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How Do You Shoot The Same Subject Differently? The Tarantino Approach

I often times hear that portrait photographers will only show 1 person in their portfolio and not to duplicate subjects on their website. I am completely against this idea and urge photographers to be more like Mr. Tarantino, who can transform characters and settings by use of wardrobe, color, and hair. This post is a call for examples of how YOU are shooting the same subject differently. Send me your images and I will post a follow up article with the best suggestions. [more]

Film VS Digital – The Documentary “Side By Side” Nails It

You know that moment when you start to watch a documentary, not knowing if it will be any good, and then walk away with your jaw on the floor as the credits roll? That was me last night. If you’re interested in the film VS. digital debate; the progression of technology; where things are going for visual media; cinematography; how the media we use to create images affects how we feel about what we see or watch (and why), or how changes in the photographic industry have influenced cinema, you positively, absolutely need to check out Side By Side. Like, now. [more]

Determining If A Photo Should Be Left In Color Or Converted To Black And White

After a recent trip abroad, I was excited to go through and process my images. I came across an image that I felt looked great in both color and black and white. Unsure of what to do, I started questioning the criteria that I use to determine if a photo should be left in color or converted to black and white. In the process, I decided to ask my colleagues and came up with a guide.  [more]

Behind The Scenes With Adrian Klein: Explorer, Hiker, Photographer.

Like many of us, Adrian Klein enjoyed photography while doing other activities. Once that became his primary focus, he needed to figure out how to document what he was doing at a higher level. Today, he is a successful landscape photographer and workshop instructor. In this video, Adrian tells his story of how capturing the journey is more important than just chasing the sunrise. [more]

Nikon Hacker Unlocks Manual Control in LiveView for D5100

The latest release from NikonHacker brings with it some awesome news for D5100 shooters, and apparently the feature was there all along. Now you shoot manual in LiveView! When it comes to why the feature wasn’t enabled in the first place NH member Coderat has this to say:

“…D5100 and D7000 firmwares are built [more]

Selfie-off: Kobe Bryant Vs. Lionel Messi

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi and Basketball All-Star Kobe Bryant joined forces once again, and with the help of Turkish Airlines they went on a quest of awesome selfies around the world. When the biggest sports stars in the world compete – it doesn’t matter if they compete in soccer, basketball, chess, air hockey or photography – they will give all they have to win. The real winner? Probably Turkish Airlines. [more]

What You Need To Know About Facebook Advertising

There are more than a few ways to go about advertising on Facebook, and with Facebook’s increased attention to paid advertising you need to know what you’re spending your money on. Here are the 3 best ways to advertise on Facebook that you want to make sure you’re doing.

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Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits

This article is for those of you how enjoy beauty photography: from fashion and advertising beauty, to beauty portraits of non-models and even boudoir photography. And while there are always millions or rules, trends and opinions, I base my article on my own ideas and beliefs as to what’s important to be aware of to successfully create attractive beauty images. [more]

The EOS M2 Is Official… but Not in the US or Europe?

UPDATED: Canon representatives have confirmed they have no current plans for an announcement in the United States. Canon Japan and Canon China both outed the anticipated EOS M2, but there hasn’t been (and won’t be) any such announcement from Canon USA. The EOS M was met with a rather tepid response stateside when it was first announced, and even after firmware updates and a price drop, it hasn’t had much traction. [more]

Peter Turnley’s Love Letter to Paris

There are photo books and then there are photo books that you go back to repeatedly over time. Peter Turnley’s new self-published collection “French Kiss: A Love Letter to Paris” is one such publication that begs to be savored. A monochromatic study of Paris captured over 40 years on the streets, the 138-image hardcover is an homage to the romance of the City of Lights captured with a reverence for the aesthetics of famous French street photography. [more]

VSCO Cam App Now Available To Android Users

The wildly popular VSCO cam app announced that today, December 3rd, they are releasing an Android version of their app which will be available in Google Play for free download. The app will come with 10 free presets and various editing tools. It will be available for devices running Android 4.0 and above.

Last Chance To Save 20% On The SLR Lounge Lightroom Collection

Cyber Monday is winding down as midnight draws closer but you still have a few hours to save 20% on what we believe is the best Lightroom Workshop collection on the internet. This download includes 23 hours of tutorials as well as some of the best Lightroom presets on the market today. Use the code “BF2014” to save 20% now. [more]

Travel Guide For Photographers

Working as a commercial photographer, I have the opportunity to travel often with my work. In the year 2013 alone, I’ve flown over 25 thousand miles, and have a few thousand more before the end of the year. Here are some tips I’ve picked up over the years to help make traveling as a photographer much easier and far less stressful.

 

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FS Review: Could DSLR Video Shooters Easily Move to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera?

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera isn’t new, but when it was first introduced it created such a buzz that actually getting one’s hands on the new video camera proved difficult. Though Blackmagic has since pumped out the Pocket Cinema Camera and the 4K Cinema Camera, the original 2.5K camera is still quite the looker. I wanted to know, would it be possible to transition from my beloved DSLRs and over to the Blackmagic, which boasts some rather impressive specs, without much trouble? [more]

Limited-Time Lightroom 5 Price Cut, Drops to $69

UPDATE: Though the B&H deal has expired, you can grab Lightroom 5 on Amazon for a cool $69. Lightroom 5, which was already on sale for under $110, for the next three hours (1 PM ET to 4 PM ET) is only $89. If you’ve wanted to own Lightroom 5 for a bargain-basement price, now is the time to grab it. For those of you who bought it at the $110 price, maybe there is still time to cancel the order and pick it up for cheaper. [more]

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