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Before-and-After Photo Series Shows How Dramatically Lighting Affects Portraits

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It’s not news that lighting makes or breaks an image, particularly portraits. But in Perception Is Reality by photographer Sebastian Petrovski, we get a better first-hand look at just how influential lighting can be when trying to accurately and most pleasingly capture the face and features of individuals.

As you could expect, the results are – almost quite literally – night and day.

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Tutorial: An Effective Method for Fixing Uneven Skin Tones in Photoshop

There are times when capturing portraits that you’ll notice the skin tone of the subject varies between their face and their body. It’s a rather common occurrence and by no means out of the ordinary. Caused by a number of factors, including makeup, tan, skin quality, lighting quality, etc.

While not a horrible problem to have, it can be a bit unpleasant, aesthetically speaking. Here to help fix the problem are the Photoshop gurus over at Phlearn. In the above video, Phlearn details a few ways to ensure skin tone is consistent across your image, giving you the results you’re looking for.

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external The History Of Canon EF Lenses —Snapshot

Canon Asia posts a 2 part series detailing the rise and expansion of the ubiquitous Canon EF lenses.

 
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Video Tutorial: How to Create Clean, Flawless Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions can be a critical resource in any photographer’s workflow. Turning otherwise monotonous tasks into an autonomous utility, actions are created by manually performing a series of steps and recording them as an ATN file. This ATN file can then be ‘played’ in the future, when you’re looking to repeat those actions on future images, without the hassle of repeating the now-recorded workflow.

But where do you even get started with creating an action? And how can you effectively plan them out as to not cause any errors when trying to use them in the future? Well, Phlearn has us covered in their latest video, which breaks down the steps to creating and using an effective, flawless action.

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DIY: Create a Dead Simple Product Shot Setup Using One Light and Tin Foil

If you’re looking for a dead-simple product shot setup that will yield impressive results, this two minute tutorial is just what you’re needing.

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Video: A Brief History of George Eastman and His Immeasurable Impact on Photography

Here’s a fascinating little photography history lesson for you, and it’ll only take up two minutes and fifty seconds of your time. Put together by Engineer Guy Bill Hammack, the video above tells the remarkable story of George Eastman, and how he revolutionized photography. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Flow Chart Tries to Educate the Public on the Rules of Using a Photo They Found Online

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When people are browsing around online for photographs to use, be them for an article, a project or something else, it’s vital to know whether or not they’re allowed to use the image. Even if they’re allowed to use the image, it’s important to know what all can be done with it.

Here to help those with any image in question is this handy little infographic, created by Curtis Newbold, The Visual Communications Guy. Read more…

Video: Erik Almas Defends Composite Photography and Shows You How It’s Done

Erik Almas is here today to share his personal perspective on what a composition is and where he believes it falls in the world of photography. Beyond sharing his thoughts on digital compositions though, he also takes a BTS look at the making of one of his more recent compositions, using images captured while in the deserts of Namibia.

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Back to the Basics: ISO and Noise Explained

As photography technology continues to improve year in and year out, the ISO ranges we’re capable of pulling quality images from are getting truly ridiculous. But as amazing as the improvements in ISO are, it’s important to have an understanding of what ISO actually is and how you can make the most of these growing numbers.

It’s those questions that Mike Wallace tackles in the detailed video above, as he breaks down that part of the exposure triangle that is all too often misunderstood or ignored altogether. Read more…

Clever Infographic for Brides Reveals All of the Little Known Costs of Being a Wedding Photographer

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We’ve said this about a few other wedding photography resources, but this infographic is the kind of thing every bride and groom should be shown before they embark on the harrowing journey of hiring a wedding photographer. If they did, maybe they wouldn’t be so shocked at what are, essentially, perfectly reasonable prices. Read more…