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MagMod MagBox is a ‘Revolutionary’ New Magnetic Softbox

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Back in 2013, MagMod launched a game-changing flash modifier system that used magnets instead of Velcro-brand fasteners. Today the company is back again with a “revolutionary” softbox system consisting of the new MagBox, MagRing, MagShoe. The MagBox claims to be the world’s first gel-able and magnetic softbox, the MagRing lets ...

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How to Mix Flash and Ambient Light

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Mixing ambient light with flash is a tough technique to get around. I can do it no problem, but when someone asks me to explain it I draw a blank. There’s a very good reason why it’s hard to understand: you’re smashing two distinct schools of lighting an image together. ...

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This Simple Posing Trick Makes People Instantly Look Thinner

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Photographer Niels Kemp recently asked wedding photographer and Nikon ambassador Brett Florens for his best piece of advice for beginning photographers. His answer was the simple portrait posing trick in the 2.5-minute video above. “One of the main questions I get asked as a photographer is ‘Can you make me ...

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Adobe Using AI to Spot Photoshopped Photos

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Adobe’s software has been widely used for many years now as a tool to create fake photos, but now the company is developing software for the other side: it’s using AI to spot photo manipulations to aid in the war against fake photos. In addition to using Photoshop for good, ...

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Article 13 in the EU: What Does it Mean for Photos?

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Just this past week, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs approved amendments to EU’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which includes the infamous Article 13. The article “creates an obligation on information society service providers storing and giving access to large amounts of works and other ...

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The Ultimate Focus Stacking Guide for Landscape Photographers

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It’s becoming harder to get the entire image sharp with the constantly wider lenses and more extreme foregrounds that are used in today’s photography. Even optimal apertures aren’t enough to get both the foreground and background as sharp as desired. That doesn’t mean that it’s impossible, though. Focus stacking for ...

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10 Things I Learned from Irving Penn

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Irving Penn is either the best or second best portrait photographer of all time. Depending on the day, he’s either ahead of or behind Richard Avedon. At least that’s what I think. Mr. Penn’s resume is stacked, to say the least. He shot for Vogue from 1943 to 2009, creating ...

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Buzz Aldrin Shot the First Space Selfie in 1966

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Decades before the word “selfie” exploded into popular culture, NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin shot the first space selfie while on a spacewalk during the Gemini 12 mission on November 12, 1966. The 88-year-old Aldrin himself reminded the world of that fact on Wednesday in a Twitter exchange. I would have ...

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