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How to Shoot a ‘Day vs Night’ Portrait In-Camera

Special effects are a fantastic and fun way to tell compelling stories through images. While they may seem complicated, the truth is, many special effects are easily done in-camera using tools you likely already have. In this video, I’ll be walking through how to create one of our signature portraits, the “Day vs. Night” effect.

Incredible Real-Time Visual Effects Tech Replaces Green Screens with LED Walls

Real-time in-camera VFX might sound like a pipe dream, but Unreal Engine has just published a demo that shows exactly that with Project Spotlight. Using "next-generation virtual production tools," Project Spotlight is able to render and manipulate real-time environments with startling realism, replacing green or blue screens with LED walls.

How to Shoot a Day-vs-Night Photo in a Single Exposure

Here's a creative technique to add to your bag of tricks. In this 9.5-minute video, we’ll show you from start to finish how we took an ordinary scene and turned it into to go from day to night in one single exposure, in-camera.

How to Create In-Camera Effects with a Bride’s Wedding Veil

In this video and article, we’ll show you how you can use a bridal veil to create interesting flares and light leaks in-camera. It can be hard to get the right amount of flare in an image, especially when the sun is overpowering the frame. Here is a simple trick we like to use to block just enough sun to get the perfect shot.

This is Real-Time In-Camera Beauty Retouching

Think modern day Photoshop beauty retouching is impressive? In the future, your professional-grade camera might be able to retouch subjects for you in real-time. Here's a 30-second video that shows this technology in action.

Shoot In-Camera Zoom-Effect Double-Exposure Light-Painting Photos

Several years ago I developed a technique that I use for light painting in which I take a king size bed sheet and light paint through it to create my images. I recently created this 10-minute video tutorial explaining in detail how to achieve this creative effect.

These Mozart Photos Were Created in Camera, Not Photoshop

Austrian adventure photographer Sebastian Wahlhuetter has just released an amazing new project titled "Amadé". It's a series of photos showing Mozart walking across the air on musical notation, created entirely in-camera instead of through Photoshop "faking."

A 3-Part Guide to Nailing Exposure In-Camera

Shooting RAW gives you a lot of latitude to make exposure adjustments in post, but it’s still vital to understand how to correctly expose a scene to avoid clipping highlights and destroying shadows. This 3-part series from photographer Greg Benz will teach you everything you need to know to get the shot.

No CGI: Tom Cruise Actually Rode the Outside of an Airplane Taking Off

We recently shared how the film Mad Max: Fury Road mostly used real stunts, physical effects, and compositing instead of relying on computer generated imagery.

Here's another (even crazier) example of people actually doing something on camera rather than using CGI: for a scene in the upcoming film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, actor Tom Cruise was actually strapped to the outside of an a military transport plane while it took off.