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Anybody can take a video of something — and these days, most people do — but to come away with cinematic-looking footage requires some extra steps and forethought. In this video, one talented videographer gives you the cheat codes you need to achieve it. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
Photographers spend their entire careers mastering the art of composition, gradually honing their skills over many years. For new photographers, learning compositional theory from scratch is a huge task, but you can fast-track your progress by focusing on one technique first: subject separation. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Aaron Brooks)
Over the past few years, LEDs have become a popular choice for still photographers, and with good reason. Although LED light sources do have limitations, there are many clear benefits to using constant light for portrait photographers. In this article, I will detail five ways I use an LED light wand to create captivating portraits, both in and out of my studio. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Pete Coco)
24-70mm f/2.8 lenses are the standard tool of choice for countless creatives, offering a versatile focal length range in tandem with a wide maximum aperture, making them suitable for a huge range of applications. However, such lenses are rarely cheap, often running north of $2,000. The Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G trades a stop of aperture for extra reach and a significant discount, making it an intriguing alternative. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The Fujifilm GFX line of medium format mirrorless cameras reinvigorated larger-than-full-frame cameras for the industry by offering a range of modern features and conveniences usually reserved for smaller formats and doing so at aggressively competitive prices. The GFX 100S sits at the top of that line, offering the company's top-level sensor in a body that comfortably competes with the costs of upper-level full frame cameras. This great video review takes a look at how the camera holds up for paid work after a week of usage. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Shiny facial skin is an incredibly common problem for people, and the majority of portrait clients will want you to retouch it. Thankfully, it is not particularly difficult to take care of in Photoshop, and this excellent video tutorial will show you everything you need to know to do so. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
In the ever-evolving world of photography, the integration of new technologies in the photo editing workflow can create fears and concerns among photographers. Many worry that AI software will replace their skills and make them obsolete. However, it's essential to understand that AI software is not here to replace, but instead assist photographers. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Usman Dawood)
When Generative Fill in Photoshop Beta was announced, it seemed the world had gone crazy. From this time onward, nothing about photography could be trusted anymore, they said. It was the end of photography the way we know it, or so it was believed. But perhaps we’re really scared for nothing. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Nando Harmsen)
The post 7 Tips for Beautiful Moon Landscape Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Anne McKinnell. Have you ever found yourself gazing at the night sky, wishing you could capture the ethereal beauty of the moon? You’re not alone – Earth’s closest celestial orb has inspired poets, artists, and dreamers for centuries. Photographing the moon, however, presents a unique set of challenges that can leave even experienced photographers frustrated. Fortunately, despite its difficulties, there are several proven approaches for creating breathtaking moon landscape photography. And in this article, I share my favorites, from using HDR imaging and long-exposure techniques to adding close-up foreground objects to produce compelling compositions. Ready to unravel the secrets of lunar landscape...7 Tips for Beautiful Moon Landscape Photography
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Visitors are urged to share their reactions to images showcasing English documentary photographer Martin Parr’s view of Scottish life and Scottish stereotypes in a new exhibition taking place this summer. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Kim Simpson)
The Fujifilm X-S20 is here, and it truly feels like a complete package for enthusiasts, hobbyists, vloggers, content creators, and a combination of all of the above. It's a small camera body packed with many professional features. So what’s the catch? Is there one? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Ondřej Vachek)
Do you know what a barm or a zarf are? They're two items seen practically every day but rarely called by their real names. A barm is the foam head on a beer, and a zarf is the cardboard burn prevention sleeve. This brings me to Manhattanhenge. Can you believe it’s a New York City sunset? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Travis Meier)
Recently, I had the opportunity to try out the Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 lens along with two other lenses and a GFX 100S, and I have to admit it has left a lasting impression on me. As landscape photographers, we value wide angle lenses for capturing wider vistas with stunning detail, and this lens didn't disappoint. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Gary McIntyre)
The past week has been flooded with news showcasing how amazing Photoshop's new Generative Fill tool. It's essentially an AI-powered Content-Aware Fill on steroids, but is it actually as good as everyone says it is? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Armitage)
You can create stunning portraits with just a single light, but once you have mastered that, moving into more complex multi-light setups will open up your creative opportunities even more. If you would like to try a challenging but rewarding portrait lighting setup, check out this great video tutorial that will show you a dramatic image shot using a four separate lights. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
It is one thing to be a good photographer, but running a successful photo business takes a large set of skills that have nothing to do with a camera. If you are new to working as a professional, check out this fantastic video tutorial that discusses some common business mistakes photographers make and how to fix them. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
While it remains primarily a cataloging program, Lightroom has made some significant steps forward in editing capabilities in recent years, and it is now possible to complete entire edits within the program, making your workflow far more convenient and efficient. This helpful video tutorial takes a look at the three of Lightroom's most useful tools, the Masking panel, Healing Brush, and Panoramic Merge, and how to use them. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Lightroom’s masking Brush tool is incredibly useful, and its Auto Mask feature, which helps to keep you “painting inside the lines” (so to speak), makes it even more helpful as it tries to “sense” the edges of areas where you’re painting with the brush to keep you from accidentally painting over something you didn’t want to paint over. Here’s an example: In the image above, I want to brighten just the column in the back on the left side (it’s kind of buried a bit in the shadows), and the Masking Brush would be perfect for this, so you would click on the Masking icon, then choose ‘Brush’ from the list of masking tools that appears. I increased the Exposure amount to +2.45...
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Constant lights are traditionally used for video work. But I think they make for the perfect solution for a photography studio. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Jason Vinson)
When you think of memorable landscape images, you probably think of golden hour shots with dramatic rays cascading across the frame, but there is a lot more to life than that. Any light, even "bad light," can produce worthwhile images, and if you spend your time waiting for those magic golden hour moments, you are missing out on a lot of photo opportunities. This great video discusses the issue and the sort of personal philosophy that can make bad light days more enjoyable. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)

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