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8 Motivational Facebook Groups for Portrait Photographers

Portrait photographers can sometimes feel like they’ve got no place for a spot just for them. Of course Instagram can be tough about this, but oddly …

Photography

Lighting Basics: How to Light Portraits with a Beauty Dish

So far, we’ve covered how to light portraits with an umbrella, an octabank and a softbox–today we’re focusing on the beauty dish. Beauty dishes were …

Essential one light portrait guide

Perfecting a professional studio lighting setup can be a little daunting, so learning how to master a simple single light setup is invaluable. A wide …

This is What Different Light Modifiers Do for Studio Portraits

Starting out in studio portraiture and not sure what light modifier to choose to achieve the photo you want? In the post, we’ll take a look at the …

Exploring Masculinity In Black and White Portraits (NSFW)

<i>All images by Liam Warton. Used with permission.</i><p>“Women are often over-sexualized under the notion of art.” says photographer Liam Warton about his …

Sexuality

Tutorial: How to Get 20k Instagram Followers

<b>In partnership with Format Magazine. Click here to build your Format portfolio website today with a free 14-day trial, no credit card required.</b><p><b>This</b> …

Social Media

7 Photographic Tricks, Hoaxes, and Fads Before Photoshop

<i>This is the second installment in a short series of articles on photo manipulation in the days before computers. The first explained how photo</i> …

How Photo Retouching Worked Before Photoshop

<i>This is the first installment in a short series of articles on photo manipulation in the days before computers.</i><p>In 1841, the Englishman William Henry …

Tutorials

Quick Tip: How to Fix Shiny Skin in Photoshop and Lightroom

Here’s a quick retouching tip that almost every portrait photographer will end up using at least once: how to quickly and easily fix shiny or oily …

How to Capture Authentic Moments as a Portrait Photographer

In a refreshing video, photographer Sean Tucker sets aside the technical advice for a moment and dives into the real challenge facing portrait …

Ep. 86: No One Cares About Your Photography…and How You Can Change That – and more

Featured: <b>Portrait and fashion photographer Jeff Rojas</b><p>In This Episode<p>If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a …

Creating the Photograph: Jaroslav's, "Milky Pinups"

<i>Creating the Photograph is an original series where we interview photographers about a photo that they shot and how it was achieved. The results are</i> …

Flash Synchronisation Demystified

One area where newcomers to photography often struggle, is with the use of flash. We might have bought a flashgun with our camera or added one later …

Why Instagram is So Difficult for Most Photographers

<i>Sad fact:</i> most of the biggest and most popular accounts on Instagram aren’t actually those of photographers who truly care about Photography. Instead …

Puppies

World’s wild tiger count rising for first time in a century

NEW DELHI – Conservation groups say the world’s count of wild tigers has gone up for the first time in more than a century.<p>Experts looking at …

How to focus a self portrait at f/1.2

Focusing a self portrait is hard, but focusing a self portrait at with Canon’s 85mm f/1.2 lens fully open is almost impossible. F/1.2 is so shallow …

Photography

Review: The MIOPS Smart Trigger Makes High Speed Photography a Snap

I’ve been doing high speed photography for a while, now but I’ve doing it manually. After some time you get used to the timing but will still miss …

Incredible Time Lapse Footage Will Show You Why Fighting for Wildlife is so Important (VIDEO)

Fighting to protect the world’s animal species and environment can be daunting. For every victory, it seems like another group of foolish humans pops …

B-Authentique

Learn how to set up a DSLR camera trap

This amazing photo of a wild ocelot was taken when a photographer was nowhere in sight. But a photographer spent a lot of time beforehand creating …

Getting Started With High Key Portraiture

High key portraiture is a subject of constant debate among photographers. The different opinions are mostly on the subject of how bright the picture …

Getting Started With Low Key Portraiture

Most people take low key for granted, and think that one just needs to underexpose and all is set. The reality, however, is quite different. First of …

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

How to Overpower the Sun With Flash

Shooting with natural light can lead to beautiful landscapes and portraits, but controlling the sun is difficult—you need reflectors, the right …

Wedding Photography

How to Use Honeycomb Grids for Portrait Photography

You may not think that speedlights are the most versatile when it comes to shooting portraits. There isn’t a lot that you can do with them, right? …

11 TED Talks on Photography Worth Watching

Need some inspiration to start off the new year? Try these 11 TED talks on photography.<p><b>1. Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Fighters and Mourners of the</b> …

Creating the Photograph: Luke Ayers's "Strobe Struck"

<i>Creating the Photograph is an original series where photographers teach you about how they concepted an image, shot it, and edited it. The series has</i> …

Photography

A Walkthrough of a Typical Phoblographer Product Shoot

A while back, I wrote a piece about how the Phoblographer’s staff shoots product photos, the mentality and the guidelines. The product photography …

How to Shoot a Seamless Day-to-Night Time-Lapse

Cal Thomson of Manchester, UK, made this 11-minute video tutorial on creating a time-lapse video that transitions seamlessly from day to night. He …

Time-lapse Photography