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Having been a model for ten years, she carries a talent and useful connection with her fashion and bridal subjects that many other photographers don’t necessarily possess.  When watching her shoot in person, she is animated, energetic, emotive and passionate which evokes beautiful emotions out of her portraits.  And through our ever changing industry, she’s […]

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He calls himself a Photoshop-ographer.  We call him extremely talented.  Glyn Dewis is a Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer currently based just outside of Oxford in the UK.  But don’t let this kind smile and his love of geek talk fool you. Do a little more research and you’ll find that he is a tenacious body […]

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Nikon D3, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens @135mm, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 200, finished in Adobe Lightroom.

Nikon D3, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens @135mm, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 200, finished in Adobe Lightroom. There’s an instant when a person looks into the lens and has expressive eyes. The key is that eyes are most expressive when they first look into the lens, so you just need your subject to look into the lens […]

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I have been exploring backlight lately. Any light coming from behind the subject can be considered backlight. Backlight that is two or more f/stops brighter than the exposure on the camera will record the subject as a silhouette. I decided to do a shoot in the studio featuring this dreamy light. I set up a […]

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I know what you’re thinking.  Today’s featured photographer looks like a teenager.  Well, he is.  And nothing makes me more excited than discovering fresh, budding talent and introducing you to his work at the beginning of his very bright and promising career.  Ladies and Gents, meet 16-year-old fine art photographer, Alex Currie. He says he […]

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Harrell

  George Hurrell is considered as a significant contributor to glamour photography during the 1930s and 1940s.  He spent that time making portraits of several of Hollywood’s elite. He began his career as a painter, who’s only interest in photography was to record his paintings.  After he moved from Chicago to southern California however, photography proved to […]

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Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 400.

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 400. You need to change two things in your camera. First, set your camera so that there is one autofocus square lighting up when you press the shutter halfway down to focus. This lets you choose where to place the focus point (using arrow keys on the back […]

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This tutorial is from a new class called Up and Running with Studio Strobes I just completed for Lynda.com.  It is co-taught with my friend Abba Shapiro. In photography, multiple-light setups can offer a wide variety of creative options. One of the keys to this setup is the master-slave relationship, where one light is paired with another, or […]

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Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, F/3, 1.60s, ISO 800.

Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, F/3, 1.60s, ISO 800. The lens you choose to make a picture strongly affects how the subject will look. When people jokingly ask if you’re using the “skinny lens”, they’re not far from the mark. If you want to make flattering portrais of people, zoom in. Zoom in […]

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Coming across a female photographer that is articulate, focused, beautifully talented and intelligent is such a gem to find.  Originally from Russia and now residing in the heart of Los Angeles, this artist represents a wonderful balance of educator, creative and mentor.  Meet Beauty Photographer, Retoucher and Digital Artist, Julia Kuzmenko. Being an International College […]

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This tutorial is from a new class called Up and Running with Studio Strobes I just completed for Lynda.com.  It is co-taught with my friend Abba Shapiro. While often deemed a creative endeavor, photography can involve some math. In this tutorial, learn how light meters, which indicate precisely how much light is hitting a subject, can be used […]

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Waikiki

As far as I know the great Ansel Adams coined the idea of pre-visualization.  In it’s basic form, it is the idea of visualizing the final image at the moment you are clicking the shutter.  Ansel mastered this practice to epic levels. He is legendary for taking copious notes about the exposure and scene and […]

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Even if the only pictures you ever show are landscapes, or closeups, or flowers, or horses, someone is going to ask you to make a family picture. Here are five inevitable facts about family portraits, and one great tip to beat them all. Kids under five always put a hand in the mouth. Always. Middle […]

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Photograph copyright Art Kane. Art Kane was a fashion and music photographer who shot from the 1950s through the early 1990s.  He created many popular photographs  of popular musicians during that time.  After serving in the Army, he returned to a successful publishing career.  He served as the art director for Seventeen magazine (landing the job at age […]

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This week’s show features three interviews with three experts in the photo industry.  Melissa Niu catches up with photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis. Then Rich Harrington welcomes back Ron Pepper to talk about changes to HDRSoft’s Photomatix. Finally Kevin Stohlmeyer discusses strategies to learn new tools and techniques for post-processing and publishing. Here is the new […]

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This tutorial is from a new class called Up and Running with Studio Strobes I just completed for Lynda.com.  It is co-taught with my friend Abba Shapiro. Wireless triggers can come in handy during a photoshoot and free up the photographer to focus on creative direction. In this tutorial, Abba Shapiro and Rich Harrington explain how to trigger […]

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He has been named the 2014 SATW Travel Photographer of the Year.  Usually these award recipients are talents that photograph for prestigious publications like National Geographic.  But this artist set himself apart from some of the best travel photographers in the world.  How?  He was the first blogger to win this award, his work has never […]

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