portraits by Using Butterfly Lighting
How to Improve Your Portraits by Using Butterfly Lighting
There aren’t actually any butterflies involved; the name refers to the shape of the shadow created by the overhead light. Wallace sets a light up on an axis directly above the model and above the angle of the camera so that it shines directly down on the model’s face. This direct light creates a butterfly-like shadow beneath her nose.
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How to Remove Color Casts in Photoshop
How to Remove Color Casts in Photoshop
If you’re shooting with soft lighting and a colorful backdrop, it’s all too common to find a bit of color affecting the subject—green backgrounds make them look sickly, orange makes them glow, stuff like that. In this tutorial, Michael Woloszynowicz shows off a handy little tip that avoids Photoshop‘s messy trial-and-error color balance correction.
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How to Remove a Bra... in Photoshop, Of Course
How to Remove a Bra... in Photoshop, Of Course
It takes a tremendous amount of time and patience to nail every aspect of a photo shoot at once—sometimes you’ll catch the smile but the lighting will be off, or the lighting is great but the framing is wrong. If you’re lucky, everything will turn out perfectly—but you’ll have missed a few details, like a sneaky bra strap poking out of the shirt.
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