Alexandria Huff Recommended on Kelby TV

In episode 15, RC explains the often overlooked feature of flash zoom settings and gives a shout out to photographer Alexandria Huff. Matt interviews special guest Tamara Lackey as she gives tips on interacting with children when you take pictures. Joel Grimes explains a trick to adding megapixel resolution to your photos.

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Improving Your Chiaroscuro Portraits

There are lighting patterns that tend to be universally flattering, such as Rembrandt, Loop, and Butterfly lighting, but you can’t depend on positioning alone for every portrait. For every rule, there are exceptions…Read the rest on 500px.

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10 Best Photo Tutorials of 2013

Alexandria Huff makes 2 of the top 10 blog posts for 500px in 2013.

“We have chosen the tutorials to this top ten list based on your views and comments. Please enjoy the recap of what we have learned in 2013 and stay tuned for many more tutorials shared this year on our blog…” Read the rest on 500px.

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Halloween Still Life 17th Century Style Vanitas

In celebration of the fall season, I have created a still life in the tradition of a Dutch Vanitas. Vanitas, or “vanity”, paintings incorporate macabre motifs to symbolize the transient nature of life. Some of the symbols are obvious, such as skulls, watches, and hourglasses. Other symbols, all representing the shortness of life in some way, include rotting fruit, flowers in various states of robustness and decay, seashells, sea food, bubbles, smoke, books, instruments, small game, butterflies, and wine…Read the rest on 500px.

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Dreamy Great Gatsby Portraits

As a fan of both the book and the original Francis Ford Coppola written film, I wanted to create my own personal Great Gatsby cast of characters through my photography. In this tutorial, I am going to show you my process for creating Gatsby-esque portraits. I limited myself to a small indoor space to demonstrate that you can create a sun kissed, garden-like atmosphere even when you do not have access to that environment. It would also make for a fun photo booth set at a wedding…Read the rest on 500px.

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Chiaroscuro Portraits

This series began as a gift to an art instructor and a challenge to myself to create very painterly portraits of her daughters without relying too much on post processing. The gift was a success and I set out to create an entire collection of moody close-ups that give homage to tenebrism and chiaroscuro…Read the rest on 500px.

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Game of Thrones Portraits Season 3

The Game of Thrones character posters for Season 3 are simple yet powerful. As fans of the show, my friends and I wanted to recreate the images using ourselves as models. The results were a success and everyone had a lot of fun sitting for these portraits. If you haven’t seen the original posters check them out. Here’s how we created our spin-off…Read the rest on 500px.

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Transitioning from Point-and-Shoot to DSLR: Understanding Full Frame vs Crop Frame Sensors

Every digital camera, even your point-and-shoot, has a sensor inside of it. In the simplest of terms, all these sensors do is convert an optical image (light) into an electronic signal which can be read as digital information–an image you download and can see, edit, and share. Your point-and-shoots have tiny, little sensors inside of them and for the most part they do a good job of converting light into digital information you can use–a photograph…Read the rest on Shutterfly.

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