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    Food Photography Tips

    Food photography is definitely one of those genres where less is more. With portraits, cars, and interior architecture, for example, we can keep adding more and more light until we have it shaped perfectly for our needs. Add a kicker. Throw in a little more fill. Craft the light and direct the shadows. With food photography, however, making the food the star is usually a matter of carefully selecting a single large, diffused light source. Before you click over to B&H or Adorama in search of the biggest soft box you can find, take a few minutes to check out your windows. Nine times out of ten, a simple window will be all you need to create beautifully diffused back or side light. Lighting from the back or side will create dimension and highlight the textures in the food. As a portrait photographer, I found this to be a little counter-intuitive when I first started shooting food. Even though we CAN take stunning portraits with just one light, adding a fill light to soften the shadows or background lights to create separation is very common. Not so with food. The best light for food photography is the light they won’t even notice when they look at the photos. We want it as natural as possible. That’s one of the reasons why window light works so well. It also means, though, that there are going to be naturally occurring shadows. If you feel they need to be softened, or that some fill is necessary, use a bounce card..
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    Easy Tips for Photographing Food

    Taking great photographs of food is a hard-earned skill—after all, that's why some people are lucky enough to get paid for it. But it's also a lot easier to hone these days, no matter who you are; even a smartphone can yield gorgeous, high-quality images. Sure, professional cameras and lenses—provided you know how to use them—can make taking a great photo easier, but they're by no means necessary to the process. Just think of all the amazing Instagram feeds out there. What separates magazine-worthy photos from their less impressive counterparts isn't a fancy camera or expensive equipment. It's an understanding of what it takes to compose an appealing image and the confidence to execute your vision.
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    50 Portrait Retouching Tutorials

    Is it something that often happens to you? You just sit and keep on looking through your photos on the computer screen trying to take a closer look at your full-size pictures. And then it occurs to you that they didn’t really suck that much during the actual shoot? Of course, what you see during the shoot with your eyes and what you get after the photo session is not the same thing. But do not let your despair take possession of you! Photoshop will save the world with its advanced tools to smooth out skin and hair, optimize body proportions and emphasize some details with this fantastic tutorials.
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    52 Photography Projects

    Taking on a photography project is a great way to get yourself out of a photography rut and to bring some focus to your picture-taking. Placing some constraints on what you're going to take photos of or what camera gear you'll use really does force you to become more creative, too.
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    How To Take Charge Of Depth of Field In Your Photography

    Understanding how to control depth of field in your photographs is one way to take creative control of your images. When an image has a large depth field it means that everything from the foreground to the background is in focus. A shallow depth of field is when only a portion of the image is in focus. This can mean anything from the background being slightly soft to only a razor thin slice of the image being sharp. As an artist you don’t always want your images to appear exactly as your eye saw the scene. You want to draw the viewer’s eye to something in particular, to emphasize one thing over another in an image.
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    Logo and Poetry by Civet Musk

    Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).
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    Aquarelle by Adrien Donot

    French digital artist. Technology enthusiast at XXII Creative, a french digital studio in love with tech+art.
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    Conceptual Art by Moisés Martín Navas

    Moisés Martín Navas aka Dumaker is a 33 year old graphic designer / illustrator currently living and working in Albacete, Spain.
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  • Into the Polar Night

    Not long ago we represented you the wonderful selection of photographs by Vladimir Donkov, and today we are so happy to present you his first short movie with the subject name: “Into the Polar Night”.

    For those who didn’t know Vladimir’s work, he is a UK based outdoor photographer, born in northern part of Bulgaria, where he discovered photography at a young age.

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  • Noah and Daniel

    The creative Vogue’s photographers Noah and Daniel came up with this fantastic idea to take a portrait sat of the latest Vogue video: “Bunny Hop” stars against an Irving Penn–inspired tableau.
    The result is mind-blowing of a chick, fascinate and super adorable photographs of these fluffy-footed bunnies that surely will make you smile for a while.

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  • Murat Sayginer

    Murat Saygıner is a visionary artist who works in the fields of art photography and computer graphics, and is also known as a digital artist, filmmaker and composer.
    Born in Prague in 1989, Murat Saygıner studied in Paris during his childhood and graduated from Lycee Charles De Gaulle high school in Ankara.

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  • Jessica Hische

    Daily Drop Cap is a project by designer and illustrator Jessica Hische.
    Since September of 2009, an illustrative initial cap has been posted daily (or at least regularly), to prettify the internet and beautify your blog posts.

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  • Catherine Nelson

    The capacity for fearlessness of the creative facility is always something astonishing.
    Joseph Chilton Pearce, the human development specialist..

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  • Anais Boileau

    Anais Boileau is a French illustrator and art director based in Paris.
    Her WWF/Botanimal project published on these pages, a collaboration with Samuel Volk, is a testament to her vision and skill.

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  • Rebecca Ruten

    Ever wonder what people from the future would think of our art today?
    Or what old Renaissance art would look like if it were transformed to reflect today’s standards?

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  • Cryptik Movement

    There is a message behind this concept: Peace, Love, Truth, Wisdom and Universality.
    The artist known as Cryptik doesn’t want you to focus on the idea of the cult of personality…

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  • Tim Flach

    Award-winning British photographer Tim Flach has spent years inquiring into the essential bond we have with animals.
    Tim Flach photographs an array of creatures, from horses and dogs to fruit bats and leopards.

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  • Tyson Vick

    The extremely talented artist Tyson Vick, has been designing and creating costumes and props in his workshop for more than 10 years to complete his project “Mozart Reimagined”.

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