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5 creative ways to use monopod and improve your videos

DIYPhotography Have you ever tried any of these tricks? 5 creative ways to use monopod and improve your videos Do you use a monopod? It’ definitely a useful tool for photographers and filmmakers, and it comes in handy when we can’t use a tripod. Jordy Vandeput from Cinecom gives you a few tips how to make the use of monopod creative in the videos. In his brief tutorial, you will see five ideas to maximize t… Read More at DIY […]

Creative Ideas for Unique Wedding Ring Photography

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Creative Ideas for Unique Wedding Ring Photography If you’ve ever wanted to spruce up your jewelry photography but weren’t sure exactly what to do, check out this video from wedding photographer Greg Moment. You won’t believe the effects he comes up with using super simple props and a pen light: In the photography world, it’s easy to fall into the m… Read More at Picture Correct

Tips (and examples) for creative angles for portraits ▶️

Digital Photography School Tips (and examples) for creative angles for portraits ▶️ https://digital-photography-school.com/portrait-angles-for-beginners-a-visual-guide/ Read More at Digital Photography School

Tips for Planning and Capturing a Creative Portrait

Digital Photography School This tutorial will help you create some pretty unique portraits Tips for Planning and Capturing a Creative Portrait Taking your portraits to the next level goes beyond just a photo of the subject’s face. Here are some tips for making a creative portrait. Read More at Digital Photography School

Are Prime Lenses Sharper & “More Creative” Than Zooms? Watch the Video & Share Your Views

Shutterbug Magazine Jump in and tell us what you think. Are Prime Lenses Sharper & “More Creative” Than Zooms? Watch the Video & Share Your Views Optical technology has advanced dramatically since the early days of zoom lenses when the consensus among serious photographers was that prime lenses offered far greater sharpness, resolution, color rendition and contrast than zoom lenses. In the video below, Matt Granger discusses that “misconcepti… Read More at Shutterbug.com

How to Use a Prism to Make Creative Photo Effects

Digital Photography School This is a fun photography project that will get you some creative images. How to Use a Prism to Make Creative Photo Effects A simple prism is a fun way to make some creative photo effects. Here are some tips to give it a try yourself. Read More at Digital Photography School

A Look at the Creative Work of X-Ray Photographer Nick Veasey

PetaPixel This guy shoots with an X-Ray camera. A Look at the Creative Work of X-Ray Photographer Nick Veasey Photographer Nick Veasey has made a name for himself by photographing large objects using X-Rays instead of visible light. The 6-minute video above is a lo Read More at PetaPixel

5 Creative Uses for the Super Versatile 50mm Lens

Digital Photography School Who owns a 50mm lens? Here’s some 5 things to do with it. What do you do with yours most? 5 Creative Uses for the Super Versatile 50mm Lens If you want to make better use of your humble 50mm lens, try these 5 creative uses for it to take your photography to the next level. Read More at Digital Photography School

The Whip Pan: A Creative Off-Camera Flash Night Portrait Technique

Fstoppers This is an awfully cool technique. The Whip Pan: A Creative Off-Camera Flash Night Portrait Technique Don’t get me wrong, natural light and golden hour are gorgeous and a huge part of what we do. But, in addition to these types of photographs, we have built our name on imagery that differs from the typical wedding or couples photograph. Our studio (Lin and Jirsa Photography) has become known for uni… Read More at Fstoppers

Creative Photographer Brings Action Figures to Life in Fun and Funny Ways

PetaPixel Spiderman’s so cheeky… Creative Photographer Brings Action Figures to Life in Fun and Funny Ways Japanese Instagrammer Hotkenobi is making quite a name for himself, gaining thousands of followers who appreciate his talent for bringing superhero action Read More at PetaPixel

Here is how to kickstart your Inspiration when you are hitting a creative wall

DIYPhotography Here is how to kickstart your Inspiration when you are hitting a creative wall Here is how to kickstart your Inspiration when you are hitting a creative wall Ever find yourself needing the inspiration to create an image, but you just can muster up any from anywhere. It happens to all us all, don’t worry. Recently I had to create an image for Dark realm Collectives latest Artpack, urban nightmares. I searched and searched for inspiration, but it didn’t […]

Creative lighting for first dance photos

Strobox Wedding photographers might find this interesting. http://digitalphotobuzz.com/creative-lighting-for-first-dance-photos Creative lighting for first dance photos One part of the wedding day that I really love to photo… Read More at Strobox

An Introduction to Creative Portrait Techniques

Fstoppers Time to get creative! An Introduction to Creative Portrait Techniques Half the fun of shooting portraits is the veritable multitude of ways you can use photographic techniques and creative ideas to represent a person. This fun video will show you three such techniques that only require bare-minimum equipment and a subject. Read More at Fstoppers

How to Improve Your Art – The Creative Process in Photography

Digital Photography School These tips will help you work toward creating stronger images with purpose and meaning, leading to far more creative photography. How to Improve Your Art – The Creative Process in Photography Here are some tips to help you improve your art and work on the creative process in your photography. Read More at Digital Photography School

Have Fun Making Unique Portraits with These Creative Tips & Tricks (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine Step outside your comfort zone have get creative. Have Fun Making Unique Portraits with These Creative Tips & Tricks (VIDEO) One way to have fun with photography and get the creative juices flowing is to step out of your comfort zone and do things a bit differently. The quick tutorial below will help you do just that by offering a variety of fun tips and tricks for shooting portraits. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Add Some Pizzazz to Your Portraits with These Cheap and Creative DIY Tricks (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine Up your game with these 6 portrait hacks. Add Some Pizzazz to Your Portraits with These Cheap and Creative DIY Tricks (VIDEO) Earlier this week we showed you how to make great portraits on the cheap with three simple setups. In the video below you’ll learn how to up your portrait game even further with 6 clever hacks that you can create for virtually nothing. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Creative Photography Lighting with a Cracker Box

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Creative Photography Lighting with a Cracker Box When it comes to photography you are limited only by your imagination. Seemingly improbable objects can be used to produce images that are breathtaking. Academy of Photography shares an experiment in creative lighting, using something you normally wouldn’t associate with portrait lighting—an empty b… Read More at Picture Correct

6 Creative Portrait Photography Tricks

PictureCorrect Photography Tips 6 Creative Portrait Photography Tricks Looking to spice up your studio shots? The photographers at Shootr have put together a few concepts for your next photo shoot using things you’re likely to find lying around your house: 1. Foil Backdrop Start out by taking out a few sheets of aluminum foil and crinkling them up. Wrap each sheet alon… Read More at Picture Correct

Success as a Creative: The Only Way to Be a Professional Is to Be Professional

Fstoppers Want to be a professional? Be professional. Success as a Creative: The Only Way to Be a Professional Is to Be Professional There’s a certain mysticality that often gets assigned to work as a creative — the gifted artist that somehow conjures genius from thin air. This image is inaccurate at best, and it’s downright poisonous for the artist themselves to subscribe to it. Here’s how a professional really thinks and works. Read More at Fstoppers

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Strobox A few lighting hacks. https://t.co/5EkeOFjsRL 5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try From shopping bags to cheap LED strips, watch these tutorial videos and get creative with your lighting experiments this week! Read More at Strobox

Photographer Makes Ocean Waves Look Like Mountain Waves Using Creative Photo Com…

Exposure Guide Photographer Makes Ocean Waves Look Like Mountain Waves Using Creative Photo Composition http://goo.gl/GkoXD2 If you don’t scrutinize these images you would swear that they were photographs of rugged mountains, shot in some desolate region of the earth. Look closer and you will realize that these images are actually ocean waves, shot at their peak as they glide through the sea’s unpredictable surface. It’s a terrifying sight, and must be really frightening if you saw it in person. Read […]

Adobe Creative Cloud Apps Coming to Chromebooks

Popular Photography Soon, Chromebooks will have access to some awesome Creative Cloud apps from Adobe. Adobe Creative Cloud Apps Coming to Chromebooks Read More at Popular Photography

You Will Get Bored of Photography, You Will Be Disenchanted With Creativity | Fstoppers

  You Will Get Bored of Photography, You Will Be Disenchanted With Creativity | Fstoppers We’re supposed to love what we do and never get tired of it, right? You can love image-making with every fiber of your being and still need a break from it, and to ignore that need is detrimental to your mental health and creativity. After all, that’s society’s impression: the obsessive creative, right? read more at fstoppers.com  

‘Stranger Things’ Season Two Supercut of Creative Edit Transitions

Fstoppers “Stranger Things” fan? Check this out. ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two Supercut of Creative Edit Transitions Everyone’s favorite nostalgic sci-fi series debuted its second season on Netflix just a few weeks ago, but if you’re like me, you took just a few days to watch all nine episodes. Among the many compelling things the Duffer Brothers pull off in their show, using clever scene transitions is something… Read More at Fstoppers

100+ Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions and Mixed Media Approaches

Strobox Some ideas that you might like to try. http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/creative-photography-ideas 100+ Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions and Mixed Media Approaches A collection of creative techniques, mixed media approaches and compositional ideas to inspire Photography students. Read More at Strobox

Aperture Foundation’s Creative Director, Lesley Martin, shares insights from a c…

Magnum Photos Aperture Foundation’s Creative Director, Lesley Martin, shares insights from a career working in photobook publishing: http://bit.ly/2rlvO8q PHOTO: Henry Holland menswear. Ramsbottom. England. GB. 2015. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos Read More at Magnum Photos

Looking for exposure? We will be posting photos with Creative Commons licences e…

500px Looking for exposure? We will be posting photos with Creative Commons licences every Wednesday. Want to be featured? Simply follow these instructions: https://hubs.ly/H08v4Gt0 This week’s free photo: “The Beautiful North” by Michael D Beckwith Profile: https://hubs.ly/H08v5VD0 #500px #500pxFreePhotoWednesday Read More at 500px

These Creative Photos Use Optical Illusions to Promote Pet Adoption

PetaPixel Brilliant idea. These Creative Photos Use Optical Illusions to Promote Pet Adoption Photographer Amol Jadhav and art director/retoucher Pranav Bhide recently created something awesome for World For All Animal Care And Adoptions in Mumbai. Read More at PetaPixel

Get Creative with Portrait Photography by Mixing Things Up with Lens Selection (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine Think differently! Get Creative with Portrait Photography by Mixing Things Up with Lens Selection (VIDEO) A tutorial we shared yesterday suggested that one way to increase your creativity is to ignore focal length rules and “think differently” when choosing a lens for various types of photography. In the video below, photographer/educator Mark Wallace demonstrates why there’s more than one perfect lens… Read More at Shutterbug.com

7 Tips for Capturing Creative Fall Photographs from British Landscape Pro Nigel Danson (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine Add a creative twist to your fall photos. 7 Tips for Capturing Creative Fall Photographs from British Landscape Pro Nigel Danson (VIDEO) A short time ago we featured some helpful advice from Nigel Danson on preparing yourself and your gear for capturing spectacular images during the beautiful autumn season. In this follow-up video, Danson offers seven great shooting tips for fantastic fall photos. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Creative Workhorse: HP Announces ZBook x2

Fstoppers New gear from HP! Creative Workhorse: HP Announces ZBook x2 HP has spent the past two years working with creatives and developing the latest ZBook x2. It’s got seriously impressive guts under the hood and works as a laptop or tablet, but is it enough for a demanding Lightroom or video editing workflow? Read More at Fstoppers

Here’s How a Photographer Made His Model Levitate for a Creative Real Estate Photograph (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine Magic carpet to the rescue! Here’s How a Photographer Made His Model Levitate for a Creative Real Estate Photograph (VIDEO) Selling a home isn’t easy in today’s challenging real estate market, so an enterprising young couple came up with an eye-catching concept they thought might attract attention to a home they were selling: They wanted the main photo for their listing to have an attractive model levitating on a magic c… Read More at Shutterbug.com

Lensbaby release new Sweet 80 lens and new Creative Bokeh Optic

DIYPhotography The new Lensbaby does look pretty sweet Lensbaby release new Sweet 80 lens and new Creative Bokeh Optic In the past, I’ve not really been big on the whole Lensbaby thing. But, having now tried a few of them in person, I can safely say they’re winning me over. The ‘Sweet’ range of lenses I particularly like for their aesthetic, especially when paired up with a Composer. Now lensbaby have launched a new… Read More at DIY Photography

How to make creative abstract photos with a kettle of boiling water

DIYPhotography You can try this out next time you make tea How to make creative abstract photos with a kettle of boiling water There are plenty of opportunities for creative photos all around your home. And one pretty cool idea comes from a Swedish photographer Micael Widell. He uses a glass kettle of boiling water, speedlights with colored gels and a macro lens to get some abstract photos. There are plenty of ways to play… Read More at DIY Photography

Kick Off the Weekend with 5 Fun Camera Hacks for More Creative Photographs (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine Now you having something to do this weekend! Kick Off the Weekend with 5 Fun Camera Hacks for More Creative Photographs (VIDEO) What better way to wrap up the week than with five fun camera hacks you can try over the weekend? In the one-minute tutorial below, you’ll learn some tricks to boost creativity and add “wow” to photos and videos. Read More at Shutterbug.com

How Photographers Can Get Out of a Creative Slump

“I hear a lot of creatives say, ‘I didn’t make anything today because I just didn’t feel it.’ But I wonder if we have to feel it before we create something.” How Photographers Can Get Out of a Creative Slump Professional photographer and filmmaker Sean Tucker has produced editorials for established corporate clients. He has accrued thousands of followers on platforms like Youtube and Instagram. He even creates tutorials for fellow photographers learning the ropes. Yet, he still experiences doubts […]

How to fight creative jealousy… and get back to work

How to fight creative jealousy… and get back to work How to fight creative jealousy… and get back to work I’m sure we all feel jealous of other artists sometimes, more or less often. But jealousy is an emotion that doesn’t do us good, and it just blocks us from improving. Photographer Sean Tucker discusses this topic in his latest video, and it’s something we should all watch and think about it. In this… Link to the full Popular Photography […]

Is Social Media the Death of Creativity or the Birth of a New Creative Era?

It’s complicated. Is Social Media the Death of Creativity or the Birth of a New Creative Era? I often think back to what it must’ve been like being a photographer before the birth of the Internet, the social media craze, and the hunt for likes, shares, and follows. Photography was less convoluted before the dawn of the digital age, with specialist magazines and museum and art gallery submiss… Link to the full Fstoppers Facebook post

Photoshop Basics: Learn a Simple Trick Using Layer Masks for Creative Effects (VIDEO)

Quck, simple, and effective! Photoshop Basics: Learn a Simple Trick Using Layer Masks for Creative Effects (VIDEO) Unmesh Dinda is one of our most popular Photoshop instructors, and in this basic tutorial he demonstrates how add creative effects to a photograph with a simple Photoshop Layer Mask trick. Link to the full Shutterbug Magazine Facebook post

Creative Macro Photography of Everyday Things

Creative Macro Photography of Everyday Things Being imaginative is part of the job of being a creative photographer. But many photographers don’t walk the extra mile to get unique images. That, however, doesn’t apply to Dennis Bohman. I use a macro lens to photograph ordinary things in imaginative ways Bohman is a Swedish photographer based out… Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post