Better Headshots in Three Minutes: Five Tips From Peter Hurley


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Better Headshots in Three Minutes: Five Tips From Peter Hurley

If you’re looking for your clients to walk away with imagery they think is top notch, it’s a good idea to understand how they see themselves in front of the lens. Peter Hurley gives us a quick rundown of tips and tricks to create headshots that will resonate with the tagline: “Confidence and Approachability.”

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Hotlights Versus Strobes: Why Choose One Over the Other?


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Hotlights Versus Strobes: Why Choose One Over the Other?

When it comes to building out your kit, there is the eternal quandary. Constant lights or strobes? What are the advantages of each? What are the disadvantages of each? What are you giving up going with one over the other? This video from The Creative Contrast gives us a small look into why you may want to choose one over the other.

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Sha-Bang! Peter Hurley Explains the Value of Consistency


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Sha-Bang! Peter Hurley Explains the Value of Consistency

Peter Hurley has grown into a household name among photographers over the past 15 years while working from his studio in New York City. With a personality that keeps his clients on their toes and a vocabulary that is ever evolving, the leader of the Headshot Crew has some tips for you that may help you grow even faster with your photographic journey.

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23 Speedlight Setups to Try This Year


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23 Speedlight Setups to Try This Year

While the rage may be LED lights and very portable strobes, it is still hard to beat the ease and simplicity of good old speedlights. Most of us have at least one, if not more in our camera bag, and I always carry two of them with me whenever I’m shooting. So, why not dust off those speedlights and brush up on some great ways to use them with this great video?

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The Quick and Dirty Way to Do Long Exposures Without a Neutral Density Filter


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The Quick and Dirty Way to Do Long Exposures Without a Neutral Density Filter

Last week on Fstoppers, Nando Harmsen shared his technique for creating long exposures without a filter that involved stacking many, many photos in Adobe Photoshop. With my technique, there are a few extra caveats, however it only involves two photos and a mask in any layer-based photo editor.

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One (Cheap) Purchase That Can Make the Biggest Impact on Your Photography


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One (Cheap) Purchase That Can Make the Biggest Impact on Your Photography

It’s incredibly common to see any marketing campaign talk about how some accessory or lens is “life changing” and will bring your photography to the next level. And then you buy it and inevitably realize that it is your own ability that is holding you back. But there is something you can buy, multiple somethings actually, that will honestly help make you a better photographer.

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Create Striking Rays of Light Easily in Photoshop


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Create Striking Rays of Light Easily in Photoshop

Rays of light pouring through trees or a window can enhance the moodiness of an image, but if there aren’t enough particles in the air to reflect and diffuse the light, you may not be able to achieve the look you want in camera. With a little help from PiXimperfect’s Unmesh Dinda, it’s easy to achieve that effect in Photoshop.

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Auto ISO and How It Works


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Auto ISO and How It Works

Auto ISO is a feature that has saved the butts of many photographers since its inception, and also makes life easier when the camera does the work itself. Here’s how to get it set up and dialed in, and learn what exactly the setting does.

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Using Long Exposures Without the Help of Neutral Density Filters


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Using Long Exposures Without the Help of Neutral Density Filters

You can get cool results when photographing water or cloudy skies with long exposures. For that you often need a filter that reduces the amount of light that enters the lens: a neutral density filter. But what if you don’t have such a filter? In that case there is another way to retrieve almost the same results. In this article I will explain how to shoot long exposures without the help of a neutral density filter.

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