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Sorry, a MUA isn’t a new piece of gear… it’s a person. Working with a makeup artist (MUA) for the first time is a memorable experience. I used to think an MUA just put makeup on people, but that’s like saying a photographer just takes pictures. A good MUA is truly an artist, and their […]

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It’s been three years since Steve Jobs passed away. I never imagined the impact he’d have on my life–in death at least as much as in life. I’ve read the books, I’ve seen the movie, I’ve loved the Pixar films, and I’ve bought most of the devices. However, on the day of his death I […]

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Levi_Sim_425Cover-1

You know that I don’t do the kind of review that includes target charts and intricate sharpness comparisons using sub-nanometer precision tools, and when the lens says, “Leica” on the front I shouldn’t need to. That name on a modern lens equals quality and excellence, and the availability of Leica lenses is one of my favorite […]

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Levi_Sim_Golf_Sigma_120-300mm-1

I gotta say, I loved using this lens. Sigma has really out done themselves. I know some people say they’ve owned Sigma lenses and the photos were poor…those lenses were the low end stuff; I could say the same about cheap Nikon and Canon lenses I’ve used. Sigma’s newest professional lenses, however, are the amongst […]

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September’s Lightroom hangout is all about making your color images look their best. It’s Fall in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring in the South, so there are fresh colors everywhere, and we’ll show you how to use Lightroom to help those colors look their best. Wes Maggio will join us to share his favorite tips […]

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Levi_Sim_Dancer_Black_and_White_Portrait-1-2

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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