It can be easy to think that you need complex multi-light setups to create professional portraits, but you might be surprised by just how much you can accomplish with a single light. This excellent video will show you three different portrait looks you can create with just a single light.
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Shutter speed is one of the three fundamental exposure parameters, and having a mastery of it is crucial to taking full creative and technical control of your images. This informative video will introduce you to the basics of shutter speed so you can begin to take better photos.
A white product on a white background is a very common and popular look in product photography and a fantastic challenge for any photographer looking to improve their lighting and post-processing skills. This great video will teach you how to light, shoot, and edit a white product on a white background.
Lightroom has a lot of great tools for editing your photos and putting your creative touch on your work, but one that gets a little less attention than some of the more common functions is the split toning panel. Nonetheless, it is a great way to add a personal touch to your images and develop your own style. This great video will show you how to take advantage of the split toning panel in Lightroom for your landscape images.
Pentax has a small but fiercely loyal customer base, and with the industry gradually transitioning to the mirrorless era, those photographers might be wondering if the company plans to eventually join the rest. Unfortunately, it seems the company has no plans to make a new mirrorless camera, at least for the time being.
The 24-70mm f/2.8 is a bread and butter lens for a lot of photographers in a wide variety of genres, but they tend to be rather pricey optics, which is why Sigma's 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens is such an intriguing option for lots of professionals. This great video review takes a look at the lens and what you can expect from it in practice.
You are probably aware of what apps like Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro do, but Adobe makes a veritable plethora of applications, and you might not be aware of what they all do and how the more specialized and lesser-known apps can help your work. This helpful video will introduce you to over 50 Adobe applications and explain what they each of them does in just 10 minutes.
It can be very easy to get sucked into thinking that you always need the latest and best gear out there to produce professional shots, but you might be surprised by just how much you can accomplish with entry-level gear. This excellent video will show you the sort of food photography you can do even with basic equipment.
When you hear about selective color, you probably think of aesthetically questionable decisions involving a partially black and white image, but that is not what we are talking about in this case. The selective color adjustment layer is one of the most powerful to ways to make highly precise adjustments to color in Photoshop, and this excellent video tutorial will show you what you can accomplish with it.
There tends to be a belief that professional photographers should only ever shoot in manual mode, as if surrendering any exposure decisions to the camera indicates a weakness in abilities. However, that simply is not the case. This great video discusses the myth of professionals always using manual mode.
Creating a successful image takes the confluence of good technique, creativity, and a wide range of other factors, all of which one needs to achieve the best possible result. This fantastic video shares a ton of great advice on topics ranging from composition all the way through to post-processing.
Not all of us were born with our preferred eye color, and given that we can't change genetics, you will sometimes have clients who want to change their eye color. It is a pretty straightforward process, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how you can do it without even having to leave Lightroom.