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Author: Nanette Wong

11 Jul

How to Get Started with Smoke Bomb Photography

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Recently, smoke bombs have quite literally been living up to their name. From ethereal, surrealist photography set in the forest to colorful smoke at weddings, these vaporous accessories are the latest, inescapable photography fad. While smoke bombs look fairly easy to use, they can be a little bit dangerous and messy when not used correctly. Here, we'll go over the basics of how to use smoke bombs to add a colorful, alarming twist to your photos. via Jovana Rikalo Photography Gear: When shooting with smoke bombs, there are few things to have handy. Obviously, smoke bombs are a necessity. Your best bet is to use the wire pull grenade kind. Additionally, you'll need a camera and external flash to pull...
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17 May

Food Photography: Styling Tips Directly from a Pro

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Luscious strawberry tarts. A perfectly poached egg spilling over homemade toast. Rich, cheesy pizza. Scrolling through Monika Walecka’s Instagram feed is like the worst form of food torture, being subjected to beautiful, droolworthy pictures of food that you’re unable to eat. Better known as @thereshecooks, Monika Walecka is a woman of many talents. Not only is she an accomplished baker and chef, she is also a professional food photographer, Instagram-famous and soon to be published author. However, unlike the typical light, white food photography so often seen, Walecka's moodier style, where dark shadows, cool tones and rich, saturated colors take precedent, is instantly striking. I recently sat down to chat with her about all things food photography, from essential gear...
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20 Jan

Before & After: Editing DSLR Photos On The Go

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PicsArt is a mobile app that provides people with a canvas for creating, collaborating, and exploring, so they can beautify the world. With their full creative suite for photo editing, PicsArt makes it easy to create beautiful images, no matter where you are. With the rise of mobile editing on-the-go, my workflow for photography has been completely transformed. Thanks to the built-in WiFi in my camera or an Eye-Fi card, the ability to share beautiful, edited photos in real time is easier than ever. While many Instagram influencers remain true to posting only desktop edited photos or iPhone only, I stand firmly in the middle of the spectrum with a healthy mix of both. This especially comes into play especially...
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