Monthly Archives: April 2017

How to Photograph People Outdoors Without Using a Reflector

Sometimes shooting with a reflector to fill in shadows is not an option. Here are a few tips on getting portraits outdoors without a reflector.

If you do not have a reflector or just don’t want to use one, here are some tips for photographing people outdoors without using one.

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This 3 step raw colour correction tip will fix your white balance woes – DIY Photography

Correcting for white balance.

Even if you plan to alter or grade your footage afterwards, having an accurate and consistent starting point makes your life much easier. Getting perfect white balance without a grey card, Expodisc, ColorChecker or fancy colour meter can be tricky, though. But it’s not impossible. This video from Blake Rudis at f64 Academy walks us through […]

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Automatically Matching Exposure Across Multiple Images – Lightroom Killer Tips

This is truly a killer Lightroom tip.

It’s Tuesday, and we have another awesome tip from Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde, and this one is a tip I showed this past week in my tips & tricks session on the Lightroom Track — how to automatically match exposure across multiple images. It’s less than 60-seconds (as always), and it’s a really handy tip: …

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Chasing Lightning: Landscape Photography Tutorial – 500px ISO

It’s all about the lightning.Learn how to brave stormy weather and Photoshop tips to enrich your landscape photos.

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7 Tips for Urban Landscape Photography

Urban landscapes. No problem.When you ask people what is landscape photography they have no trouble defining it. But ask what urban landscape photography is and you will get conflicting answers. People have an idea, but often don’t really understand what it is, or how to go about doing it. One of the first things to do is work […]

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Confused by How the “Exposure Triangle” Works? It Just Takes Some Kool-Aid to Understand (VIDEO)

Kool-aid shows us how a exposure works.If you were befuddled by a description of the “Exposure Triangle” in your first photography class, you’re not alone. This relatively simple concept can be a bit difficult to explain; unless, that is, the instructor has some red Kool-Aid and a few glasses handy.

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The three levels of sharpening you should be applying in Photoshop – Detail, Global & Local – DIY Photography

What type of sharpening do you use?[I thought that seeing as I have a Post-Producition Workshop fast approaching, I needed a blatant excuse to promote it via an article on my site 😀 Well here it is, a look at some of the sharpening techniques I use in Photoshop to give my images a little visual-pop before I publish them.] What […]

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How to Shoot Cosplay Portraits at Comic Con with Just One Light

One light portraits for crowded venues.Back in December my brother asked me if I would be interested in going to Comic Con in Indianapolis, IN, and I immediately said “absolutely!” He was excite

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Simplified posing for beginners, breaking down the building & tweaking of poses – DIY Photography

Here are some basics for posing models.

Posing is probably the most difficult part of shooting portraits for most photographers. The technical side can be learned relatively easily. Your style just develops over time based on what you like. But posing, directing a subject, getting the expressions that you want. Is art in itself. And if you’re working with the general public […]

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7 Tips for Shooting Clean, Minimalist Photos

Minimalism is in. Here are a few tips on getting it right.The folks at COOPH have teamed up with YouTuber and blogger Jenny Mustard to put together a set of top tips for clean, minimalist photography. If you’re lo

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