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Using Strobes to Enhance the Sun in Portraiture

So many photographers out there rely heavily on natural light for their outdoor and indoor portraits, but many of you also make use of external lighting sources like strobes or speedlights. One great way to make use of both methods of thought is to use a strobe or speedlight as a fill light in your natural light portraits instead of something reflective, like a 5 in 1 reflector. thephoblographer.com

2017-12-27 17:00

THIS is How You Apologize for Using a Photo Without Permission as a Brand

The camera accessory brand Tether Tools just earned a great deal of goodwill from photographers by taking a copyright infringement mistake seriously. After discovering that they had accidentally used a photographer’s image without permission, the company posted a lengthy apology and explanation on its website and social media. “We messed up and would like to […] petapixel.com

2017-12-19 20:19

How to Add Creative Lighting to Plain Backdrops Using a DIY Cucoloris

This short 2-minute video from photographer Svitlana Vronska demonstrates some clever lighting tricks you can use to add some creative flair to your images with an otherwise uninteresting backdrop. The budget setup makes use of lighting gear, some black and white board from a dollar store, and an X-Acto knife to create some interesting shadow […] petapixel.com

2017-9-8 17:35

Woman Stripped of Prizes After Using Public Domain Photos to Win Contests

A Swiss photographer has been stripped of two awards after it was revealed that she had submitted a Thai photographer’s public domain photos as her own to win the contests and earn $3,100. Khaosod English reports that photographer Madeleine Josephine Fierz had won 1st prize in the Moscow International Foto Awards and 2nd prize in […] petapixel.com

2017-9-2 19:17

I Create Magical Settings For Newborn Pictures Using Photoshop

Hi my name is Aoife Millea ( pronounced E-fa , tricky Irish name) and I am a newborn photographer in the south of Ireland.  I love to dream up and make fun composite images created with newborns photographed comfortable laying on a beanbag in the studio then combining them in Photoshop with images I have shot outdoors and of photography backdrops. boredpanda.com

2017-7-8 18:31