Time for a NEW contest – to check all of our open contests – visit the OPEN CONTESTS page at Photofocus.com (PLEASE READ THIS PAGE CAREFULLY – IT ANSWERS ALL YOUR LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONTEST!) Enter To Win Your Choice of  a New Nikon D800 or Canon 5D MK III *Body only This contest starts today […]

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Every year we select a camera that we think merits special mention. We’ve awarded the Camera of the Year to all types and brands. It’s always controversial. We always get told we’re wrong. Usually by someone who feels badly because they bought a different camera. That’s unfortunate because that implies the camera makes the art. […]

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Short and sweet. I use HDR more than I don’t. When I do use HDR I prefer the subtle approach believing less is more. I’m not attacking anyone else’s style. I’m just saying that’s the way I prefer it. I like it so subtle that I don’t use it in the conventional way. I primarily […]

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My pal Skip Cohen had a great quote the other day. “I’m a time traveler and Jules Vern has nothing to do with the trip.” Man that resonated with me. Here’s why. More than 40 years ago, a man named Jack Russell gave me a Nikkormat 35mm film camera. I distinctly remember asking him, “What’s […]

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I’ve finally had enough time to take a look at the latest crop of photo books to cross my desk, and I’d like to suggest a few that I think stand out and  that would be worth your time. These are all winners and would also make great stocking stuffers this upcoming holiday if there’s […]

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Tripod

I’ve heard it said, “The poor man pays twice,” and this is especially true applied to tripods. If you’re like me, you’re thinking of the three tripods you have in a corner of the garage right now, unused and dusty. Hopefully, you also have one that is scratched and all but worn out with use […]

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My Favorite Ring Light On The Market Have you heard of Rosco gels? If so then you’ve probably been around a while or you are a reader of David Hobby’s Strobist blog. Rosco is not just in the gel business. They make one of the best ring light systems I’ve ever seen. The LitePad Loop […]

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