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Fire Composite Tutorial

Photoshop tutorial: how to composite fire into portraits Take your simple portrait and spice it up with some photoshop skills. I created this tutorial so you can see the exact steps I took to combine fire into a portrait. The most important part of a portrait is the...

Freezing Motion in Food Photography

Food photography in motion is more appealing These are two examples of freezing motion in food photography. The first was taken inside. We lit it with continuous studio lights. My favorite part of the photo is the small backsplash on the background. I set the camera...

Tips for Smoke Bomb Photography

Learn a few tips that will improve your smoke bomb photography Smoke bomb photography is a creative technique that many photographers are trying out. Here are a few tips to help you improve your smoke bomb photography. Tip 1: You will most likely get the best photos...

3 Secrets to Amazing Photoshop Skills

Enhance your portraits by using 3 amazing photoshop skills In the three photos below, I used three simple techniques that stylized, personalized, and enhanced each photo. Photoshop skill #1 is to dodge and burn the highlights and shadows. It gives it a cool effect! ...

Branding Your Photo Business

Branding your photo business is all about your style Branding your business is all about your style. Think back to when you were a kid. When I was in the third grade my favorite color was tan. Can you believe that? Tan! I've never been a big fan of dramatic, intense...

Photoshop Tips

Take your ordinary to extraordinary with some Photoshop tip How did such an ordinary photo become such an extraordinary photo? Here are some Photoshop tips on how to create something great out of something not so great. Photoshop Tip 1: Focus on the eyes. Even...

How to Shoot in Harsh Light

Create dramatic portraits in harsh light Would you believe me if I told you this photo was shot outside with harsh light? You can still create beautiful work shooting in harsh light. You just need a few little tricks. Step one is to set your camera settings. In order...

Food Photography

Display your food photography in a creative way Another creative way to display your food photography is to create a moving image out of it. These pretzels have one part of the image moving and another that remains still. The image of the pretzels started out as a...

Pitch Perfect Movie Poster Spoof

How I made myself all the characters on Pitch Perfect Pitch Perfect has a variety of posters for each movie, and I knew I had to find one to recreate. Creating a spoof of the Pitch Perfect 3 movie poster took some sass as I attempted to copy them. I tried to pose like...

Secrets to a Killer Composite

Blend your photos and make something incredible Creating a killer composite is all about light and showing off your photoshop skills. These woods started out as a plain old photo that was uninteresting but had potential. The light was flat, but photoshop had the right...