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Continuing his Laws of Light video series, photographer Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens is covering shooting in direct sun. Shooting in direct sun is challenging for a few different reasons, not the least of which is that the light is typically very harsh, which can easily cause unsightly shadows on your subject. How can you get the best results in direct sun? Harsh light is not very flatteri
Photographer and educator Elaine Torres has recently been working with the DIGIBEE 800 light by Paul C Buff. With the light, Torres shows us her go-to lighting setup when doing creative portraits. In total, for her lighting she uses a DIGIBEE 800, ALIENBEE 800, 22-inch silver beauty dish and 8.5-inch high output reflector bowl. Her camera of choice is the Canon 5D Mark III and the lens is a 24-70
Wedding photographers are always looking to take creative, novel portraits and a quick, simple trick is often sitting right in their pocket. By using a phone screen as a reflective surface, it is possible to cover up unsightly elements, add intrigue, and make an image that much more interesting.Here’s how it works:1. Start by holding your phone on a horizontal plane to the bottom edge of your le
When it comes to photographing our four-legged friends, there are a lot of challenges. Unlike shooting a portrait of a person, a dog may be much less cooperative, for example. However, like a person, you often want to photograph a dog in a way that accentuates their character. Photographer Anne Geier is an expert at photographing dogs -- it is her specialty, after all. In a new video with COOPH,
We have shared behind-the-scenes videos from photographer Irene Rudnyk on multiple occasions and this time, we join her for an outdoors golden hour photoshoot. While she dabbles with film, this time Rudnyk is using her trusty Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 85mm f/1.2L prime. Rudnyk's preferred lighting style when shooting outside is to utilize backlight, which you can see in numerous shots
Earlier this month, Aaron of Phlearn held a live Q&A session on YouTube with his co-host Shiree which clocks in at over two hours long. If you click the video below to watch it on YouTube, you can see the description for time stamps. The video is focused on retouching and sharpening images, which is a very broad topic, of course. When retouching and sharpening images, there are many different
Many of us have heard of the term "portrait prime" to describe a fast lens. Photographers often reach for f/1.4, f/1.8 and f/2 lenses when shooting portraits to capture images with shallow depth of field and dreamy backgrounds. Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles often opts for a stopped down aperture instead, which is an unusual choice. Let's learn more about why this is in Quiles' latest video f
When processing portrait images, there's often a delicate balance between retouching the image and maintaining good detail and sharpness. Just as it's very easy to make skin too soft, it's also easy to make aspects of your photo too sharp, leading to unnatural edges around eyes or with hair. To help you sharpen smarter and more effectively, Aaron Nace with Phlearn has published a ne
This year's Sony World Photography Awards garnered a whopping 300,000-plus submissions from more than 200 countries. This massive assortment of images has now been reduced to a stunning set of winners, which together shine a light on everything from South Africa under apartheid to the Persian tradition of using animal carcasses in sport... Continue Reading Gallery: Powerful portraits and p
As part of an ongoing video series about their software, Luminar, Skylum Software has released a new tutorial about mastering exposure and digital relighting in their flagship photo editing software. In the video below, we are joined by portrait photographer Laura Tillinghast as she edits an edit to turn it from flat to dynamic. There are many tools within Luminar we can use to enhance an image a


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