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Want Truly Original Portrait Lighting? Then Experiment With Reflections and Refraction! Working With Light 2

Want Truly Original Portrait Lighting? Then Experiment With Reflections and Refraction!

In this article, we’ll be showing you how to get some extraordinary lighting effects using a few ordinary items. The trick lies in harnessing reflections and refraction from shiny and translucent items. For example we’ve used things like a glass ornament and an ordinary CD. Learn how to impressively light portraits and more and get an original play of lights and colors into your photos.

Take Striking Portraits Through Glass: Try Some Unique Portrait Photography in the Comfort of Your Home Working With Light 3

Take Striking Portraits Through Glass: Try Some Unique Portrait Photography in the Comfort of Your Home

Taking pictures through glass is popular for e.g. lifestyle portraits. Your photo ends up with impressive glints and reflections of objects on the street, and you get an interesting view of your model. This time around, we’ll be covering a somewhat unusual approach—we’ll be showing you how to take impressive portraits through dew-covered glass in a home environment. You hardly need any extra items for this approach, and you’ll simply love the portraits it gives you! 

The Photographer Turned Filmmaker: Learn to Give Your Photos a Cinematic Atmosphere Working With Light 1

The Photographer Turned Filmmaker: Learn to Give Your Photos a Cinematic Atmosphere

A cinematic look for photos is a very cinematic and impressive look indeed. And it’s not just for the pros—you too can make your photos look like they’ve been snipped from the silver screen—we’ll show you how to easily achieve this effect while you’re taking your pictures. You just need to respect a few basic rules and watch your colors, lighting, and composition. Read our article and transform your photo studio or living room into a Hollywood studio!

How Do You Get Great Horse Photos? Soap On, Ears Forward, and Watch That Composition! Beginner Tips 1

How Do You Get Great Horse Photos? Soap On, Ears Forward, and Watch That Composition!

Today we’ll be showing you how to photograph horses. From the preparations, through choosing a focal length and the right composition, on to pressing the trigger.  No matter if you’re an enthusiastic photographer who loves horses, or you’re just seeking advice because you’re about to photograph these noble animals, you’ll welcome these tips. Read our advice on how to take even better pictures of horses.

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Marketing for Photographers, Part 3: Doing Social

You’ve got your website prepared, and you’re getting ready to take the next step down the road towards professional promotion? Take a look at how to approach managing your profile so that your fans won’t have to hit the Back button much. We’ll be showing it all against the example of Facebook, but the general rules apply everywhere. Read on to learn how to set up your profile and then manage it so that it serves you well.

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Photographing Children: 5 Things You Should Know Before You Start

Photographing children isn’t simple. Especially with restless 1 to 4 year olds, you need to armor yourself with patience and be ready and quick. Photographing children in this age range doesn’t tend to be at all easy. Many photographers just give up on these ages—they only photograph babies or older children. But don’t worry; if you follow a few basic rules, you can bring home some nice pictures from your shoot. We’ve summarized the most important ones for you.