The Simple First Step to Making Your Food Photography Look Better Every Time

This is one of the first steps that we’re going to teach in our Food Photography workshop later this month. It involves lighting your food in a different way and is just the first step involved with making your food photos look great. More importantly though, this is a piece of information that will help you make better lighting decisions every time.

But like everything else in photography: it isn’t always just technical info that makes a great photo.

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Photographer Joe Giacomet Parodies Vladimir Tretchikoff’s “Chinese Girl”

All images by Joe Giacomet. Used with permission. 

To bring portraiture work to another level, often photographers will explore interesting and specific themes to work with, which includes playing with creative ideas and inspirations usually drawn from cultural references. Joe Giacomet has created a stunning series of portraits parodying the Vladimir Tretchikoff ‘s famous painting titled ‘Chinese Girl’. Joe has been featured on the site more than once.

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10 Days to Go on Our Kickstarter: Help Us Make a Beautiful Zine about Analog Photography

Hey everyone,

We’ve got 10 days left to get our Kickstarter fully funded and we’re almost there! But we can use more support. Just a reminder: our zine is going to be all about analog photography. It’s going to feature 100 pages of photos and short interviews profiling a number of photographers on why they create photos. In this way, we’re looking to inspire photographers and their creativity and not just base it around the gear–although there will be short tidbits on what the photographers use.

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The Lightroom Photographer’s Intro to Working with Capture One 10

For a while now, I’ve become more and more frustrated with the things that Adobe has been doing with Lightroom. Like the Apple users amongst the creative world, it’s just not cutting it for us anymore. So I’ve made a video on how I’m working with Capture One Pro 10 these days to show everyone else how you can get into it.

I’m not an expert at all; nor do I claim to be. But I do claim that my editing skills are beyond the standard photographer’s as is my knowledge of working with colors. Take a look at the video after the jump.

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First Impressions: Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Lens

In addition to their new Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 G2 lens, the company also announced a brand new 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5, an ultrawide lens designed specifically for crop sensor cameras. It has a ton of major improvements over the old version of this lens, and it looks to be a great addition to the Tamron lineup.

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The Best Lenses for the Fujifilm X Pro 2 and the Fujifilm X-T2

Photographers who use the Fujifilm X series system professionally (or are interested in doing so) will be amazed to know there are a number of fantastic lenses available to use for the system. Of course, despite the fact that the company’s system hasn’t been around for as long a period of time as some others, they’ve been able to do quite a bit in a short amount of time. The Fujifilm X series system has a lens for nearly every single type of photographer–and the system is just going to continue to grow.

We peered into our Reviews index to find some of the best gems.

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