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Photographer Captures ‘Space Photos’ in Parking Lot Gasoline Puddles

Finnish photographer Juha Tanhua has been shooting an unusual series of "space photos." While the work may look like astrophotography images of stars, galaxies, and nebulae, they were actually captured with a camera pointed down, not up. Tanhua created the images by capturing gasoline puddles found on the asphalt of parking lots.

How to Fake a Drone Shot in a ‘No Drone Zone’

There are many places where drones are banned and many laws restricting how, when, and where you can fly, but what if you absolutely must capture some drone shots in one of these off-limits locations? Well, you can just fake it!

How to Shoot ‘Underwater’ Portraits Without Anyone Getting Wet

For a long time, I have been building sets or props for my images, which in time developed into making and selling furniture as a hobby business. I thought it about time I made videos detailing the process of those builds and the “high budget” results that can be achieved with little financial outlay and a little DIY.

iPhone X Portrait Lighting Versus Real Studio Lighting

The new iPhone X has a number of Portrait Lighting looks that allow users to "fake" professional lighting styles. Here's a 4-minute video by photographer Daniel DeArco that compares the iPhone X's Portrait Lighting with the real studio lighting setups they're designed to mimic.

Photoshopped Fisher-Price ‘Happy Hour Playset’ Fools Parents

"Fake news" is one of the biggest real news stories of 2016, and sometimes Photoshop plays a role in the deceit. One of the latest incidents is widespread outrage over a new Fisher-Price "Happy Hour Playset" that lets kids play with a pretend bar. It sparked plenty of anger from parents, but it was simply a faked box with Photoshopped photos.

This Wedding Photographer Turns You Into a Miniature Person

In Thailand, there's a wedding photography business that's attracting quite a bit of attention. It's called คนตัวเล็ก, which literally translates to "Small Person." The photographer's specialty is making couples look like miniature figures living in a giant world.

I Built a Fake Elevator for a Portrait Project

My name is Dirk Hardy. I'm a 27-year-old Dutch photographer currently based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. For the past eighteen months, I worked on a personal project called Void. After having lived and worked in New York City for six months a few years back, I developed an obsession for the elevator.

Fake Wedding Photo Shoot Draws Attention to Child Bride Issue in Lebanon

In Lebanon, 14-year-old children can get married without their parents permission, and marriages involving 12-year-olds are not rare. But not everyone approves of the idea of child brides -- in fact, it seems that a majority doesn't.

The video above is a social experiment staged by the rights organization KAFA recently. They had a 12-year-old girl pretend to be a child bride, posing for a wedding photo shoot with her new husband... who looks old enough to be her grandfather. Hidden cameras nearby documented the reaction of passersby who noticed the photo shoot.

How to Shoot Golden Hour Portraits with No Sun (and a Powerful Flash)

What happens if your portrait clients request golden hour lighting... outside of golden hour? That's the situation photographer Pye Jirsa of Lin & Jirsa Photography found himself in recently while shooting a wedding. As you can see in the 4.5-minute video above, Jirsa was able to deliver by using creative lighting, a powerful flash, and a couple of colored gels.

How to Fake Depth of Field Blur in Photoshop Using Z-Depth Pass

Here's a tutorial on how you can create fake depth of field blur in the background of photos using something known as "Z-Depth Pass." I'm not saying that this technique is better than other methods -- because it has some problems -- but it's quite different, and some of you may learn something new.

How to Turn a Photo Into a Painting with Photoshop

I recently had the absolute pleasure of meeting and shooting with Mackenzie Johnson! Today I'm going to share how I turned my portrait of her into a painting. Not everyone is a painter, but with a little time and patience -- and Photoshop -- I believe anyone can achieve this effect.

Faking the Look of Super Slow Motion by Animating Still Photos

Here's a 1-minute video titled "Revolution," created by Dubai-based photographer Sherif Mokbel "to support all the free people fighting for their liberation and right to live." Mokbel also created the work as a technical exercise in how to turn still photos shot with a DSLR into pseudo super-slow-motion footage.

How to Create Faux Fog in Photoshop in 4 Easy Steps

While I strongly prefer adding creative touches to my photos with physical tricks and effects -- such as using dry ice for fog -- sometimes I do need some digital manipulation done in Photoshop. Here is my technique for adding some fake fog to a photo in just 4 easy steps.