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06: Subject Properties: Part Two

06: Subject Properties: Part Two

Matte Surfaces These are surfaces that are not as rough as texture, but not smooth either. Skin, cloth, natural leather, finished woods and many food items are examples. Most of what we deal with in our daily lives would fall under the Matte surface example. Matte...

TAINTED LOVE: Why Photographers Fail

TAINTED LOVE: Why Photographers Fail Recently there has been a spate of very sad, and ultimately defeatist articles decrying the “death of photography”. We have no shortage of examples. Seriously. In all their pain and detailed examples of how the art and business of...

A Few Spots Are Open in the Upcoming Workshops

8 WEEK PORTRAIT WORKSHOP ONE One of the most popular workshops we do. This is an intense, shooting workshop where we study the work of 8 top level photographers to learn what they do, how they do it and why. MORE INFORMATION HERE Be sure to watch the video on the...

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP INFORMATION

TWO WORKSHOPS AND A WEBINAR COMING UP 8 WEEK PORTRAIT WORKSHOP ONE One of the most popular workshops we do. This is an intense, shooting workshop where we study the work of 8 top level photographers to learn what they do, how they do it and why. MORE INFO HERE. 8 WEEK...

March Madness: 28; Showing Motion

Showing Motion In a Still Image by Sarah Flannery Our most recent P52 assignment was a to portray the concept of "speed."  The image was to be used in billboards and magazine ads for a local motorcycle and bicycle delivery company.  I quickly came to the conclusion...

March Madness: 26; Photographing Cosmetics

PHOTOGRAPHING COSMETICS By Anjali Fong ASSIGNMENT: Shoot an ad for a local cosmetics company. Use something as a prop to help stage the cosmetic(s) you choose to shoot. Perhaps a stone, or a flower, or a lovely piece of wood. Set off the cosmetic item with a single,...

March Madness: 23; Retouching a Headshot

Portrait/Head shot Retouching Tutorial: By Alex Baker Most portraits need some amount of retouching in Photoshop to help them look their best, and to an extent, many clients expect it. The most important thing to remember when retouching is to do everything on a...

March Madness: 21; A Unique Pour Shot

The Beauty of the Pour by John McAllister Freezing the movement of liquid will always captivate the viewer.  Each snap of the shutter creates a unique image. Take a moment to think about the multitude of variables involved in the simple act of pouring a wine into a...

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