Anthony Tripoli

Staff Writer http://www.thrashonistas.com +Anthony Tripoli@artripoliFacebook
I hate writing these things, I always end up rewriting them so here's the bare bones bio. My name is Anthony, I live in Las Vegas with my girlfriend Jasmine and our two Siamese cats. I love photography and when not shooting photos side-by-side with Jasmine, I work as a retoucher and assistant for a commercial photography studio.

Add Freckles To Your Next Portrait

We featured Elena Jasic on here last month, and this month she is back with this awesome tutorial on how to add freckles in post to your photos. Elena is a young and upcoming fashion and beauty photographer from Philadelphia. The photo in this tutorial is from Chris Zupo. You can also find the brush used in this tutorial here. If you guys try this technique out, share a link to it with us in the comments on this post!


Gorgeous Photography By Tim Navis

About two years ago I discovered Tim Navis. His work is a huge inspiration to me. I love how beautifully he captures things, from women, to landscapes, to architecture. To me he has a very distinct style that I can notice anywhere. His work has inspired me for a long time, and his post production is always so perfect to me.


Rock Stars Photographed Moments After Their Show

“The Moment After The Show” is a new book being put out by photographer Matthias Willi and journalist Oliver Joliat. The book documents over 100 different rock stars in the moments after they get off stage after playing a show. It covers various artists from the likes of Kid Rock and Queens Of The Stone Age to people like Peaches and Gnarls Barkley. Check out some of the pictures from the book and if you would like to purchase a copy, it can be found here.


Interesting and Unique Photography By Brooks Reynolds

Brooks Reynolds is a photographer and director based out of Ontario, Canada. His work always stands out to me due to his use of gels and very moody lighting. I think the thing I love most about Brooks’ work is that so many of his photos look like stills from movies. He has an amazing talent for lighting and story-telling. He also does a great job of keeping his work consistent, even his film work. I can always spot Brooks’ work.


Lighting, Shooting, And Retouching Architectural Interiors

Architectural photography is something I can never seem to get down. I love shooting people much more than buildings, but when it is executed correctly I love it, even though it is not my favorite thing to shoot. I could look at good architectural photography all day. What’s interesting is how architectural photographers use light to sculpt, add contrast, and bring out details in their work. Check out this really in depth tutorial from Vancouver architectural photographer Roger Brooks on how he lights and retouches an architectural interior.

Fashion and Beauty Photography By Elena Jasic

About two months ago I was invited into a photography group on Facebook called CREATIVOS. I’m actually not sure how I got an invite, because the group is bursting with young talent, and while they all are wonderful, Elena Jasic‘s work immediately stood out to me. [more]

The Amazingly Talented 19 Year Old Nirrimi

A few nights ago I was introduced to the work of Nirrimi. After reading her bio, I was floored to discover this photographer hasn’t even lived two decades yet and has already shot major campaigns for companies like Diesel and Billabong. Her story is very inspirational, and makes me think that maybe I have been playing things too safe with my own career, maybe I should take some chances. If we fall on our face, we can always pick ourselves back up.


Sharing Your Photos Online, What Site Is Best For You?

I have always had a love for the visual arts. As a kid I constantly was shooting and editing snowboard and skateboard videos with friends, as I grew older I got more and more into photography. In June of 2007 I purchased my first DSLR to start shooting hardcore punk rock shows, and soon after made a Flickr to share my work with the rest of the world. 5 years and some change later Flickr seems to be on the decline, and I am left wondering, “what now?”


Von Wong’s “The Red Mistress” + BTS

Happy Thanksgiving Fstoppers. I hope you are all having a wonderful day with friends and family (if you are somewhere which celebrates Thanksgiving). Today I give thanks for friends, family, and many other things, including Ben Von Wong’s latest behind the scenes for his video and still shoot for Filler Magazine, entitled “The Red Mistress.”


Antoine Willaeys Shoots Mountain Bikers In The Rain

Nothing is more disheartening to me than waking up on a day of a location shoot to find it is raining outside. What was supposed to be a fun day of shooting photos turns into a day on the couch, browsing the web, and having a movie marathon of the same old DVDs. When Antoine Willaeys woke up to a rainy day though, he didn’t let it stop his photo shoot.


Ethan Gulley’s Zombie Apocalypse Photo Series

I’ll be honest, the zombie infatuation in pop-culture these days doesn’t do much for me. With that being said though, when I came across Ethan Gulley’s Apocalypse series I took notice. Being a big advocate of shooting personal work, I naturally took interest in Ethan’s series.


24 Photos In 24 Hours

Have you ever attempted a 365 day project? I have… Like two or three times. I never complete them. Andrew Kufahl on the other hand has completed one. I followed it while he did it and I was regularly blown away. I recently came across his newest project and not only was I impressed by the photos, but I was more impressed by the restrictions he gave himself. He did 1 photo, every hour, for 24 hours.


Rack Focusing Made Easy With FocusMaker

Anyone getting started out in DSLR video production can tell you that one of the biggest frustrations for them is changing focus during a shot. This is where FocusMaker comes in. It attaches to any lens and in just a few minutes you can have focus points marked on the big ruler, and easily jump back and forth from focus point to focus point.


Never Before Seen Photos Of Lana Del Rey

I love Lana Del Rey. I love her music, her looks, and her style. I love that she self-proclaimed herself the “gangster Nancy Sinatra,” and I love that she has had her sister, Chuck Grant, chronicling her transformation from a small-time unknown to a mega star. Vanity Fair just recently posted some older never-before-seen photos of Del Rey, all taken by Chuck Grant.


Retouching Skin Utilizing Frequency Separation

When retouching photos of people there are a lot of things to take into consideration, especially when it comes to working on their skin. Retouching skin can be a very tricky thing! It’s very easy for it to look too blotchy or too plastic, and normally that is not what you want. My favorite method is frequency separation, and I reference this tutorial by Sara Kiesling often. How do you retouch skin? Let us know in the comments!

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