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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: Lighting a Portrait with Cheap Umbrella Modifiers

Umbrellas are one of the most underrated and inexpensive light modifiers you can get. For not a lot of money, you can actually get quite a bit of light control out of them. …

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Welcome to the live series we’re doing every two weeks on Profoto’s Instagram called “Slice of Pye”. We’ll be covering a myriad of topics, discussing lighting principles, and showcasing a ton of Profoto gear in action over the course of the next year so please join us over on IG Live!

Tune in to our next episode: December 2nd at 11 AM PST!

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHvefHTnHVI/

In our last episode of Slice of Pye, we covered a tutorial on how to create rich and moody portraits using the Shoot-Through Umbrella. …

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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: Posing Tutorial — Maternity Portraits

In this article, we’re going to work through some of the nuances of maternity portraits in regards to lighting and posing. …

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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! This video is for all of you professional & aspiring professional photographers who want to communicate more effectively with your clients as well as feel like you’re having more effortless photo shoots.

Tip #1: Know Your Gear

One of the things that you’re going to feel the most as a working professional, especially early in your career, is that you’re going to have a hard time separating what you’re thinking about the camera and the shoot from actually having a conversation with your clients. You’ll find that your mind will want to focus on exposure, composition, and lighting rather than communicating and building a relationship with your clients. So step number one in getting over that is to really master the gear itself, understand manual exposure so that you know how to dial those things in and it becomes muscle memory. …

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If you’re a professional in any industry these days, I’m pretty sure you’ve had at least one Zoom, Kast, Facetime, or some other type of web-based meeting over the last few months. The coronavirus has driven an unprecedented demand for good webcams due to the shift for everyone in remote work, and with that demand comes a massive stock shortage & an increase in prices. When you hop into these meetings on your phone or laptop, you’re faced with a low resolution, wide-angle image, often recording from a weird and non-flattering point of view. Basically, as a professional photographer or videographer, it’s kind of embarrassing and frustrating. …

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Is artificial intelligence ruining photography or are you just a smidgen close-minded? I wanted to share my two cents on this matter because it’s a conversation I find myself having too often given the current trend of software and cameras. A special thank you to Skylum Software for sponsoring this video and allowing us to showcase the benefits of AI photo editing in our previous tutorials.

So here is the main question I see asked the most: “ Is artificial intelligence ruining the process and the art behind photography or is there a place for this in the workflow? “. I thought the best way to answer this was to separate the conversation into different groups of people or schools of thought, but first, I would hate for you guys to have to wait until the end of a video just to figure out someone’s opinion on something, so here’s my opinion: NO, A.I. is not ruining photography. …

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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: How to Create a Home Portrait Studio for Under $20

As I mentioned up top, this is the “Master Your Craft” series, and part of mastering your craft is realizing how little you need to capture great images. In this article, we’ll show you how to create a home portrait studio using a $20 reflector and the camera that you already have. …

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Every few years technology and art collide, and something new is born. 35mm film revolutionized photography by providing the masses with nearly effortless access to the craft. This allowed photography itself to “explode” in popularity.

In recent decades, numerous other advances in technology have dramatically changed the way we take pictures. Autofocus and auto-exposure made it almost effortless to shoot. Then, of course, digital photography itself and cell phone cameras came along, with resolution, dynamic range, and low-light capabilities that a prior generation of photographers could only have dreamed of.

Today, powerful editing tools are allowing photographers to do even more, and it’s only getting easier. Photoshop’s neural filters can tweak age and expressions. Skylum’s Luminar AI automates realistic sky replacement, advanced portrait retouching, atmospheric fog and haze effects, and more. …

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Last year, Sigma was the first to announce an f/1.2 lens (with autofocus) for the Sony E-mount. Indeed, the Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art is, to this day, the only autofocus full-frame f/1.2 prime available for the E-mount!

Why would you want such a large, heavy, fast lens? There are many reasons, and we’ll talk all about them in this review. However, there are also plenty of reasons why you might want to avoid it, too. We’ll expand on those reasons, too.

To spoil the ending, here’s the biggest thing you need to ask yourself when deciding whether or not this lens is right for you: Do you absolutely need an aperture e that is just ONE HALF of a stop faster than f/1.4? Because if not, there are innumerable 35mm f/1.4 …

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Whether you’re a vlogger, photographer, or film maker, having a smart phone tripod at the ready can make a lot of difference for your photo and video creation. Whether you’re shooting a time lapse or recording a quick, on-the-fly video, a good tripod allows you to create content anywhere, even if you’re by yourself.

The best tripods for iPhones and smartphones are ultra-compact and lightweight, yet sturdy and versatile. The ideal iPhone or android tripod is easy to carry around in a pocket or a bag, making it convenient to use and easy to access. …

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