Benjamin Crownover

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Comprehensive Guide to Color Settings, Color Profiles and Proofing

Photoshop offers us a vast array of options when it comes to color profiles, color management, and proofing. In this tutorial, we will explain …

Tutorials

The Mystery of Night Photography - 30 Images of the Night

Low Light Photography: How to Shoot Without a Tripod

Low Light Photography: How to Shoot Without a Tripod If you don't have your tripod with you, or you're trying to make do without one, you still have …

Digital Photography

Styling A Shot With Menu-Based Props

Adding props is an important and sometimes difficult part of food photography. There are times when an image needs the negative space, while other …

JavaScript

How To Use AF-On And Back Button Autofocus to make your life as photographer more easy

Try a better way to focus your DSLR! Using back button autofocus is a faster, easier, smarter way to get great AF results from your DSLR. This video …

Panorama Post Processing Tips

It feels like I’ve been planning to live stream forever but today it finally happened for real. In this live video I run through some of my post …

LiveChat

What Is The Difference Between a Parabolic Reflector, a Beauty Dish, and an Octobox?

When it comes to shaping the light sources photographers use, there are a lot of modifiers available. Each lighting modifier has it's own …

Photography

Five Low Profile Camera Bags Worth Carrying

Camera bags–as photographers we have to live with them to haul our gear from shoot to shoot, or even for a simple day’s outing with a camera (or two, …

Complete Guide To Becoming A Photo Assistant

Your quickest way to becoming a better photographer is real world experience from a seasoned photographer. As studio manager for a busy studio …

Employment

What it Takes to be a Good Interior Photographer

Interior photography is the most challenging of all the professional genres of commercial photography. Every detail is critical. Every prop must be …

Turning Dead People Into Materials

Once upon a time, human beings were biodegradable. But with modern-day corpses shot full of embalming chemicals before being sealed inside metal …

Sundance 2014: Marco F. Martinez

In conjunction with this year's Sundance Film Festival, grooming and skincare brand Dove Men+Care hosted a pop-up barbershop, aptly dubbed the Park City Barbershop. There, we had an opportunity to sit in the chair of Marco F. Martinez, the Master Barber and Salon Manager of The Boardroom Salon for …

Barbershops

Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with …

Reverse Lens Macro: How to use it as a Great Learning Tool

Choose the Right Lens to Make Flattering Portraits

<i>Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, F/3, 1.60s, ISO 800.</i><p>The lens you choose to make a picture strongly affects how the subject will look. When …

Why Facebook Photos Look so Bad, and the DIY Solution to Fix It

With the largest public repository of photos on the Web, it’s not surprising that Facebook has and continues to employ heavy compression to all of …

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her …

How to Balance Light Bulbs with Strobes

We all find ourselves in situations from time to time where we have to strike a deal between ambient tungsten lighting and flash. It may be during a …

How Well Do You Know Your JPEGs?

As I was editing this afternoon and editing/saving all of my RAW files to JPEG files in Adobe Photoshop, I felt a little foolish. I’ve been saving my …

Free Wedding Tutorial: How To Light Wedding Reception Venues

Photographing weddings can be tough for a lot of people, and the area I find most of my assistants struggling is at the reception. Many times …

Weddings

Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter Works

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Dark side of the zoo - captive animals in black and white

Alex Teuscher photographs captive animals in black and white, producing dark, atmospheric portraits

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

50 DIY Projects for Lighting Photographers

Do you have more time than money? Time to get your MacGuyver on with this collection of DIY projects. From the ridiculous to the sublime, it's all …