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Using Your Own Darkness to Influence Your Conceptual Photography

Generations of musicians have expressed their sorrow and grief through their chosen medium, yet seeking inspiration in these dark places is somewhat niche in amateur photography. I caught up with emerging British talent Michelle Mackie to understand how she expresses these sullen tones in her conceptual photography. [ Read More ] Mike Briggs Click Here […]

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How to Apply Creativity to Your Images with Texture Overlays Using Luminar

Layers of fun One advantage that Luminar has over the average Raw processor is the ability to work with Layers. “What is a layer?” I hear you ask. Well, your basic image is a single layer, like a sheet of paper on a table. Adding another layer is akin to adding another sheet of paper […]

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Back-Button Focus: What It Is and Why You Should Be Using It

If you spend any time surfing photography forums and Facebook groups, you will undoubtedly see a constant flow of questions asking for the best way to nail focus. Maybe you are one of those people that find themselves struggling. The trick is that most cameras have a setting that will help you focus like a […]

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Two Ways to Create a Snowstorm Using Photoshop

The holidays are upon us and you want to have the perfect photo but it’s just too cold, slippery, or you missed the snow all together? There are times that regardless of your will, the weather won’t allow you to go outside to shoot the photos you want. Fortunately, it’s easy to recreate a snowstorm […]

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5 Lighting Setups You Can Do Using an Octabox

Choosing a lighting modifier is always tough because it’s inherently limiting. Do you go for a large soft source or something with a little more contrast? Or something that plays well with the modifiers you already own? One modifier that appears limiting is the Octabox, because generally, they’re a pretty large source. You could literally […]

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5 Ways to Get the Cinematic Film Look Using Your DSLR

When it comes to film-making, a really popular look is the cinematic look. This is something that can be really difficult to perfect especially when you’re first starting out in the industry. Fortunately, Armando Ferreira, a YouTuber and filmmaker has provided some techniques that are relatively easy to implement. The great thing about the techniques […]

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How to Create a Fun Bokeh Effect Using Photoshop

Half the fun of having a professional wide-aperture telephoto lens married to a DSLR or mirrorless camera is all you can do with bokeh. However, if you don’t have such a lens or want to have some fun with a past shot, this tutorial shows you how to easily add a bokeh effect using Photoshop. […]

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