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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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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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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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Interesting Photo of the Day: Amazing Nighttime Snowboarding Portrait
Interesting Photo of the Day: Amazing Nighttime Snowboarding Portrait
Lehl created this image back in February 2013 with professional snowboarder Steve Fisher in the mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado.
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Light Painting Photography in an Abandoned Prison
Light Painting Photography in an Abandoned Prison
Almost anyone can be a photographer, but not everyone goes out of their way to capture powerful and moving images. For those who do, the journeys they find themselves on can lead to many out-of-the-way places.
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Quick Folder Organizing Hacks in Adobe Lightroom
Quick Folder Organizing Hacks in Adobe Lightroom
Sometimes our hard drives become a mess of misnamed folders and misplaced images. We don’t know how it happens, but it does. Luckily, Lightroom gives us a few options for quick and easy folder discovery and organization.
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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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The Importance of Light – Why Digital Isn’t a Substitute for Knowledge
The Importance of Light – Why Digital Isn’t a Substitute for Knowledge
Of all the crucial factors in photography, nothing is more important than light. Without light (whether natural or artificial) there is no photograph! The central tenants of photography – ISO, shutter speed and aperture are all focused around controlling the amount of light that enters the camera.
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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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Easy Lightroom Tricks for Better Black and White Images
Easy Lightroom Tricks for Better Black and White Images
Before the days of digital photography, black and white photos had a different look and feel. The tones were more selenium based or they had more of a sepia feel. With a little post-processing, you can achieve those timeless looks or create your own unique style. In the video below, Kevin Kubota walks us through the process he uses to adjust and improve the tones in his black and white images using Adobe Lightroom.
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Interesting Photo of the Day: Pablo Picasso's Light Drawing
Interesting Photo of the Day: Pablo Picasso's Light Drawing
In 1949, LIFE magazine’s Gjon Mili visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France. Mili, who had experimented in light photography, showed Picasso a few of his photographs of ice skaters jumping in the dark with little lights attached to their skates. This inspired Picasso to create his own images in the air with light and led to a series of photographs of Picasso’s light drawings.
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The Basics of Reading and Harnessing Light for Photography
The Basics of Reading and Harnessing Light for Photography
McNally begins the first look of his photo shoot with three-time US Olympic fencer Sharon Monplaisir using only the natural, ambient light streaming into the bright warehouse chosen for the photo session. He strategically places Monplaisir in the corner of the room to benefit from the light reflecting off of the warehouse’s walls on both sides of her face and behind her.
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Watch Timelapse Photographers Capture Northern Lights Over Sweden
Watch Timelapse Photographers Capture Northern Lights Over Sweden
When the timelapse was made on the night of February 1st, aurora borealis had come out to play over Abisko National Park 29 out of the 32 nights that had passed so far in the year, making 2014 a great year to witness the lights.
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