The shooting of soap film gives beautiful abstract results. Colors that mingle in a constantly changing pattern. In this tutorial you will learn how to do soap film photography yourself.
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Other photographers who know me, know that I love magic. I'm always looking for that little magical extra, that extraordinary atmosphere. As a starting photographer three years ago I was looking for a magical challenge, and I found it in levitation photography: images in which models seem to float.
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It has become clear that there is a lot of interest in HDR as a way of editing photos. Especially the tone mapping needed to rightfully view an HDR can create a surrealistic effect. Personally I think this is beautiful so this gave me good reason to get to work with High Dynamic Range again.
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When you have vignetting in your photo you'll see (slightly) darkened edges. Vignetting is normally caused by lens errors; not all areas are evenly lit. It is, however, also very useful as a tool to focus the attention of the viewer to the center of your photo. It's easy to add using Adobe Lightroom.
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Last week we wrote about a digital film cassette you can buy from an Etsy user. In the comments Vincent posted a link to a DIY tutorial to make your own. Inspired by the idea I bought myself a compact USB stick and decided to try it myself. Here you can find my own step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own USB film cassette!
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The eyes are the most important subject in a portrait shot. The way your subject looks is an important part of a photo and can make the difference between a good and a bad shot. Getting the eyes in focus is therefore a big part in getting a good shot. We can amplify the effect of the eyes even more by sharpening the a little extra in post processing.
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