Tag Archives: Dramatic

How to Make a Dramatic Portrait with Light Painting Using Items Found in Your Home

In this article, I’ll show you how to do a fun project you can do with friends and a little light painting. You can do this, using things you likely already have in the house. It’s always fun to experiment … Continue reading

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How to Make Brilliant Black and White Photos with Dramatic Composition

It’s hard to beat the power and drama of good black and white photography. There’s a reason that monochrome has survived and prospered as an artistic medium despite the arrival of color photos. But how do you harness the power … Continue reading

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How to Backlight Translucent Objects for Dramatic Effect

Incorporating translucent elements into your compositions can add an interesting dynamic of luminosity to your photographs. Especially if you can backlight them. Water spray, smoke, steam, and things such as flags, flowers, and fabric when backlit can take on an … Continue reading

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How to use Off-Camera Flash to Create Dramatic Images with Cross Lighting

Learning to use off-camera flash allows you to create and shape light, giving you plenty of new opportunities for dramatic photography. But for many photographers, starting up with flash can be intimidating. It’s not just a matter of aiming a … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Tips for Making Dramatic Black and White Landscape Photos

Shooting for black and white requires you to see a scene and think a little differently. You’re looking for a contrast of tones, not color, and it can be hard to “see” in black and white if you’re new to … Continue reading

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4 Beginner Tips for Creating Dramatic Portraits with One Flash

In this article, I will explain how you can use a transmitter/receiver, or transceiver system to achieve simple dramatic portraits using only one flash. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to get you started. Background I used to fear … Continue reading

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Watch This: Tips For Dramatic Portraits With One Light

How To Try this simple lighting solution with minimal gear These well-done tutorials show a single-light portrait from start to finish. Popular Photography

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New Deal: Intensify Photo Editor for Dramatic Detail

Want your images to POP? Join thousands of photographers who have discovered Intensify. Four incredible detail algorithms help you get eye-popping depth that is noise-free, halo-free and full of life. Intensify includes a vast number of ultra-powerful adjustments to deliver the … Continue reading

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How to Create a Dramatic Cinematic Style Portrait Using Photoshop Color Grading

Cinematic style portraits are personally one of my favourites. What I like the most about them are the desaturated colours and the dramatic ambience. Before we start the tutorial on colour grading, I will give you some of my best … Continue reading

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CDLC Presents: The Dramatic Portrait with Eric Stoner

From the Canon Digital Learning Center: I used to consider myself a “natural light” photographer and I got really good at controlling the light that was provided to me to make beautiful portraits. Speedlites were somewhat of a mystery to … Continue reading

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4 Tips for More Dramatic Beach Photos

For some of us, the beach is a way of life. Whether it’s barefoot strolls at sunset, surfing in the big waves, or simply relaxing in the sun, the beach can be a magical place that is food for the … Continue reading

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Karl Taylor Illustrates How to Create Dramatic Skies in Photoshop

 From the Karl Taylor YouTube Channel: Make your Sky Outstanding with this Top Photographer Trick! – What I’m going to show you today is how you can enhance the sky in some of your photos. So if you’ve ever taken a … Continue reading

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