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St Patricks Day #50shadesofGreen

St Patricks Day #50shadesofGreen Starts //  1/03/16 Closes // 17/03/16 Winner announced // 18/03/16 St Paddy’s day is on Sunday 17th of March and is a party all over the world, not just in Ireland. With this in mind, we challenge you to create the most FUN image you can use the color GREEN. Think greenfields, Fairy Trees, […]

The free Photoshop clone PHOTOPEA in a serious test

A few days ago I’ve heard about a browser-based Photoshop clone. Of course, I had to test it – not only because I love these crazy projects, but it was also because of my background as web developer some years ago. So I visited the Webpage and enjoyed what I saw: A in browser Photoshop […]

We are giving away over $1,000 in Compositing Goodies

If you are passionate about compositing, you’ll wanna hear this. We teamed up with the best companies in the world to bring you a sweepstake that will kickstart your compositing career. Or, if you are already knee-deep, it will give you a serious boost. Raw Exchange’s Compositing giveaway We teamed up with Skylum, Loupedeck, and […]

10 steps to creating an indoor jungle

Last year my friend Marsha invited me to this crazy Victorian mansion along with a small handful of awesome photographers and models to hang out and make some art … Obviously I said, “heck yesss.” The house was a gold mine of strange colorful rooms full of interesting wall paper, decorative trimmings, and some gorgeous natural […]

9 steps to create a magic portal with photoshop

Over the years as my style and visual preferences have evolved, I’ve noticed that I’m kind of completely and utterly obsessed with any sort of float-y particle/dust/speckle/orb/bokeh/grit. Acceptance is the first step …. to NOT CARING AT ALL! :) I really love the way dust can add so much motion, texture, and interest to the […]

Lighting set-up: a simple portrait with a deep octabox and a background flash

Lighting set-up with an octabox and concealed light

This portrait was created using two flashes: a 100cm deep octabox to the right of the camera, and a second flash with a normal reflector positioned behind the model to light the background. This is a very simple set-up when you consider a few things. The main light—the deep octabox—is relatively far away from the […]