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With working from home becoming a new norm, it’s a perfect time to invest in creating a studio at home to save on the cost of renting outside. Of course, doing so would mean initially investing in some small items to create a simple studio for portraits, but it would be worth it in the long run. In this video, I’m, going to show you one of the easiest garage studio setups.

Video: Garage Portrait Studio

Find Natural Reflectors

To provide some context, I was shooting at around mid-day and the sun was coming in just on the right to give us a bit of a hairlight. This gives a good light direction and a perfect spot to place our model, Chelsea. You’ll also notice a secondary source of light that is occurring naturally because of the sun’s position and the white walls of my garage. …


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With mobile phone cameras becoming better and better every year, it’s no surprise that parents have started relying more on these devices to capture moments on the go. We’ve gathered some fun and creative tips for you to try with mobile phone cameras that you can try at home or out and about! This is just a taste of what we have to offer in our Creative Photography 101 Course which covers the fundamentals and helps you master a level of creativity using a camera we all have.

Tip: Capture Action and Movement


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We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their YouTube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that cover photography, lighting, posing, and editing education to help you hone your skills and master your craft. To watch the entire series, check out our playlist!

Video: 5 Compositional Techniques to Level Up Your Photography Game

In this video, you’re going to level up your photography with five of my favorite compositional techniques. Let’s dive straight in.

Tip 1: Frame Your Backlit Subjects Over the Shadows


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We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft”to be featured on their YouTube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that cover photography, lighting, posing, and editing education to help you hone your skills and master your craft. To watch the entire series, check out our playlist!

Video: Simple Compositing in Photoshop, Part II

In this tutorial, we’re going deeper into compositing to show you how to light & shoot as well as how to edit your way into an otherwise impossible final portrait. I’m going to break this video/article into multiple pieces so that it’s easy for you to follow along. Before we start, I recommend going back and watching the simple compositing tutorial that we released a short while ago to get a better grasp of this overall technique, which actually comes from our advanced lighting courses. …


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If you’re hoping to have lots of things to look forward to this year, here’s something to inspire you to nightscape and astrophotographer photographer! Of all the things that should be relatively safe to do in 2021, driving out to the middle of nowhere and taking pictures of the sky might be something you can look forward to doing.

Of course, you could just go out and photograph some landscapes, and then come home and drop in a gorgeous moonrise or Milky Way later in Photoshop or Luminar. If that’s your creative passion, go for it! …


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We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their YouTube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that cover photography, lighting, posing, and editing education to help you hone your skills and master your craft. To watch the entire series, check out our playlist!

Video: Transform Your Photos with Simple Compositing, Pt. 1

In this tutorial, you’re going to learn from shoot to post how to create this final image, all while keeping your subject safe, using a technique I like to call “Simple Compositing.”

Be sure to download the exercise files so that you can work alongside me through this tutorial. …


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Samyang Optics has recently announced 4 firmware updates for its Sony E mount autofocus lenses to meet the needs of both photographers and videographers in December. This update will improve the performance accuracy and speed of its Autofocus and face detection making these lenses even more attractive and useful to photographers and videographers.

Firmware Update Details for Samyang FE Lenses


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Photography and Christmas seem to go hand in hand. With all of your family and friends together, you have a chance to create imagery that will be shared online, physically printed out, mailed across the globe and cherished for generations with the power of digital imaging. So, here are 10 Christmas Photography Tips to make sure those photos turn out great.

1) Bump Your ISO

Find the right ambient-to-flash balance, even if that means bumping the ISO to 1600, 3200 and even 6400 depending on your camera body. On full frame professional cameras, like the Canon 5D Mark IV, Nikon D850, or Sony a9, don’t be afraid to go up to 6400. On entry level cameras like the Canon Rebel or Sony a6500, keep your ISOs at 1600 and below to avoid too much image degradation. …


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Great portraits can be created anywhere and in this video, we’re showing you 5 simple portrait setups in your own home! We created this video in my very own home to show you just how easy it is to capture professional portraits in the space you live in. Hopefully, this helps you see the pockets of your own home in a new way and the wheels of imagination start turning on what you can create within your four walls. A special shoutout to Samyang for sponsoring this video and to Chelsea for being our amazing model.

Gear Used in Tutorial


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We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their YouTube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that cover photography, lighting, posing, and editing education to help you hone your skills and master your craft. To watch the entire series, check out our playlist!

Video: 5 Techniques to Level Up Your Street Portraits

In this article/video, we’re going to work through some typical scenes that you might encounter when shooting street portraits, and I’ll share five ideas and compositional techniques to help level-up your street photography. I recently had a chance to hit the streets with my friend, David Suh, who is an awesome photographer. We went to downtown Pasadena, as well as Santa Monica, to photograph strangers. Even though I’m out photographing strangers, the tips and techniques I’m sharing here will work equally well for working through engagement or wedding portrait sessions. …

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