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How to Shoot Magical Portraits in the Pouring Rain

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When it starts pouring outside, most photographers may run for cover and hide from the rain. For photographer Ilko Allexandroff, heavy rain becomes an opportunity to shoot stunning backlit portraits of subjects. Here’s a 20-minute video in which Allexandroff discusses his methods, helpful tips, and 6 types of lighting setups ...

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How to Shoot a Dancer Coming Out of a Wall Mirror

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Los Angeles-based photographer Daniel DeArco recently shot a series of “inverted room” photos of a dancer and a mirror on a wall. To turn the idea into reality, DeArco and his team spent days building a sideways room. Here’s a 3D rendering showing the set that was built: A standing ...

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4 Top NYC Photographers Shoot the Same Model

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Here’s a new 13-minute video showing a shootout recently done between four popular NYC-based photographers: Joey L, Dani Diamond, Brandon Woelfel, and Jessica Kobeissi. All four are extremely popular online, with hundreds of thousands of followers each just on Instagram (Woelfel has around 1.3 million). All four photographers were tasked ...

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The Masterful Photo Compositions of Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Ever wonder what it is that makes Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” photos “work”? Photographer Tavis Leaf Glover put out a two-part video series in which he explores Cartier-Bresson’s famous photos and shows how they conform to various ideas and principles of composition. These videos show “how Henri Cartier-Bresson used dynamic ...

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Photos of a Diver Under an Oil Rig

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Here’s an incredible series of underwater photos showing a diver being dwarfed by the gigantic structure of an oil rig. They were shot by award-winning Mexican photographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk. Floriuk shot this series of black-and-white photos at the Tiburon oil platform, which sits abandoned 12 miles east of Tamiahua, ...

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