150+ Photography Tips

Revisiting women's hair and how a photographer should deal with it

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Revisiting women's hair and how a photographer should deal with it

If you happen to photograph a woman who has a long hair, you should be more vigilant. If you neglect the hair and focus on the facial features and other body parts only, the outcome may not be as satisfactory as you expect. The best trick you can try when capturing a portrait of a long-haired woman is to leave her hair to one side. Such approach will make it easier for you to focus. The hair of the subject should be placed at the opposite side of the key light source. For instance, if the key light is placed...

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A photographer's purpose and guide to using a large translucent reflector

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A photographer's purpose and guide to using a large translucent reflector

In certain cases, you will have to make your existing moonlight appear to be much larger. This happens often particularly when you are trying to photograph someone in a relatively dark area. Whenever there is a little ambient light and you still want the shot to be a perfect one, you have to use a Five in one reflector. It is true that the main purpose of a reflector is to reflect the existing light. However, you can use such reflector as a normal bounce surface for the flash you use. If you don’t have a ceiling or similar surface...

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Photographing a concert and other energetic scenes like a PRO

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Photographing a concert and other energetic scenes like a PRO

When you have to shoot a concert with energetic musicians, you will come across with complex lighting situations. In most of the cases, the musicians will appear too bright compared to the background; this brightness will be too much. Your aperture priority will not be able to handle this brightness. To get the best possible output, in this case, you will have to go for an underexposure. You should consider at least a stop’s underexposure to get more details of the performer. Rest of the details in the shadows can be highlighted during the post production process. As long as...

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Never miss a chance to ACCENTUATE the subject of a portrait

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Never miss a chance to ACCENTUATE the subject of a portrait

One of the main characteristics associated with a good portrait is a well accentuated subject. In order to make the subject stands out from the rest, you can consider various strategies. Most of the photographers consider Bokeh effect as an effective method to accentuate the subject of the portrait. Nevertheless, you can make the subject stands out perfectly using lighting on the scene. By adding some artificial light to the most ideal spot, you can make a subject stands out from the rest. When the artificial light illuminates the body of the subject, he or she will automatically be highlighted...

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A photographers guide to rectifying excessively orange skin

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A photographers guide to rectifying excessively orange skin

If you shoot a portrait during the golden hour (shortly after sunlight), the chances of rendering an orange color skin are more. However, you shouldn’t worry about excessively orange skin as you can get rid of it pretty easily. You can get rid of this issue straightforwardly if you manually white balance the image. However, manual white balancing can become somewhat difficult when you don’t have enough time. This is exactly why we should work with skin tones using image processing software like Adobe Lightroom. The main area you should work on in order to rectify orange skin is color...

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