This time around, we’ll show you how to edit an autumn portrait in the Develop module. And we’ll give you the original RAW on top, so that you can try out the edit for yourself. You’ll learn to work with local edits and fine-tune a photo’s colors—and you’ll also appreciate our practical tips on how to work in the Develop module.
Shibari (Japanese for “bondage”) or Kinbaku (the name of the activity itself) is originally the Japanese art of bondage. These fascinating bondage techniques combine both sex and art. Consensual bondage is very visually stimulating and can be breathtaking, not only for the viewer. It is based on a close relationship between the binder and the bound—A relationship built on intimacy and complete trust. With such an intimate shoot, what role does the photographer play?
Every woman is beautiful, even when she’s not wearing any makeup. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In other words, the way one perceives beauty is unique to each individual. If we leave aside the philosophical issue of aesthetics, there is no blanket definition of what beauty is and isn’t. Societal standards of beauty are constantly changing. This applies not only to our perception of beauty but also to the way it is portrayed in our photography.
Halloween goes hand-in-hand with fall photography. This means it’s time for spooky photoshoots filled with ghosts. We’ll show you a simple trick for creating your own spooky photo. It can even be a fun jumping-off point for a Halloween-themed family photoshoot.
“Now look this way, please. Smile, put your hand here.“ A person is willing to go through quite a lot to get a nice picture of themselves. We were interested in what models think about the photography process. To find out, we did some research. Just like a customer satisfaction survey is part of the buying process, we reached out to several models and asked them about their recent experiences during photoshoots. We asked how they felt about it at the time and how they feel about it now. What they liked and didn’t like. The results of the survey surprised us, and unfortunately, not in a positive way.
Urbex, or Urban Exploration photography, is a very attractive genre, and not only for photographers. These urban settings present interesting and unique images. It is also a perfect opportunity for experimenting with portraits. What does Urbex photography entail? It can be exciting and sometimes a bit dangerous. It’s sure to give you an adrenaline rush. So be careful and watch every step you take.
How should photographers speak to their models? How should they set up a photoshoot with results that make everyone happy? Communication is the key to success and will help you have both great photos and happy clients. The two go hand in hand for a job well done.
Shooting in the studio may seem much scarier than it actually is. If you don’t have a friend who’s a photographer to tell you how it’s done, or don’t have an upcoming class, we’ll share the basics of a studio photoshoot. What is a daylight lamp? What is a honeycomb or a snoot? Is any of it necessary? Learn the answers to these questions and more.
Constructive criticism is a tool that can foster emerging talent or, it can completely discourage budding photographers. Very few people realize the power we wield when we can write a comment on practically anyone’s social media page. Let’s take a look at when constructive criticism is appropriate and when it’s best to keep your comments to yourself.