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5 Lighting Techniques You Can Use on Your Next Horror Film

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Watch: 3 Editing Techniques 'Big Little Lies' Uses to Create Empathy

The skillful editing of 'Big Little Lies' establishes relationships (and creates empathy) for its characters.In a video essay created by YouTuber …

Big Little Lies

How to Bring Your Boring Photos to Life

Have you ever taken a photo, and then once you viewed it on your computer, thought to yourself, "Man, that didn't turn out like I thought..."?<p>Dumb …

Cinematic Lighting Techniques

Lighting is one of the key elements to creating cinematic images and is one of the biggest factors that separates amateur looking films from …

Wedding Photography Lighting Tips, From Preparation to Reception

My name is Jimmy Chan, and I’m the wedding photographer of Pixelicious in Montreal, Canada. I decided to challenge myself and write a comprehensive, …

Watch: Portrait Lighting Mistakes to Avoid

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to executing a well-lit studio portrait.Photographer and digital artist Antti Karppinen has helpfully …

Cameras

Feeling achy, cranky or scared? Maybe your chakra needs a tune-up

Find out how your 7 energy wheels work together, and what happens when they're out of sync.<p>It's a new year, with new ideas, so how about a new approach to your wellbeing?<p>Sounds appealing, right? Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, a neuroscientist and the former director Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial …

Spirituality

8 DIY Lens Filters That Will Spice up Your Photos and Don’t Cost a Dime to Make (VIDE0)

Simple DIY camera hacks are among the most popular stories we post, because they enable photographers to spice up their work with simple homemade …

A Cinematographer's Best Friend: How to Use a Light Meter

Light meters are one of the most helpful and powerful tools that DPs have at their disposal, but how exactly do you use them?<p>As a cinematographer, …

Easy Color Grading Tips From Jessica Kobeissi | And What Not To Do

I’m a firm believer in considering the source when it comes to absorbing material, hence there are certain news outlets I tend to avoid. But the …

Nine tips for raising your portrait photography to ninja level

For me, portraiture is one of the most inspiring genres of photography. I also find it pretty difficult to master, there’s so much to learn – but …

Street Photography

Portraits: Backlighting, Wraparound Lighting

This is a quick explanation of backlighting (for wraparound lighting from behind) in a portrait. This can produce a soft, ethereal effect for …

10 Simple DIY Photography Gifts (Perfect for Christmas)

COOPH presents 10 fun and easy DIY photography gifts you can make at home. Simply grab your favorite photos, get creative and give someone special …

Creating Illusions of Other Scenes in a Home Photo Studio

Frustrated with your studio’s lack of space? Turn things around and start thinking big! Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrates that a little bit of …

Tutorials

14 Great Sites to Learn Video Editing and Production

Video editing can be very challenging to learn. There are a lot of programs that you can use in your workflow and they are constantly updating along …

Almost Everything You Need to Know about Lighting in Under 30 Minutes

This beginner's technical breakdown of lighting is perfect for those just starting out.<p>If you've just started your filmmaking journey, lighting may …

How to Color Grade Your Video in Final Cut Pro and Create Your Own LUTs in Photoshop

Color grading is one of the important parts of the editing process, as it can give your video footage a very personal look that differentiates it …

Tutorials

The one simple secret of lighting a face

If you’re starting out in your cinematography career or maybe stepping up from camera operation, lighting can be daunting. How do you know where to …

Ten ways a cinematographer can set themselves up for success — Part 1

One of the things which I believe separates a good director of photography from a bad one is preparation. On a big production you may have weeks of …

How the Inverse Square Law Can Make You Better at Lighting

Don't worry, this video isn't about all about math. Rather, it aims to give you an intuitive understanding of one of the most fundamental laws of …

A Before and After Look at the Magic of a Photoshop Artist

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen has been reimagining photos using Photoshop for over 23 years now. Here’s a before-and-after look at …

Inverting Your Photo in Photoshop for Natural Color Correction

There are plenty of ways you can color correct an image, but here’s a technique you might not have learned before. this technique from In this …

Study Confirms: The Words We Speak Can Literally Alter Our Brain

Recent studies report fascinating results: The words you choose to use can literally change your brain. Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at …

Thomas Jefferson

The Frequency of Healing: How To Raise Your Vibration to 528Hz

Everything in this Universe, including you is vibrating at a frequency. This is because you and everything around you is energy. The energy of the …

Six lighting tips for flash photography newbies

If you're taking our advice from this morning and buying your first flash soon, a few beginner tips on mixing flash with ambient light will really …

The Secret To Metering a Portrait Photo With a Flash

Sooooooooo many photographers are completely and totally scared of using a flash, but in all truthfulness it’s probably sometimes easier than …

Creating depth with layered lighting

<b>Delving deeper into light. Lighting is the single most important aspect of filmmaking of any kind. Without it, film has no shape, no mood, no</b> …

Cinematography