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Building a Stock Catalog of Lifestyle Images Through Assignment Work and Adobe Stock

Building a stock photography portfolio and generating passive income can be one of the easiest ways a photographer can make money. However, creating a sizable portfolio that generates a worthwhile income month after month doesn't just happen overnight. Chances are you have already been shooting images suitable for stock without realizing it. With just a little planning and adjustment to how you see and approach assignments, you can turn your existing and future work into a growing stock catalog. Additionally, with stock sites like Adobe Stock built right into your Creative Cloud, submitting, tracking, and learning what sells is a relatively easy task.

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Author: Michael DeStefano
Posted: January 17, 2018, 8:04 pm

Wedding Photographer Accused of Fat-Shaming after Over-Editing Engagement Photos

Would you take the liberty to Photoshop an image so drastically that it offends your clients? That’s exactly what one wedding photographer did when they gave their client a “chin tuck.”

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Author: Dusty Wooddell
Posted: January 17, 2018, 7:04 pm

How to Use Bounce Flash With Four Unique Light Modifiers

I can still remember the first time I saw the effects of bounce flash. The soft natural light looked unlike anything I had seen from my little point and shoot's direct flash, and the resulting image looked so natural. Soon afterward I was introduced to off camera flash and a variety of light modifiers. The results between all of these lighting techniques were not subtle and I became obsessed with finding my favorite tools to light people. In today's video, I explain how one single flash both on and off camera, and a few light modifiers can give you the perfect light quickly and easily.

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Author: Patrick Hall
Posted: January 17, 2018, 6:04 pm

Shortcuts That Will Save You Time in Lightroom

Time is valuable. The next three minutes of this video could possibly save you a ton of time over the course of your editing career, and if there is absolutely anything I can do to speed up my Lightroom workflow, I’m all for it.

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Author: Dusty Wooddell
Posted: January 17, 2018, 5:02 pm

Getty's Royal Photographer Reveals Difficulties of Photographing the Family, Says Queen Doesn't Often Smile

Getty’s royal photographer has discussed the challenges the job brings - namely how it can be hard to get the right shot of the Queen since she often “can go a whole event where she's not smiling."

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Author: Jack Alexander
Posted: January 17, 2018, 4:02 pm

My Best Investment as a Photographer

As I set up to shoot an assignment last week, I found myself in a casual conversation with the owner of the location. He was also a photographer, and as I opened my Pelican case and began to set up my strobes, he commented on the fact that he owned the same one. He then lamented the fact that this particular kit was no longer made by the manufacturer. It had been discontinued and replaced by a new line of photographic debutants. I had no idea.

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Author: Christopher Malcolm
Posted: January 17, 2018, 3:02 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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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 :
https://tinyurl.com/jpz6rl3

►I N S T A G R A M : https://www.instagram.com/mathieustern/
►T W I T E R: http://twitter.com/Mathieustern
►F A C E B O O K : https://goo.gl/gKSJwC

You can buy the Photoshop Actions i used in this video :
http://mathieustern.com/photoshop-act…

IF YOU LIKE THESE VIDEOS, YOU CAN MAKE A KIND DONATION OF $2 OR $5 VIA PAYPAL :
(paypal email: mathieustern@yahoo.fr )
OR
SUPPORT ME AND MY EXPERIMENTS ON PATREON :
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New to my Channel?? Here are some playlists to get you started.

➜ Best Of – Watch These First : https://goo.gl/pC31Ae

➜ The Weird Lens Challenge : https://goo.gl/F14AmC

➜ The Cheap Weird Lens Reviews : https://goo.gl/4Esi2p

➜ How To / Tutorials : https://goo.gl/mMZlTk.

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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Tripods: How to Use Them, and Choose Them

 

By: steeletraining

Originally published on Feb 14, 2017

https://www.steeletraining.com – Learn how to use a tripod for photography and how to choose the right one for your needs. Video tutorial by Phil Steele.

For more free tutorials and photography courses visit: https://www.steeletraining.com/

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My Top 10 Best Photography & Camera Channels on Youtube

 

By: Chris Winter

Originally published on Feb 24, 2015

✅ Gordon Laing ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/cameralabs
✅ Christopher Frost ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/christop…
✅ Tony Northrup ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/VistaClues
✅ Jared Polin ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/JaredPolin
✅ David Thorpe ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/spogley
✅ Matt Granger ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/thatniko…
✅ Dave Cryer ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/davomrmac
✅ Digital Rev TV ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalR…
✅ PhotoRec Toby ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/camerare…
✅ The CameraStore TV ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCamer…
✅ Mike Browne ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/photoexp…
✅ Peter Gregg ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/PeterGregg

OTHER PLACES TO FIND ME:

😊 Chris Winter on Facebook ➜ http://bit.ly/chriswinterfacebook
😊 Chris Winter on Instagram ➜ http://bit.ly/chriswinterinstagram
😊 Chris Winter on Twitter ➜ http://bit.ly/chriswintertwitter
😊 Chris Winter on Google+ ➜ http://google.com/+itschriswinter

A BIT ABOUT ME:

Hey everyone, if you’re new to the channel, welcome! My name is Chris Winter and I run this channel which focuses mainly on photography and cinematography, with a bit of tech thrown is as well! Whether it’s Canon, Nikon, Panasonic or more, this is the place to hangout.

We’ve got a fantastic photography community here, where everyone’s welcome to comment and enjoy our wonderful hobby!

I always try and reply to nearly every comment, so feel free to comment if you’ve got a question, and I’ll try and get back to you as soon as possible.

WANT TO GET IN TOUCH?

📧 Well that’s pretty cool! Get in touch with me here: itschriswinter@gmail.com
💻 I also run a website about photography and cinematography over at http://itschriswinter.com

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CameraSim, Really cool apps and website

From the CameraSim Website  By: Jon Arnold  CameraSim Founder

I built CamersSim because I love photography, and I want to equip photography instructors everywhere with meaningful tools that helps them teach photography to their students.

While nothing can replace using a real camera, I’m proud of the role that CameraSim has played in enlightening budding photographers all over the world.

I’m always looking for feedback and ideas to help make CameraSim even better. If you have any you’d like to share, please drop me a line.

Thanks for visiting!

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