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Lighting

  • Product Photography
    How to Create High-Key Macro Photos With Axial LightingHigh key macro preview
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    Shooting with high-key lighting creates a photograph with a pleasant, happy mood. It creates a brightly lit subject against a light background that makes your subject look upbeat. However, shooting with high-key lighting requires a few techniques and in this tutorial I’ll show you how to modify your light to create a bright, open picture.Read More…
  • Product Photography
    How to Photograph Coins with Dramatic Low Key LightingPreview low key macro coin
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    Shooting with low-key lighting creates a final photograph with dramatic darks and a rich, velvety appearance. Your subject, whether it’s an expensive bottle of wine or a valuable coin, looks luxurious and seductive against a black background. However, shooting with low-key lighting requires a few techniques and in this tutorial I’ll show you how to modify your light to create a rich, formal picture.Read More…
  • Color Theory
    Anything But Neutral: Using Color to Create Emotional ImagesNot neutral color
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    Not every photo has to mirror reality. Sometimes, adding a color cast can change an image's entire mood and tone. Here's everything you need to know about color meanings, white balance, filters, and more.Read More…
  • Product Photography
    How to Create Compelling Lifestyle Product PhotographsLifestyle preview
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to style a lifestyle photo of your product to convey not only the features of your item but the lifestyle of the potential buyer. People want to see how and where a product is intended to be used. These photos are usually what sell a customer on a piece by helping them visualize it in their home. Read More…
  • Product Photography
    Photograph on a Purely White BackgroundCreating a white background final image preview
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    Photographing your product on a purely white background enables you to create great catalogs and submit your product to magazines for a feature. This technique demonstrates how you can create a light-box for photographing objects on top of an illuminated surface, which makes the objects appear to be floating weightlessly in a white space.Read More…
  • Product Photography
    How to Photograph Jewelry With a Light Cone TentPhotograph jewlery final
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    Harsh reflections are hard to avoid while photographing jewelry, especially metallic jewelry, but with a light tent it is easy. This tutorial will help you create your own simple and adaptable light tent that can be used under any light source and with any camera. Once you have yours made, it’s just a matter of lighting it and a making a few tweaks to produce well-lit photographs of your jewelry.Read More…
  • Product Photography
    How to Photograph Ceramics and 3-Dimensional Products with One LightPhotograph ceramics final preview
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    Beautiful photographs sell your work, especially when it comes to functional items. Learn how to create magazine-quality photographs of ceramics and other 3-dimensional products. Read More…
  • Product Photography
    How to Photograph Paintings and Prints with Copy LightingPhotograph prints paintings final print preview
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    Having an accurate representation of your artwork is essential to your online portfolio. In this tutorial, learn how to photograph paintings and prints in a way that guarantees accurate colors and great detail.Read More…
  • Lighting
    Quick and Easy Three Light Portrait Setup for Photo and VideoBen lucas 3 point lighting preview
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    A simple three-point light kit is the most popular lighting setup for creative professionals of all fields. Learn the basics of how to use three point lighting in this tutorial.Read More…
  • Lighting Equipment
    A Guide to Using Consumer LED Bulbs for Photography and VideoLeds000 philipsslimstyle a19 thumbnail
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    LED lights are rapidly being adopted and will become mainstream in households, meaning you are going to use LEDs for your indoor photography and videography. Time to understand how they work for imaging purposes.Read More…
  • Books
    The Tuts+ Photo & Video Recommended Reading ListLibrary stacks thumbnail
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    The Instructors here at Tuts+ Photo & Video are a diverse crew. Though we come from different walks of life, one thing we share is our love of books: photo and video books! Our Instructors share their favourite books about learning how to make photos and video.Read More…
  • Smartphone
    New Course: Better Video With Your SmartphoneBetterphonevideo
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    Better Video With Your Smartphone will help you make great-looking video with the amazing little video camera in your pocket. This course explores film-making techniques, how to get the most from your phone's video capabilities, and what tools and tactics work best with a smartphone. By the end of this course you'll be able to make a professional-looking short video with nothing but your phone!Read More…
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