Ben Lucas
Seattle, USA
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.
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    Getting Started in Commercial Photography

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    No Light, Low Light, No Problem: Environmental Portraiture at NightBen lucas night portrait preview
    Image making at night can be very difficult. If you photograph weddings, news, documentary, or creative portraits, these tips on how to make portraits at night are essential for your toolkit.Read More…
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    Use Color Theory for More Creative Control in Your PhotosBen lucas color theory preview
    Let's demystify the science behind color theory, specifically additive and subtractive color, and show you how you can put this knowledge to work in a practical way.Read More…
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    24 Essential Daily Keyboard Shortcuts in Adobe Photoshop LightroomBen lucas lr keyboard shortcuts preview
    Saving precious seconds here and there really adds up. Speed up your workflow in Lightroom with the most used keyboard shortcuts. Read More…
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    30 Keyboard Shortcuts for Speed and Creativity in Adobe Photoshop30 photoshop keyboard shortcuts
    Becoming comfortable with digital post-production is all about having good flow. A good workflow lets you be fast and creative with ease. Memorizing keyboard shortcuts is an essential part of building your flow. In this tutorial you'll learn the essentials for getting fast and smooth in Adobe Photoshop.Read More…
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    How to Manually Synchronize Audio Tracks on Your Video Editing TimelineBen lucas nle audio sync
    Don't have Pluraleyes? Learn how to sync your external audio source to your video manually in Premiere.Read More…
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    How to Create Flexible, Updatable Composite Images using Smart Objects in Adobe PhotoshopBen lucas job hunters preview
    Watch a real world example of how you can make major changes to a composite with minimal effort using Smart Objects.Read More…
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    How to Embrace Convergence and Thrive as Hybrid Professional PhotographerHybrid convergence photographer
    What does it mean to be a professional? How can you manage adding multiple skill sets and services to your business? What happens when you mix photography with other media? All this and more inside.Read More…
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    Busted! 7 Myths About High Dynamic Range PhotographyBen lucas hdr aman anuraj preview
    High Dynamic Range photography gets a lot of hate on the internet, particularly from other photographers. In this article, we're going to bust the most popular myths and misconceptions about HDR.Read More…
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    Is Your Photo Practice Ready to Grow? Find Your Cost of Doing BusinessBen lucas cost of doing business preview
    Building a profitable photo or video business can be hard. Before you can price yourself without pulling numbers out of thin air, you have to know what your cost of doing business is so you can price yourself profitably.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Use Manual Mode for Accurate ExposuresBen lucas exposure practice preview
    If everything you've ever shot has been on aperture priority, shutter priority, or program mode, then it's time to step up your game and learn manual. Manual exposure gets rid of variations in your metering by giving you perfect shots every time... with practice, of course.Read More…
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    Love Is in the Air: How to Create a Heart Shaped Smoke Ring Photo for Valentine's DayVanlentines hot chocolate final
    In honor of Valentine's day, here's how to create a still life image that makes you want to snuggle up next to the fireplace with a good book. We take a cup of hot chocolate and give it a holiday twist.Read More…
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    6 Practical Ways to Boost Your Photography Business This YearBen lucas boost your business preview
    Any one, small change could end up having a significant positive impact on your business. What one thing are you going to do boost your business this year?Read More…