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The Toy That Changed a Photographer's Life

The little red toy car sat on a shelf, serving no purpose. It was inanimate, nothing more than the die-cast metal pieces of which it had been …

Photography

How to Properly Wrap Cables to Make Them Last Longer and Easier to Use

As a photographer or videographer, you probably have a few (dozen) cables laying around. Believe it or not, there is a proper technique to wrapping …

Videography

Photographer Felix Hernandez Shoots Epic Scenes Using Miniature Cars

Confession: I love me some Felix Hernandez, and I'm pretty sure the rest of Fstoppers would agree with me. Felix first came onto my radar when we did …

Add some mood and atmosphere to your photos with DIY volumetric lighting stencils

Ever wondered how you can create volumetric lighting and light rays in both your stills and video? Well in this blog post and video I will show you …

Tyneside

How Culling the Color Blue Can Improve Your Images

I don't have a vendetta with the color blue, or any colors for that matter; that would be odd. I do, however, remove the color blue either entirely …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Why Color Grading Should Be The Most Important Part of Your Post Processing Workflow

Photographers often treat color grading as a trivialized aspect of their workflow. Something that they only worry about once the image is complete …

Cinematography

Cinematic COLOUR GRADING like a PRO in 5 mins

Our friend Chris Harvey is back and this is Harvey´s Colour grade example. It's quick easy and simple way of Add that kick ass punch to your images …

Seven Tips For Travel Photography

My photography has developed out of a passion for travel and finding wonder in the world. While my curiosity often gets the best of me, through …

Studio portraits: What modifier for what light?

Santa Claus has you spoiled this year by offering you the studio of your dreams? A kit of flashes, a backdrop support and even more rolls of paper? …

South African Wildflowers Come Alive in this Lightroom Tutorial (Sponsored)

In the lush surroundings of his Cape Town home, photographer Gavin Pickford ventures into the mountains, wildflowers, and coastlines of South Africa. …

Tutorials

You Don’t Need a Studio for Pro Portraits — Make the Most of What You DO Have

My name is Nick Fancher and I am a Columbus, Ohio-based commercial and portrait photographer. I specialize in lighting — specifically with the use of …

Behind the Shot: Watery Grave

In this article I'll take you to a grizzly scene I encountered, which enabled me to produce quite a rare shot. This image is special to me for two …

Landscape Photography

The Sun-Blaster: How to Build a Powerful DIY 1000W-Equivalent LED Light for $40

Want a portable and powerful LED light for illuminating your shots? The “Sun-Blaster” is a 1000 watt equivalent LED flashlight that you can build …

Portable

A Super Simple Way to Make Landscape Photos POP Using Lightroom

It seems like virtually all outdoor or landscape photographs suffer from the same illness when they come out of the camera. The symptoms are: An …

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Social Network

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. You’re raring to go.<p>What would be one of the most encouraging signs when you’re first …

Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies

2. The copyright status of photographic reproductions of works of art in the public domain<p>The question is: are photographic reproductions of works of …

Art

VSCO Launches Film 06: Emulate the Look of Pushed, Pulled, and Cross Processed Film

VSCO has announced the sixth film emulation pack for its VSCO Film lineup. Called VSCO Film 06, the new set is dubbed the Alternative Process …

The Secrets of Frequency Separation Retouching

Frequency separation retouching is an amazing technique for separating two main tasks of retouching in general: editing the fine details in your …

Tutorials