Chris Ramsay gives advice on how to shoot good card porn - Genii Online

Chris Ramsay may no longer be doing straight-up magic tutorials, but he's still putting out some very useful guides to promoting oneself in the age of social media. His guide to getting good promotional photographs should be mandatory viewing for everyone in the industry (and I mean everyone; you cannot imagine how many top tier magicians hit us up with promo shots that look like they're extracts from an FBI watchlist). In his latest video, he and magician and photographer Alex Pandrea wander around yet another island paradise, doling out solid advice on how to take good shots of playing cards. 

This guide contains far more practical advice than his promo shot one, and while it's likely nothing new to anyone who's taken a photography class at some point in their life, the quick summaries of composition, lighting, and colour-theory will definitely improve your card snaps. Considering every magician and their mum has their own branded cardistry decks vying for cash on Kickstarter these days, it's very useful guide indeed.

 

 

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