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Using primes or zooms for portraits? Here are pros and cons of both
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Choosing prime or zoom lenses is mainly a matter of preference. And what to choose when you’re shooting portraits? Many photographers would rather reach for primes, but modern zoom lenses can also give you sharp, high-quality images. In this video, Manny Ortiz discusses his choice when it comes to the lens for portrait photography. He […]

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Using an invisible shotgun microphone right in the shot
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Sometimes, you want to use a shotgun microphone, but the angle is too wide, or the location demands that the microphone would be very close to the subject. So close that it gets in the shot. Videographer Griffin Hammond has a great tip on placing a shotgun mic very close to your subject, while not seeing […]

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How I made this image using my favourite compositing technique
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I love creating images with plenty of story and I need to use certain techniques to get the light the way I want. On location I use limited gear, usually two Einchrom ELB400 which I use to create interesting light to my subjects and the environment. My most used composite image technique is where I […]

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See the pros and cons of using natural light and off camera flash outdoors
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Before the proliferation of speedlights and portable strobes over the last few years, people always asked me why I’d take flash out in the daytime. It was often difficult to formulate an answer that they’d accept. They never really “got it” unless I took them on a shoot with me so they could see first […]

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Movie poster called out for using The Rock’s photoshopped body on a different actor
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Usually, it’s female bodies that cause the Photoshop controversy. This time, not so much. It seems that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has had a little Photoshop treatment for the Shot Caller movie posters, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. It looks suspiciously like the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s body from the four year old Snitch movie poster. It was […]

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Beware: scammers using Facebook Marketplace and Venmo to steal camera gear
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  For two weeks now, there has been an ongoing scam that caused twenty people from LA to lose thousands of dollars in camera gear. A user under the name “Andy Mai” uses Facebook Marketplace and Venmo payment system to pull the scam and steal the gear. Four victims of the scam have been verified, […]

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Adobe might turn selfies into decent portraits using AI
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Adobe has been experimenting with new features and algorithms lately. They have recently tested a solution that applies the style of one photo to the other. But this new feature could be groundbreaking for all the selfie lovers out there. In their latest video, they offered a preview of the future of selfie photography using […]

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How this photographer took photo of couple in water droplet using only props
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Water droplets give you plenty of methods for being creative in photography. There are many interesting images where drops of water (or sometimes glycerin) are subjects, or a means for creating unique photos. Photographer Mithun Das shared with us a creative photo he took through a droplet. It shows a silhouette of a couple hugging […]

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Create the “Faded Film” look in 30 seconds using Photoshop or Lightroom
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If you like the “faded film” look, this latest video tutorial from Mathieu Stern is for you. You can create this washed out, dreamy look in a few seconds, you only need a few simple adjustments in Photoshop. I tried it out on some of my images, too. I didn’t really expect to like it, […]

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It’s time to bust out those Instamatics. Now you can load them with 35mm film using this adapter kit.
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When I was a kid, the Kodak Instamatic 25 was our go to camera for family stuff. Sure, my dad had a fancy Olympus OM-1, but the Instamatic went with us everywhere. My mother recently found that camera and gave it to me. Ever since then it’s sat on a shelf, in the hopes that […]

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This photographer creates artistic landscapes using only surveillance cameras
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We’ve all seen all kinds of cameras and different ways of creating very artistic photos. But I have recently discovered one of the most interesting landscape series so far. Surveillance Landscapes is a series of photos by fine art photographer Marcus DeSieno. Landscapes taken by something that’s not really used for art – surveillance cameras. […]

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