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Portrait Tips: Light outside the box
Improving environmental portraits with Luminar 4
Portrait Tips: Challenge conquers dread
Portrait Tips: Get close for impactful character portraits
Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch
Portrait Tips: Make pictures now, chimp later
Portrait Tips: Identify the environment
How to get perfect detail and tones in environmental portraits
Portrait Tips: Include Details
Portrait Tips: Use HDR For Softer Light
Offbeat with Joel Grimes
Photo of the Day: Mushing Sled Dog

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Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch

The other day a fellow contacted me about a picture I made nearly ten years ago. He was an assistant to the master woodcarver and I spent a few minutes making pictures with them. The event was Baby Animal Days

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Portrait Tips: Identify the environment

I’m pretty excited because Vanelli and I are teaching a class at Photoshop World on environmental portraiture. I love making environmental portraits because they help inform our knowledge of the person we’re looking at without saying a word. The trouble

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Portrait Tips: Include Details

I’ve said many times that the background in a picture is just a backdrop that’s its job is to not ruin the portrait. Well, this time I’m backpedaling a little. The right background or environment or details for your picture

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Portrait Tips: Use HDR For Softer Light

If you know anything about HDR, you probably know it shouldn’t be used for portraits. High Dynamic Range photography techniques usually increase the ability to see details, and nobody wants to see more detail in the skin in a portrait.

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Offbeat with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes’ work is instantly recognizable. From powerful, dynamic posing, to a rich, yet desaturated, HDR look, to masterful compositing which is both surreal and firmly grounded in reality, his photography is iconic. His work has such intensity that, when I met Joel a few years back, expected him to be equally intense and, perhaps, aloof. Instead, Joel is easy-going, approachable and generous with his time and knowledge.

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Photo of the Day: Mushing Sled Dog

Category: Portraits Photograph: by Joan Manel Zamora Muoz Originally shared on the Photofocus Google+ community. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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Tips for Shooting Better Portraits

Creating a compelling portrait can take a lot of thought and design. But here are three practical tips you can use to improve your image. Choose the Right Lens Choosing the correct lens can make a huge impact on your

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My Portrait System — Great Shots Each Time

I photograph a lot of people in their places–people working and living and their environments. These environmental portraits are so much fun to make, but I’ve usually got a limited time to make them–business people can only halt business for

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Monetizing personal projects: The musician

The subject of monetizing personal projects is near and dear to my heart. I put together a ninety-minute presentation about the subject and shared it with my fellow photographers to a wonderful reception. A phone call leads to art In

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Astrophotography mistakes beginners usually make

There’s no question that astrophotography is one of the most interesting genres to get into. Photographing deep sky objects is especially exciting and rewarding, whether you’re a beginner or already years into it. However, to be able to make the

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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