Monthly Archives: December 2015

Flash Photography – Changing The Background Color With Gels – DIY Photography

This colored gel trick turns your grey background into multiple colors and saves money in the process.

One of the biggest challenges when working in a studio, is that you’re essentially shooting in a plain rectangular box. When photographing portraits, the two obvious ways out of that is to create an interesting (or complementary) background, and then to create interesting (or flattering) lighting. The lighting itself need not be complex. For this […]

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Is Nikon Finally About to Replace D300s?

Will the D300 DX flagship replacement launch next to the D5?Nikon Rumors via Brad Hill has posted that there are whispers that Nikon is finally readying a flagship DX camera in the form of a D400 (or D500). Nikon Rumors had heard in the past that there could b

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a bit of everything…

The world of wide-angle macro photography.

Wide Angle Macro and the Venus/LAOWA 15mm Macro Lens Mark: “I think everyone’s understanding of photography would benefit from a little experimentation with adapted lenses. But like a […]

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500px ISO » Beautiful Photography, Incredible Stories » 7 Tips To Combat Photographer’s Block

Photographer’s block? Here are a few tips to get you going in the new year.

Beautiful Photography, Incredible Stories

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How to Use Shadow and Contrast to Create Dramatic Images

Use shadows and contrast for dramatic results.You can use shadow and contrast to create dramatic images. The key is to forget about shadow detail. You don’t need it. Shadows are meant to be dark and mysterious. This is good – it leaves something to the viewer’s imagination. Utilize the dynamic range of your sensor. Expose for the highlights, and let the […]

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Improve Your Photography by Having Go-To Places to Shoot

Where are your go-to places to shoot?

There is a spot about 25 minutes west of the city. It is a spot right along the highway with a big sign that says, “Scenic Viewpoint”. Naturally it draws a lot of photographers. A quick look on Google will show a lot of sunsets shots, most with the guard rail along the bottom. I […]

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Lightroom Portrait Retouching: Reducing Hotspots – Lightroom Killer Tips

Happy Christmas Week Monday, everybody! Today we’re tackling a Lightroom retouching technique for reducing hot spots (bright specular highlights that look shiny and make your subject look like they’re sweating). Soft specular highlights are good — shiny sweaty is bad, but we’re not going remove the highlight — we want to keep that in place …

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Nude Models Become Star Wars Characters in Milk Pinup Series (NSFW) – Bokeh by DigitalRev

I love when someone comes up with something unique in the world of photography.

The models must hold their pose for around 2 -3 hours in order for Cabañero to capture the necessary shots for the final composite photo.

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Need a memorable profile picture? Use this new MIT algorithm

Are your photos memorable. There is a site that will let you know.

According to new research from scientists at MIT, certain photographs have a specific sort of staying power that make them incredibly memorable.

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5 Tips For Better Photography With Any Camera

Forget about your gear and take the picture.

Blaming your camera gear for mistakes is a real no no in photography. In reality, a skilled photographer will be able to take great photos with any camera at their disposal and a little planning. So what can you do to get great shots with sub-standard gear? You can use the same elements in photograp…

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