Want to Make Your Images and Videos Feel More Cinematic? Start by Using Motivated Lighting


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Want to Make Your Images and Videos Feel More Cinematic? Start by Using Motivated Lighting

One of the easiest ways to enhance the story and transform a dull scene is by using lighting. In this video, learn to incorporate motivated light into your scenes to bring your story to life.

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How to Get the Most of Your Lighting Shaping Tools


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How to Get the Most of Your Lighting Shaping Tools

Do you have a couple of light modifiers sitting around, but not sure how to use them? In this video, learn how you can mold and shape the face just by moving the angle and direction of your light.

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Searching for Canada’s Sea Wolf: A Wildlife Photography Expedition


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Searching for Canada’s Sea Wolf: A Wildlife Photography Expedition

Along the western coast of Canada lives a unique population of wolves unlike anything found inland. This behind-the-scenes video shows the dedication toward photographing the rare sea wolf of British Columbia.

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What Do Pro Photographers Do When Not on a Photoshoot


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What Do Pro Photographers Do When Not on a Photoshoot

There are loads of videos showing cool behind the scenes clips from photoshoots and exciting trips. But what do photographers actually get up to in-between shoot days? If you are thinking of turning pro, it is worth paying attention to how most of your time will be spent.

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How I Got the Shot: Teal and Orange


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How I Got the Shot: Teal and Orange

Playing with gels is always a fun time, join me as I break down how I got this photo of Toronto model and photographer Sam Yang.

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Photographers Rent a Helicopter to Re-Create the MacOS Big Sur Wallpaper


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Photographers and filmmakers Andrew Levitt, Jacob Phillips, and Taylor Gray are back at it with the latest installment of their series in which they re-create Apple’s MacOS desktop wallpaper photos. Following the announcement of MacOS Big Sur, the trio immediately set off to see if they could recreate the exact same shot… but it was a bit more challenging than they expected.

The trio started off their planning optimistic. They had set aside a week to re-create the shot, not knowing what the OS would be named or where the wallpaper was shot, but Big Sur was a

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Capturing ‘Underwater Playground’ Photos with Professional Freedivers


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Underwater photographer Kurt Arrigo recently set himself a new challenge: working together with a group of professional freedivers, he wanted to turn a wreck in the Mediterranean Sea into an “underwater playground.”

The idea behind working with freedivers was to try and make the photos look as “normal” as possible, despite being shot underwater. Each of his models could hold their breath underwater for around 3 minutes, and they were extremely comfortable performing complex movements for the camera.

“The main concept was to use the wreck P31 as a different sort of ‘playground,’” Arrigo tells PetaPixel. “As we arrived

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This Sunset ‘Levitation’ Photo Was Captured in a Single Shot


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Believe it or not, the “levitation” photo above isn’t a multi-shot composite. Some lighting equipment was removed from the edge of the frame, but the main image of the woman “floating” above the water is actually a single exposure. It simply took some patience to capture it just right in-camera.

The photo was shot by photographer Robbie Harvey, and we first spotted it on DIY Photography.

When we reached out to the photographer yesterday, Harvey was kind enough to share some BTS images and details about the photo—as he explained over email, getting this one right was all about

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Perseverance in Bird Photography


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Perseverance in Bird Photography

This year, my shot list for which bird species I was most eager to capture was kept very short in order to be realistically achievable. Unfortunately, as luck would have it, from that list I had already missed the migratory opportunities for two of them. I wasn’t about to let my final target bird slip away as well.

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Photo Walkthrough: White and Orange


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Photo Walkthrough: White and Orange

Shooting in hard natural light can be extremely difficult, especially when you’re photographing bright, white clothing. Join me in breaking down how I got the shot, and pick up some tips for shooting a similar image!

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A Full Commercial Food Photo Shoot: From Concept to Shooting to Editing


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In this 35-minute video, I go through my entire process of shooting for my commercial portfolio. During the COVID-19 lockdown, I have had more time to focus on my book, which will hopefully help get me back out there when everything opens up again.

At the start of this video, I talk about how to get noticed as a photographer in the commercial world and the importance of having a very specific and niche style of work in order to be hired, even though you are often booked to shoot completely unrelated jobs. After this, I go through my process

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How to Build a Commercial Portfolio


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How to Build a Commercial Portfolio

Commercial photography is notoriously hard to get into. In this video, I go over my complete workflow for shooting commercially viable portfolios from inception, through the shooting process, and into post-production.

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One Light, Three Ways: How To Get The Most Out Of Your One Light Set-Up


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One Light, Three Ways: How To Get The Most Out Of Your One Light Set-Up

If you’ve got one light sitting around, I challenge you to find three creative ways to use it. If you need help coming with ideas, that’s where this helpful video comes in to play.

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Want to Level up Your Lighting? Try Reverse Key Lighting


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Want to Level up Your Lighting? Try Reverse Key Lighting

As filmmakers, we have a vast array of tools in our kit, and it’s always good to expand it and try new and innovative setups. Learn to take your lighting to the next level by using reverse key lighting on your next shoot.

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Shooting an Automotive Campaign, On Location, Over FaceTime


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I recently set out to see what collaborating on an automotive campaign would look like when done virtually. In the words of the always colorful Jeremy Clarkson, “How hard could it be?” TL;DR: Not that hard!

The traditional automotive advertising shoot involves the meticulous planning of every detail. It is typically a carefully scripted production with many moving parts that can involve road closures, permits, police presence, a large crew, a host of lighting and rigging equipment, and more.

All of this is obviously much more difficult to produce in light of COVID-19 and current social distancing requirements, especially

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A Behind the Scenes Look at #COVIDwear: Business on the Top, Quarantine on the Bottom


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A Behind the Scenes Look at #COVIDwear: Business on the Top, Quarantine on the Bottom

Have you ever wondered what the person on the other end of a zoom call looks like outside of what the camera shows? In this article, take a look at the heartwarming work and message behind Tallahassee based commercial photographers, The Workmans, and their hilarious new series, #COVIDwear: Business on Top, Quarantine on the Bottom.

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A Look at How Much Electromagnetic Radiation the Devices We Use Emit


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A Look at How Much Electromagnetic Radiation the Devices We Use Emit

Wireless devices have become a part of our daily life and work. As someone who uses them professionally, I decided to measure their electromagnetic radiation to see if they are a threat to my health. The results may be interesting to you.

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New Production Protocols for Photo and Video Production During COVID-19


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New Production Protocols for Photo and Video Production During COVID-19

Production safety might not be the most exciting aspect of your photography career, but these days, like it or not, it’s one of the most important.

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Planning and Preparation: B-Roll 101


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Planning and Preparation: B-Roll 101

B-roll is one of the most important parts of visual storytelling, but it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to capturing engaging shots.

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Turning an Old BMW M5 Into a Camera Car that Can Shoot at 130MPH


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The folks over at Valkyr Productions have spent the last decade trying to create the “perfect” rig for capturing car-to-car footage at high speeds. This is the story of how they turned an old BMW M5 into the ultimate chase car, capable of capturing smooth footage at speeds of over 130MPH.

They dubbed their creation the Bavarian Ranch Hand, and it bucks the standard operating procedure of mounting a camera crane to a high-speed SUV like the Lamborghini Urus.

Instead, the folks at Valkyr took a 2002 BMW e39 M5 and retrofitted it with a 3-axis dampening Flowcine Black Arm

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