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Ever Wondered How Photography Studios are Built?

Ever Wondered How Photography Studios are Built?

I love going through Pinterest and looking at all of the beautiful photography studios. Broncolor lights, clean lines, tripods that could support a small car, but in this video I go through the realities of making your own studio space.

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How to Build a Cheap Photographic Scrim

How to Build a Cheap Photographic Scrim

I love scrims. I don’t actually remember the last time that I did a photoshoot without one. In this video, I go over the different options as well as how I build my own scrims.

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Photographer Turns Huge Symphony Hall Into Darkroom, Before Taking and Developing a Portrait on Stage

Photographer Turns Huge Symphony Hall Into Darkroom, Before Taking and Developing a Portrait on Stage

Here’s the story of how one photographer turned a huge symphony hall into potentially the world’s largest darkroom. From the stage, he took a tintype portrait and developed it in front of a 1,400-strong audience.

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10 Tips to Make Your Photography Life Easier

10 Tips to Make Your Photography Life Easier

I admit it: I like easy, especially when it comes to photography. That’s why I’ve come to embrace these 10 tips that I have learned over the years. And most of them won’t cost you a penny to incorporate.

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Experimenting With Different Weird Lenses and an Anamorphic

Experimenting With Different Weird Lenses and an Anamorphic

An experimental photographer has mixed a series of weird lenses while keeping the same anamorphic lens in order to test out how the combinations impact the image quality and bokeh in its video capabilities. Some of the combinations gave interesting, shallow bokeh.

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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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How to Shoot Beautiful Natural Light Images in Your Shed

How to Shoot Beautiful Natural Light Images in Your Shed

If you have a good understanding of how light works, you may find that an expensive studio stuffed full of high-end strobes and funky diffusers is far from important when it comes to creating striking images. In this short video, photographer Irene Rudnyk shows you how to produce something remarkable using little more than a shed.

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How to Create an LED Panel out of an Old TV Monitor

How to Create an LED Panel out of an Old TV Monitor

As photographers and videographers, let’s be honest, we never have enough light equipment. But it can quickly become quite expensive! Thanks to DIY Perks, if you own an old TV that you don’t use anymore, you won’t have to break your bank account to add a new LED panel to your kit.

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Photographer Uses Vintage Lens From a 100-Year-Old World War Camera to Shoot Video on His Sony

Photographer Uses Vintage Lens From a 100-Year-Old World War Camera to Shoot Video on His Sony

A photographer has extracted the lens of Kodak’s Vest Pocket Camera, released in 1912, to test its capabilities shooting video on his Sony. Now over 100 years old, the VP Camera was revolutionary in its day, popular with soldiers throughout World War I.

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How to Unstick Two Filters That Are Stuck Together

How to Unstick Two Filters That Are Stuck Together

Use two threaded circular filters at once and you run a terrible risk: they might get stuck together. It happened to me when I was using a neutral density filter and a circular polarizer. Here’s how I got them unstuck.

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Developing Color Film Is a Lot Easier Than You Think

Developing Color Film Is a Lot Easier Than You Think

I enjoy shooting film from time to time. I like the process, the feel, and the whole “specialness” of it. Up until somewhat recently, I was afraid to develop myself, but this video from fantastic channel Eduardo Pavez Goye shows that developing film is a lot less scary than you may think.

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Photographer Turns Everyday Items Into Film Cameras, and They Actually Work

Photographer Turns Everyday Items Into Film Cameras, and They Actually Work

So widely available is industry-standard photographic equipment these days, the sight of a camera in any form is an everyday occurrence. Less frequently spotted are the creations of one UK-based artist, who transforms everyday items — including food — into functioning film cameras.

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Three Natural Light Hacks That Will Instantly Level up Your Photography Game

Three Natural Light Hacks That Will Instantly Level up Your Photography Game

What happens when you fly half way across the world to shoot portraits of a model on an exotic beach, but then realize the light is not as soft or usable as you thought? In this video, learn how you can sculpt the natural light the way you want to create the most flattering results.

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Seven Great Marcro Photography Ideas to Shoot at Home

Seven Great Marcro Photography Ideas to Shoot at Home

Getting started in macro photography isn’t too daunting. And once you’ve acquired the basic equipment, you’ll always be looking for tiny subjects to experiment with — let us show you a few for inspiration.

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