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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ready to Make the Plunge as a Professional Photographer?

How do you know you are ready to be a full-time professional photographer? You have a portfolio, website, some awards under your belt. Getting an outside opinion is a great way to gauge how others feel about your work and web site. There is a service called Eyeist that will review your work and give you their two cents on the state of your union. Their fees are very affordable considering in the past you would have had to hire a consultant or be in the industry to get well structured feedback. Check it out and see if you have what it takes to be a full-time professional photographer.


Creating a Beauty Light with a Book Light

If you don't already read Shane Hurlbut's blog, you should. He is a cinematographer but his techniques and insight will also enlighten photographers. Here's a cool tutorial he posted on creating a beauty light:


Skin Retouching Photoshop Tutorial

This is probably one of the best skin retouching Photoshop tutorials we've ever seen. When you get good at it like her, it will only take you about 5 minutes or so to retouch faces.


Let There Be Light

Here's a great video explaining how to get those awesome night/star/milky way shots: Let there be light from Kamil Tamiola on Vimeo.


Architecture Photographer Explains How He Hot that New York Magazine Cover Shot

Nice little story from the photographer who got that great half lit and half dark New York city shot on poynter.org.  


“Grounded” short film shot on DSLR

So, it's there's noting new about DSLRs being used to shoot TV shows or even feature films. But this short film "Grounded" looks pretty amazing. If nothing else, watch the first thirty seconds as it is pretty cool. Grounded from Kevin Margo on Vimeo.


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