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Mastering Challenging Lighting Conditions for Nightclub Style Photography

Commercial photographers are regularly faced with challenging lighting conditions and rigid deadlines. Meticulous planning and flexibility are …

Photography

How to Photograph Boxers and Prize Fighters

It’s often hard to tell how much work goes into creating a single image, especially in portraiture. A photographer may tell you what equipment was …

Photography

Portraitist Miller Mobley on Hard Work and What it Takes to Make It … Twice

Portraitist Miller Mobley is a successful photographer twice over. As a college student, he built a successful photography business in Tuscaloosa, …

Photographing the “Big Three” of the San Antonio Spurs for Sports Illustrated

With the NBA Conference playoffs nearing completion and the Spurs already a lock for the Finals, I got a call from Brad Smith, the Director of …

Dear Model: Posing Tips for How to Look Your Best in Photographs

Dear (new’ish) Model,<p>My name is Other Model. I have spent the last couple of years finding out a few things that I wish I’d known from the start. …

Patrizia Fusi

Patrizia Fusi and I met while I was a student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and she was a study abroad student from Rome, Italy. I had …

Q&A: Photek Softlighter II or Paul Buff PLM?

Sydney, Australia-based photo assistant Diego asks:<p><i>You seem to use the Photek Softlighter a lot. How would this compare to the Paul Buff PML</i> …

How to Get a Nice White Background in Portrait or Still Life Photography

If you’ve spent time shooting people or products inside a studio then, chances are, you’ve shot a white background before. In this video, …

Portraits of Angelina Jolie Captured by Brad Pitt

It is a little known fact that Brad Pitt can hold his own behind a camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but an old school film model. A November …

How to Process C-41 Color Negative Film at Home, From Start to Finish

I know there are a few guides out there for home processing, some of which were instrumental in helping me get over my fears. All of these other …

Friday Happy Hour: 10 Things An Art Director Looks For In A Photographer

What does an art director look for in a photographer? Check out a post by advertising photographer Dennis Davis for some quick tips. We also have 12 …

Abstract Art Created by Combining High Voltages with Instant Film

After working with standard photography and digital cameras, Brooklyn-based artist Phillip Stearns decided to experiment with creating works of art …

How to Create Cinematic Style Photography and Lighting

Theatrical lighting produces stunning photographs that look like stills from Hollywood films. But these types of images can be made using common …

Mark Laita's Created Equal Series Represents People Across the US

Mark Laita is a photographer whose recent, “Created Equal” project shows stark differences across different people. The country is comprised of folks …

Making a Living as a New Professional Photographer

The decision to make the transition from hobbyist to professional photographer is a difficult one. While most people start their professional …

Tip: Generally Only Share About 5 Photos From Any Set of Pictures

As photographers, one thing we’re always interested in is improving our photography. Today we’ll discuss something that is often overlooked and can …

Professional Food Photography Lighting Tips

Food photography is a growing area of interest among photographers, and as a result more and more information is popping up on how to go about doing …

Photography

5 Amazing Apps That Every Photographer Should Have

Once upon a time photography was in large part about remembering complicated rules and equations and a fair amount of luck. The more you knew of the …

OFFSITE: L.A. Story

<i>Sara Jane Boyers, from Gridlock</i><p>This weekend, the Los Angeles photo community will be exploring walls of photography at Paris Photo Los Angeles, but …

Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me

“Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me,” a retrospective of the internationally renowned British artist’s cinematic fashion-based work opens May …

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography Styling

This is a guest post by Jules Clancy of Stonesoup. While portrait photographers need to be skilled in the art of getting their subjects to relax in …

Photography

Photographer and Lab Owner Discusses the Art of Film Photography and Printing

Over the years, Billy Mork has been a photographer, an art director and even a practicing architect, but he ultimately ended up back where his …

Rules for Perfect Lighting: Understanding The Inverse-Square Law

In technical terms, an inverse-square law is defined as "any physical law stating that some physical quantity or strength is inversely proportional …

Lighting for Lingerie Photography

When photographing lingerie and boudoir style images, it’s especially important to make sure the lighting flatters the model. There are a few …

Photography

PreZent: A Brilliant Presentation Tool for Cutting Edge Creative Professionals

Putting together presentations often involves breaking out either PowerPoint or Keynote. But while both programs are great, they’re designed to work …

Light Painting Project with Wakeboards at Night

We’ve discussed the concept of light painting before, but this video taken at the Orlando Watersports Complex brings the practice to a whole new …

Light Painting

BTS: Creating Pictures of Fried Chicken for the KFC Website

In this article, I will share a behind-the-scenes look at how I created photos of fried chicken for one of the world’s most iconic brands: KFC.<p>My …

Greg Heisler BTS: Bono/Gates for Time

This video marks the last of Profoto's Greg Heisler BTS series.<p>In today's BTS, Heisler does some pretty cool problem-solving before the fact only to …

This Incredible Collection of Photography Links Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Nothing seems to make the Toad happier than being able to hop around the internet looking for great links to share with everyone. This week's list of …

Perspective in Photography

In this article I will try to explain how perspective works in a 2D photograph with some tips, myths, and example photos.<p>Photo by Chris Alma Jose; …