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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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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

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

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

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➜ 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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