- New: 30 Tips & Techniques for Portrait Photography
- Interesting Photo of the Day: Rush Hour in Bangladesh
- How to Use Lightroom and Photoshop Together in Harmony (Video)
Posted: 02 Mar 2014 03:43 AM PST
Photographing people requires tremendous attention to detail. Not only do you need to get your camera settings right, but you need to work effectively with your subject at the same time. This eBook was designed to help readers gain confidence and avoid common pitfalls in portrait photography. Now available here: 30 Tips & Techniques for Portrait Photography
Many photographers are intimidated by working with people. They’re afraid they’ll make their subject look bad. They’re unsure of how to interact with clients during a shoot. They don’t know how to pose effectively.
Portraiture doesn’t have to be intimidating. As with all things, you improve with experience, but you can avoid many mistakes and failures by learning from experienced photographers.
The 30 Tips & Techniques for Portrait Photography eBook is arranged with one technique on each page, making it an easy resource you can load onto your phone or tablet to have on you at all times. Topics range from establishing rapport to lighting techniques to posing. And you don’t need special gear to use it; the tips presented in this reference guide can be used with practically any kind of camera.
Some of the chapters include (35 pages):
Neil Creek is a photographer with ten years’ experience and a passion for teaching. Over the years, he has picked up many ideas, techniques, and problems to watch out for that many photographers learn the hard way. This eBook is a compilation of the lessons he’s learned as a professional portrait photographer.
How to get a copy this week:
The eBook comes in PDF format that can be read on computers, phones, and most tablets; it works great as a mobile reference out in the field.
It can be found here: 30 Tips & Techniques for Portrait Photography
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Posted: 01 Mar 2014 11:51 PM PST
Anyone who utilizes public transportation has, at some point, felt a little crowded, but the image below may offer a little a perspective. The photo, which shows throngs of Bangladeshi crowding a train and platform, was taken during Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holiday sometimes referred to as the The Festival (or Feast) of The Sacrifice:
Over the course of the three day holiday, Muslims gather to pray and celebrate with friends and family. As photographer Andrew Biraj has done a great job documenting here, Eid al-Adha is one of the busiest travel days in Bangledesh, a city which is already ranked among one of the highest in regards to population density.
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Posted: 01 Mar 2014 12:01 PM PST
There is sometimes a great division between Photoshop users and Lightroom users, as most photographers have a preference for one and generally stick to it. But, in this two hour seminar with post production wizard, Tim Grey, viewers get a walkthrough of his process, which perfectly blends the use of the two pieces of editing software:
While Photoshop and Lightroom are set up to work well together natively, there is somewhat of a workflow involved when using the two in conjunction with one another.
As added bonuses, Grey also covers a bunch of little tricks and tips to make sure you are getting the most you can out of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as giving advice for shooting your images. Grey delivers the information with a humorous approach, which keeps the presentation interesting, despite its length.
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