Photography Lighting Basics #3 : One Light Photography

INTRODUCTION LIGHTING TIPS Welcome to part 3 of the lighting basics series, One Light Photography. In this guide, we will dive into the practical tips that we missed in the previous session – How to use one light to rule them all.       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Flash Tips Section B Off Camera Section C Constant Light Closing What Next?     SECTION A FLASH TIPS Slap the flash on, turn it to auto, point it forward and fire away. That is probably the instinct of most beginners, and…

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The Otaku Guide to Becoming a Cosplay Photographer

INTRODUCTION I AM COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHER Welcome to a guide on how to become a cosplay photographer. Yeah. It’s kind of a weird guide for me to be writing. But as I was researching for some cosplay photography stuff, Google actually suggested this search phrase – Which means that enough people are actually interested in cosplay photography. It’s a good sign, that I am not alone in this. So here, let senpai share some thoughts, memes and experience in this session.         NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Getting In Section B Private Shoots…

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Photography Lighting Basics #2 : Flash Photography Basics

INTRODUCTION LOST IN LIGHTING Welcome to part 2 of photography lighting basics – flash photography basics. The following few guides will be specially dedicated to help people not get lost with flash lighting in ridiculous ways. Firstly, stop popping a flash while taking landscape photos (if you are still doing so). Just give it a thought. Will a tiny little popup flash light up an entire city? The answer is obviously no, so don’t waste your battery and stop looking like an idiot while doing so. Secondly, never fire a flash directly…

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How to Edit Amazing Landscape Photos

NTRODUCTION UNLIMITED CREATIVITY! Welcome to a guide on how to edit landscape photos. I understand that editing can be a difficult topic to get started with, especially when there are no limits to creativity. There are endless ways to go about editing, and not a single “correct way” to get started. To top it up, there are a ton of editing bibles out there, and everyone has a different approach to editing. So this is what I will do instead. I will share my own editing process, and pack this guide with editing tips…

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9 Ways to Create Smoke for Photography

INTRODUCTION A SMOKY SITUATION? Welcome to my guide on how to create smoke for photography. Want to add some drama and epic to your photos? Smoke and fog is probably one of those answers, but most photographers will run into a wall with this – Where do we even get smoke from? After searching much of the Internet, I have found several ways to create smoke for photography. I put my hands to try some of those, and compiled a list plus my thoughts on each method.      …

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Photography Lighting Basics #1 : The Concepts

INTRODUCTION ALL ABOUT LIGHT Welcome to my guide on photography lighting basics. Lighting has always been the photographer’s best friend and biggest bugbear. Use it right, you get an award-winning photo. Get it wrong, just hide that photo, and never let people set eyes on it. This will be an ongoing series to walk you through the basics, taking you from “what?!” to “aha!”. This first guide will walk you through the basic concepts of light that are related to photography. It will be quite boring, but hopefully, you will have a…

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How To Do Levitation Photography in 5 Ninja Ways

INTRODUCTION THE MAGIC OF LEVITATION PHOTOGRAPHY Welcome to my humble guide on how to do levitation photography, where I will show you guys the magic to make people fly… or at least make it look like so. Sadly, human’s cannot fly. Luckily, humans are smart. We shall dive into five methods of doing levitation photography, and only one of them will involve Photoshop. So you purists don’t have to worry too much – this is 80% purist friendly and 4/5 Photoshop free guide. Some sugar added, but no preservatives. Now onto creating…

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Photoshop VS Lightroom. Which is better?

INTRODUCTION THE AGE OLD QUESTION Aliens versus Predator, Marvel versus Capcom, and the age old question, Photoshop versus Lightroom. Putting the other apps aside, I guess this is also the first question people who are interested in photo editing will ask. Which is the better app for editing, Photoshop or Lightroom? What is the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom? I know, there are already a lot of these “difference” articles out there. So I shall do something a little more than the rest. Apart from an apple orange comparison, I shall add a bit of history and my personal experiences with…

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The Big Picture : How To Shoot Panorama

INTRODUCTION PANORAMA IS INVENTED BY A HIPPIE PHOTOGRAPHER. NOT. Before we start the proper lesson on how to shoot panorama, I have an embarrassing confession to make… and it is very important for you guys to know the correct history. Know what? I used to think panorama as “pan-o-rama”, invented by a hippie photographer who wore an artist beret hat and panned a camera around to create an ultra wide photo. Well, I was wrong. I later learnt that Panorama is a Greek word, and it meant wide or “all sight” of that sorts. There is even a city…

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Should Photographers Give Out RAW Files?

INTRODUCTION THE RAW QUESTION This has been an age old question since RAW files were invented – Should photographers give RAW files to their clients or friends? I believe a small group of people have absolutely no issues in doing so, but why are some people making such a big fuss over this? For those who are new to digital photography, RAW files are the pure, unedited versions of your photos. It is something like the film negatives of the days past. If anyone has a hold of the RAW files, he/she…

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