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    Shooting Photos for Skin-Tearing IllustrationSkintear 07 pre
    Today, we're looking at the process from start to finish of creating composite work, particularly in this case for commercial advertising purposes. I'll be walking you through the creation of the imagery for designer to composite and polish up.Read More…
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    Shooting a Helicopter Search and Rescue Mission TeamPreview
    Behind the scenes look at how to work with a first responder team and their helicopter to create a promotion for a search and rescue team.Read More…
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    How to Rock Your High-Energy Senior ShootsBenlucas energy 03 pre
    Do you remember high school? How did you act around adults? Were you confident in how you looked and dressed? If you can think back to that time in your life, you may begin realize why shooting senior portraits is a challenge.Read More…
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    Master the Toughest Parts of Shooting WeddingsWedding preview
    Wedding photography is an exciting and high pressure niché that photographers are quick to dive into, often without enough preparation. In this article, you'll learn from my experiences (and mistakes) about how to properly manage a wedding day.Read More…
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    The Quest for an "Iconic" Portrait: Editorial and RawIconictwo prenew
    In this tutorial, I'll continue my work to shoot an iconic portrait. When I began, I wanted two distinct yet consistent styles or outcomes from each session. In the first session, I created a look that was intimate, yet polished. In this final session, I wanted to have more editorial distance, and a more raw and real feeling.Read More…
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    The Quest for an "Iconic" Portrait: Intimate and PolishedIconicone prenew
    After a couple of months in the winter doldrums, I seem to be finding my way back via music portraiture. In this tutorial, I'm going to look at the whos, hows and whys of my quest to create an iconic portrait.Read More…
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    Shooting a Vintage Car Maternity Session with ChildrenCarmateraty prenew
    The popularity of the maternity session is on the rise, and you might find your clients aren’t expecting their first child, but perhaps their second or third. With additional members, your maternity session may go from having two calm adults to an unpredictable session as you juggle little ones while also trying to showcase the bump of the soon-to-be newest family member.Read More…
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    How to Take Vacation Photos That Don't SuckVacation good de pre
    Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean your creative mind has to be. We are all guilty of getting a bit lazy on our vacations. For the most part, this is fine. We all need rest, but it often leads to regret. Perhaps we leave our camera back in the room on the day when you come across the most amazing scene. Maybe we shoot too quickly, and only realize we wish we had a photo of something after we get back home. In this tutorial, I'll tell you my approach so I'm always happy with my vacation photos.Read More…
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    Tackling Your First Fashion ShootFashion sb prenew
    Getting into the world of fashion photography can be a tricky business. In a market full of big-budget, high-concept shoots, it can be hard to find a way in and make your mark, but no one starts at the top. As a photographer, you’ll need to prove you can produce high quality imagery before someone gives you a chance. Having never ventured into the world of fashion photography, I wanted to give it a go for myself to see if I had what it took to produce some high quality imagery. Read More…
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    7 Things You Need to Know About Working With Wedding PlannersWeddingplanner de prelg
    The popularity and value hiring a wedding planner is on the rise. Not to be mistaken for an on on-site coordinator which venues often provide, an independent wedding planner is hired by couples who do want to host an elaborate detailed wedding and depending on the services requested, typically have a large budget.Read More…
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    Concept vs. Execution: A Fashion Portfolio ShootLocationfashionrtprelg
    I'm helping a model friend put together a portfolio with a look towards editorial fashion. If successful, I can potentially use it to push towards a commercial fashion portfolio targeted at local boutiques and the like. As usual, I'm trying not to rest on my previous achievements, and in this shoot walkthrough will be looking at how I'm pushing myself outside of my comfort zone again in order to continue developing my toolset as a photographer. This inevitably involves missteps and failures, but since these teach us a lot they're not a bad thing.Read More…
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    How to Create a Magical Photo Manipulation: The ShootFlying nf prelg
    Artists often work with a team of individuals to complete a project. This team could include a client, a creative director, an art director, a photographer, a retoucher, and a graphic designer. In this two-part tutorial, I teamed up with illustrator Thiago Storino to create a magical photo illustration that depicts a child interacting with toys that have come to life. In the process, we will show you how to not only shoot the photos that you need, but also, how to retouch them and combine them with stock photos to create artwork that closely resembles a sketch. Let's get started!Read More…
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