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Understand the Different Types of Studio Lights and How They Work Together With This Great Video

When you're first starting out with artificial lighting, it can feel a bit like trying to speak French in Russian. In between the modifiers, the …

How to Add Color to a Grey Background in Photoshop

Adding color to an otherwise boring grey background in Adobe Photoshop isn't terribly complicated. In this short video tutorial, I'll show you how to …

Using Household Items to Create Stunning Foreground Bokeh

We all love to spend money on the latest and greatest photo gear, whether it be a $120 reflector with a hole in it (I’m just jealous I didn’t market …

Optimize Lightroom to Run More Efficiently With These Seven Tips

One of the most common Lightroom complaints is that it runs too slowly. However, there are steps you can take to improve your experience. This great …

Tutorials

4 Lighting Principles I wish I knew when I started Photography

When I first started photography, I struggled a lot with lighting. In the beginning, we are often told to shoot our subjects in open shade. If you …

Photography

How to Find Your Model’s Best Side for Portrait Photography

Photographer Joe Edelman knows a thing or two about how to make a person look good. With a career that has spanned across four decades, he’s taken …

Landscape Photography

Using Front Bokeh to Create Unique Portraits

When we think of bokeh, we normally of out-of-focus areas behind the subject. But the nature of depth of field means there are out-of-focus areas in …

Photography

How to Create 3 Distinct Looks with a Single Reflective Umbrella

Fashion and portrait photographer Jeff Rojas is back with another simple, incredibly useful lighting tip. This time, he’s showing how to use a single …

Laws of Light: Quality of Light

Today Jay P. Morgan is talking about quality of light in their next installment of the Laws of Light series they have been doing on The Slanted Lens.

What is the ‘Orange & Teal Look’ and Why is it So Popular?

Many a blockbuster movie and several popular travel photo/video creators out there use something called the ‘Orange and Teal look’ when they color …

Advanced Tutorial: How to Color Grade Photos Using Luminosity Masks

When you look at the work of a professional, award-winning beauty photographer like Zoë Noble, it just has that <i>something</i> extra. If you’re wondering …

5 Tips to Avoid Common Lighting Mistakes in Portrait Photography

Lighting a portrait is a subtle science full of small details that together make a big difference. For example, the angle of a light or your …

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Three Objects, Three Dimensions: Creating Dynamic Light

No matter what genre of photography you shoot, anyone can benefit from learning to better sculpt light in their images. This great video not only …

Tutorials

3 Easy Ways to Get Better Portraits by Separating Subject from Background

One of the most common beginner mistakes in portrait photography is not separating your subject from the background. Fortunately, it’s an easy skill …

Quick Corporate Portraits With a Simple Lighting Set-up

Join Daniel Norton OnSet as he shows you a simple and compact lighting set-up for location Portraiture, perfect to work with a variety of different …

Digital Photography for Beginners - Free Online Course

With this Alison course, Introduction to Digital Photography, you'll learn everything you need to know to master the art and craft of great digital …

Photography

Lighting Diagram Sketches That Reveal the Recipes Behind Photos

When photographer Paul Schlemmer started out in photography in his late teens, he spent the first four years studying the subject of light. As he …

Using Color Effectively in a Portrait

One of the biggest things about creating an effective portrait has to do with the colors involved. If you’re doing black and white, then it’s about …

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Photoshop Timelapse: A Snowy Self-Portrait by Bella Kotak

England-based fine art and fashion photographer Bella Kotak made this 10-minute video that shows how she shot and retouched a recent …

How to Adjust Specific Colors in Photoshop

Changing a single particular color is easily done in Capture One, but it can prove to be a little bit more complicated in Photoshop. None of the …

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Laura Kampman – Photographer and Model

Pure and very personal photographs of and taken by Laura Kampman.Sure, most models know exactly how to look and act in front of the camera. Laura …

Photography

William Eggleston's Groundbreaking, Vivid Color Photographs

At Table 13, William Eggleston takes a cordial, seated bow in response to the accolades being delivered from the stage of the Edison Ballroom by …

Photographers Every Highsnobiety Reader Should Know: Nobuyoshi Araki (NSFW)

Throughout a prolific and contentious career, Tokyo-born Nobuyoshi Araki has delved perhaps further than any other Japanese photographer into the …

How to Shoot Pro Portraits in Everyday Places

My name is Nick Fancher and I’m a portrait and commercial photographer who specializes in lighting, specifically with the use of small flash in …

Understanding the Basic Laws of Light and How to Use Them

As we mentioned this morning, composition is one of the most critical aspects of photography. But another, equally important piece is understanding …

Learn Post-Processing

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Affinity Photo, Articles|<p>Using layer masks in Affinity Photo is a powerful way to combine parts of several images into …

Portrait Tip: Flash and Shade Don’t Mix, Here’s How You Fix That

Nearly every photographer has spent a portion of a session bouncing from tree to tree, placing their subjects in the patches of shade that these …

Studio Lighting Tutorials | Ultimate List Of Free Resources

Image Credit: Julia Kuzmenko<p>Good studio lighting tutorials are surprisingly hard to come by. I’m sure loads of you are ready to vehemently disagree …

Breaking Down the Lighting of a Studio Portrait

Photographer Karl Taylor made this 7-minute walkthrough video after people asked about his lighting setup for a commercial studio portrait he shot …

How to Create a Portrait Retouching Plan of Action

It's tempting, after a shoot, to jump right into retouching your images and fixing any problems you see.<br>Not so fast! If you start working without …

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