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Hack Your Camera and Taser Your Subjects, Yes Really

Hack Your Camera and Taser Your Subjects, Yes Really

Hacked cameras, tasers, and portrait photography are not elements you’d usually find together, and for very good reason too! This creative programmer is about to combine all these things for some hilarious photographic results.

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Ask the Pros: Five Tips for Better Portrait Photography

Ask the Pros: Five Tips for Better Portrait Photography

Portrait photographers know how overwhelming it can feel to create work that depends on collaboration with a complete stranger. With this in mind, I asked five professional photographers in central Texas for their top portrait photography tips.

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The Bold and Colorful Fashion Photography of Richard Terborg

The Bold and Colorful Fashion Photography of Richard Terborg

Richard Terborg is a conceptual fashion, portrait and fine-art photographer from Holland. Known for his bold and crazy colors, Richard is just as bold and crazy in real life. In a fun way, not a ruin your life way.

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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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5 Hours Left

5 Hours Left

For the last 5 days, 5DayDeal has featured the deal of the year including over $5,800 value in photography products and education for only $154. You have five more hours to save 97 percent on products from dozens of industry leaders.

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Want to Improve Your Headshot Photography?

Want to Improve Your Headshot Photography?

Peter Hurley is one of the industry’s best headshot photographers. For the next few days, you can get Peter’s tutorial, The Art Behind the Headshot, along with dozens of other photography resources for 97% off.

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Is 100MP Overkill? Testing the FUJIFILM GFX 100

Is 100MP Overkill? Testing the FUJIFILM GFX 100

I’ve used older digital medium format cameras in the past but the FUJIFILM GFX 100 is the most powerful camera I’ve ever held in my hand.

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Here’s Why People Hardly Ever Smiled in Old-Time Photographs

Here's Why People Hardly Ever Smiled in Old-Time Photographs

Why does vintage photography gives some people “the willies”? Whether or not you’ve noticed this, the portrait subjects in the oldest black and white images are almost always glaring sternly into the lens.

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Shooting Portraits at an Insane 900mm

Shooting Portraits at an Insane 900mm

There is really no convincing professional reason to shoot portraits at a focal length of 900mm, and I am not going to sit here and try to convince you that there is. But sometimes, we do things for fun, just because we can. And that’s exactly what happened when this photographer team decided to shoot portraits at such a crazy focal length.

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The Conference and Trade Show Industry Are Changing for the Better: The Portrait Masters Conference

The Conference and Trade Show Industry Are Changing for the Better: The Portrait Masters Conference

Over the years I have had the pleasure of attending a handful of workshops, trade shows, and conferences, but the last two I have attended have been different, and the changes I see are exciting.

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Learn How to Shoot and Edit This Eye-Catching HDR Portrait

Learn How to Shoot and Edit This Eye-Catching HDR Portrait

You don’t always need to have a complicated lighting setup to shoot high-quality images, and in fact, with a bit of ingenuity and editing prowess, you can make some very creative photos. Check out this awesome video to see how this natural light HDR portrait was shot.

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Helpful Tips for Better Natural Light Portraits

Helpful Tips for Better Natural Light Portraits

Many photographers love to shoot natural light portraits for a variety of reasons, and with them come their own sets of challenges. This awesome video will give lots of tips to shoot better and more creative natural light portraits.

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How I Photographed This Model in Under an Hour and Got Her an Agency

How I Photographed This Model in Under an Hour and Got Her an Agency

There are a couple of ways for models to get into an agency, including hiring a photographer to take photos of them and using those to show an agency their range. This requires the photographer to work quickly and efficiently to get as many different looks as possible in a compressed amount of time to save them money.

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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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How I Shot This Self Portrait With Natural Light

How I Shot This Self Portrait With Natural Light

Most of my portraiture work is known for two things, lots of color and using strobes. I love self portraits to try out new techniques; it’s actually how I got myself started in photography, so for this self portrait I wanted to go in a totally different direction and take a shot with natural light and push it as far as I could.

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Why Shooting at ISO 100 May Not Be the Best

Why Shooting at ISO 100 May Not Be the Best

I see a lot of people asking what were the camera settings for this shot? While it differs in each situation, one common setting that seems to matter to many is shooting at ISO 100. Is that really the best setting to be shooting at?

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