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Wedding Photographer Posing Guide: Poses That Work

Do you often struggle when posing newlyweds, not knowing what to do next? Shooting under pressure, you then ask the couple to kiss while neglecting their body positioning, posture, hand movement and facial expression. The ingredients to a good portrait include: quality of light, composition, exposure and a flattering pose. ...

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How to Shoot and Edit Beer Can Photos

Here’s a 6-minute video from Andrew Mikhaylov that looks at how you can easily shoot beer can photos using 4 light sources for that signatory reflection on the can. First off, the most important thing is to make sure your beer can is completely straight from the point of view of your ...

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The Problem of Color Contamination in Photography

Whether you’re aware of the correct terminology or not, you have likely experienced color contamination happening in your photographs already. Put simply, color contamination is when one color is affected by the presence of another color in close proximity. For example, if you’re photographing two friends side by side, one ...

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An 8-Minute Crash Course by Ilford

If you’ve never tried your hand at black-and-white film photography before but would like to learn the basics of developing your own film at home, here’s a great 8-minute primer that’ll get you up to speed. The video is by Ilford, the UK company best known for its B&W film, ...

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5 Ways to Use a Beauty Dish

Photographer and Profoto Legend of Light Miguel Quiles made this 7-minute video in which he shares 5 different ways he likes to use a beauty dish for portrait lighting. Here’s a quick overview of the techniques discussed and example photos with each. 1. Clamshell setup without diffusion Using the Profoto B1 with ...

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How to Get STF-Style Bokeh Without a $1,000+ STF Lens

Smooth Trans Focus (STF) was invented by Minolta in the 1980s and became available in the Minolta 135mm f/2.8 STF in 1999. The special design of the lens with an Apodization (APD) filter allows for the smoothing of out-of-focus areas, or bokeh. The APD filter reduces the light transmitted through ...

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Tips for Photographing Your First Hot Air Balloon Festival

Ah, you’ve just received your first camera over the holiday season and you’re itching to use it. Or, perhaps you’re just looking for something new to photograph for this year. Well, might I suggest the following: You should photograph a hot air balloon festival! Why hot air balloons? I personally ...

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