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It can be overwhelming to arrive at a beautiful landscape to make pictures, or to a portrait shoot and be faced with making great pictures on demand. When I make portraits for a client, I have to deliver, or there’s no food on the table–how’s that for pressure? Sometimes I see a good picture and […]

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I started making pictures a little more than five years ago, and Photofocus.com has been a part of my life practically everyday since then, and I’ve always appreciated that advertising has been handled as a partnership with terrific companies. As a reader and listener, and more recently as a contributor, I’ve done business with many […]

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I don’t know if you’ve tried this, but it’s true: Smiling opens doors. When I want to make a picture with a person or in a place that is not necessarily public, I just put a smile on my face, take a deep breath and ask permission. I usually give a little preface and a reason […]

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The first thing a new camera prompts you to do is to set the date and time, and this is one default that I heartily agree with. I recently borrowed a camera that had the date set incorrectly and it has really screwed up my system. Here are three reasons to take 22.5 seconds and […]

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PSW attendees may come early and attend pre-conference workshops. The incredible Eddie Tapp (seen above making a selfie with the Canon team) taught such a class yesterday, and students’ images were submitted for an award from Canon. The crowd now cheered for their favorites, and this is the winning image. The photographer won a new […]

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The show is off to great start. Julieanne Kost is hosting the Adobe demonstration portion of the Photoshop World Opening Keynote happening right now. We’ve just seen some incredible demonstrations by Joel Grimes on Lightroom Mobile. He and his sons took a great trip this year and used LR Mobile to do loads of work. […]

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For the last year or so I’ve been fortunate enough to make pictures for a medical product company on a regular basis. Their product is markedly better than the alternatives and my images are used for marketing and educating surgeons. I get to work with top surgeons in the field, and it’s a true privilege […]

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