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[embedded content] Portrait and headshot photographer Ivan Weiss recently created a helpful tutorial that walks you through his entire portrait editing process in the popular Adobe alternative Affinity Photo. If you’ve been wanting to give Affinity a shot, this is a phenomenal resource. Alongside Capture One Pro, ON1, and a few others, Serif’s Affinity Photo
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[embedded content] Focus stacking is a fun and easy technique you can do right at home with nothing more than your camera, lens, and editing software. In fact, the Fujifilm X-T2, X-T3, and X-T4 series of cameras—and many others—contain a “focus bracketing” feature that lets you do this automatically. The “Focus Bracketing” setting on your
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[embedded content] As a wedding and engagement photographer, you have an opportunity to work with a diverse range of people, but most of them will not be professional models. In fact, most of your clients probably feel downright uncomfortable in front of the camera, and that awkwardness can show in your photos. It’s up to
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[embedded content] The two most commonly asked questions in photography are probably: “what gear do you use?” and “what settings do you use?” In this video, landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen answers that second question by diving into his typical workflow and explaining when and why to use certain settings when shooting landscapes. Iversen starts
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If you are a parent with a passion for taking good photos of your kids, this guide will walk you through it and help to improve your skills. Posed vs. Candid Shots The first thing you might be asking is; “What do you mean by ‘candid’ and how is that going to help me take
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[embedded content] Fuji’s Instax film is typically thought of as a “snapshot” product, not something you’d use in a studio, but Brooklyn-based photographer Anthony Tripoli hasn’t let that stop him. He’s figured out a way to shoot studio portraits on Instax film, strobes and all. In this video, Tripoli shares his setup for using studio
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[embedded content] Do you know your camera basics? Today we dive into shutter speed and teach you all the ways you can use shutter speed to unlock your creativity and expand your photography style. Learn how to show fluid movement or capture a split second and what styles of photography these shutters speed options are
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[embedded content] Los Angeles-based event photographer Mik Milman made this 11-minute video showing how he stores and organizes his photography gear. The centerpiece of his organizational strategy: a rolling tool chest. In the top drawer, Milman stores basic grab-and-go essentials — things like headphones, memory cards, gaffer tape, etc. The next drawer holds vintage lenses,
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If anything good has come out of the current lockdown, it’s the many wonderful ways people have been finding to stay creative. When the coronavirus began to take hold and necessary government instructions rendered my wedding and portrait photography business inoperable, I had to deal with the shock and financial implications of it like any
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[embedded content] Photographer Mathieu Stern has put together a simple step-by-step that will teach you how to turn your digital photographs into beautiful cyanotype prints. If you’ve never made physical prints at home, consider this your gateway drug. The cyanotype is a photographic printing process that was invented in 1842 by astronomer Sir John Herschel.
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[embedded content] I’m light-painting photographer Russell Klimas, and in this article I’ll share how I do top-down light painting in a room. I was originally inspired to do this technique because when I had done it with a drone I had a troll complain that the images weren’t clear enough. In response, I devised a
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