Tutorial

[embedded content] Portrait photographer Miguel Quiles is back with another useful video for aspiring portrait photographers. This time, he’s put together a video outlining the five most common portrait photography mistakes that he’s seen over the years, and how he suggests that beginners avoid or fix them. Quiles tells PetaPixel that the list is based
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[embedded content] Creative consultant and talented videographer Daniel DeArco is one of the best there is at creating impressive transitions from shot-to-shot in his videos. In his latest video, he’ll take you behind the scenes to show you exactly how he created one of the coolest cuts in his recent empathy video. The video is
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[embedded content] Rachel and Daniel of Mango Street—one of the most popular photography channels on YouTube—have put together a great, straight-to-the-point guide to capturing that “moody” style of portrait that’s become a popular counter-point to the “dreamy” overexposed look that often dominates lifestyle imagery. This short tutorial is targeted at beginners, offering basic tips on
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[embedded content] “Super-resolution” and “pixel-shift” photography isn’t just possible if you have a fancy camera that can move the sensor 1 pixel between shots. As Usman Dawood of Sonder Creative demonstrates in this video, you can even do it with your run-of-the-mill smartphone, shooting hand-held. Dawood shares a few things right off the bat that
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[embedded content] Photoshop expert Sid Vasandani of StyleMyPic has put together a fantastic, in-depth look at luminosity masks that could significantly speed up your photo editing workflow. If you don’t understand luminosity or you’ve never used luminosity masks, this tutorial could legitimately change the way you make selections. We’re calling this a “crash course” because
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[embedded content] Video journalist Logan Baker over at Shutterstock put together a handy primer for anybody who is looking to get into black-and-white photography for the first time. The tutorial amounts to an easy-to-follow beginner’s guide that we highly recommend you check out if you’re just getting started in this genre. Baker starts the video
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[embedded content] Want a tabletop wooden backdrop you can use for photographing everything from products to babies? Here’s a 10.5-minute video by Erik Tande of DIY done wrong showing how you can make your own for basically zero cost. Tande notes that people who replace their fences often give away the old fencing for free
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[embedded content] Toy photography is a really fun way to create really epic-looking images on a tiny scale. It really hones your skills as a photographer, as lighting and action are what makes this look so dynamic and amazing. Quick safety point: Please be careful when playing with fire, ensure plenty of water is nearby
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[embedded content] The latest Sony cameras have the ability to shoot “pixel shift” images that create an ultra-high-resolution version of your scene. But what if you don’t have a Sony a7R III or IV? Do what wedding photographer Ben of Bach Photography does in this video and steal a technique from landscape photographers. In the
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[embedded content] If you’re looking for a quick set of useful techniques that will help improve your portrait photography, this video from Tajreen Hedayet of Tajreen&Co is a great resource. In just four minutes she covers four subtle-but-impactful Lightroom adjustments that you can use to create more professional-looking portraits. As Hedayet explains at the beginning
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Did you know that Photoshop has a built-in focus stacking function? This article explains about how it works and how to make the most of it. The reason why Photoshop is a great tool for stacking images is the incredible amount of flexibility that it provides. Not only does it gives you full control over
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[embedded content] Photographer Trevor Jones of AstroBackyard started doing astrophotography back in 2010 using his smartphone and point-and-shoot camera. After working on his craft for nearly a decade, Jones just made this 10-minute video guide sharing what he would do if he were starting out in astrophotography all over again today. Jones knows what it’s
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[embedded content] Commercial photographer, director, and artist Isaac Alvarez of Unplug Productions recently set out to see if he could capture professional-grade commercial product photography with a single LED panel for light, and a junkyard as his “studio.” It seems the answer is yes… When someone says “product photography,” images of crowded studios with intricate
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[embedded content] Photographer Nigel Danson recently asked his 50,000+ followers on Instagram — most of which are outdoor and landscape photographers — what they think the hardest part of photography is. After getting back 1,827 responses, Danson made this 20-minute video to share the responses. Here’s a breakdown of the 7 hardest things along with
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