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external “Simple and Effective Food Photography Techniques” —DIY Photography

This article shows a very simple yet effective food photography technique using only one or two lights. While simple, it is very effective and I still use this technique when shooting for clients today.

 
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A Concise Video Refresher of the Basic Rules of Composition

Composition and the rules that accompany it are some of the most basic aspects you learn when first picking up a camera. If you’ve been a photographer long, it’s probably safe to say that the “rule of thirds” and “golden mean” are ingrained into your brain so well that it’s second-nature now.

That being said, every once in a while it’s nice to take a fresh look at the rules and the underlying concepts behind them — if for no other reason than because you have to know the rules in order to break them properly. Read more…

Tutorial Shows How to Correct Skin Tones, Colorize Shadows and Add Light Effects

When it comes to nailing the white-balance in a photo, it’s rarely an easy task, especially with portraits. It becomes even more arduous when you’re trying to stylize the image a certain way, since you might not want the same tones and color balance in your skin tones as you do in the rest of your image.

This tutorial by the folks at Phlearn shows you how to get past those challenges and achieve the results you want in every part of your photo without having to sacrifice elsewhere. Read more…

Tutorial: A Quick and Simple Technique for Adding Textures to Images

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When Nick Fancher created his series of 80′s Cyber images, he made use of some textures to add that extra bit of character to the photos. The textures turned out so well that, upon publishing the series, he received multiple inquiries about where he got those textures.

Well, it turns out he created them himself, and he’s decided to share the step-by-step how-to in case you want to duplicate his results. Read more…

Tutorial: Quickly Remove Bags Under Eyes Using Curves in Photoshop

There are a few different ways to address bags under the eyes when you’re editing a portrait in Photoshop, but the video above shows one that is both simple and extremely effective. Read more…

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

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As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the stars?

Upon taking my first photo of the stars, I came to realize it wasn’t even close to replicating what was in the skies above me. Nothing man-made will ever be perfect. There are always improvements to be made in the never-ending journey to replicate what nature has been producing for billions of years.

With practice, however, I was able to break down the physics behind capturing high quality star shots and start to produce some nice results. Over time, I’ve been able to perfect this recipe with actions and inputs in my camera; and, with words and knowledge, teaching others to capture this beauty on their own. With that in mind, here is my tutorial that will teach you how to take some awesome shots of the Milky Way and night sky. Read more…

Tutorial Explains How to Sharpen Images Contextually

When it comes to sharpening an image, more than likely, your technique involves using a certain method over the entire image all at once. However, that’s rarely the best way to do it, because how much and where to sharpen varies quite a bit depending on what you’re shooting.

Fortunately for us, Photoshop wiz Michael Woloszynowicz is back again with another useful technique that will help you improve your sharpening skills and account for things like texture and edges. Read more…

Breaking Down How Tilt-Shift Works and How To Use It for Focus Control

From Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens comes an educational and behind the scenes video out of Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California. Throughout the video, Morgan gives insight into the process of using a tilt-shift lens and shares some nice background information on how a tilt-shift lens actually works. Read more…

Tutorial Shows You How to Capture Quality Night Sky Time-Lapses

Five months after releasing his first tutorial video on shooting and processing time-lapse photography, Dustin Farrell is back at it again. This time he’s gone more in depth, featuring some behind the scenes of his nighttime time-lapse workflow, from the gear he uses (and suggests) to the actual creation process of the video. Read more…

DIY Tutorial: A Cheap Way to Motorize Your Slider and Add Motion to Your Time-Lapses

If you’re looking for a comparatively cheap DIY option for adding a variable speed motor to a standard slider (most often used to shoot those cool motion time-lapses), this tutorial is perfect for you. Read more…