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PHLEARN got it’s start teaching free tutorials on YouTube, and today our community has grown into the millions!

Welcome to the PHAMILY.

 

This shoot was inspired by Rankin’s amazing series of lips holding things like flowers. I have always thought scarab beetles were beautiful and this was the perfect opportunity to feature them in a photo.

 

For adding Light rays to your image, make sure you first have an image that will properly support light coming through. You want to have an image that is either lit from the back or from the side.

 

When you increase your ISO on a digital camera, your processor amplifies the signal it receives from the sensor to make it stronger, much like an amplifier on a stereo, it makes a quiet signal much louder.

 

One of the largest challenges we had to overcome to bring this concept to life was to design and build the main character. Being a photographer, this did not come entirely naturally to me, so I had to pay extra attention to my goals as a creator.

 

To create this fashion portrait we used a 3 Light setup and shot behind a pane of glass. To add a bit of Texture and interest to the glass we added baby oil (thicker than water) and lit it from behind.

 

The advantage to using modeling lights as opposed to strobes is that you see exactly what you are going to get, there is not guesswork.

 

Today we go behind the scenes of our Photoshoot for the Banished Mermaid Pro tutorial. We ended up doing, what seems like, 3 individual photoshoots while we were all set up.

 

Dan Winters is a great photographer who produces gripping work. He has a way of pulling emotion out of his subjects that will leave you breathless. Today we look at one of his famous portraits of Tom Hanks, and try to reproduce it.

 

Today we have an awesome BTS video for our upcoming PRO Tutorial. For the first time ever we will be including a full length video in the Phlearn PRO, explaining our lighting setup, working with the model, shooting on a green Screen, and more.

 

Today we are completing this beer image in Photoshop. We cover the Lighting Effects as well as adding the splashes around the beer. The trick when doing this sort of Composite is to know how much masking needs to be done.

 

Yesterday we showed you the photoshoot and how to light beer, and today we are showing you exactly what happens when you bring those photos into Photoshop.

 

In this episode we’re going over how to Light a bottle of beer. This is great for brushing up on your product photography skills.

 

These will make the biggest Difference! Curves can be used to easily adjust Light Levels and Colors in your images.

 

Today we work on a user submitted landscape image. We are going to add some lights and effects requested by Sam.

 

In yesterday’s episode we showed you everything you need to know for shooting video to be used in a cinemagraph, and today we’ll bring it all together in Photoshop!

 

Today’s episode will cover everything you need to know about shooting for a cinemagraph, and tomorrow we’ll cover how to bring it all together in Photoshop!

 

Giving objects a Reflection in post becomes a bit more of a difficult task when the bottom of the still life (in this case, a Coca-Cola can) is curved.

 

We’re going to talk about everything that there is to know about Curves, and also we’re going to show you some cool ways to Color your images using Curves.

 

In today’s episode we’re going to be editing an image taken by Angela of the Phlearn team.

 

How to fix the shadows underneath people’s eyes.

 

We are going to focus on what to edit in Photoshop. The first thing I noticed when looking at this photo is that the paintings in the Background are a little distracting.

 

There are a few different ways to get these effects, you can shoot with IR film and a red Filter, convert a digital camera, OR get the same type of look in post.

 

Today I’m going to show you how to create a movie out of still images, and in this case, how to make a movie out of photos from a photobooth.

 

See the BTS footage of our latest portrait, as well as a sneak peek of the other shot we did that day! This image was inspired by the crane and is part of a larger series we are doing on bird species.

 

Today we’re doing another start to finish edit! This image was submitted by Stevie Keen.

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