Apr 07, 2011 — 11 comments
Shooting portraits outdoors in direct sunlight can lead to some pretty gnarly shadows. To help soften the natural light, photographer Kevin Kubota suggests using a scrim. Professional scrims can be a bit on the costly side, so Kubota suggests building your own to save you some green.
Being able to shoot a wide variety of locations is important for having a diverse portfolio and even a factory making hard cases may request a shoot for business materials. Jay P. Morgan gives us ten tips for shooting in a working factory and leaving with a happy customer.
Most people think of flash as a tool to create dramatic portraits, and while that’s true, it’s definitely not the only way flash should be used. Actually, using flash can give you the control to create a number of different lighting effects. Pye from SLR Lounge shows you how you can control light to get the shot you want.
Depth of field (DOF) is one of the most important factors in determining the look and feel of a photograph. It’s also the most overlooked for photographers moving from a point-and-shoot camera to a DSLR camera. In this tutorial, you will learn how to control depth of field when using your DSLR.
Many times when you are processing portraits in Lightroom or Photoshop you are working towards a soft, pleasing look. However, with some portraits you may be after a more dramatic and intense look. In this tutorial we’ll take a quick look at how you can create an intense portrait in Lightroom.
While Lightroom makes it a whole lot easier to copy, edit, and manage your photos, you still need to know what you’re doing to make proper use of the software. Photographer Phil Steele shows you exactly how he manages to keep his Lightroom workflow simple.
We’ve talked about it before many times, but I’ll say it again—you don’t need the most expensive equipment to take great shots. In his own little challenge to prove this, Oregon-based photographer David Iliyn recently did an outdoor night shoot using 12 cheap off-camera flashes.
Learn from Andy Templeton, an award-winning corporate photographer, as she teaches some tricks to improve your shots on indoor photography.
One of the most difficult parts of mastering studio lighting is memorizing all the photography jargon. Pye from SLR Lounge presents a quick rundown of the five most commonly used lighting patterns for portrait photographers.
There are a lot of really great darkroom techniques that we’re forgetting about, like vintage salt printing.It can still be done today, in your own darkroom. GPV Photography offers a step-by-step video to create the classic look.
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