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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.
Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.
Learn techniques for lighting a still-life scene and processing the images using Adobe Photoshop in this "mini" course.
Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, with Illustrator (or any other vector drawing program) and 3ds Max.
See how a world-class photojournalist approaches the challenge of telling a photographic story with less than hour's shooting time.
Learn how to light and render the exterior of a building with 3ds Max, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.
Award-winning action and lifestyle photographer Kevin Steele shows how to capture the intensity of soccer on camera.
Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.
Learn how to take great contemporary senior portraits both indoors and out—and how to make some money at it.
Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for the inside of any building in 3ds Max, including daylight, dusk, and night shots.
Follow photojournalist Paul Taggart as he explores the unique challenges behind shooting photo stories about family members.
Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.
Learn how character artist Dan Roarty creates his hyperrealistic 3D portraits with tools like Maya, Mudbox, Knald, and Photoshop.
Explores the creative and technical decisions involved in photographing textiles.
Learn to create amazing lighting effects in post-production with Photoshop.
Learn how to model a female android that bridges the divide between man (or woman) and machine with ZBrush's powerful modeling and sculpting tools.
Learn the concepts, tools, and techniques for lighting with flash—from improving built-in flash results to shooting with wireless off-camera flash.
Gives beginning photographers a brisk but thorough look at using strobe lights in a studio setting.
Learn how to craft materials like wood, metal, and glass and light your scene inside the Unity 3D game engine.
Learn the essential techniques of flash and studio lighting that will deliver more pleasing, more flattering photos.
Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.
Get introduced to MODO 701 and learn how to create 3D models, textures, lights, and renders.
Reviews the most exciting new features in C4D R15, including rendering improvements, kerning controls, beveling, and changes to the sculpting engine.
Learn what makes effective product photography, from styling to lighting to gear, with insights from an industry professional.
Learn how to style, light, and photograph jewelry, from rings to watches and more.
Learn to light diffuse, reflective, and transparent objects in CINEMA 4D.
Follow along with photographer Richard Klein as he demonstrates the best shooting and lighting techniques for photographing buildings.
Follow along with photographer Richard Klein as he shows techniques for lighting and composing photos that make interior spaces look their best.
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.
Covers all the key aspects of V-Ray, the powerful rendering plug-in for Maya.
Build the skills you need to create stunning product visualizations in MODO.
Learn basic level design techniques using the Unity3D game engine, and create environments that are fun to navigate, modular and easy to reuse, and highly interactive.
Photographer David Hobby uses compact strobes to shoot an environmental portrait of a beekeeper and his bees.
Photographer David Hobby employs multiple strobes to capture young soccer players in action and in portraits.
Learn the essential qualities of natural light that will deliver more attractive and flattering photos.
Travel to the desert wilderness of Death Valley National Park with author, teacher, and landscape photographer Ben Long to learn the unique considerations involved in shooting a desert environment.
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.
Explore the world of the small with this guide to macro and close-up photography gear, lighting, and technique.
Expand your lighting options and get the most out of your flash by learning the concepts and theory behind flash exposure.
Introduces advanced features of the CINEMA 4D rendering and lighting toolsets.
Learn about shading and lighting realistic 3D renders with Cycles.
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.
Introduces the techniques behind lighting for portraiture.
Renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland discusses the art of photographing kids ranging from toddlers to preteens, both alone and together with parents and siblings.