Ben Lucas
Ben Lucas is a Seattle-based commercial portrait and wedding photographer. He focuses on getting the very best expression from clients, whether they are brides, actors, chefs, or even lawyers. You can follow his updates on Facebook.
Tutorials
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    6 Creative Ways to Shoot Portraits in a Tunnel6 ways tunnel
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    Tunnels are great landscape features with a lot of photographic potential. In this tutorial, you'll learn different ways to take advantage of this setting for your next portrait shoot.Read More…
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    Hot Pictures: Better White Balance With the Kelvin SystemAnvil
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    Photographers know "Kelvin" as the system of arbitrary numbers we change in camera to correct our white balance. In this article, you'll find out what it all means and how to use it for better photos.Read More…
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    Creating a Realistic Composite Photo with Displacement Mapping Ben lucas helicopter tutorial preview
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    Photographing people on location sometimes just isn't possible. In this example, I'll show you how to get your subject realistically composited into a landscape scene.Read More…
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    How to Shoot Portraits in Public (And Avoid a Crowd)Preview
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    If you're out taking photos in public, there's often little you can do to avoid crowds of people. The scenery could be beautiful, the light perfect, but if there's someone making a face in the background—the picture is ruined. This tutorial will give you some tips on isolating your subject, even when surrounded by swarms of people.Read More…
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    Shooting a Helicopter Search and Rescue Mission TeamPreview
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    Behind the scenes look at how to work with a first responder team and their helicopter to create a promotion for a search and rescue team.Read More…
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    How to Rock Your High-Energy Senior ShootsBenlucas energy 03 pre
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    Do you remember high school? How did you act around adults? Were you confident in how you looked and dressed? If you can think back to that time in your life, you may begin realize why shooting senior portraits is a challenge.Read More…
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    Creating a Magic Photo with a Magician and Playing CardsBen lucas magician 18 prenew
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    In this tutorial, I'm going to show you to create the seemingly impossible. I jammed as much chaos as possible into a single photo to create a visual feat fit for a magician. We'll look at the decision making process, the lighting, and the retouching that went into creating a final image.Read More…
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    Finding and Fixing Invisible BlemishesBen lucas album pre
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    Sometimes when you are editing, you can't see all the imperfections in an image. That doesn't mean they aren't there, nor does it mean it's not worth taking time to fix them. If you are doing an image that requires perfection, like something destined to be printed large or displayed on a high resolution screen, here is a great technique for finding blemishes you may have missed. This tutorial will show you how to use a curves adjustment layer to double check your work.Read More…
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    The Ultimate Bridal Show Survival Guide (for Photographers)Ben lucas bridal show prelg
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    Are you a wedding photographer looking to get more business? Have you been thinking about wedding and bridal shows, but don't know where to start, or if they're even worth it? In this tutorial, I'm going to show you what you need to know to market yourself successfully at a wedding show, and how to figure out if it's the right move for your business.Read More…
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    How to Create a Hobbit-Sized IllusionBl hobbit prelg
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    Ever wondered how they create a Hobbit-sized person like those found in movies like Lord of the Rings? While "green screen" is the popular answer, this tutorial will show you everything you need to know about forced perspective, a technique which allows you to create these illusions in-camera.Read More…
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    Shooting an Advertisement for Your Own Photography BusinessWeddingad bl prelg
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    Don't have a studio? Think your house is small or ugly? In this tutorial we will look at how to create a high-end look in your own home. We'll go behind the scenes building a magazine advertisement from the ground up, showing what works, what doesn't, and how you get a great look on a budget.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: 5 Tried and True Portrait Cropping TechniquesBenlucas cropping prelg
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    Cropping a portrait properly takes a lot more thought than just putting the face in the middle of the frame. In this quick tutorial, you'll learn five techniques to ensure you're getting the most compelling crops for your portraits.Read More…