How to Build Your Own Reflectors for Tabletop Photography

Basic tabletop photography reflectors © DPS

The use of reflectors in photography is just a way of taking advantage of the existent light, and bounce it to different places in your image. This can be done with virtually any surface that reflects light, like a wall, a mirror, cardboard, styrofoam, aluminum foil, etc. Dedicated photography reflectors come in many different colors, shapes and sizes. Silver, gold, white, and sometimes mixes of these three colors commonly know as zebra reflectors are the most common colors. There are also 5-in-1 reflectors that include a black surface to absorb light, and a translucent surface to soften light.

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How to Create a Budget Tabletop Photography Setup for Shooting Food and Products

Basic tabletop photography setup © DPS

It can feel like photography is a money vortex and unless you have an unlimited amount, many types and styles of photography may seem out of reach. We’re here to tell you that you can create your own tabletop photography setup on a budget and still create some amazing food and product photography.

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Hoe stel ik mijn digitale camera in? Alle instellingen uitgelegd – Shoot

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Een reflex- of systeemcamera heeft veel meer instelmogelijkheden dan een eenvoudige compactcamera, zo kan je exact de foto maken die je wenst. Maar welke instelling gebruik je nu best op je Nikon, Canon, Sony, … ? Wij maken je vertrouwd met de knopjes, vertellen waarvoor ze dienen en leren je je camera instellen.

In dit artikel nemen we de essentiële instellingen die je op bijna elke reflex- of systeemcamera vindt met je door. Hoe ze precies ingesteld worden, verschilt van toestel tot toestel. Wat bij de ene camera met een knopje gaat, werkt op een andere via het cameramenu. Door de verschillen tussen merken en modellen kunnen we hier niet elke camera in detail bespreken. Raadpleeg de handleiding van jouw toestel voor meer informatie.

Wil je liever meer leren over de verschillende onderdelen? Lees dan eerst ons artikel over wat er allemaal in de camera zit. Zie je vreemde woorden? Neem dan zeker onze A-tot-Z woordenlijst door.

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3 Expert Tips for Gradient Management – f64 Academy | Blake Rudis

Expert Tips for Gradient Management in Photoshop CC 2020

Since my last video on the Diamond Gradient, I have received a LOT of questions about gradient management in Photoshop CC 2020.  In today’s video, I will answer all of them summed up into three questions: Why do my gradients have folders and yours show gradients? How do I make my own gradients? How do  I change the default gradient in the Gradient Palette? BONUS: How do I move a gradient once I’ve made it? This short video will have you managing your gradients like a pro!

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Photoshop Channel Mixer Madness! By Jim Welninski ©

The Channel Mixer in Photoshop is often overlooked. But in the hands of someone who knows what to do with it, it can be awesome. It can be used to change colors or for color grading. It can help you create color contrast. It can be a great way to convert to black and white. Combine it with a Curve and you’ve got a powerful tool indeed…IF you can figure out a way of reliably getting what you want. I’ll show you how to tame it in part one of this two part series.

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Calling All Artists! Be who you were meant to be! By Jim Welninski |

Calling All Artists!

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How many times have you been told…

– that your art isn’t “necessary”,

– that it’s just a hobby and you should treat it like one,

– that you’re “a little bit off”,

– that you should be more “normal”,

– that you should consider getting a real job?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve grown tired of hearing stuff like that. If you’re an artist, you’re the way you are because you were BORN that way. “Artist” isn’t a job. It’s not something you learn in a school. It’s not something you become. It’s not what you do. It’s a singular way of being in the world. It’s WHO YOU ARE.

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PHOTOSHOP WORKFLOW ESSENTIALS – ZSE6 Bonus 2 – f.64 Elite by Blake Rudis

The Zone System Express 6

Lesson 2 : Blake’s Anatomy (of a layer in Ps)

I have spent the last ten years perfecting my photographic workflow.   One of the major innovations I made in this time was the development of the Zone System Express, an incredible tool that helps me maintain a consistent and predictable workflow.  It has been through 5 iterations so far and the 6th is going to revolutionize the way you edit your photos.

I can’t just leave you with a tool, while it is a powerhouse, it is nothing without the education to go along with it.  With the panel comes 8 hours of education that will teach you my workflow of Tone, Color, and Effects

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StarStaX –


StarStaX is a fast multi-platform image stacking and blending software, which allows to merge a series of photos into a single image using different blending modes. It is developed primarily for Star Trail Photography where the relative motion of the stars in consecutive images creates structures looking like star trails. Besides star trails, it can be of great use in more general image blending tasks, such as noise reduction or synthetic exposure enlargement.

StarStaX has advanced features such as interactive gap-filling and can create an image sequence of the blending process which can easily be converted into great looking time-lapse videos.

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Sony onthult camerasensor voor smartphones met hoogste resolutie ter wereld – TechPulse

Sony heeft een nieuwe camerasensor aangekondigd van maar liefst 48 megapixels, wat overeenkomt met een resolutie van 8000 x 6000. Geen enkele andere fabrikant biedt gelijkaardige prestaties, volgens Sony. De dichtste hedendaagse concurrent lijkt de Huawei P20 Pro te zijn, die een camera van 40 megapixels bevat.

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Who I am and why I’m here

Hello, my name is Robert Van Maele. I live in Belgium (Mariakerke near Ghent). One of my hobbies is photography, that’s an important one, and the main reason why I’m creating this blog. I’m member of photoclub FODIFI Wondelgem vzw ( and I thought this is the time to share some of my pictures. I’ve no specialism, but most of the shoots are made on holidays, excursions and with the grandchildren.

So, here it is!!!