5 Macro Photo Ideas to Shoot at Home

Want to get creative without leaving the comfort of your own home? Here’s a 5-minute video by COOPH that contains 5 ideas for macro photographs you can do with a small budget, simple gear, and everyday items. Here’s a rundown of what’s covered in the video (watch it for a closer look at each one): […]

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Recreating the First Color Photo Ever Made

In the “Olden Days,” professional science was still in its infancy. People who trained in science and practiced science were using every ounce of creativity and imagination at their disposal to discover the nature of the world. They were scrappy and inventive. In this article, I will outline a modern replication of the experiment that […]

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How to Pose Women Who Aren’t Models

Photographer Anita Sadowska made this helpful 14-minute video in which she shares tips and tricks for photographing women who don’t have any experience modeling and posing for the camera. With the help of photographer Irene Rudnyk, Sadowska demonstrates a number of simple poses and ways to think about making your subject look their best in […]

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10 Life Hacks for Your Photo Studio

Having a photography studio is fun, but it is even more fun when you start applying simple and cheap solutions plus common sense to make your shooting experience (and your clients’ experience) smoother. This is the list of what I think are the smartest and most useful photography studio life hacks. #1. Transparent Rubber Hairbands […]

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Building a Photo-Editing Computer on the Cheap

Having returned to photography after a lay-off of some years, I had discovered a whole new world, where, among other things, computers had largely replaced darkrooms. It soon became apparent that my Windows 10 laptop was sadly underrated for the tasks required. I began to research alternatives. I fairly quickly decided that while a top […]

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The One Light Whiskey Shot

This article is for all of the new photographers new to lighting and to all who think they are limited by their lack of gear! I will show you how you can create this whiskey image with just one light, in-camera, and with no editing. Here’s the video version of this tutorial and walkthrough: Most […]

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How to Light Glass in a Studio

What is the best way to light glass? Glass doesn’t look good when you shine light directly at it. It soaks up the light it doesn’t define it. It just gives you specular highlights little pinpoints that don’t photograph well. Glass looks the best when you look through it and shine something bright behind it. […]

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