Marvin Bartley

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Shooting Portraits with a $20 Work Light from Home Depot

After seeing photographer Skyler Burt’s experiments with lighting food photos using a cheap work light, photographer Jessica Kobeissi recently …

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3 Things to Do if You're in Your 40s With No Retirement Savings

News flash: You're a real adult now, and neglecting your nest egg will no longer fly.<p>Your 40s may not seem like the time to buckle down and get …

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Simple Ways to Manipulate Natural Light in a Boudoir Studio

Many boudoir photographers starting out may be green with envy on studio owners with larger square footage. In many cases the ability to move around …

3 Simple Tips for Posing Non-Models

Many (if not most) of us will spend at least some time photographing non-models—whether we’re talking about a bride, a high school senior, or just a …

How to Add Front Bokeh to a Portrait Using Christmas Lights

We’re all familiar with the fuzzy circles that bokeh creates usually behind our main subject, but this lesson is about creating bokeh in <i>front</i> of the …

Muhammad Ali: A Life in Pictures

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Testing Internet Bullshit: Does Being a Dick to an Apple Actually Make it Rot Quicker Than Normal?

We spent a month saying horrible and nice things to some apples to see if it would really make them decompose quicker.<p>Are you a pseudo new-ager? Do you wear rose quartz point pendants? Have you seriously considered a short course in reiki? If so, you may have heard about Dr Masaru Emoto, the …

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Lighting 101: Flash and Ambient Balancing For Dramatic Effect

You are watching a free tutorial from Lighting 101.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in the SLR Lounge Store.<p>X<p>To …

Life Lessons Shared with Double Exposure Photos

Florida-based photographer Brandon Kidwell has been working on a lifelong project called “Wisdom for My Children.” It’s a series of beautiful double …

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Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …