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Making Photoshoots Possible Without Photographers

A Dutch company called StyleShoots has recently created a machine that records and takes photos on its own. A model steps inside the machine, and the stylist sets up the lighting, background, and more with a tablet on the outside.


The stylist and model work together to create the final product. Before recording begins, they tell the StyleShoots machine what result they want. When “shooting” is finished, the machine selects the appropriate footage, and puts them in the assigned format and style.


This invention helps the photoshoot experience become less time consuming, but still results in a high quality product.


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– Brenton Wiseman


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Making Your Own Website

No matter what kind of artist you are, if you want to be noticed and/or hired, you’re gonna need your own website. People are going to need a place to go to so that they can view your work, see what your future projects will be, and contact you.

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Simon Cade, English filmmaker and creator of YouTube Channel “DSLRguide”, has recently posted a video about creating your own website, and how your page should be laid out. He does a walkthrough of him updating his website, giving the viewers seven tips on how to design their own.

His tips include: Look at other sites, Make it easy to find the important parts, Test it out (often), Display the kind of work you want to be doing, and Experiment.

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While creating your own website may seem like a small task when you think about all of the projects you’ll be working on, there is a wrong way of designing a website. There are many factors that come into constructing it, and every detail matters so your future viewers, fans, and employers.

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Simon Cade’s Full Video

DSLRguide Channel


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How to Photograph Lightning.

I know we talked briefly about photographing lightning in one of our first classes, but this video explains how to take good pictures of lightning. I’ve always wanted to capture a picture of lightning and watching this tutorial has helped me learn some simple steps. A couple things I learned was that the ISO needs to be low so the picture has a good quality, and won’t look grainy since it’s dark. Also, you need to be sure the focus is on the cloud where the lightning strikes from. The guy’s name is Robert Vasquez, and his YouTube channel is FontanaKnowledge. He has many tutorials about photography, as well as Photoshop.
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Masking Basics in Photoshop CS5 Video

Since I needed reminding on how masks work in Photoshop, I searched out video to help. I found a video that was helpful to me, even though it’s just over 12 minutes long. This video shows the basics, but also shows tips on how to easily refine selected areas that I was unaware were available within CS5. Hopefully, by watching this video, you’ll take away something new you didn’t already know how to do within CS5.  GingerJ

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Being Creative

This is one photographer that came across some items he had around and created a fun and unique image from the material and some friends.


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