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Learn to combine basic materials to create advanced material networks and use mental ray subsurface scattering (SSS) materials in Maya.
Discover the challenges and creative opportunities behind telling a story with a mix of environmental and backdrop portraits.
Learn how to use Lightroom's Adjustment Brush and Radial Filter to selectively light portrait shots.
Explore the creative options and challenges presented by backlighting in photography.
CG artist and environmental designer David Lesperance explains how he creates the rich, lifelike backdrops for popular games like World of Warcraft, Halo, Diablo, and StarCraft.
See how a world-class photojournalist approaches the challenge of telling a photographic story with less than hour's shooting time.
Award-winning action and lifestyle photographer Kevin Steele shows how to capture the intensity of soccer on camera.
Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for the inside of any building in 3ds Max, including daylight, dusk, and night shots.
Learn how character artist Dan Roarty creates his hyperrealistic 3D portraits with tools like Maya, Mudbox, Knald, and Photoshop.
Learn the concepts, tools, and techniques for lighting with flash—from improving built-in flash results to shooting with wireless off-camera flash.
Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.
Learn what makes effective product photography, from styling to lighting to gear, with insights from an industry professional.
Photographer Richard Klein discusses the art and science of photographing architecture, from interiors to exteriors and from small houses to skyscrapers.
David Hobby talks about his experiences running a photography business that's rooted in photojournalism and the community where he lives.
Photographer David Hobby employs multiple strobes to capture young soccer players in action and in portraits.
Photographer David Hobby captures the strength and grace of a dancer in motion, lighting her against a blow-away white background.
Photographer David Hobby visits a conservation center and lights close-ups and portraits using a variety of strobes and light modifiers.
In a photo shoot with a model, photographer and Strobist blog publisher David Hobby demonstrates the basics of lighting with compact flash units.
Renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland explores the process of shooting a series of photos that connect to tell a story.
Expand your lighting options and get the most out of your flash by learning the concepts and theory behind flash exposure.
Learn how to shoot and edit green screen footage and images.
Follow Lauren Lemon, the online persona for Lauren Randolph, a photographer based in Los Angeles, as she plans and choreographs a photo shoot and talks about the importance of social networks and personal projects in establishing a photography career.
Renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland discusses the art of photographing kids ranging from toddlers to preteens, both alone and together with parents and siblings.
Covers advanced techniques for staging, lighting, and photographing your handmade crafts, as well as for sharing the images you create.
Well-known photographer Douglas Kirkland demonstrates studio portraiture techniques, from lighting to working with a model.
Well-known photographer Douglas Kirkland explains how he works with natural lighting and how to best take advantage of it for portraiture.
Understand how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings relate to one another, and how these settings expand your artistic options with any photograph.
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