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How to Shoot and Retouch a Dynamic Cosmetics Ad in Photoshop


Highly stylized looks offer a great learning opportunity to the beginner or intermediate product photographer. When items are placed on a composite-heavy background, there are certain considerations we can make in-camera to avoid a headache in Photoshop. Since we are using speedlights, we’ve used adapters to make them fit inside ...

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Taking Macro Photography into 3D


Macro photography has always been a passion of mine, and exploring the universe at our feet can be almost magical. As beautiful as this genre of photography is, it really comes to life when you literally add an extra dimension to it. If you’ve never attempted to see a stereo ...

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How and When to Photograph Auroras


With winter around the corner, I thought I’d write a quick aurora guide. I’m a professional landscape photographer. I also guide lots of photo tours and have done many in the north. I’d like to help all of you out with a bunch of stuff regarding auroras. Let’s get some ...

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Tricks for Shooting Better Outdoor Macro Photos


Want to improve your macro photography game? Here’s a great 12-minute DPReview TV episode in which master macro shooter Don Komarechka demonstrates some simple techniques and setups you can use to capture better outdoor shots. Komarechka’s tricks include examples of setting up backdrops and lighting for shooting things like ice, ...

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This is Why Lighting Height and Angle Matter in Portraits


How you light your subject is one of the key decisions you’ll need to make when shooting portraits. The Koldunov Brothers published this 9-minute tutorial showing the impact the height of a light source makes and some typical mistakes photographers make in placing and angling lights. The video examines the ...

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