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Glossy vs. Matte Photography: Which is Best for My Photo Shoot?

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The decision to go for a glossy look or a matte look is not one to be taken lightly. The choice you make will greatly change the appearance of your photos. The question is, which one do you choose? And how do you produce the desired effect? This article will look at both options so you can decide which is best. Glossy Photos vs. Matte Photos Producing a glossy or matte look for a print will depend on the type of paper you use. Glossy paper has more of the final coating which gives it an extra layer of shine....

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    Photography Goes to the Dark Side: How to Create Beautiful Dark Photography Looks

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    Photography is typically about getting the right amount of light into a photo. No matter what look you’re going for, you want your subjects to be properly illuminated. With this in mind, it’s easy to see how difficult it can be if you are purposely going for a dark photography look. How do you put the right amount of light on your subjects while maintaining a dark background? Here are some ways to achieve the aesthetic you are going for. Use a Single Light Source In dark photography, if you use too much light, you’ll spoil the dark effect. If...

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      What is Editorial Photography and How Can I Break Into the Industry?

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      Editorial photography can be best be described as photography used to tell a story. It may be published in a magazine as part of a journalistic piece, or it may be standalone. Unfortunately, editorial budgets aren’t very big, so you won’t stand to make a lot of money if you go this route working for a magazine. However, the work could get your name out there and it may be enjoyable. If the field sounds interesting to you, read on to find out how you can break into it. How to Start on Your Editorial Photography Journey If you are...

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        Learning the Fine Art of Mixed Media Photography

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        Mixed media involves taking different pieces of art and mixing them together in one piece. Examples include a painting with 3D elements or a collage that combines various materials like newspapers, fabrics, foils and more. You can add photography to a mixed media piece, or you can take a picture that includes mixed media. To achieve the latter, you will have to create the mixed media image and then capture it. The wonderful thing is, when using photography, you can incorporate humans which is difficult to achieve in other other types of mixed media art. Mixed media photography is not...

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          What Lights Should I Have in My Photography Studio?

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          Every photographer loves to shoot in natural light. But that’s not always an option, especially if you’re shooting indoors. That’s why it’s a good idea to get the right lights for your studio. Once you start light shopping, you may be overwhelmed by your options. This article will provide a clear understanding of what’s out there so you can decide which lighting is best for you. Strobe Lights Often used in club settings, strobe lights flash on and off to provide a someone dizzying effect. It may be surprising to find that they are the type of light most often...

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