Photography Masterclass Magazine Issue 80

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editor’s note

Welcome to this edition of Photography Masterclass. There's something simple yet powerful about the Game of Thrones poster portraits. If you're a lover of the show, or even if you're not, re-creating the look of these portraits can be a lot of fun. We show you how to setup the lighting and post process the images to create your own spin-off Game of Thrones inspired portraits. Also in this issue, in our Expert Guide, we look at 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites every photographer should have on their bucket list, and you'll discover how to add a colored background to any image in a great Photoshop video tutorial. We also bring you an in-depth interview with self-made graphic designer, Samir Belhamra, whose ability to create stunningly surreal landscape fine art images, really…

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three simple questions to improve your photography

Learn to turn your snapshots into artistic photographs by asking yourself 3 simple questions: 1) What: What do you like and What do you like about it? 2) How: How can you exaggerate those features and elements? 3) Why: Why did you choose the settings and composition you did? ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Howdy! I’m Josh Cripps, head photo nerd here at Pro Photo Tips. I discovered nature photography in late 2006 and was instantly and irreversibly hooked. Somewhere along the way I discovered that I love teaching other photographers all the little tips, tricks, and chunks of knowledge I’ve learned over the years. And while I do love teaching workshops, in 2014 I decided I wanted to reach more photographers, and to help photographers around the world improve their skills. I recorded a few videos…

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8 unesco world heritage sites photographers should have on their bucket list

Portfolio | Photo Cascadia Team Member There are currently 1092 UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world, on every continent except Antarctica. This hugely diverse list contains both cultural and natural sites that are considered fragile and in need of protection. Each site is protected with the hope of preserving the world’s heritage and beauty for future generations. For photographers, any of the sites will be wonderful photographic opportunities! It would be impossible to choose 8 definitive ‘best’ sites to visit as so many of them are so spectacular, so instead here are our suggestions to start you off! MACHU PICCHU, PERU Set high in the mountains, the lost city of the Incas is a truly astonishing place. You’re pretty much guaranteed amazing shots from any angle! The biggest issue for photographers nowadays is…

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video tutorial: how to best photograph a destination you've never been before

I know, this is a monster-length video! But, I really wanted to give you insight into what goes on in photographing a destination like Florence. This was actually a viewer question. Someone wanted to know how I can possibly photograph an entire city in just a couple days, especially a city I've never been before. Thus, I thought my time in Florence, Italy served as the perfect location to show you what goes into a day in a life of a travel photographer. This shows what goes into photographing a destination you've never been before. In short, it comes down to research, planning, and then executing that photography plan. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I'm Brendan van Son, a travel photographer and YouTuber originally from Canada. I’ve been living the nomadic life for 9…

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how to shoot game of thrones inspired portraits

These Game of Thrones character posters are simple yet powerful. As fans of the show, my friends and I wanted to recreate the images using ourselves as models. The results were a success, and everyone had a lot of fun posing for these portraits. The lighting is an easy 1-light setup, the costume work is minimal due to the tight crop of the portrait, and the post-production work is low. Here’s how we created our spin-off… EQUIPMENT • Photoflex OctoDome Extra Small Kit with “Eggcrate” Soft Grid Alternative: 17” Beauty Dish with grid or any smaller light modifier with grid• C-Stand with Boom Arm• Nikon SB-910 Flash• DSLR camera I used a Nikon D800• Portrait lens I used a Nikon 85mm f/1.8G. Alternative: Any portrait lens ranging from 50mm-200mm.• Rigid Collodion Scarring…

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video tutorial: using strobes, gels, and mist to create game of thrones lighting

We're re-watching all of Game of Thrones and were inspired by all of the gorgeous lighting in the show. We set up a gelled strobe, made our own story, and walk you through the way to make a shot with the beautiful light streams you see on the show. BEND THE KNEE! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chelsea and Tony Northrup are photographers based in Connecticut. They are the creators of the top-rated photography book, “Tony Northrup’s DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography” which features over nine hours of video training and free lifetime updates. To see more of their tutorials and photos you can follow them on Facebook and YouTube…