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Many of us have heard of the term "portrait prime" to describe a fast lens. Photographers often reach for f/1.4, f/1.8 and f/2 lenses when shooting portraits to capture images with shallow depth of field and dreamy backgrounds. Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles often opts for a stopped down aperture instead, which is an unusual choice. Let's learn more about why this is in Quiles' latest video f
When processing portrait images, there's often a delicate balance between retouching the image and maintaining good detail and sharpness. Just as it's very easy to make skin too soft, it's also easy to make aspects of your photo too sharp, leading to unnatural edges around eyes or with hair. To help you sharpen smarter and more effectively, Aaron Nace with Phlearn has published a ne
This year's Sony World Photography Awards garnered a whopping 300,000-plus submissions from more than 200 countries. This massive assortment of images has now been reduced to a stunning set of winners, which together shine a light on everything from South Africa under apartheid to the Persian tradition of using animal carcasses in sport... Continue Reading Gallery: Powerful portraits and p
As part of an ongoing video series about their software, Luminar, Skylum Software has released a new tutorial about mastering exposure and digital relighting in their flagship photo editing software. In the video below, we are joined by portrait photographer Laura Tillinghast as she edits an edit to turn it from flat to dynamic. There are many tools within Luminar we can use to enhance an image a
French photographer Mathieu Stern is often making videos about strange and unusual lenses he adapts to his Sony mirrorless cameras, but his latest video is a neat trick to add some visual flair to your portrait photography. The flair comes in the form of colored smoke. There are some cheap smoke cakes you can get on Amazon, but they don't produce a ton of smoke. Stern then put one in a glass
If you take many portraits, then flyaway and stray hairs are going to be something you will need to deal with on a regular basis. No matter how much time and effort goes into preparing someone's hair for a shoot, it'll often still be the case that hairs get loose and cover up part of the face or fly off into the background. With Photoshop, it is quite easy to deal with them. In the video
If you like dramatic portraiture and want to learn more about retouching, Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid has just the video for you. In the video below, Dodson discusses the liquify tool in Photoshop CC, performing non-destructive edits to your photos, cleaning up blemishes, retouching eyes using adjustment layers, adjusting skin tone and color grading your image and finally, performing sharpening. (
many of these vests are so cheaply manufactured that the material inside doesn’t keep you afloat, but instead causes people to sink when in contact with water.The post yamaha life vests: joseff murphy’s series of portraits showing the days of migration from syria appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently teamed up with computer maker Dell to try and make recycling "cool." Together, they took 4,100 pounds of electronic waste and used it to build three futuristic scenes that show how e-waste can be used to power the future of tech instead of languishing in some landfill—in other words: how e-waste can serve as a bridge between the past to the future.For the p
When you look at a portrait, one of the first things that often jumps out at you is the subject's eyes. It's often said that eyes are the windows to the soul, so it only makes sense that a good portrait will depend upon the eyes. Human eyes are very reflective, which can be used to your advantage. However, it can also cause issues if you aren't careful. The reflection of light in eyes


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