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Julie Powell

Quick and easy portraits in Luminar 4
Getting comfortable with studio lighting
Creating soft beautiful images with natural window light
My first look at Luminar 4
Create dramatically beautiful images with indirect natural light
Get creative with your lighting for Halloween-themed photoshoots
Creative lighting for your pumpkins
Looking for ideas for Halloween-themed photoshoots?
Finding the right background for your still life
Is there a benefit to using a reflector with still life photography?
Why a great tripod can make a great image, part two
When is a cupcake not a cupcake?

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My first look at Luminar 4

I was recently given Luminar 4 to review. It is coming out later this month — Nov. 18, 2019 — and there is already a bit of a buzz happening around it. It claims to be faster and more intuitive

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Creative lighting for your pumpkins

Whether you are photographing pumpkins for fall, Halloween or even Thanksgiving, it’s easy to get creative with lighting for your pumpkins. Halloween spooky Want something a little dark and dramatic, possibly even spooky try a beauty dish on the lowest

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When is a cupcake not a cupcake?

When is a cupcake not a cupcake? When it is a gorgeous soap. Yes, a soap! These incredible creations are from Planetyum. They have a huge selection and I ordered three. Why soap? I teach a lot of workshops, and

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Looking at Wabi-Sabi, the art of perfectly imperfect

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that represents the acceptance of transience and imperfect life. Sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” “Wabi” roughly means “rustic simplicity” or “understated elegance” with a focus on a less-is-more.

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Julie Powell_NL Pumpkins_Header-06763

Creative lighting for your pumpkins

Whether you are photographing pumpkins for fall, Halloween or even Thanksgiving, it’s easy to get creative with lighting for your pumpkins. Halloween spooky Want something a little dark and dramatic, possibly even spooky try a beauty dish on the lowest

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Julie Powell_Cupcake_header

When is a cupcake not a cupcake?

When is a cupcake not a cupcake? When it is a gorgeous soap. Yes, a soap! These incredible creations are from Planetyum. They have a huge selection and I ordered three. Why soap? I teach a lot of workshops, and

Read More
Wabi Sabi header

Looking at Wabi-Sabi, the art of perfectly imperfect

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that represents the acceptance of transience and imperfect life. Sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” “Wabi” roughly means “rustic simplicity” or “understated elegance” with a focus on a less-is-more.

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