Posts Tagged ‘look’

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series of photographs with a ‘look’ we absolutely love.

From there, we usually dive into our own photo archives and try to replicate that style/look, but rarely does it come out anywhere near as professional looking as the original photo. Thankfully this 2012 tutorial by London-based journalist and designer Ben Secret can help you apply just about any photo’s look to another. Read more…

A Look at Dodge & Burn’s New Camera History Serigraphs

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Photographer t-shirt company Dodge & Burn is taking its silk screening prowess and applying it to a new product: posters. In addition to apparel, it is now selling serigraphs (i.e. screen printed posters) with its “evolution of the twin-lens reflex camera” design, which is also available as a shirt.
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Tutorial: How to Create a Wet-Plate Look Photography Using Photoshop

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Faking the look of old films is becoming ubiquitous in the world of mobile photo sharing apps, but so far the popular apps have stuck with various films and not older photographic processes. If you want to create a photograph that mimics the look of a wet plate, it’s actually pretty easy to do in Photoshop.
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A Look Through the Electronic Viewfinder of the Fujifilm X-E1

When we handled a pre-production model of the Fujifilm X-E1 at Photokina back in September, we noted that there seemed to be some strange pixelation, a little lag, and a delay after shots. We said at the time that those issues were likely due to the fact that it was an early demo unit of the camera, and that now appears to be true. A photographer named Andrew (apw100 on YouTube) recently got his X-E1 before most people by ordering through eBay from a company in Hong Kong. He then shot a series of videos showing the EVF quality by putting his iPhone up to the viewfinder.
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Protect and Dress Up Your Camera Gear with Carbon Fiber Vinyl Decals

Want to protect your gear from dings and scratches while customizing its look? Try using some carbon fiber vinyl film — the kind designed for cars. When you’re done with the application, you can also use some acrylic spray to make the “carbon fiber” look nice and shiny.

Show Your Lens Some Love By Making It A Carbon Fiber Hood [DYIP]

Use Fake Rain for Intense Action Shots

This behind-the-scenes video shows how fake rain inside a studio was used to shoot a series of action shots for Men’s Health magazine.

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What it Looks Like to Focus a Rangefinder Camera

If you’ve never used a rangefinder camera before, this video provides a visual look at how focusing works (a Leica M2 is used). Basically you’re given a second (smaller) image of the scene, and your goal is turn the focus ring until the two images match up for the subject you’d like to have in focus.
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Canon and Nikon Mirror and Shutter Comparison in Slow Motion

Here’s a video comparing the mirror and shutter curtain mechanisms of the Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, Nikon D700, and Nikon D7000 DSLRs. It’s pretty surprising how much the Canon mirrors bounce compared to the Nikon ones…

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