Monthly Archives: October 2015

3 Body Language Hacks to Improve Your Portrait Photography

Body language for better portraits.

I’m going to ask you to put your camera down for now. I know it’s a lot to ask, but the secret I’ve discovered to better portrait photography has, in fact, very little to do with your camera. One of the most common mistakes budding portrait photographers make is to be so focused on getting […]

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High Key, Low Key, Or Just Badly Exposed? – DIY Photography

Tips on better High Key and Low Key photography.

Here is Wikipedia’s definition for Low-Key Lighting: Low-key lighting is a style of lighting for photography, film or television. It is a necessary element in creating a chiaroscuro effect. Traditional photographic lighting, three-point lighting uses a key light, a fill light, and a back light for illumination. Low-key lighting often uses only one key light, optionally […]

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You Will Never Trust Instagram Again After Watching This Movie – DIY Photography

YOU WILL NEVER TRUST INSTAGRAM AGAIN AFTER WATCHING THIS MOVIE

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Put your Photoshop skills to work in Adobe’s #PsMystery Halloween game – Yahoo News

Can you solve Adobe’s Photoshop mystery before Halloween?

The year is 2398. The place is deep outer space. After completing its mission to collect organic matter from Ceres, the IXS FarStar prepares to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere on October 31. However, there’s trouble on the horizon as Commander Nova Ryder informs you that Pilot Maladie Harbinger has suddenly come down with a mysterious illness. Your mission is to collect clues to diagnose and cure the condition so that the IXS FarStar and its crew members can return to Earth safely. The twist? This mission requires your Photoshop skills. Related: Photoshop Fix among new design tools announced at Adobe’s MAX conference No, it’s not the opening to a Choose Your Own Adventure book, but part of Adobe’s #PsMystery challenge, a Halloween-related game where you’re given clues on various platforms to help the IXS FarStar’s crew diagnose and cure the pilot. Hints, such as the first Photoshop PSD file clue shared recently on the Photoshop Facebook Page, will appear each day of Halloween week, encouraging fans, sleuths, and Photoshop pros to flex their PS skills in uncovering the clues buried in the layers. In addition to the multi-layered PSD files being presented as clues, updates provide a closer look at the crew’s quarters, the ship itself, and additional crew member information. According to the Photoshop blog, another clue is scheduled to be revealed at “17:00 Zulu Time tomorrow.” But, based on the most current update revealing an exceedingly dire situation aboard the IXS FarStar, you might want to hurry and get to work sooner. Three crew members, including Commander Nova Ryder and Mission Specialist-Medic Spike Arashi, now suffer from the mysterious illness,  and to make matters worse, Pilot Maladie Harbinger has somehow gone missing. There is currently only one healthy crew member, Raz Kalinkov, who is available today to answer your questions on the Photoshop Facebook page. The space puzzle follows last year’s Clue-like murder mystery game. Make sure you keep an eye on the Photoshop blog and Facebook page for comments, theories, and clues to help solve the #PsMystery. After all, the IXS FarStar, its crew, and all of humanity are counting on you (and your Photoshop skills).

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500px ISO » Beautiful Photography, Incredible Stories » The Story Behind the Most Popular Halloween Photo on 500px

The story behind the picture helps the viewers appreciate the effort and creativity.

This is the most popular Halloween photo ever shared on 500px, and it’s 100% real! Read on to find out the story.

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500px ISO » Beautiful Photography, Incredible Stories » Why You Should Learn to Dodge and Burn from a Makeup Artist

Applying digital make-up a.k.a. dodging and burning for better portraits.

Want to learn how to properly dodge and burn a portrait? Try asking a talented make up artist about ‘contouring’ and ‘highlighting.’

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6 Ways to Use Live View to Get Sharper Images

Use live view and focus stacking for sharper images.

The LED monitor on the back of a camera is most often used to review captured images. But here’s a tip: Live View can also be a useful tool, helping you to focus your camera before taking the shot. In fact, Live View may be the most accurate means of focusing a camera. Let’s take […]

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Tutorial: Lightroom’s HDR Photo Merge and a Look at Its Pros and Cons

Looking at Lightroom’s HDR merge feature.

HDR photo merging has been around for a while, but only recently has it been implemented inside Adobe’s Lightroom. In this article I will show a brief tuto

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500px ISO » Beautiful Photography, Incredible Stories » An Intro to Location Scouting for Landscape Photographers

How to find the best spots for scenic pics.

A great intro to location scouting for landscape photography beginners, because ‘finding compelling landscape locations to shoot can be pretty hard if you don’t know how to research them in the first place.’

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10 Crucial Things You Need to Think About for Portrait Photography

Understanding portrait photography.Darlene’s Portrait Fundamentals course is on sale for $75 (50% off) now until November 3rd only. Find out more or grab the deal over at Snapndeals.com. There are many pieces to doing a portrait – it’s not easy. You have to think about the technical stuff like exposure and focus, as well as the non-technical […]

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