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How Does Your Significant Other Feel When You Work With Models?

If you're a photographer who works with models, your line of work can naturally put you in situations that could easily make a significant other uncomfortable. This interesting video examines how one couple overcame their initial issues with exactly that.

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Author: Alex Cooke
Posted: November 18, 2017, 1:33 am

Five Fun and Cheap Items for Creative Portraiture

It's easy to get caught up in thinking of only photographically intended accessories when trying to expand your creativity and as a byproduct, getting locked into paying photography accessory prices. However, with a little imagination, some very cheap items can make for inspiring and fun portraits.

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Author: Alex Cooke
Posted: November 18, 2017, 12:34 am

Why Eliminating Background Distraction Is a Critical Aspect of Any Retouching Workflow

When retouching we often place a strong focus on the primary subject of the photo, often demoting other aspects of the image as a fleeting second thought. Which makes sense, the primary subject of the photo is the most important aspect of a photo. This is why it is so important to pay attention to the background, if the background is distracting the viewer from focusing on the subject there is a tremendous loss of coherency throughout the image.

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Author: Ryan Cooper
Posted: November 17, 2017, 11:30 pm

Combine Photos and Create Collages in Photoshop with Layer Masks

Utilizing layer masks within Photoshop isn't going to be anything new to some of you but if you are one who is somewhat unfamiliar with using masks in your work then this quick tutorial by Colin Smith, with photoshopCAFE, is just for you. Layer masks are best known for hiding or revealing sections of an image in a non-destructive manner. This could be compared to an eraser tool that can be reversed at any time without having to resort to your history panel. Even though the history panel in Photoshop CC now lets you set the controls to record up to 1000 history states, by using layer masks you don't have to undo all of your work in a sequential order in order to go back and modify the layer that you are masking.

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Author: Rex Jones
Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:31 pm

'Photographing The World 3' Behind The Scenes Episode 4

"Photographing The World 3" behind the scenes continues today with Episode 4. In this episode, we visit the most beautiful, and also most disastrous location of the trip, Pietrapertosa Italy.

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Author: Lee Morris
Posted: November 17, 2017, 9:31 pm

Marketing on Facebook Just Got Smarter

According to a news update by Facebook, there are more than 1.2 billion people who are connected via Facebook to a small business in another country. In an age where digital products and online services are easier to create and sell, it naturally makes sense to open up target markets across borders. Last year Facebook introduced cross-border solutions in order to help business connect to the ever increasing mobile market through the social media platform. Facebook just recently updated the marketing options available for businesses who use the platform to market to customers online. There are four new market targeting options, within the Facebook Business module that allow you to connect with new customers who live in areas that would previously have been more difficult to identify.

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Author: Rex Jones
Posted: November 17, 2017, 8:22 pm
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How to Fix Light Leaks in Film Cameras

 

By: Shawnee Union

Originally published on Apr 30, 2017

If you use vintage cameras at some point you need to change you light seals. I’ll go over over how to easily do it and the tools you’ll need as well.

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Note by Camaras.net:  Other very good tutorial on how to replace light seals here:> (MattsclassicCameras.com)

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Zine – A Way to Publish and Promote Your Photography

 

By: Ted Vieira

Originally published on Apr 24, 2017

Zines are such a great way for photographers to publish and promote their photography that can really help their shots stand out.

If you’d like to download the digital zines that I talk about in the video, you can find those here:
http://minor11.com/emulsion-zine/

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How to Turn Helios Lenses into a DIY 30$ tilt Lens Baby

 

By: Mathieu Stern

Originally published on Mar 1, 2017

Today we will create some Lensbaby tilt shift lenses that cost 30$ and that are actually way better than the original which is ” just” 400$.
Using two soviet vintage Helios lenses and some rubber adapter, you can create some incredibly cool tilt effects for your portraits or landscapes.

Before every one starts to freak out, here are some interesting links for you :

here you can buy the Helios adapter for 10 $, it’s the one i use in the video :
http://www.horaczko.com/product/tilt

also I made a playlist of videos explaining how to create the same result from a tube of rubber.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

you can see the HD photos of the shoot on my blog :
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Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel to get the new episodes of the Weird Lens Challenge

Note By Camaras.net: Mathieu Stern’s Youtube Channel is highly recommended, it is entertaining and educational.

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Easy 35 Released: A new 3d Printed Pinhole Camera

Clint O’Connor is back with a new 3d Printed Camera the Easy 35, details follow;

Easy 35 3D Printed Pinhole Camera

Easy 35 3D Printed Pinhole Camera

The Easy 35 pinhole camera has now been published! If you want one and don’t have a 3D printer, you can use 3D Hubs or wait for someone to produce it on eBay or Etsy.

I wanted to create a new 3D printed pinhole camera that anyone with access to a 3D printer can make. The Easy 35 camera satisfies my goals of fast to print, cheap, and easy to make. Such a camera will appeal both to photographers and to educators wanting to teach principles of photography to youths. Based on 35mm film, the Easy 35 can be printed in half the time of a Flyer 6×6 and needs just a pinhole to assemble (at a bare minimum). A rubber band secures the top and black tape is used as the shutter.

The Easy 35 body is printed as one piece, incorporating the film chambers, rails, internal light baffles, and pinhole mount.  Such a camera is only possible with a 3D printer, since it cannot be done in one piece with conventional manufacturing techniques.  

Several copies can be printed at once on any 3D printer in black ABS or PLA.  Pinholes can be purchased or made with a needle and foil, and glued in or retained with an O-ring.

The Easy 35 camera is released in the spirit of open source, using the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 license, meaning anyone is free to make them or even sell them, as long as attribution is given to the designer and any remixes or derivations are shared alike.  The Easy 35 camera is or will shortly be available on YouMagine, Pinshape, and Thingiverse.

Details on the Easy 35 camera can be found on www.pinholeprinted.com (in Products).

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DIY WiFi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera

Do you feel inclined to build your own WIFI Raspberry PI Touchscreen Cloud connected Digital Camera?

Then head to this adafruit learning system page that will teach you exactly how to do that for less than U.S. $ 150.00

Here’s the video;

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