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Weekly Wrap-Up: January 13-19, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we learned about beauty standards, creating a snow scene, using Lume Cubes with holiday lights, selling photography online, people in architecture and mobile sync with ACDSee.

Reflections on beauty standards and photo editing, part one - In the past, retouching a model’s face or body for magazines covers or ads has often been a source of ethical debate. Now in 2019, it
Making your own snow scene - Recently I worked with a team of fellow creatives on an "Ice Queen" character concept and photoshoot. Since snow is in pretty short supply in sunny Florida, to create the snow covered photo set we envisioned required much brainstorming, research and experimentation. While we could have resorted to a more Photoshop based approach, creating snow effects on the computer, we wanted to get as much of the winter effect in camera in one shot as possible.
Portrait Tips: Build a scene with Lume Cubes & holiday lights - Holiday lights are so cool. If the tree didn’t dry out and start dropping needles, I think I’d petition my wife to leave them set
A practical guide to selling your photography online - Are you considering selling your photos online? At some point, we likely all consider ways to create income from this photography obsession of ours. I
Including people in architectural images - When photographing architecture, it’s easy to focus on the building itself and forget its purpose. While architecture is the main subject, it is important to
ACDSee’s Mobile Sync is really cool - Transferring pictures between your phone and your computer is troublesome but often necessary. If you’re like me, then just because you shot a picture with
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