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Tips for Minimalist Photography in an Urban Environment
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Minimalism gained traction in America in the 1960s with links to the Japanese traditional culture of Zen Philosophy. As a reaction against the whims of abstract expressionism, artists like Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella, and Mark Rothko experimented with stripped back processes and imagery, exposing the bare bones of visual art. The history of the minimalist […]

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How to do Clamshell Lighting: A Reliable Two Light Setup
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When it comes to lighting, there is an infinite choice on how you can light your portrait subjects. That’s great and it’s addicting, but when you are starting out it can also be overwhelming. To counter the inevitable information overload that you will get researching lighting, it is a good idea to know a few […]

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How to Understand Reflected Versus Incident Light and Get More Accurate Exposures
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Do you ever get under or overexposed photos when you use your camera’s light meter? Do you get frustrated that even in auto-mode you can’t get the correct exposure? That’s because there are two different type of light to deal with when taking a photo. When you make a photograph the light is your raw […]

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Don’t Fear Photo Post-Processing – Shooting is Only the First Part of the Image Creation Process
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You have just bought your new bright shiny camera and you are sure that it is just the thing that will help you create better images. You’re shooting JPG with the camera’s automatic program modes, but you’re not getting the results you wanted. You keep upgrading your cameras thinking that will do the trick, only […]

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Portrait Comparison – Flash Versus Natural Light
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This article will demonstrate the difference between portraits taken with an umbrella softbox and natural window light, essentially flash versus natural light. My aim was to capture really soft light on the skin for both setups as I dislike hard light and harsh shadows which, even with light modifiers, can still happen. I was afraid […]

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What are Your Predictions for the Future of Photography?
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Photography is an ever changing art form and technology. But what is in store for us in terms of the future of photography? 10 Predictions In this video from the guys over at COOPH they offer up 10 predictions for the future of photography. See what you think. What are your predictions? Do you agree […]

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