How to Capture Professional Whiskey Product Shots with Only One Light


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Photographer Dustin Dolby is back with a new no-frills product photography tutorials that his viewers have been asking him to do for ages: whiskey. In this walkthrough video, he takes you step-by-step through the entire process of capturing and editing together a professional whiskey bottle product shot using only one light.

Whiskey photography is one of the most popular sub-genres within product photography, but like any food-and-beverage photo, it can be tricky to get that beautiful, glowing-bottle-on-a-black-background look that you see in glossy magazines. Fortunately, it is possible to get this kind of shot at home, and you don’t need

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How to Capture Professional Whiskey Product Shots with Only One Light


This post is by DL Cade from PetaPixel


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Photographer Dustin Dolby is back with a new no-frills product photography tutorials that his viewers have been asking him to do for ages: whiskey. In this walkthrough video, he takes you step-by-step through the entire process of capturing and editing together a professional whiskey bottle product shot using only one light.

Whiskey photography is one of the most popular sub-genres within product photography, but like any food-and-beverage photo, it can be tricky to get that beautiful, glowing-bottle-on-a-black-background look that you see in glossy magazines. Fortunately, it is possible to get this kind of shot at home, and you don’t need

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How to use Blackmagic Disk Speed Test on a PC


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Working with video often requires big storage and fast speeds. Here, we use SSDs to either capture the video directly (like with the BMPCC) or to create an on-location backup (like with everything we do). When we need to evaluate the performance of an SSD, we turn to benchmark software. There are many SSD benchmarking […]

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How to photograph artwork like a pro with just one light


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Scanning artwork certainly has its advantages, but it also has its limitations. Brushstrokes can benefit from a more unidirectional light source. Photographing in a controlled environment allows for fine-tuning of texture and shadows. Until the past few years, photographing artwork required either a larger sensor or stitching together multiple shots to get printable resolution. With […]

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How I got the photo: Spooky Spahn Ranch Zodiac Car


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You are looking at a night photo of what is rumored to be the infamous Corvair Driven by Bruce Davis. He was the “right hand man” of Charles Manson. Bruce Davis eventually turned himself in and was convicted of murder and robbery, eventually becoming a preacher in the prison chapel in San Luis Obispo, where […]

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Professional models give posing tips for great self-portraits


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If you’re among the portrait photographers who have been stuck with shooting self-portraits, there’s a big chance that you’re frustrated. You may not be getting the shots you want, you may not be happy with the poses or you may not know how to pose at all. Of course, you’re not alone in this; even […]

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Everything you need to know for filming and photographing soap bubbles


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There are certain subjects in the macro world, which are so fascinating and absorbing that almost every macro photographer will point a camera at them at some point. And no matter how many photos you take or see of these subjects, their charm does not seem to wear off. Just think of snowflakes, the compound […]

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How to Shoot Otherworldly Macro Photos of Soap Bubbles


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There are certain subjects in the macro world, which are so fascinating and absorbing that almost every macro photographer will point a camera at them at some point. No matter how many photos you take or see of these subjects, their charm does not seem to wear off.

Just think of snowflakes, the compound eyes of insects or the refractive nature of water droplets. Or, of course, the psychedelic colour plays of soap film.

After spending countless hours photographing these mesmerizing patterns, I can assure you that it never gets boring. Quite the opposite is true indeed, the more you

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Ilford’s Darkroom Guide teaches you all you need to know about developing your own film


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Getting started with something completely new can be overwhelming, and film developing is no exception. Film and paper manufacturer Ilford has published a series of videos that will help you to get started. From loading film to producing your very first print, this series will teach you all the basic darkroom techniques that you need […]

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Photo Idea: How to Capture Creative Reflection Portraits


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Capturing cool reflection portraits might seem like a breeze—you just put someone behind some glass and go ham, right? But as photographer Matt Granger explains in this tutorial, even a basic understanding of the “key variables” involved can open up more options for you.

This tutorial is essentially a quick overview of these “key variables,” starting with an understanding of how light reflections work, and then expanding that understanding into the realm of photography.

By doing some quick distance calculations, you can begin to imagine that your subject is in the foreground, and any reflected lights in the glass

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Ilford is Creating a Set of Super Helpful ‘Darkroom Guides’ on YouTube


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Over the past seven months, Ilford has been publishing a set of helpful “Darkroom Guides” to the How To playlist on the company YouTube channel. The series was created to help film photographers take their “next steps in your black and white darkroom printing journey.” If that describes you, then this is one you’ll want to bookmark.

There’s a lot of information out there about film photography—including some exceptional websites like EMULSIVE that are exclusively dedicated to film lovers—but if you’re looking for “how to” advice, one great place to start is right at the source. Ilford’s channel is

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Lighting 101: Everything You Need to Know About Light Fall Off


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Photographer Gavin Hoey recently produced a video for Adorama TV that tackles a critically important subject for photographers: light fall off. Mathematically captured by the so-called Inverse Square Law, it’s vital that photographers understand this property of light, especially when working with strobes.

Light fall off and the Inverse Square Law is a difficult and boring subject to try and explain in writing; you’ll quickly get bogged down in equations that will make most readers’ eyes glaze over. The best way to explain and understand this fundamental principle of light is to see it in action by creating a

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Lighting 101: Everything You Need to Know About Light Fall Off


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Photographer Gavin Hoey recently produced a video for Adorama TV that tackles a critically important subject for photographers: light fall off. Mathematically captured by the so-called Inverse Square Law, it’s vital that photographers understand this property of light, especially when working with strobes.

Light fall off and the Inverse Square Law is a difficult and boring subject to try and explain in writing; you’ll quickly get bogged down in equations that will make most readers’ eyes glaze over. The best way to explain and understand this fundamental principle of light is to see it in action by creating a

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How I got the photo: Preying mantis macro image


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A beautiful morning dawned with sun shining. I filled the watering can to add moisture to my chocolate mint plants. As the water sprinkled down upon the planter I noticed a tiny flash of brilliant green. Close inspection showed the smallest preying mantis I had ever seen. It was approximately 1.25 inches. As luck would […]

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How I got the photo: Preying mantis macro image


This post is by Bob Coates from Photofocus


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A beautiful morning dawned with sun shining. I filled the watering can to add moisture to my chocolate mint plants. As the water sprinkled down upon the planter I noticed a tiny flash of brilliant green. Close inspection showed the smallest preying mantis I had ever seen. It was approximately 1.25 inches. As luck would […]

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How to remove lens distortion in Premiere Pro


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If you shoot video with drones or action cameras, you’ll sometimes find that your recordings have a slight fish eye effect. This distortion can be quickly and easily corrected by using the Lens Distortion Removal effect in Adobe Premiere Pro. In this short tutorial video, I’ll show you how to apply and adjust the effect […]

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How to remove lens distortion in Premiere Pro


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If you shoot video with drones or action cameras, you’ll sometimes find that your recordings have a slight fish eye effect. This distortion can be quickly and easily corrected by using the Lens Distortion Removal effect in Adobe Premiere Pro. In this short tutorial video, I’ll show you how to apply and adjust the effect […]

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Why Do Bad Photographers Think They Are Good?


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Have you ever met a photographer who thinks their work is incredible, but you don’t agree? Perhaps they’re actually really bad? In this 9-minute video, Scott Choucino explains how and why this happens, and how you can avoid it.

The phenomenon where someone believes they are great at something at which they are, as Choucino says, “rubbish” is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect is defined as “a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people

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Why Do Bad Photographers Think They Are Good?


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Have you ever met a photographer who thinks their work is incredible, but you don’t agree? Perhaps they’re actually really bad? In this 9-minute video, Scott Choucino explains how and why this happens, and how you can avoid it.

The phenomenon where someone believes they are great at something at which they are, as Choucino says, “rubbish” is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect is defined as “a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people

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Why Do Bad Photographers Think They Are Good?


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Have you ever met a photographer who thinks their work is incredible, but you don’t agree? Perhaps they’re actually really bad? In this 9-minute video, Scott Choucino explains how and why this happens, and how you can avoid it.

The phenomenon where someone believes they are great at something at which they are, as Choucino says, “rubbish” is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect is defined as “a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people

Continue reading “Why Do Bad Photographers Think They Are Good?”