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From an early age, Zacharie Rabehi has been exposed to the work of documentary makers. After seeing images from far away places and reports of people’s struggles, he knew he wanted to travel and immerse himself in those stories - and tell them through photography.

Zacharie Rabehi

In 2008, after successive trips to India, he decided to settle there and document the life of people who had made an impact on him. He has worked on social issues such as the Kashmir occupation, the drought in Maharashtra, the transgender community, Cuba’s iron curtain fall, the refugees' route to Europe, the Nepal earthquake aftermath, survivors of acid attacks and more.

In 2015, he co-founded the Girls Photo Collective that aims to empower young girls from various backgrounds through photography. Zacharie now splits his time between Germany, France and India.

You can see more of his work on EyeEm or his website

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While shooting portraits outdoors in bright sunlight, renowned commercial photographer Joel Grimes uses a neutral density filter, strobe, and a Beauty Dish to create a properly exposed image with shallow depth of field

With this aperture Joe uses a 6 stops ND Filter

About Joel Grimes:

Commercial photographer Joel Grimes has nearly thirty years of experience in the field. Throughout his successful career, Joel's assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and to over fifty countries around the globe. Aside from his commercial work, Joel views himself as an ambassador for the photographic creative process, teaching hands-on workshops around the world as a Canon Explorer of Light. Let's Get Connected: Website

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DPreview have done a quick comparison of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's rolling shutter, compared with the EOS-1D X Mark II and the Sony a6300. The results are a little disappointing.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Rolling Shutter

Obviously they have panned faster than you ever sensibly would, to make the difference clearer. Sadly the 5D IV's rolling shutter isn't nearly as well controlled as the 1D X Mark II's, instead looking very similar to the Sony a6300's 24p mode.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Rolling Shutter

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One of Blake Rudis´ favorite tools in Photoshop is Adobe Color Themes. It is a neat little extension that helps you build color palettes around a central color that you have in mind. It can be very helpful in any sort of design work (which he usually needs a lot of help with).
How to Use Adobe Color Themes in Photoshop for Color Grading

Adobe Color Themes has replaced the Kuler Extension found in CS 6. If you are looking for Kuler in CC you won't find it, you'll see Color Themes instead. Likewise, if you are looking for Color Themes in CS6, you won't find it, it is called Kuler in CS6. Either way, the functionality is the same.

Adobe Color Themes is basically a Color Theory engine. You can select a color and make a color palette based on your desired outcome. From finding the perfect complimentary color to your desired color to making analagous, monochromatic, and triadic palettes, it can all be done fast in Color Themes.

Read the full post with more info and get the Gradients on:

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Speedlight vs studio strobes? When it comes to off camera flash photography people often find this to be a very confusing subject.

Generally speaking, Monolights are more powerful than speedlites. Speedlights cost less than monolights. Monolights recycle faster and let you shoot longer bursts. Speedlites are smaller and more portable.

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Monolight vs speedlight
Monolights are predominantly manual only, however companies like Profoto, Godox and Adorama are coming out with TTL Monolight’s if you are willing to shell out the cash.

 Speedlights are predominately automatic and TTL – through the lens, however most also offer a manual option and many manufacturers still offer manual only Speedlites which Joe Edelman personally prefers and these manual ones cost much less.

Monolight’s usually have more modifiers available, but many companies are now making adapters or Speedlight specific modifiers like the Roque Flashbenders. Speedlights will allow you to stop very fast action and even shoot at very high shutter speeds. Monolights – not so much on the fast action, but some of the pricier units will allow you to work at higher shutter speeds.

In this video, Joe Edelman will use a Flashpoint320M Monolight and a LumoPro 180R Speedlight to show you the basic differences between the two types of flash units.


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Flashpoint 320M 150ws Monolight -

LumoPro 180R Speedlight -

LumoPro Cold Shoe Adapter -

Photoflex Medium Lite Dome -

LumoPro LP606 8' Black Air Cushioned Light Stand -

FTC - LumoPro brand equipment was supplied to me by LumoPro. All other equipment is my own. All opinions are my own. - said Joe-

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Ever wonder what it would be like to attend one of Ansel Adams' photography workshops? Now you don't have to! In this episode we talk with Ansel's daughter-in-law about Ansel's workshops, teaching styles and his lesser known portraits. Never-before-heard stories!

Ansel Adams' photography workshops

She gave me and intimate behind the scenes look at Ansel and covered some important points I had never heard before - said our friend Marc Silber:

  • His portraiture, and how, as with his landscapes, he MADE photographs, (he didn’t take them) so he didn’t hesitate at posing people for the effect he was after.
  • She discussed in detail his famous image of the iconic artist Georgia O’Keefe and her ranch manager, captured with 35mm (uncharacteristic of Ansel. We get to see his contact sheet too.)
  • She shows an example of a print in Yosemite that pulls the viewer in and has photos within the photo.
  • She discussed his style of teaching and how he was as a person as well and more interesting inside info.

A big thank you to the Adams Family and Ansel Adams' Gallery. We couldn't share his stories without you!

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Exploring the Northern Lights in Iceland with a Drone, flying over epic landscape in Reykjanes Peninsula.

Filmed with:

Matrice 600
Camera: Sony A7sii
Lens: Sigma 20mm 1.4

Music by Lights And Motion - The Spectacular Quiet

Location: Reykjanes Iceland

Filmed by: OZZO Photography

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We live in a celebrity-obsessed society in which we're constantly surrounded by videos, images and stories about our favorite stars, making us feel as if they are a part of our lives.

A Day Inside the Lives of Hollywood Paparazzi

 But what about the people who actually spend their lives photographing these celebrities? What is it like to be a part of the paparazzi? Do they consider it a passion or is it just another day's work?

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Photographer Joey L. has shared today a behind the scenes look at how People of the Delta’s scripted scenes were merged with real life events.

People of the Delta by Joey L

For centuries, Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley has been a crossroads for many distinct tribes. During times of drought, natural resources become scarce, escalating clashes between groups. In an ever-changing landscape, young men and women come of age in an unfamiliar time.

The story is narrated from two unique perspectives. Uri- a young boy from the Hamar tribe who becomes a man during his rite of passage ceremony, and Segelgwo- an elder chief of the Daasanach, who reflects on his community’s uncertain future. -said on Vimeo-

You can  read the full article and the film "People of the Delta" here:

About Joey L:

Joseph Anthony Lawrence, best known as Joey L., is a Canadian-born photographer and director based in Brooklyn, New York. Having borrowed his father’s digital point-and-shoot camera at the age of 10, Joey turned to photography as a means of expressing his creativity, which ultimately transformed into a lifelong passion. Let's Get Connected: Website |  Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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Shutterbug  were one of a handful of outlets to put the new 30.4MP Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR to the test ahead of its unveiling tonight. Check out what they and Jordan Matter thought of the Canon 5D Mark IV in their portrait, action, video and low light tests.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR

Video Credits
Photographer: Jordan Matter -
Video & Editing: Sandy Chase -
Model/Actress: Anna Cameron
Director: Dan Havlik

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Today we have the pleasure to feature "A Photoshoot for Dad". Written by Blair Bunting , we hope you enjoy with this story :

Firstly, hello World. It has been quite some time since I have had a chance to sit down and write a bit, but in a way, that is a good thing as I have a lot of new images to talk about in the near future. Today’s photoshoot is one that supersedes them all, as it is one that near and dear to my heart.

My Dad is my role model for many reasons. His humility, his work ethic, how he treats my Mom, how he has supported me in my pursuit of a career in photography, the list goes on and on. He is the person that I have essentially tried to emulate. No matter what photoshoot I am doing, he never asks for anything, from a photo to meeting a celebrity, he only asks how I am doing whenever we talk. It is for this reason that I feel there is no one that deserves a cool photoshoot more, so this is exactly what we did.

1965 Corvette Blair Bunting

You see, there are few things that make my Dad as happy as his car. It, a 1965 Corvette, was his gift to himself when he retired, and the very same car that got him through the tough battle he had with cancer. He does not boast about it, but I know how important it is to him. For this reason, I have wanted for a long time to photograph it for him. However, with a busy schedule and the inability to sneak it to the studio with my camera gear in it, this has been a fleeting quest.

That is, until last month.

My Dad and my Mom went on a vacation. As is the usual, if I am in town I stop in and check on their house and pick up the mail. However, this time I noticed the key to the Corvette was on the counter and the wheels began turning (holy pun Batman!). While I knew that I could probably make this a big production, I thought that it would be even more personal to my Dad if I did the photoshoot with just my brother and my wife. That way the three of us could sign the prints for him and not just me.

So we picked a date and all headed out to the studio, my brother with my Dad’s car and my wife and I behind him with the camera gear and a fire extinguisher in case it caught fire en route (old Corvettes have a proclivity for this sort of thing). At the studio we met up with Floyd and my friend Paul, who helped with some of the heavy lifting. All of us got the car onto Go Jax to roll it into place and once we set it down, I started building the lighting around it.

Originally, I had planned out a crazy lighting scheme that had a ton of light banks to smooth out the shoulder line of the car and make the paint look flawless. However, the more I thought about it, I felt that this was not true to the photoshoot. My dad is a simple man and his car is not a garage queen; it is a car that he drives and accepts for the paint chips and imperfections it has. It is for this reason I decided on getting a spotlight feel that would highlight the Corvette, but also show off the lines of it and the dust alike.
Luckily for me, Floyd (the owner of Loft 19 studios) had the absolute perfect light for this. The light was an old Mole-Richardson Molelipso Ellipsoidal (say that five times fast), and was one of the actually lights used for the movie The Shining. It produced an incredibly hard cut light that was direct, yet flattering. With the car backed into the cove of the studio’s cyclorama, I used the bounce of the white to fill in the shadow that countered the light source. The result was exciting not only from what I saw on set, but from the idea of how much my Dad would enjoy it.

At the end of the day, we did our best to Ferris Bueller the car back home and park it exactly how it had been when my parents left. It had been a photoshoot that we will all remember and one that I will always think back to, as it was the day I could say thank you to the man that has supported me through everything.

I love you Dad.
This article and all the images were originally published on  and shared with his permission

About Blair Bunting:

Blair has had the good fortune to shoot campaigns around the globe for a diversified list of clients that range from television shows shot for The Discovery Channel to athletes photographed for Muscle Milk. In August of 2008 he decided to have his hand at photographing autos, not out of a quest for work, but in an attempt to create some images to put on his walls… He began shooting for Chevrolet two months later.
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So, which is the best choice for wildlife photography - the Nikon 200-500 or the Nikon 300 PF? Wildlife photographer Steve Perry gives you the answer:

I get this question all the time and the choice is never an easy one. I own both the 200-500 and the 300PF and have put together a comprehensive review and comparison of the two optics in this video.

From size and build quality to AF speed, VR, and sharpness it’s all covered and more. Plus, I toss in lots of my own discoveries that might help you get even more from these two lenses.
Nikon 200-500 vs Nikon 300 PF

So, which it the best choice - the Nikon 200-500 or the Nikon 300PF for wildlife photography? Well, press play and see for yourself :)

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About Author:

He is an award winning landscape and wildlife photographer with a deep commitment to bringing his unique vision to life whenever he lifts a camera to his inspired eye. Follow him on

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Today we have the pleasure to feature "Shooting at the pool". Written by Zia Vey , we hope you enjoy with this story :

Having an outdoor shooting has always been ideal for me. I can play with different angles, find interesting places and create a story. You can be surprised how even a small corner from an outdoor location can inspire you and create a perfect frame.

fashion photographer

fashion photographer

One of my latest photo shoots was at a pool in Bucharest. The location was great because it offered a variety of good angles. I didn't shoot all the images next to the pool, but instead I chose to also use a green hedge and a floral background. 

The outfits that the model wore had a mix of elegant and posh style that blended perfectly with the location. Lastly, she wore an all-black swimsuit for the shots near the pool. 

As usual, I used 2 lights - a main light on an Avenger boom arm (Cononmk 600 W portable flash with a 90 cm deep softbox), and as a fill, a Cononmk K4T 400 W battery powered strobe with a 105 cm softbox umbrella. I prefer the deep softbox for its softness and the fact that it's allowing me to get the light very close the subject. Almost all my pictures are shot with my 50 mm Sigma Art and a Nikon D800 E.

Final Images:

Equipment used:

  • Cononmk I6T EX 600 W portable strobe 
  • Cononmk K4T 400 W portable strobe 
  • Cononmk 90 cm deep octa 
  • 105 cm softbox umbrella 
  • Nikon D800 E 
  • Sigma Art 50 mm

  • Photography - Zia Vey 
  • Model - Madalina Pralea (Rue des Modeles) 
  • Outfits - Alexandra Calafeteanu 
  • Video - Zia Vey & Raluca Enache

About Zia Vey:

Zia Vey
I always try to create a photography project centered around the quest for individuality.

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All landscape photographers have the same problem when it is raining or snowing. Our equipment are not waterproof and even with this characteristic, the best idea is to use some kind of protection to prevent damage it.

Photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj gives you a simple tip, a little bit different to the typical shower cap solution to help you out there.

You only spend one dollar or less.

Photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj landscape

About Author:

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a professional Adventure Photographer based in Berlin/Germany. He's specialized in Landscapes and People Photography and loves to share his Trips and Knowledge with you. Let's Get Connected: Website |  Instagram | Facebook | Google Plus

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If only a few months ago, Scott Kelby shared one of our most watched articles this year about "How to Remove Reflections in Eyeglasses in Photoshop", now he shows us this retouching mini-tutorial for ya for when you subject has one eye that's not open as wide as the other (very common), and you’ll learn a few cool tricks and shortcuts along the way.


About Scott Kelby:

Portrait twitter profile Scott Kelby
Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.

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