Create Photorealistic Shadows in Photoshop

Create Photorealistic Shadows in Photoshop

What you are going to learn here today In this short article you are going to learn two things about photorealistic shadows: a) a little bit of necessary but useful background information about light and shadows b) how to create 100% photorealistic shadows in Photoshop for one specific (but common!) lighting situation. The specific situation…

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Cinema 4D vs Maya vs 3ds Max

Cinema 4D vs Maya vs 3ds Max

3D software comparison – which one is best for casual/hobby 3D artists? My daytime job is photography, as well as IT. So I don’t consider myself a “professional” 3d artist of course. I love to use it to create artwork that intertwines with photography and creating artificial realities – but (so far at least) just…

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The Psychology of Portrait Photography

The Psychology of Portrait Photography

The Psychology of Portrait Photography Portrait Photography is 10% Photography and 90% Psychology Portrait Photography is a truly fascinating discipline. On the surface it appears to be an ever repeating job: Person stands in front of the camera, photographer takes a good photo, selects, edits and delivers it, done. But the truth is, portrait photography…

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Komposition und Bildgestaltung mit John Flury – Videotraining bei RawExchange

Komposition und Bildgestaltung mit John Flury – Videotraining bei RawExchange

Nach einem Jahr Vorbereitung ist es endlich soweit. Mein Videotraining bei RawExchange.de zum Thema Komposition (Bildkomposition) und Bildgestaltung wurde vor wenigen Tagen veröffentlicht. In etwas über 30 Kapiteln und über 7 Stunden führen euch Stefan und ich recht entspannt durch die Welt der Bildkomposition anhand von über hundert anschaulichen Beispiel-Bildern. Es ist dies im deutschsprachigen…

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Conversational habits of photographers

Conversational habits of photographers

Today I’d like to approach a difficult subject. A subject that is by no means unique to photography, but has as much to do with who we are as human beings and how we handle frustration, critique, unfairness and our perceived self-worth. Have you ever witnessed a conversation between two photographers? Can you detect a pattern in…

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What’s wrong with TfP?

What’s wrong with TfP?

I’d like to start by saying, this is going to be somewhat of a rant about TfP and some of the points I’ll be making are due to personal preference. While I do feel strongly about these points,  I also welcome an open discussion. So feel free to contribute your own experiences, comments, opinions, etc. in…

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