I believe you’ve seen some of those viral fast-paced videos that show you all kinds of “hacks” and “tricks” that don’t really seem like they work. Jessica Kobeissi found one with a bunch of photography “hacks” and she decided to try them out. In this hilarious video, you can see if any of them actually work, and I’m sure you’ll have fun as you’re discovering it.
Professional food photographer debunks myths of nasty food styling hacks
It’s not a secret that food photographers use plenty of tricks to make the food look more appetizing in photos and videos. And some of those are even pretty nasty, making the food inedible. But is it always like that? And do food photographers really use all those tricks for their shoots? In this video, food photographer Scott Choucino debunks some myths of those (in)famous food photography tricks we’ve all heard of.
How to create a perfect (fake) burger for a photo shoot
You probably already know why burgers look delicious in ads, yet they usually look pretty sad when you unwrap them. It’s because food photographers often use some dirty tricks to make food look appetizing. In this video from Well Done, food stylist Rishon Hanners transforms a sad, drive-through cheeseburger into a delicious-looking Whopper. She will show you how to create a perfect burger for your photo shoot – well, at least a picture-perfect one.
Here are some nasty tricks photographers use to make food look more appetizing
It’s an open secret that advertisers use some tricks to make food look more appetizing. But some of them can get really nasty! They make the food look delicious, but most of the time they also make it inedible. Glue instead of milk, shaving foam instead of whipped cream, dish liquid in just about anything with foam… These are only some of the tricks food photographers use, and Blossom shows you many more in this interesting video.
5 filmmaking monopod tips and tricks
I mentioned in a post earlier today how valuable I’ve been finding monopods in my video work more often lately. They’re such a valuable, but often underrated tool on set. But the things monopods allow you to do aren’t just for video. Many techniques cross over into the world of stills photography, too. In this video, filmmaker Mason Mashtare shows us five great tips for using monopods during a shoot.
5 surf & underwater photography hacks and tricks in under a minute
If you’ve ever taken a camera near water, whether it be a DSLR or a GoPro, you know it can be a hassle. Even when you’ve got all the underwater housings and other bits, it can still be a pain. In this video, surf photographer Dylan Brayshaw gives us 5 great tips for shooting in and around water.
How to unlock Photoshop’s monkey layer and banana tool Easter eggs
Colin Smith from Photoshop Cafe has shared some cool Photoshop tricks with us before. In his latest video, he’ll teach you how to unlock five “Easter eggs” Photoshop developers have hidden inside the software. If you’re a Photoshop CC user, open the software and discover these fun features.
5 editing mistakes every beginner makes that you need to avoid
We all make noob mistakes when we’re new to something. That’s why we make those mistakes, we’re noobs. While most of us try to avoid them now, who can honestly say they’ve never made hideous bevelled text in Photoshop? Or added a page curl to a document? Well, the same is true with video editing.
While learning editing, there’s a lot of things we try, because we think they look (or sound) cool. Then a few months later, we realise just how wrong we were. This video from Aputure talks about the 5 beginner editing mistakes that pretty much everybody makes at some point, and why you should avoid them.
Use this simple trick to instantly improve your smartphone vlogs and selfie videos
Phones are great for recording video of yourself. The big advantage is that big LCD letting you see what you’re doing while you’re filming. But they also have that big LCD that you constantly stare at while talking instead of the camera lens. So, when you watch the video back, you always appear to be looking slightly off to the side of the viewer. Not at the viewer.
Those using DSLRs, mirrorless or even point & shoots to vlog probably won’t benefit from this one. But this tip from YouTuber and vlogger, Dave Knop (aka, Knoptop) will help to instantly solve that problem with your phone. And all you need are some some sticky labels.
A clever trick to tone down reflections in photos: use deodorant
Sometimes you’ll get to photograph objects with different textures, and the light won’t be suitable for all of them. Photographer Phillip McCordall shares a couple of useful tricks that will help you in such situations. Glass objects may have unpleasing reflections, and you can easily tone them down using spray deodorant. Mr. McCordall uses a few more items we all have at home and that cost almost nothing, and with them, he controls the reflections on the glass objects. These DIY tricks of the trade cost almost nothing and they’ll definitely save you some post-processing time.
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