Photofocus Feature Drone Works

I bought my first drone last December. I learned to fly it reasonably well. I bought my second one in March. It had a camera and a first person view (FPV) monitor so I could compose my shot remotely. Over time I’ve learned a lot about flying, shooting and working with a GoPro Hero 3+  […]

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EOS Utility 3ScreenSnapz001

The current versions of Canon’s tethering software packages EOS Utility 2 and EOS Utility 3 (for the 1Dx, 5DMK3 and 7DMk2) and their RAW processor Digital Photo Professional are not compatible with the latest version of Mac OS X 10.10 aka Yosemite. I’ve spoken to several Canon technical representatives and public relations people who are […]

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2014-10-13 Featured Image

There are several color changing tools in Photoshop. Match Color, Replace Color, Hue / Saturation Adjustment are the three most prominent. The problem is they don’t do a perfect job. Why? The color they match, replace or hue change is a color that can contaminate the end result. There is a more versatile way although […]

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2014-09-20 15mm LE

A couple of months ago one of my Photofocus posts Fifteen MM Fisheye Fun touched on how versatile this seemingly special purpose lens is. Here’s more. What is a Fisheye lens? Fisheye lenses come in two flavors, curvilinear and circular. A circular fisheye lens shows the photograph as a circle. All lenses project a circle […]

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The Questions Photofocus readers know that Photoshop World is a place where photographers gather to learn about their craft, about Photoshop, of course, and most interesting of all; about each other. Last week in Las Vegas during Photoshop World, a conversation about how to make “Epic” photographs started between bands playing in Mandalay Bay’s Eye […]

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2014-09-11

Overview Smart Objects in Photoshop are wrappers that can contain layers or an original RAW file made with a camera. They are non-destructive. They support Smart Filters (allowing unlimited reworking of even stacked filter settings until the perfect state is achieved.) They can be transformed smaller then enlarged back to the original size without quality […]

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2014-09-12

It’s my birthday. September twelfth. Thirteen years and one day ago the Twin Towers were destroyed along with a lot of our sense of safety in the world. Like most of us, I was deeply troubled and still am by the attacks reported the day before on television and recapped in that morning’s Wall Street Journal. […]

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