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Crimes after dark-How to do a Film Noir photoshoot 

Shorter days have one definite advantage for photographers: an abundance of time for exterior photoshoots in the dark. Dark alleyways, brick walls lit by streetlamps, reflections of light on a river’s surface, or the elongated shadow of a black cat crossing your path. This type of atmosphere and abundance of time make for the perfect conditions for low key photography in the moody, cinematic style of Film Noir. Take a look at how it’s done…if you dare. 

VIDEO: Learn 3 ways to shoot panoramic photos Beginner Tips 0

Learn 3 ways to shoot panoramic photos 

Taking panoramic photos is a popular way to get the widest angle into one picture at a high resolution. This may work to your advantage when shooting landscapes, architecture, interiors, or perhaps even portraits. In this video, we’d like to shed some light on how to shoot these types of panoramas. We’ve tested three methods of shooting panoramas–hand-held, with a tripod, and using a panoramic tripod head. Take a look at the differences between these three methods and see which one we liked the most. 

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 2

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!