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How to stay motivated as a photographer during the pandemic

5 Tips for Staying Motivated at Work

How do you stay motivated at work when you’d rather take a nap or curl up with a good book? These 5 tips can help get you in the right frame of mind to approach work with a positive attitude, a cle...

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DIY Builds for Photographers: Cloud Walls

The DIY for Photographers series continues and this week we’re looking at a very unique set build: cloud walls.

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How To Fix Fireflies in 3d Renders: Post Production Using Photoshop

When compositing render layers, there can be problems worth solving during post-production rather than in your 3D software. Fireflies are one of those artifacts that we get from time to time with ...

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7 Ways to Improve Your Self Confidence as a Photographer

Every photographer struggles with self-confidence. We are convinced our work isn’t as good as that of our peers, and that someday people will see us for what we really are: frauds who happened to g...

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Create Selection Libraries for Photoshop With Alpha Channels

As a composite photographer, one of the most tedious parts of post-production can be dealing with selecting and masking both the subject(s) and elements of a scene. One of my favorite parts about ...

How to plan a photoshoot with models on location.

Plan Your Photoshoot in 10 Easy Steps

Follow these ten steps to planning a simple, effective, and efficient photo shoot.

The best tips for better lifestyle photography for photographers.

Quick Tips for Better Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle photography gains its power from the vicarious nature of seeing people engaged in activities with which we are familiar, or which we long to experience. The unscripted appearance of lifes...

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Why Making Mistakes in Photography is Important

The idea of making mistakes causes professional and beginner photographers alike no end of anxiety. What happens if we miss focus, flub our camera settings, or show up to a shoot without a memory c...

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How To Change Perspective Focal Length In Cinema 4D

When working as a 3D artist, there are times that I like to change the focal length of my perspective viewport to match something similar to my final camera. Though this isn't always the case, it h...

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Common Retouching Mistakes That Photographers Make

Retouching, like any artistic pursuit, is subject to taste. Every photographer has their own visual style and will retouch photographs to suit their preferences. But there are a few portrait retouc...

What is view clipping in Cinema 4d. PRO EDU explains.

What is View Clipping? Seeing Through Walls In 3D

Clipping is a great way to gain flexibility when working in the 3d viewport or a 3d camera. The terms view clipping and camera clipping, while different in terminology, perform the same in practice.

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Use Visualization to Improve Your Photography Every Day

Improving a skill set takes rehearsal, repetition, and hours of purposeful practice. In photography, photographing every day is, of course, the very best way to improve. But, is daily practice the ...

Simple tips and tricks all photographers need for better outdoor portraits of people and families.

Simple Tricks for Better Outdoor Portraits

Learning to shoot outdoors is as valuable a skill set as learning to shoot in a studio. Unlike often tightly controlled studio work, shooting outdoors requires photographers to pay attention to a h...

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How to Make 3D Renders Look Real

Making your 3D renders look real can be pretty tricky if you're diving in blind and not knowing where to begin. In this video, I break down a few tips and concepts that can help you on the path of ...

The Top Skills Photographers Need To Future Proof Themselves From A Pandemic - PRO EDU- Business, future proof, pandemic, photographers, professional

The Top Skills Photographers Need To Future Proof Themselves From A Pandemic

Pandemics and other tragedies wreak havoc on multiple fronts, from health to wealth and liberty to happiness. And while catastrophes are difficult to predict, they don’t have to be impossible to pr...

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The Top 5 Habits of Successful Photographers

What defines success for photographers and how do you get there? This is a question uttered by many photographers. It doesn’t seem to matter if you are a landscape photographer, wedding photographe...

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Real Estate Photography Tutorial With Barry MacKenzie Review

I was pretty surprised when the guys at PRO EDU asked me to review their tutorial, Real Estate Photography with Barry MacKenzie, because I don’t care about Real Estate photography. I’ve never photo...

Why Top Companies Are Switching Product Photography to CGI Renders in 3D - PRO EDU- 3D, CGI, CGI friday, product photography

Why Top Companies Are Switching Product Photography to CGI Renders in 3D

The world of 3D gives companies endless possibilities when it comes to product visualization. There is no concept out of bounds for creative campaigns that make high-quality eye-catching imagery fo...

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Create Accurate Black and White Layer Masks With Apply Image

There are dozens of different ways to create layer masks in Photoshop, but one of the fastest and most accurate ways is using Apply Image. Whether you want to replace a sky or create a luminosity m...

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Is In-Person Sales the Best Business Model for Portrait Photography?

Choosing a model for your portrait business can be a daunting task. How do you navigate the waters of sales models, customer service types, product offerings, and marketing?

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Become a Happier Photographer with Daily Gratitude

When photographers think about how they want their careers to be identified, words like successful, sought-after, and award-winning often top the list. But how often do we prioritize words like hap...

How to improve and speed up your photoshop retouching workflow

How to Improve Your Post Production Workflow In Photoshop

Improving your retouching workflow can do more than just keep your layers in order; it can improve your efficiency and make you more creative.

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