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Shooting and Retouching a Space-Themed Portrait

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Photographer Anya Anti recently did a space-inspired photo shoot and created this 7.5-minute behind-the-scenes and time-lapse view of how she styled, set up, shot, and retouched the portrait. To create a space helmet, Anti purchased a lightweight acrylic sphere online and then cut out a neck hole and breathing holes. ...

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How I Got Better at Photography

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Two years ago, I splurged some money and bought a camera because I’d always wanted to try to take pictures of the stars. The left photo above was the only decent picture out of 700 taken on my first clueless attempt. The right photo was taken about 2 weeks ago. ...

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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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This is the Milky Way Photographed in a Crystal Ball

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Photographer and astronomer Juan Carlos Munoz was browsing a flea market in Santiago, Chile, a few days ago when he stumbled across some crystal balls. He bought one for a few dollars and then decided to use it for astrophotography. This “cosmic marble” photo of the Milky Way in a ...

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Watch 20 Talks Photographers Gave at B&H Optic 2018

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B&H held its Optic 2018 conference and trade show for outdoor and travel photography earlier this month, and now you can watch 20 of the talks given by top photographers over the course of the four days. Here they are for your inspiration and education: Keith Carter on “Myth, Magic, ...

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How I Wait Years to Get My Photos

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Landscape photography takes a lot of patience. When we share shots on the Internet, people often don’t realize how much effort can go into creating some of them. I’m often told, “you’re always at the right place at the right time.” And yes, I am sometimes at the right place ...

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