If you shoot almost any genre involving portraits of people, one of the most fundamental retouching techniques you'll want to know is how to convincingly remove dark circles from under eyes. This video will show you a quick, easy, and effective method for doing just that using Photoshop.
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I don't care what anyone says. Math and physics are cool. Nonetheless, I understand that you don't particularly need all the theory when you're lighting a subject; you just need to understand how to get the result you want. These helpful videos will show you just that.
I'm a big fan of seeing photoshoots from conceptualization all the way to finished images, as I think that while it's of course beneficial to learn individual techniques and ideas, it's also important to see how all those really work together to produce the final product. This great set of videos will show you that entire process.
I'm not normally one of those people who audibly expresses my approval or disapproval of whatever movie or YouTube video I'm watching while it's still playing, but this one had me yelling, "yes, thank you!" This superb video makes a point that I think needs to be made much more often.
Though Canon is atop the camera industry in market share, many photographers complain about the company's seemingly glacial pace of innovation, particularly as compared to the quickly charging likes of Sony and Fuji. In a recent interview, Canon's CEO has pledged to focus on innovation, how much of that will be directed at consumer cameras and lenses remains to be seen.
Photography gear keeps getting better and better, with 2017 bringing us some great products. The Fstoppers team has been working on a list of our favorite gear of the past year, and we're happy to present it now. Here's the top photography gear of 2017.
You know those tricks that are so brilliant in their simplicity that you smack your head in disbelief when you see them? That was me the first time I saw this. Here's a great way to avoid lens flare and loss of contrast when you're shooting into the sun.
We talk a lot about details in filmmaking such as the technical side of getting certain shots or how to color-grade appropriately, but it's a great exercise to also study more macroscale things such as the narrative structure and how that helps the film to tell its story. This great video examines 10 of the best-structured films of all-time and what makes them so effective.
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its final report on a midair collision between a DJI Phantom drone and a Black Hawk helicopter in September of 2017 that damaged one of the rotor blades of the helicopter, becoming one of the first confirmed and fully investigated incidents between a drone and a manned aircraft.
Who doesn't like the idea of working with brands? You get free stuff, prestige, increased exposure and views, and free stuff! Of course, it's not as easy as just calling up your favorite company and having them send you the gear you want and or make you an affiliate. This great video talks about what it takes to work with brands, the different kinds of relationships, and how to increase your chances.
Most of us love photos with vibrant colors that seem to pop off the screen, but it's a subtle art creating such a look without making the final image gaudy and oversaturated. This helpful video will show you several methods for making colors burst using Photoshop.
Astrophotography is a fun genre with a wealth of knowledge that you could easily spend years diving into. Many landscape photographers like to incorporate the night sky into their work and just need a practical understanding of how to process it in single exposures. This great video will show you just how to do that.