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We’ve all seen those steam-filled railroad platforms in black-and-white movies of the 1950s, and how atmospheric they can be. Even at a rock concert, the appearance of artificial fog (dry ice) creates a moody atmosphere, and it is no different in the world of photography.

By adding a little man-made fog – we used an atmosphere spray can – you can turn simple environments into dramatic scenes, with beams of light illuminating the areas around a model. All you need is a willing participant, a window with direct light and hard shadows, and fog to fill it. This technique works best indoors with no air movement, but if the air is relatively calm outside and you have the ability to generate a lot of man-made fog, you can put on your shoes and head for it. outdoors.

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(Image credit: Avenir)

We took our model, Esme, to the Avon Valley Railway in Bitton, UK for our photoshoot. As you can see, these vintage railroad cars were the perfect place for some simulated steam! However, it is also a perfect project for capturing stunning portraits at home. So grab your camera, your man-made fog, and your model, and we’ll explore what you need to do.

Capture a cinematic portrait

(Image credit: Avenir)

Take your tripod

First shoot freehand to find your preferred point of view. If your photos are blurry because you have to use a longer shutter speed, use a tripod. However, we found that a tripod didn’t fit into the odd cart shapes, so we went by hand for most of the shoot.

(Image credit: Avenir)

No sun…?

No problem. You can certainly shoot this project without a flash, but if you have a dull, cloudy day, an artificial light could be your saving grace. Cover your flash with heating gel, make sure it is set to a wide zoom (35mm is fine), and place it on the outside of the cart, about six feet away, pointing it out. the window. Leave it bare to create the long, harsh shadows you need to accentuate the fog.

(Image credit: Avenir)

Find the perfect backdrop

We went to Avon Valley Railway to find the perfect train car for our backdrop. This restored 1950s car already has character. Finding a suitable location is half the battle to make your smoke-filled photo look authentic and atmospheric. However, you can also try using your living room or office to capture a similar cinematic effect.

(Image credit: Avenir)

Include some accessories

If you have a special location, make sure you have props. The wagon lights looked good, but they looked even better once we turned them on. We made sure all the lights were on during filming to serve as “practical lights,” as they say in cinematography.

(Image credit: Avenir)

Go further

When you’ve made the effort to find an amazing place, you don’t want your model to sit down with a standard t-shirt and jeans. Go the extra mile and find clothes to complement the location – just as important as the camera settings.

(Image credit: Avenir)

Add some fog

We used an Atmosphere Aerosol fog spray to create our fog, and it is currently only available in the United States. If you’re not in the United States, you can also use a smoke machine instead. Spray mist in front of windows in large strips to highlight the powerful rays of light.

(Image credit: Avenir)

Lead your model

You can get creative when posing your model: do you want it to sit in front of the windows, with the light hitting the fog and creating guidelines, or do you want a smoky side shot? We took both, but preferred the seated pose showing more of the car.

(Image credit: Avenir)

Exhibit for the light

To minimize depth of field, we set an aperture of f / 2.8 at ISO 100 in manual mode. We then adjusted the shutter speed until the ambient light was a bit underexposed, to make the most of the light coming through the windows, and really bringing out the texture of the fog.

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Home Photography Ideas: Fake Portraits in Natural Light with Flash https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-fake-portraits-in-natural-light-with-flash/ Mon, 06 Jul 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-fake-portraits-in-natural-light-with-flash/ Watch the video: Home Photography Ideas: Fake Portraits in Natural Light with Flash While it’s so easy to put your flash on your camera’s hot shoe and shoot, the results often look unflattering and it’s easy to tell they weren’t taken in natural light. However, we are going to show you how to mimic natural […]]]>

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While it’s so easy to put your flash on your camera’s hot shoe and shoot, the results often look unflattering and it’s easy to tell they weren’t taken in natural light. However, we are going to show you how to mimic natural light with an artificial flash.

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Home Photography Ideas: Photograph a city skyline indoors! https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-photograph-a-city-skyline-indoors/ https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-photograph-a-city-skyline-indoors/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-photograph-a-city-skyline-indoors/ Watch the video: Home Photography Ideas – Photograph a City Skyline Indoors! If you’ve ever worked in an office, at some point you’ve probably sat at your desk and dreamed of being somewhere else. If you were really procrastinating, then like us, you might have played with pens and paper, bent paper clips into different […]]]>


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If you’ve ever worked in an office, at some point you’ve probably sat at your desk and dreamed of being somewhere else. If you were really procrastinating, then like us, you might have played with pens and paper, bent paper clips into different shapes, scribbled and built little stacks of staples.

And here’s the seed of an idea for when you’re stuck inside but still want to shoot: how about unleashing your imagination and turning those everyday items into epic miniature scenes.

For this fun photography project, all you really need is attention to detail, a balance angle lamp, and some decent stationery. Pick up a stack of staples and place them on a desk, and they turn into a skyscraper. What about the creation of the famous Seattle Space Needle? A bolt and a few washers work well to get the look!

It really doesn’t take much to create a compelling miniature city skyline. The only other things you need are a mirror or a sheet of acrylic cardboard and the aforementioned desk lamp.

So here is what you need to do to create a cityscape of your own design – no building permit is required …

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Building a city on the table

01 Go back to black

In order for this photo to work effectively, we need a clean, distraction-free backdrop that removes glare and emphasizes the office supplies we use to create the skyline. Black fabric, especially velvet, is perfect for this. Put it on a stand, run it from a radiator or even stick it to the wall.

02 Introduce a reflection

Imitate the reflections of the water you find along a river on the edge of a city. We used a black acrylic board to make a seamless join between the floor and the background (black acrylic highlights are easier to see as opposed to a colored or white board), but you can also use a mirror or another reflective surface.

03 put away your office supplies

Use a variety of office supplies to create interesting shapes. There are classic things you will come back to over and over again because they work so well; staples make great skyscrapers, with each staple imitating a floor of a building, while screws, nuts, and bolts make great shapes as well.

05 get closer

A close-focus lens is a must for this shot, but luckily even a 50mm lens will focus close enough. A macro lens is ideal, but longer focal length macros, like 90mm, mean you’ll need to back up far enough to fit into the scene, depending on the size of your horizon.

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06 Define a small opening

With our camera on a tripod and the manual mode selected, we set an aperture of f / 8 at ISO 200 to increase depth of field (because shallow depth of field tells our brain that this is a small-scale model). We then adjusted the shutter speed until our scene was properly exposed.

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Home Photography Ideas: Make a splash with waterdrop photography https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-make-a-splash-with-waterdrop-photography/ https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-make-a-splash-with-waterdrop-photography/#respond Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-make-a-splash-with-waterdrop-photography/ Watch Video: Home Photography Ideas – Waterdrop Photography Have you ever wondered how to create those drops of water that seem to be suspended magically in the air? This is no Photoshop trickery – you just need a few simple ingredients to whip up your own droplet photo. The principle is simple: by releasing a […]]]>


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Have you ever wondered how to create those drops of water that seem to be suspended magically in the air? This is no Photoshop trickery – you just need a few simple ingredients to whip up your own droplet photo.

The principle is simple: by releasing a drop of liquid in a bowl filled with water, you can create a perfect spherical splash effect with concentric ripples that propagate outwards.

With your camera set to your flash sync speed, it’s not the shutter speed that freezes the water droplet but the flash of light. A typical flash burst lasts between 1 / 30,000 and 1 / 1,000 s, which is much faster than any shutter speed.

It’s all in the timing; you will need to trigger the shutter a fraction of a second after releasing the drop of water. It comes with practice… and luck. You will need to set the high speed burst shooting mode and trigger a lot of pictures before you get the perfect shot.

You can experiment with food colors and different liquids, like oil or milk, but let’s keep it simple and start with good ol ‘H20 for now …

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Drip

01 get ready

You will need a bowl or dish to hold the water, as well as a pipette or dropper to extract the liquid drip. How high you hold your pipette will determine the shape and size of your water droplet, so experiment with different elevations and see what you prefer.

02 Add flash

The key to a good photograph of water drops is to place a flash on either side of the bowl, shooting through the end of your lens (so it’s wise to use a lens hood to prevent glare. do not spoil your photo). This gives shape and form to your splash, making it look like a sculpture in your final photo.

03 Aim your camera

Mount your camera on a tripod and line it up with the water dish so that you have a slight downward angle across the water surface. This angle helps eliminate the edge of the bowl in the background, which would otherwise be a distraction in your composition.

04 Lock focus

Zoom in until your entire frame is filled with water. Place the pipette in the center of the bowl and use autofocus to focus on the pipette until it is sharp. Then slide the AF switch to the manual focus position to prevent the camera from trying to focus every time you take a picture.

05 Adjust the exposure

A macro lens will allow you to focus on the droplet up close. In manual mode, we set an aperture of f / 16 for increased depth of field, a shutter speed of 1/200 sec to match flash sync speed and ISO100 to minimize noise.

06 The right time

Using a remote shutter button allows you to get further away from your camera body. This is useful if you are shooting alone, so that you can release the shutter at the exact moment you simultaneously release the water drop. Otherwise, it is good to have someone to help, otherwise it can be difficult to work with the self-timer.

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Home Photography Ideas: Make a splash with water drop photography https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-make-a-splash-with-water-drop-photography/ Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-make-a-splash-with-water-drop-photography/ Watch Video: Home Photography Ideas – Water Drop Photography Have you ever wondered how to create those water drops that seem to magically hang in the air? It’s not a Photoshop trick – you just need a few simple ingredients to whip up your own droplet photo. The principle is simple: by releasing a droplet […]]]>

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Home Photography Ideas: Commercial Product Photos at Home https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-commercial-product-photos-at-home/ https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-commercial-product-photos-at-home/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-commercial-product-photos-at-home/ Commercial product photography can often be seen as a stereotypical and boring genre of photography. This is a strange misconception, because high-end product shoots are incredibly creative and fun projects to work on. In today’s climate, most of us work from home which adds an additional challenge when trying to take a studio style advertising […]]]>


Commercial product photography can often be seen as a stereotypical and boring genre of photography. This is a strange misconception, because high-end product shoots are incredibly creative and fun projects to work on.

In today’s climate, most of us work from home which adds an additional challenge when trying to take a studio style advertising image. What this situation requires is a little openness, as well as the ability to think outside the box.

Look for ways to create effects using only what you have on hand. For this shot, the brief was to produce an elegant image of a watch in an environment that demonstrated its durability and universal appeal.

• Best camera for product photography

With plenty of space for text or design elements, this eye-catching composite is easy to create without leaving your home and on a minimal budget (Image credit: Avenir)

An underwater effect followed the ‘Neptune’ theme of the product branding, but since space was tight and the photographer had only limited equipment – with no dedicated studio space – a small innovation was necessary.

The final image used a combination of practical and software techniques, and a simple lighting setup in a home studio. Here’s how it was done …

The establishment

(Image credit: Avenir)

There are a few key things you will need for this project. You will mainly need a telephoto lens – we used a 70-200mm, but anything between 100 and 300mm will work fine. You will also need a cordless flash gun with a modifier to soften the light, as well as flash triggers to trigger it. Finally, you will need a black material, Saran film or stretch film, and a reflective surface to shoot on.

Shooting steps

(Image credit: Avenir)

01 Position the camera

Since we are filming the product on a small area, with minimal surrounding space, lower the camera until it is level with the product. This will also ensure that the perspective on the watch and the surroundings will align with the final image, after composition.

(Image credit: Avenir)

02 Adjust focus and exposure

Take a meter reading from the product using spot metering to avoid confusion with the black background. Switch to manual mode and lock these settings to avoid unexpected changes. Focus on the subject, then switch to manual focus for fine adjustment and to avoid re-focusing between shots.

(Image credit: Avenir)

03 Switch on the product

Position the speed light on one side of the product and take a test photo. Then move the light around to try out various lighting effects, which can be mixed later if needed. Here, a single light was used to illuminate both sides and above the product.

(Image credit: Avenir)

04 Adjust the flash output

Start low and gradually increase the flash output until it dominates the ambient light in the room. Move the flash as close as possible to the subject to obtain enveloping light, and reduce it by rotating the light so that it only grazes the product, in order to better control the contrast.

(Image credit: Avenir)

05 Vary the light structure

Change the harshness of light by changing the distance between the flash and the subject and shooting with and without a diffuser. This can produce various shapes of shadow and highlight on different areas of the product, which can be combined during post processing.

(Image credit: Avenir)

06 Check depth of field

With product photography, sharpness is of paramount importance. To make sure the watch adapts to its surroundings in the final shot, it needs front-to-back sharpness. Stop at at least f / 11, zoom to 100%, and perform QC.

(Image credit: Avenir)

07 Simulate a water effect

For the final image, we want to create the appearance of being underwater and looking towards the surface. We will therefore have to take an image to use as a layer having this aspect (step 4 of the editing process below).

To achieve this effect, take a piece of plastic wrap in your kitchen, fold it several times to increase its opacity, and place it on the black background. Light it from behind using an LED torch and fill the frame with your zoom; the background can be easily removed later in the processing. Try to vary the number of folds to achieve different effects.

Changing the shot

(Image credit: Avenir)

01 Import images

Import your product images into Lightroom and display them all in a grid view to assess the lighting style in each frame. By changing the position of the light when shooting on a tripod, you will have the same composition but with multiple directions of light.

(Image credit: Avenir)

02 Touch up the product

Select a basic frame that has minimal reflections in essential areas, such as the watch face. Make tonal adjustments, then use the Spot Removal Tool in Lightroom or the Spot Healing Tool in Photoshop to remove dust and scratches.

(Image credit: Avenir)

03 Composite lighting

Shooting with the ideal lighting for the top of the watch has too much light on the face. This area is therefore selected in another image using the Pen Tool (P) and composed over the base image, which has better reflection and a better tonal range.

(Image credit: Avenir)

04 Add water

Create a new Photoshop document, fill it with black, convert the image from the plastic wrap to monochrome, and drag it onto the new background. Change the blend mode to Screen. Use Warp (Image> Transform> Warp) to place the texture at the top of the frame.

(Image credit: Avenir)

05 Mix the effect of water

Color the plastic effect to make it appear like the surface of an ocean. Use Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation. Check Colorize and select a blue color. Add a mask to the plastic layer and use a radial gradient to blur the edges.

(Image credit: Avenir)

06 Finish the composite

Drag the watch image onto the background document, add a layer mask, and erase any peripheral detail. Using a soft brush, add a colored water mist to fill the space. To simulate filtering light, click multiple times with a brush on a new layer and use Motion Blur.

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Home Photography Ideas: Commercial Product Photos at Home https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-commercial-product-photos-at-home-2/ Wed, 17 Jun 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-commercial-product-photos-at-home-2/ Commercial product photography can often be seen as a stereotypical and boring genre of photography. This is a strange misconception, because high-end product shoots are incredibly creative and fun projects to work on. In today’s climate, most of us work from home, which adds an extra layer of challenge when shooting a studio-style advertising image. […]]]>


Commercial product photography can often be seen as a stereotypical and boring genre of photography. This is a strange misconception, because high-end product shoots are incredibly creative and fun projects to work on.

In today’s climate, most of us work from home, which adds an extra layer of challenge when shooting a studio-style advertising image. What this situation requires is a little openness, as well as the ability to think outside the box.

Look for ways to create effects using only what you have on hand. For this shot, the brief was to produce an elegant image of a watch in an environment that demonstrated its durability and universal appeal.

• Best camera for product photography

With plenty of space for text or design elements, this eye-catching composite is easy to create without leaving your home and on a minimal budget. (Image credit: Avenir)

An underwater effect followed the product brand’s “Neptune” theme, but since space was tight and the photographer had only limited equipment – no dedicated studio space – a little innovation was needed.

The final image used a combination of practical and software techniques, and a simple lighting setup in a home studio. Here is how it was achieved …

The establishment

(Image credit: Avenir)

There are a few key things you will need for this project. You will mainly need a telephoto lens – we used a 70-200mm, but anything between 100 and 300mm will work fine. You’ll also need a wireless flash with a modifier to soften the light, as well as flash triggers to trigger it. Finally, you will need black material, Saran film or stretch film, and a reflective surface to shoot on.

Shooting steps

(Image credit: Avenir)

01 Position the camera

Since we are filming the product on a small area, with minimal surrounding space, lower the camera until it is level with the product. This will also ensure that the perspective on the watch and the surroundings will align in the final image, after composition.

(Image credit: Avenir)

02 Adjust focus and exposure

Take a meter reading from the product using spot metering to avoid confusion with the black background. Switch to manual mode and lock these settings to avoid unexpected changes. Focus on the subject, then switch to manual focus for fine adjustment and to avoid re-focusing between shots.

(Image credit: Avenir)

03 Switch on the product

Position the speed light on one side of the product and take a test photo. Then move the light around to try out various lighting effects, which can be mixed later if needed. Here a single light was used to illuminate both sides and above the product.

(Image credit: Avenir)

04 Adjust the flash output

Start low and gradually increase the flash output until it dominates the ambient light in the room. Move the flash as close to the subject as possible to obtain enveloping light, and reduce it by rotating the light so that it only grazes the product, for better contrast control.

(Image credit: Avenir)

05 Vary the light structure

Change the harshness of light by changing the distance between the flash and the subject and shooting with and without a diffuser. This can produce various shapes of shadow and highlight on different areas of the product, which can be combined during post processing.

(Image credit: Avenir)

06 Check depth of field

With product photography, sharpness is of paramount importance. To ensure that the watch adapts to its surroundings in the final shot, it needs front-to-back sharpening. Stop at at least f / 11, zoom to 100%, and perform QC.

(Image credit: Avenir)

07 Simulate a water effect

For the final image, we want to create the appearance of being underwater and looking towards the surface. We will therefore have to take an image to use as a layer having this aspect (step 4 of the editing process below).

To achieve this effect, take a piece of plastic wrap in your kitchen, fold it several times to increase its opacity, and place it on the black background. Light it from behind using an LED torch and fill the frame with your zoom; the background can be easily removed later in the processing. Try to vary the number of folds to achieve different effects.

Changing the shot

(Image credit: Avenir)

01 Import images

Import your product images into Lightroom and display them all in a grid view to assess the lighting style in each frame. By changing the position of the light when shooting on a tripod, you will have the same composition but with multiple directions of light.

(Image credit: Avenir)

02 Touch up the product

Select a basic frame that has minimal reflections in essential areas, such as the watch face. Adjust the tones, then use the Smudge Removal tool in Lightroom or the Smudge Correction tool in Photoshop to remove dust and scratches.

(Image credit: Avenir)

03 Composite lighting

Shooting with the ideal lighting for the top of the watch has too much light on the face. This area is therefore selected in another image using the Pen Tool (P) and composed over the base image, which has better reflection and a better tonal range.

(Image credit: Avenir)

04 Add water

Create a new Photoshop document, fill it with black, convert the image from the plastic wrap to monochrome, and drag it onto the new background. Change the blend mode to Screen. Use Warp (Image> Transform> Warp) to place the texture at the top of the frame.

(Image credit: Avenir)

05 Mix the effect of water

Color the plastic effect to make it look like the surface of an ocean. Use Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation. Check Colorize and select a blue color. Add a mask to the plastic layer and use a radial gradient to blur the edges.

(Image credit: Avenir)

06 Finish the composite

Drag the watch image onto the background document, add a layer mask, and erase any peripheral detail. Using a soft brush, add a colored watery mist to fill the space. To simulate filtering light, click multiple times with a brush on a new layer and use Motion Blur.

Read more:

The best flash: the best strobe units for Canon, Nikon and more cameras
Best telephoto lens: the best zooms for your camera
The best flash diffusers, softboxes and modifiers for your flash


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Home Photography Ideas: Take Minimalist Photos in Your Kitchen https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-take-minimalist-photos-in-your-kitchen/ https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-take-minimalist-photos-in-your-kitchen/#respond Tue, 09 Jun 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-take-minimalist-photos-in-your-kitchen/ Watch the video: Home Photography Ideas – Take Minimalist Photos in the Kitchen To shoot in a minimalist way, we first need to learn what it means to be minimalist. Minimalism is defined as “a movement in sculpture and painting, which appeared in the 1950s, characterized by the use of simple and massive forms”. Although […]]]>


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To shoot in a minimalist way, we first need to learn what it means to be minimalist. Minimalism is defined as “a movement in sculpture and painting, which appeared in the 1950s, characterized by the use of simple and massive forms”.

Although we do not sculpt or paint anything, we can extrapolate the conceptual values ​​of this movement and apply them to our photography. For this shoot, we must respect the rule of “less is more”, that is to say to leave the frame all that is not essential.

We have the option of either removing it physically, or repositioning ourselves to frame anything that distracts. Some photographers assume that minimalism should be shot in black and white, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether in color or monochrome, any photo with minimal distraction from these simple shapes counts as a minimalist image.

In this project, we’re going to look at a few easy ways to explore minimalism with things you already have access to. We’re experimenting with an egg, a glass, and a few place settings, but any basic item will do – your kitchen is a gold mine of subjects.

Our camera settings will also help create the minimalist style, as we will be using a large aperture to produce shallow depth of field and provide a blurry look. Let’s see how to do it …

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A simple recipe for minimalist success

01 Build your scene

Remove any clutter from your shooting area. Place a sheet of gray cardboard (or whatever color you prefer) on your shooting surface and place another sheet behind it to serve as a backdrop; our shallow depth of field should make the join transparent. Compose the frame so that nothing else is visible.

02 Raid in the kitchen

Open kitchen drawers and use utensils, food, or even foil. The trick is to use one or two things at a time; do not try to put everything in the shot at the same time. Look for objects that blend well – for example, the curve of the egg almost perfectly matches the shape of the glass.

03 Set your mode

We can work in manual mode for this shoot without any problem. However, aperture priority allows you to focus on your subject and not worry about getting fine adjustments. This is useful when shooting with changing light levels, especially when working in natural light.

04 Wide open

For this project, it is best to use a lens with a mid to telephoto focal length. Here we are using a 50mm f / 1.4 and shooting with the aperture wide open, to capture a shallow depth of field. With a little selective focus, even the edge of an egg placed in a glass forms graceful lines and graduated shadows.

05 Change your angles

Don’t just get it done the first time; take the time to explore each avenue before moving on. Here we have pulled the glass from the top, before placing the egg on it.

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Home Photography Ideas: Landscape Lighting Using a Drone! https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-landscape-lighting-using-a-drone/ Sat, 30 May 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-landscape-lighting-using-a-drone/ Watch the video: Home Photography Ideas – Landscape Lighting Using a Drone! Capturing beautiful landscape photography is a fantastic way to get the most out of your drone. However, while drones can capture fantastic landscape photography on their own, there’s actually another way to use them for stunning photos. By attaching a few high-powered LEDs […]]]>

Watch the video: Home Photography Ideas – Landscape Lighting Using a Drone!

Capturing beautiful landscape photography is a fantastic way to get the most out of your drone. However, while drones can capture fantastic landscape photography on their own, there’s actually another way to use them for stunning photos.

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Home Photography Ideas: Abstract Oil and Water Photography https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-abstract-oil-and-water-photography/ Fri, 29 May 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/home-photography-ideas-abstract-oil-and-water-photography/ Watch Video: Home Photography Ideas – Abstract Oil and Water Photography Water and oil cannot mix, but they can create unique photographs. With a few household items, a flash (or a strong lamp), and the right camera settings, we can create bold and vibrant abstract images. The key here is to customize our light source. […]]]>

Watch Video: Home Photography Ideas – Abstract Oil and Water Photography

Water and oil cannot mix, but they can create unique photographs. With a few household items, a flash (or a strong lamp), and the right camera settings, we can create bold and vibrant abstract images.

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