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Using a Backlight to Improve Your Subject
Working with the Key Light
Why Shoot RAW? Cause You Don’t Own Nightvision Goggles
Using Battery Powered Lights
Setting the Eye Line for Composition in a Video Shot
Diffusing Lights for Video Interviews
How to Choose the Right Location for a Video Interview
What I’ve learned About Surgical Photography
Essential Gear for Recording Video Interviews
Subtle Compositing for Film Workflows
Washington, DC at Night (Time-lapse + HDR Toning)
Film Noir Portraits ~ Pictures and techniques

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Using Battery Powered Lights

Lighting options that don’t require electric power cords are always welcome. In this tutorial I’ll explore some benefits and workflows when using battery-powered lights on a video set. These constant lights can also be adapted for use on a photo

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Diffusing Lights for Video Interviews

By diffusing light you can decrease its intensity, but still keep its quality. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to diffuse light for video interview shoots. I’m joined by my colleague Jim Ball. This is an excerpt from a

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What I’ve learned About Surgical Photography

For the last year or so I’ve been fortunate enough to make pictures for a medical product company on a regular basis. Their product is markedly better than the alternatives and my images are used for marketing and educating surgeons.

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Essential Gear for Recording Video Interviews

Solid interviews are the foundation for a successful video project. Its important that you capture the voice and the passion for the story you’re trying to tell. I’ve recently completed a new class at Lynda.com that I’m proud of. It’s

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Subtle Compositing for Film Workflows

While you expect visual effects in a SciFi movie, the fact is the practice has made it to just about every film released. What you know about Photoshop is often translated into a motion workflow as well. Here is a

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Film Noir Portraits ~ Pictures and techniques

Just for fun… In my last post I showed my Hollywood portrait lighting style using just hard light from fresnel spotlights. The post before that featured two point lighting on the street using Speedlights. Now I’ve combined two point lighting

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DSLR Video, Terry White, and Matt Kloskowski — Photofocus Podcast 10/5/13

This week’s show is a triple feature… we tackle three areas of the photo industry that are hot topics. First up, Scott Bourne interviews Rich Harrington about how to get started in DSLR video. Rich Harrington then takes the microphone and talks to Terry White from Adobe about changes at Adobe as well as Terry’s photography. Our third segment, Melissa Niu interviews Matt Kloskowski of Kelby Training to find out about how the photo industry is evolving.

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Mobile Mondays: Otherworldly iPhone 12 night photography

Today’s modern cameras come with powerful features that make night photography a lot easier. They include the increasingly capable cameras of smartphones. If you’re curious about night photography with the iPhone 12, you might get some cool ideas from this Apple Creative

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On Photography: David duChemin, 1971-present

“Knowing failure is part of our process, and leads to new ideas, stronger work, and more honest questions, liberates us to peer, a little less frightened, into the unknown.”  – David duChemin David duChemin photographs the souls of his subjects.

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What I’m looking forward to most with Luminar Neo

Skylum recently announced Luminar Neo, its next-generation creative image editor. Luminar Neo will offer new state-of-the art artificial intelligence tools, designed to address common issues faced by photographers. Included are new features like the automatic removal of dirt, dust spots

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How to add neon signs to your images

Here is a really quick and easy way to add neon signs to your images using Adobe Photoshop, using the shape tool and outer glow. Don’t forget you can make you sign any color by using the Hue/ Saturation adjustment

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