Photographing Rainbow Eyes By Using Birefringence


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One of the many fascinating effects of cross-polarization is called “birefringence”, which is responsible for the psychedelic gradients in the seen here.

This article is part two of a two-part series explaining cross-polarization and birefringence. The first part can be read here.

What does “Cross Polarization” mean?

While we delve deeper into this issue here, let’s recap: Cross polarization is a technique that allows us to virtually eliminate specular highlights from images by using polarized light, but it also holds a lot of creative potential as it can be used to bring out eye-catching rainbow gradients in subjects such

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5 Unique Camera Angles to Incorporate in Your Next Shoot


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From negative space to odd framing, explore this video to discover five camera angles you’re probably not using—and should be.

5 Unique Camera Angles to Incorporate in Your Next Shoot


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From negative space to odd framing, explore this video to discover five camera angles you’re probably not using—and should be.

Adding a little eyelash sparkle for the New Year!


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We can all agree that 2020 was a doozy of a year which none of us wants to relive. So what better way to welcome in the new year than with a little bit of sparkle? In this article, I’ll teach you how to effortlessly apply a full set of beautiful lashes with the stamp […]

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Adding a little eyelash sparkle for the New Year!


This post is by Kristina Sherk from Photofocus


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We can all agree that 2020 was a doozy of a year which none of us wants to relive. So what better way to welcome in the new year than with a little bit of sparkle? In this article, I’ll teach you how to effortlessly apply a full set of beautiful lashes with the stamp […]

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How to create this epic rainbow eye effect in camera


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When I was photographing eyes a few weeks ago I came across a fascinating phenomenon: The human iris and especially blue irises produce rainbow coloured gradients under cross polarization. I used the cross polarization technique to cancel out harsh reflections of the speedlight that I used to illuminate the eye, which I was photographing, when […]

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How to create this epic rainbow eye effect in camera


This post is by Maximilian Simson from DIYPhotography.net -Hacking Photography, One Picture At A Time


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When I was photographing eyes a few weeks ago I came across a fascinating phenomenon: The human iris and especially blue irises produce rainbow coloured gradients under cross polarization. I used the cross polarization technique to cancel out harsh reflections of the speedlight that I used to illuminate the eye, which I was photographing, when […]

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Cross Polarization: What It Is and Why It Matters


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Cross polarization is a technique that uses two polarizing filters – one on the light source and on e on the camera lens – to get rid of unwanted specular reflections.

This article is part one of a two-part series explaining cross-polarization and birefringence.

Understanding Polarized Light

So let’s have quick look at the science of it: light is a form of electromagnetic radiation, meaning that it consists of waves, oscillating perpendicular to its direction. But those waves are not aligned; some of them oscillate up and down, some move left and right, and still others all directions in between.

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Cross Polarization: What It Is and Why It Matters


This post is by Maximilian Simson from PetaPixel


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Cross polarization is a technique that uses two polarizing filters – one on the light source and on e on the camera lens – to get rid of unwanted specular reflections.

This article is part one of a two-part series explaining cross-polarization and birefringence.

Understanding Polarized Light

So let’s have quick look at the science of it: light is a form of electromagnetic radiation, meaning that it consists of waves, oscillating perpendicular to its direction. But those waves are not aligned; some of them oscillate up and down, some move left and right, and still others all directions in between.

Continue reading “Cross Polarization: What It Is and Why It Matters”

Feature Film Colour Grading with Colorist Walter Volpatto


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Download Colorist Walter Volpatto’s DaVinci Resolve Feature Film Node Structure

feature film colour grading davinci resolve node tree

Hollywood colorist Walter Volpatto shares his DaVinci Resolve fixed node structure which he has developed while colour grading feature films and TV series such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Dunkirk, Green Book, The Beach Bum, Hustlers, Midway, Homecoming (TV), The Hateful Eight, Interstellar and many, many more.

In fact Walter has over 133 colour grading credits to his name on IMDB going back nearly two decades, so when LowePost.com shared a 15 minute video of Walter walking through the fixed node structure that he used on Midway,

Walter Volpatto colorist explains fixed node tree

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Feature Film Colour Grading with Colorist Walter Volpatto


This post is by Jonny from Jonny Elwyn – Film Editor


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Download Colorist Walter Volpatto’s DaVinci Resolve Feature Film Node Structure

feature film colour grading davinci resolve node tree

Hollywood colorist Walter Volpatto shares his DaVinci Resolve fixed node structure which he has developed while colour grading feature films and TV series such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Dunkirk, Green Book, The Beach Bum, Hustlers, Midway, Homecoming (TV), The Hateful Eight, Interstellar and many, many more.

In fact Walter has over 133 colour grading credits to his name on IMDB going back nearly two decades, so when LowePost.com shared a 15 minute video of Walter walking through the fixed node structure that he used on Midway,

Walter Volpatto colorist explains fixed node tree

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You Can Have Your Home Blurred for Privacy in Google Street View Photos


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Google Street View cameras have now captured over 170 billion photos from 10 million miles around the globe. But if you’re not comfortable with the fact that anyone can “visit” your home digitally, did you know you can request to have it blurred from public view?

Certain things in Google Street View (e.g. faces and license plates) are already automatically blurred out by AI. In order to further protect people’s privacy, Google also allows anyone to submit requests for blurring things out.

The simple process can be used to blur out faces or plates that were missed by AI,

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Shooting natural light portraits in a backyard shed


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Can’t shoot in a studio or don’t feel comfortable about heading out in the streets to shoot portraits? If you have a backyard shed or a garage, you can set up a makeshift studio there instead and take advantage of the gorgeous natural light. To give you some ideas and inspiration, check out the behind […]

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Shooting natural light portraits in a backyard shed


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Can’t shoot in a studio or don’t feel comfortable about heading out in the streets to shoot portraits? If you have a backyard shed or a garage, you can set up a makeshift studio there instead and take advantage of the gorgeous natural light. To give you some ideas and inspiration, check out the behind […]

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Birefringence: How to photograph rainbow colors at home


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What does “Cross Polarization” mean? Cross polarization is a technique that allows us to virtually eliminate specular highlights from images by using polarized light, but it also holds a lot of creative potential, as it can be used to bring out eye-catching rainbow gradients in subjects such as plastics, ice and certain crystals. In the […]

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How to create a natural light portrait studio in your garage in under 5 minutes


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While I’m a big proponent of using flash in my photography, particularly portraits, there are times when the natural light gives you everything you need without the addition of flash. And sometimes, it’s almost there, but might need a little help from a reflector or two to help wrangle the natural light to fit the […]

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What is cross polarization and how you can use it in your photography


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Cross polarization is a technique that uses two polarizing filters – one on the light source and on e on the camera lens – to get rid of unwanted specular reflections. The following slideshow illustrates the effect at varying degrees, depending on the orientation of the filters with respect to each other. Understanding polarized light […]

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What is cross polarization and how you can use it in your photography


This post is by Maximilian Simson from DIYPhotography.net -Hacking Photography, One Picture At A Time


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Cross polarization is a technique that uses two polarizing filters – one on the light source and on e on the camera lens – to get rid of unwanted specular reflections. The following slideshow illustrates the effect at varying degrees, depending on the orientation of the filters with respect to each other. Understanding polarized light […]

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Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes


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Gearing up to shoot gorgeous snowy scenes this frosty season? Winter photography comes with its own set of challenges, but many photographers simply can’t resist the charm of winter scenes. Whether you’re still looking for inspiration or some new ideas to try, we have a bunch of tips for you to check out or revisit! […]

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Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes


This post is by Joy Celine Asto from Photofocus


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Gearing up to shoot gorgeous snowy scenes this frosty season? Winter photography comes with its own set of challenges, but many photographers simply can’t resist the charm of winter scenes. Whether you’re still looking for inspiration or some new ideas to try, we have a bunch of tips for you to check out or revisit! […]

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