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This Videographer Used LEDs in Time Square, and the Results Are Stunning

This Videographer Used LEDs in Time Square, and the Results Are Stunning

Shooting out on location in a busy environment like New York City can be extremely difficult. When dealing with police, public safety, traffic, and pedestrians, it can often be near impossible to create the look you want without sacrificing your lighting. The way videographer David Geffin tackled these issues in his latest project, “Let’s Dance,” is pretty brilliant.

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The Art of Photography, Climbing, and Risk Taking with Ted Hesser

The Art of Photography, Climbing, and Risk Taking with Ted Hesser

It’s 2010, and a young Ted Hesser is in Nepal, rappelling into a cave from a mega-sketchy anchor: Two pieces of two-foot rebar hammered in the mud. He’s joined an expedition team, supported by National Geographic and The North Face, and it just so happens to be Cory Richards’ first-ever photo assignment for arguably the most well-known publication in the world.

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Three Tips for On-Land Mermaid Photography

Three Tips for On-Land Mermaid Photography

Whether on land or underwater, photographing mermaids has become almost a whole new genre in itself. It has gained popularity in recent years creating whole mermaid communities as well. There are a few tips on creating a great portrait for your mermaid clients.

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The Toughest Shoot of My Career? How I Shot this Series of Action Images

The Toughest Shoot of My Career? How I Shot this Series of Action Images

I relish a challenge and I knew this job was going to be hard, but I had no idea how much improvisation would be required to complete this shoot and come away with images that worked for the client. Huge venue, one light, complex action, no reccy visit, and just six hours to get it all done.

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Popping Balloons for Some Creative Photography

Popping Balloons for Some Creative Photography

Crazy high shutter speeds can lead to some pretty awesome photos as you capture things that simply happen too fast for our eyes and brains. This video brings some simple, easy, and fun shots your way using those super quick shutter speeds.

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BTS of John Wick 3: Bike Fight Scene

BTS of John Wick 3: Bike Fight Scene

Every well-known movie has specific scenes it is famous for. This is the case with the bike fight scene in John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum, where we take a glimpse behind the scenes to see how the production team made that action choreography.

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Behind the Scenes on a Budget Shower Shoot

Behind the Scenes on a Budget Shower Shoot

Photography is about telling a story. Sometimes you are easily able to get a location that helps tell that story, other times you have to improvise. If you are looking to shoot a model in a shower, but don’t have access to one large enough for a photo shoot with your lighting gear, there are options to reproduce a shower scene.

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An Easy Clean and Inexpensive Soft Light Setup for Shooting On Location

An Easy Clean and Inexpensive Soft Light Setup for Shooting On Location

Today, I thought I’d take you through the sometimes agonizing process of figuring out the best way to light on location and some of the tools and techniques I use to get around the obstacles.

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How I Shot This Using Rear Curtain Sync and Mixing Strobe With LED Continuous Light

How I Shot This Using Rear Curtain Sync and Mixing Strobe With LED Continuous Light

As a photographer, I am not someone with extensive experience in using artificial continuous light. What better way to push yourself forward than to find something you aren’t familiar with and dive in head first? Self-growth for the win!

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Behind the Scenes: Photographing the MetLife Monster Energy Supercross Race

Behind the Scenes: Photographing the MetLife Monster Energy Supercross Race

I mostly shoot non-ball type of sports like surfing, sailing, skate, motocross, and of course, my favorite the Monster Energy Supercross series.

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Why Cinematographers Use Different Lenses

Why Cinematographers Use Different Lenses

Lens choice affects everything about a scene in a movie. In this video for Vanity Fair, Newton Thomas Sigel explains some of the reasons why cinematographers choose wide angle, normal, and telephoto lenses.

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Toy Photographer Shows How He Shot a Spooky Image of Jason From ‘Friday the 13th’

Toy Photographer Shows How He Shot a Spooky Image of Jason From 'Friday the 13th'

Halloween is just around the corner, folks, so it’s time to start getting those creepy, creative ideas out of that weird head of yours and into your camera. What better place to start than in the comfort of your own home?

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Are You a Photo Snob?

Are You a Photo Snob?

In the quest to become a professional photographer, it is really easy to come to the conclusion that anything we shoot from that point forward must be for our portfolio and must be within our lane. This line of thinking can quickly lead to photography burnout and losing our love for the art/practice/business.

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Three Options for Natural Light Boudoir Setups

Three Options for Natural Light Boudoir Setups

Michael Sasser has shared what he calls his most valuable video on his channel to date. Working with 100 percent natural light, he decided to make this video to help other boudoir photographers understand the importance of lighting.

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Why It’s Important to Know Your Value as a Photographer

Why It's Important to Know Your Value as a Photographer

In the world of professional photography, the value of our work doesn’t always line up with our client’s budgets. But as tempting as it is to take the money and run, holding firm can often be more profitable in the end.

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Real-Time In-Camera VFX: Next Generation of Filmmaking

Real-Time In-Camera VFX: Next Generation of Filmmaking

Visual effects (VFX) are a great way of achieving spectacular results when the budget doesn’t allow filming for real or it’s too risky for the actors. Up till now, these were achieved mostly by filming on green or blue screens. This new way of filmmaking presents a way for shooting scenes with VFX directly in camera.

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