Understanding Portrait Lenses: Part-2

In the second installment of this 2-part tutorial, Mark Wallace demonstrates the differences between wide angle and telephoto lenses for portrait photography. This video debunks the myth that wide angle lenses distort faces, shows why you should use longer zoom lenses in the studio, even a small studio. Mark also walks through the process of using a 35mm lens for environmental portraits.

Creating The Realistic HDR Image

Tim Cooper gives a thorough explanation of how to carefully expose your images. Using Manual Mode, the Spot Meter, and auto bracketing you’ll be able to create a perfect series of images for effortless blending back on the computer. Lightroom adjustments such as Chromatic Aberration, pre-sharpening, and Camera Profiles are important first step alterations, so Tim shows you how to pre-process and create presets for maximum speed and quality.

Photography After Dark with Roman Kurywczak

Whether you are looking to capture the drama of the star filled skies or the glamour and sparkle of the city lights from a helicopter, Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak shares with you how todays new fast glass has changed what is possible for the modern digital photographer. Roman shares with you all his settings so you can go out and start capturing these exciting images of your very own.

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Essentials of Creative Composition in Landscape Photography with Robert Rodriguez Jr.

Strong composition is one of the essential ingredients of landscape photography, yet many still find the ability to make strong images difficult and elusive. While the art of composition is learned through practice and experience, there are fundamental concepts and approaches that can help to improve your ability to make stronger images. In this presentation, Robert Rodriguez Jr. shares some of what he thinks are the key elements of strong composition in landscape photography and how you might apply them to your own image making.

A portrait session with a twist

A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what’s in front of it.  To prove this six photographers were invited to a portrait session with a twist. ‘Decoy’ is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens. The photographers who participated in this experiment: Chris Meredith, Jin Lim, Lyndal Irons, Kate Disher-Quill, Franky Tsang and Tristan Stefan Edouard.