How to turn a bathroom into a softbox

How to turn a bathroom into a softbox

monday 11 september 2017, 20:10 | Elja Trum | 87 views | 0 comments

Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens shows you how to turn a bathroom (or any other room for that matter) into a softbox for nice soft light. A great way to get nice lighting on a tight budget.

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How to photograph a low-key studio portrait

How to photograph a low-key studio portrait

monday 4 september 2017, 20:02 | Elja Trum | 120 views | 0 comments

Photography is a play of light and shadows. Without shadow a photo will often fall flat. A low-key photo allows you to play with light and shadows. In a studio you have complete control over where the light and shadows are.

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Shooting silhouettes in de midday sun

Shooting silhouettes in de midday sun

tuesday 29 august 2017, 09:59 | Elja Trum | 112 views | 0 comments

A silhouette portrait is a fun type of portrait. You don't see the person, but often you can recognize the person if you know him (or her). Gavin Hoey created an instructional video on how to create a silhouette portrait in the midday sun.

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Adding mood to your portraits

Adding mood to your portraits

monday 21 august 2017, 23:46 | Elja Trum | 95 views | 0 comments

Adding a certain mood to your photography makes your images much more interesting to look at. It will take a little extra effort, but it's worth it. What steps do you need to take to make this happen?

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How to Create Portrait Photography That Reveals Real Life

How to Create Portrait Photography That Reveals Real Life

friday 11 august 2017, 16:32 | Portrait Academy | 101 views | 0 comments

It's said that in a portrait, you'll see the history of an entire life. That in the best ones, you'll see secrets only a camera can reveal. Like any other kind of artist, portrait photographers are idealists, constantly seeking that shot which reveals fundamental truths about our subject.

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How to get clothing for your shoot

How to get clothing for your shoot

friday 4 august 2017, 14:41 | Elja Trum | 129 views | 0 comments

In a photo shoot clothing is an important part. The way your model is dressed can totally change the mood in your image. Especially when working with themes in your shoot, clothing is important.

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