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Nigel Barker: The Important Aspects of Portraiture (NSFW)

<i>All images by Nigel Barker. Used with permission</i><p>When it comes to high end fashion photography, one of the first photographers that many think of …

Fashion Photography

How to Fake Depth of Field Blur in Photoshop Using Z-Depth Pass

Here’s a tutorial on how you can create fake depth of field blur in the background of photos using something known as “Z-Depth Pass.” I’m not saying …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

The Litebrush Makes Light Painting as Easy as Waving a Magic Wand

Light painting has become somewhat of a trend in recent years, and the tools used are as diverse as the subjects in the images. From abstract …

Essential Portrait Photography Photoshop Techniques

Over time, many budding portrait photographers often hit a plateau in terms of their shooting style and technique. Their gear bags have the lenses …

The Basics of Photography: J for JPEG

Today, we continue our series covering the Basics of Photography with the letter J, and which subject would be more fitting than everyone’s favorite …

Profoto Releases Start to New Wedding Lighting Instructional Video Series

If you’re looking to learn more about how to light in various situations at a wedding, Profoto released the beginning of an on-going video series …

Digital Photographer

Photography

How to Take Beautiful Bokeh Christmas Images [With 39 Stunning Examples]

Pin It It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… and in our forums I’ve noticed more and more great Christmas images being shared – some of which …

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography - learn some things to do and some to avoid when doing long exposures.

NPPA Attorney Explains Photographers’ Rights and How to Deal with the Police

The folks over at <i>PDN</i> recently sat down with National Press Photographers Association attorney Mickey Osterreicher to talk about photographers’ …

Very Useful Lightroom Script Can Help You Recover Lost Photos When All Else Fails

Have you ever accidentally deleted or lost a folder full of master images in Lightroom? If you have a backup you should be okay, but even backups …

7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

How to Light Two Surfaces with One Light Source: Portraits

Shooting portraits with hard light is something photographers are generally taught to flee from—“Always use softboxes in studio sessions, and only …

Photographers

Using Steel Wool & Fireworks For Light Painted Portrait Photography

Light painting is a well-loved technique in the photography community, but fashion photographer Clay Cook didn’t paint with LED lights in his recent …

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

Photography Lighting Accessories

The use of proper lighting in taking photos is very important. It enables you to take clearer images that you can be proud of, particularly in an …

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Landscape Photography

How to edit video in Photoshop CC and CS6

Learn how to make simple video edits using Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6 in this tutorial.<p>Did you know that you can edit video within Adobe's …

Model Releases: What You Need to Know (With Samples)

Obtaining a signed model release is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself when using client photos for commercial purposes.

Digital Photography

Everything You Need to Know about Posing

Looking to learn more about posing your portrait subjects? In this lecture video from B&H Photo and Video wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis shares …

Wedding Photography

New Webinar: Turning Your Passion into a Lasting Career with David Bergman

David Bergman has made a name for himself for everything from his iconic shots of Bon Jovi on tour to his GigaPan image of President Obama’s first …

How it was done - Zooming the Exposure

How it was done - zooming the exposure. Tips on how to create a fun and abstract image by zooming your lens during a long exposure.

Photography

Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly Seeing Their Younger Selves

When my grandmother was suddenly stricken by a massive stroke, my family had to make the heartbreaking decision to let her go. The doctor told us …

Tips for Photographing Camera Shy Guys

Photographing guys can be challenging, because as a portrait and wedding photographer, I spend all of my time taking pictures of people who are not …

Photography

Slow-Motion Photo Booths: The Next Big Thing in Wedding Photography?

Here’s something that could very well be the “next big thing” in wedding photography: slow motion photo booths. Check out the hilarious video above …

Insights On 3 Options For Portrait Photography Pricing

The key to any successful business is understanding how much you need to make in order to stay in business, and what your ideal client is willing to …

Mastering Shadows in Indoor Portrait Photography

In a studio portrait session, it is sometimes difficult to position lights in order to achieve the photographer’s desired effect. When harsh shadows …

Natural Light Portraits: Made In The Shade

One of the easiest ways to start shooting portraits is to use natural light. There’s no added expense of buying speedlites or strobes, or even …

Imaging

How to Handle Catch Lights and Eyeglasses Glare in Portrait Photography

I’ve previously discussed the importance of catch lights. Without them, your subject’s eyes look dull and lifeless. They help add interest to …

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