Photographer, filmmaker, and YouTube superstar Peter McKinnon is better known for his video work these days, but he recently took a step back to share a simple photo “hack” that can yield more dramatic portraits in a matter of seconds.
In mid-2016, Instagram started using an algorithm to order the photos you’re shown, which was a big change from the simple chronological feed that had been used since the beginning. If you’re not happy with the reach and engagement your photos on getting on Instagram, there’s a rumored trick you may want to try. Here’s […]
Earlier today, photographer Matt Kloskowski shared a very useful little tip for Adobe Lightroom users. When making local adjustments, he shows you how to use the color picker to select any color from within Lightroom.
Want to shoot a “bullet time” shot but don’t have an ultra-expensive camera array or high-speed camera? Here’s a 27-second video showing a brilliantly cheap and easy way you can create the same effect with any video camera.
Want to learn how to get your portrait subjects to give you the poses and expressions you’re going for? Photographer Miguel Quiles made this helpful 11-minute video in which he shares one of his best tricks: getting subjects to play a character.
If you’re like me and you’ve tried to attach gels to your lights in the past, you’ve likely resorted to using one of the many types of sticky tapes available. When I used to manage a studio, I would see all manner of tapes being used to attach gels to hot modifiers. From masking tape, […]
Here’s a neat little trick for getting creative with your photos in-camera: placing colorful page markers right in front of your lens can produce a “light leak” look reminiscent of plastic toy cameras.
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, […]