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Experimental Shoots: Cinematographs

Working with Mary Addison from "Gunpowder, Treason and Plot" we've been building some cinematographs.

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Artemis Fauna (video)

"Nudes Deconstructed" - a short YouTube video discussion of an image.

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What can you shoot in 5 minutes?

At a recent workshop I was being a bit mean and had a deliberately difficult setup - because let's face it, you don't learn from the easy stuff right?

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Special Effects with Layering and Montage

The intent behind these first two images is to layer the cloth or clothes over the nude image, to give a controlled sense of translucency to the materials.

10 Post Processing Tips to Improve Your Portraits

1) Set your picture style to neutral in your camera Doesn't matter whether you shoot RAW or JPEG. Set the style to neutral so you are in control of the post processing adjustments for sharpness, saturation, etc.

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Artemis Fauna - making low contrast and gentle colours work (video)

"Nudes Deconstructed" - a short YouTube video discussion of an image.

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Acting The Photographer (video)

A short YouTube photography tip

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5 Simple pictures that show why 100m focal length is best

This is really one of my biggest peeves about photographers shooting portraits. Lots of photographers will insist on using wide angles lenses - where wide angle is anything less than 70mm.