Flattering Light For Portraits

Let’s get one thing straight: There’s no simple formula for portrait lighting.
By William Sawalich
Let’s get one thing straight: There’s no simple formula for portrait lighting. To make great portraits, you need to understand how to make your subject look his or her best, and to do that you have to find or create great light. Almost any lighting style can be used to…

Beyond HDR

One thing I love about digital photography is the capability to create images that are closer to what we see in the world, rather than being restricted by the technological limitations of the camera sensor.
Text And Photography By Rob Sheppard
Double-Processing RAW: Shadows One thing I love about digital photography is the capability to create images that are closer to what we see in the world, rather than being restricted by the technological limitations of the camera sensor. High dynamic range photography, or HDR, has become popular because of its…

Travel With Still+Video

The year 2009 will go down in history books as a revolutionary one for photography.
Text & Photography By Mark Edward Harris
The year 2009 will go down in history books as a revolutionary one for photography. It ended the era when stills were stills and video was video, and never the twain would meet. Shooting professional-looking video with hybrid DSLRs has come of age. In 2010, we’ve seen the release of…

Water

Water can be a deep subject. But seriously, it’s photographically fascinating. It takes on so many different forms, you could build an entire portfolio around it.
By The Editors
Water can be a deep subject. But seriously, it’s photographically fascinating. It takes on so many different forms, you could build an entire portfolio around it. For that reason, water is an ideal subject for improving your technical skills. Master the art of photographing water, and you’ll be drawing on…

Light Noir

Though it may seem that Britton Black’s exciting portfolio of finely crafted, atmospheric images are the result of meticulous postprocessing, his unique “film-noir” style is performed almost entirely in the real world.
By Dave Willis, Photography By Britton Black
I try to make it seem like my subjects are emitting the light. Though it may seem that Britton Black’s exciting portfolio of finely crafted, atmospheric images are the result of meticulous postprocessing, his unique “film-noir” style is performed almost entirely in the real world. Black employs a variety of…

Overexposing Raw

Most photographers try to make the perfect exposure every time.
Text & Photography By William Sawalich
A “normal” exposure’s histogram will show an even distribution. Most photographers try to make the perfect exposure every time. But there’s a school of thought that says photographers who capture RAW files would do better to slightly overexpose. This theory, sometimes called “exposing to the right” because it places the…
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