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How to Photograph Bugs in Front of a Sunrise

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I’ve been taking photos for a long time. That said, I got into the bad habit of taking tons of disjointed photos. That is, I was not thinking of my work as project-based nor was I using my photos to really tell stories. Over the last few years, however, I’ve ...

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A Secret Rule of Photo Composition: The Middle Line

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Here’s a short 4-minute video by Light Club that looks at using a vertical or horizontal middle line through the frame, something it refers to as “a secret rule of photo composition.” Examples given in the video show how both photographers and artists throughout history have created compelling compositions by ...

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Learn Photoshop by Recreating Movie Posters

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Photographer and retoucher Antti Karppinen has started a new series of video tutorials that aims to teach Photoshop techniques by recreating the looks seen in movie posters. “I have always loved movie posters and teaching photography and retouching,” Karppinen writes. “I’m using stock images to create my replications and try ...

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The Exposure Triangle Explained Using Star Wars LEGO

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Want a simple introduction to the basics of the Exposure Triangle in photography? PHLEARN has created a trilogy of short video tutorials that explain aperture, ISO, and shutter speed using Star Wars LEGO. You can watch all three episodes in less than 20 minutes below. May the exposure be with ...

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Here’s an Intro to Three-Point Lighting for Portraits

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Here’s a 9-minute introduction to the three-point lighting setup! If you haven’t seen our video about portrait lighting, we go over five portrait lighting positions and what type of emotion you can get from those positions. So this is a follow up to that lesson and I recommend you watch ...

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