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Using fractal prisms to create other worldly portraits
Creative lighting with Lume Cubes
Quick Tip: Use a ring light to create killer catchlights in the eyes
How to create an action portrait in an alley
How to create a dramatic portrait on a rooftop
Photographer of the Day: Pierre Pichot
Create Killer Catchlights
Getting Out of Your Photography Comfort Zone: A Nature Photographer Wanders into a Studio
Dragging the Shutter Part Two: Shake, Spin and Zoom
Create a Royal Look With a Stripbox, Reflector and Inexpensive Props

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How to create an action portrait in an alley

Check out the newest addition to the “How to create series” teaching how to create an action portrait in an alley. The how to create series is a combination of How I Got the Shot and instructions on how you can recreate the same look.

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How to create a dramatic portrait on a rooftop

Check out the newest addition to the “How to create series” teaching how to a dramatic portrait on a rooftop. The how to create series is a combination of How I Got the Shot and instructions on how you can recreate the same look.

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Photographer of the Day: Pierre Pichot

One of the most powerful aspects of photography is its ability elicit emotions in us.  But, our emotions can also change how we perceive an image. The first time I saw the Pierre Pichot’s photo “Ghost_19” I thought, “Cool, that has a great dark mood, it’s kinda creepy”. The next time, “It seems very melancholy, I wonder who that is and what they are thinking”.  The next time, “It feels like there is a sense of foreboding, like something bad is about to happen”. Each time I saw something different, because I was feeling something different before I looked at the image.  The photographer has created a scene where it conveys a dark mood, but they have left enough to our imaginations for us to dream up a story. It is a powerful image, because it engages us, drawing on our emotions to complete the scene.

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Create Killer Catchlights

Experimenting with different lighting setups can transform a simple image into a creative portrait. It’s not hard to experiment. If you don’t like the look, keep experimenting until you find one you love. Here’re two examples on how to add

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POTD-FEATURED-Pierre-Pichot-nov2017

Photographer of the Day: Pierre Pichot

One of the most powerful aspects of photography is its ability elicit emotions in us.  But, our emotions can also change how we perceive an image. The first time I saw the Pierre Pichot’s photo “Ghost_19” I thought, “Cool, that has a great dark mood, it’s kinda creepy”. The next time, “It seems very melancholy, I wonder who that is and what they are thinking”.  The next time, “It feels like there is a sense of foreboding, like something bad is about to happen”. Each time I saw something different, because I was feeling something different before I looked at the image.  The photographer has created a scene where it conveys a dark mood, but they have left enough to our imaginations for us to dream up a story. It is a powerful image, because it engages us, drawing on our emotions to complete the scene.

Read More
Sydney-16x9-2838-2

Create Killer Catchlights

Experimenting with different lighting setups can transform a simple image into a creative portrait. It’s not hard to experiment. If you don’t like the look, keep experimenting until you find one you love. Here’re two examples on how to add

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