Create Stunning Infrared Photography for Less Than $200 – Photography Article

Infrared photography can reveal an eye-opening world of visual wonders, one that will continue to surprise you with its peculiarities. And it can also be surprisingly affordable. What Is Infrared Photography? Infrared photography involves capturing part of the light spectrum that humans can’t experience: wavelengths that only frogs, snakes, fish, and some insects are privy to. With the right equipment and techniques, infrared photography allows for the capture of wavelengths beyond 700nm, the limitation of human vision. The technical details aren’t…

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Three Questions That New Photographers Should Avoid Asking – Photography Article

Learning photography, especially for beginners, can really be kickstarted by one’s enthusiasm about the craft. In fact, since people have different ways of learning and different paces of learning as well, being able to ask the right questions most of the time gets one on the right track. So, here are a few questions that one should skip entirely.   1. What Exposure Settings Are Best for This Genre? This is a question most often asked by those who have just…

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Pro Food Photographer Debunks Viral ‘Food Styling Hacks’ – Photography Article

Those “food styling hacks” videos that go viral online every few months might not be entirely truthful—in fact, they’re often entirely misleading. Which is why professional food photographer Scott Choucino put together this video reacting to/debunking some of the most common hacks he’s seen online. Choucino sent us the video earlier today, explaining that he and his wife—who happens to be a food stylist—felt compelled to make a “myth busting video” that explains what actually happens on a real life…

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How to Get Into London Fashion Week – Photography Article

If you have aspirations of being a fashion photographer, London Fashion Week is about as big as it can get. It’s one of the main fashion capitals of the world, and remains highly respected for both designers and the press. As a result, getting into fashion shows can seem daunting. There are hoops to jump through in the form of paperwork and applications, a Catch 22 that requires you to have experience before you get experience, and even fees to be…

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10 Helpful Tips for Posing Hands in Portraits – Photography Article

In his most recent video, portrait photographer Miguel Quiles decided to tackle what we’ll call the “Ricky Bobby” problem: what do you do with your [model’s] hands? After years of trial and error, Quiles has come up with 10 “hacks” or tips that have helped him conquer this issue. Jokes aside, posing hands is one of those challenges most novice portrait photographers don’t think of until they slam right into it. They might not even notice it’s an issue until…

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Lessons From My First Eight Months as a Full-time Freelance Photographer – Photography Article

Last October, I finally made the jump from part-time freelance into the world of being a full-time creative. It has been a rollercoaster ride of epic proportions, but here are the things I have learned so far. Previously, I held down two jobs. Through the day, I would work nine hours as a spray painter, and then, once my son went to bed, I would jump straight into my photography work in the evenings. I did this for seven years,…

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One Practice You Should Steal From Airplane Pilots – Photography Article

Pilots have to juggle a number of responsibilities, in high stakes situations. They rely heavily on one tool to help with all their tasks, one which you should be using too. While photographers and videographers aren’t typically in the same high stakes situations as pilots, a mistake like a wrong camera setting or forgotten piece of gear can easily derail a shoot. To help reduce the chances of this happening, you should get in the practice of creating some basic…

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The Key to Having a Long Career in Photography is All About the Body. – Photography Article

There is no way to stay on top of your creative game if your body is falling apart. The wear and tear of shlepping gear up 4 flights of stairs, down alleys and packing, repacking and packing again takes its toll on our bodies. Here’s a few ideas, tips and tricks to help you work until freelancers get good healthcare…. As I approach 50 years old there is a quiet voice in the back of my head that pipes up every…

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Check Out This Little-Known Sony Mirrorless Hack – Photography Article

If you’re a full-time videographer or even a photographer shooting video on the side, you’re aware of the many creative uses for shutter speed. But if you’re also a Sony user, you might not be aware of a lesser-utilized creative “hack” your camera offers. Depending on how many frames per second the camera is set to, videographers typically stay at an either 1/50 or faster shutter speed. In a new video from Advancing Your Photography, our friend, Fletcher Murray, reminds…

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Photographer Turns Everyday Items Into Film Cameras, and They Actually Work – Photography Article

So widely available is industry-standard photographic equipment these days, the sight of a camera in any form is an everyday occurrence. Less frequently spotted are the creations of one UK-based artist, who transforms everyday items — including food — into functioning film cameras. Brendan Barry undergoes the painstaking process of turning mundane items into actual working cameras. Barry explores all sorts of camera styles, including pinhole, 35mm, and ultra-large format. He has so far made cameras from the likes of…

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