With pyrotechnics, the stars of the show are quite literally, shooting stars, “stars” being the fireworks industry’s term for those bits of flying sparkly fire. As in any performance, stars need a stage, and in a photograph, the stage is everything else in the frame: the dark sky, buildings, or monuments, even your fellow audience members watching the show.
Here’s a strange photography hack that may sound stupid and unbelievable… but it can actually work: if you have a filter that’s hopelessly stuck to the front of your camera lens, try lightly tapping it with your finger.
DxO recently announced that it has acquired the Nik Collection suite of popular photo tools after Google abandoned development in May. The Collection is still available as a free download and can be run as standalone programs independent of Photoshop and Lightroom.
If you often shoot with your camera tethered, there are commercial solutions out there for taking the stress off your camera and cable and protecting the cord from getting yanked out. But if you’d rather not spend your hard-earned money on such a product, an ordinary rubber band can do the same thing. “Instead of […]
Headshot photographer Peter Hurley has previously shared popular portrait tips for achieving slimmer figures, sharper jawlines, and photogenic eyes. His latest quick tip is all about adjusting height in portraits.
The Film Look made this 2-minute video showing how they created customized lens caps to help better identify and keep track of them. After buying some cheap generic lens caps from eBay at the correct lens diameters, they disassembled them, masked the portions that contact one another (or else the paint will ruin the sliding […]
Popping a gel in front of your rim light is a quick, easy way to change the feel of your portraits. As JP Morgan of The Slanted Lens shows you in this quick tutorial, there are a few things to consider when using gels to augment the look and feel of a portrait—from your background, […]