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The Panasonic GH4 has taken the cinema world by storm–it’s a terrific video camera. One of it’s greatest strengths has also caused me some real grief: it’s so small, that lenses often interfere with the tripod mounting plate, and don’t even think about adding filters to the front of the lens! This camera, and other […]

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Panasonic GH4, Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, f/1.2, 1/2000s, ISO 200. Copyright Levi Sim.

We’ve frequently talked about using polarizing filters to make more striking landscape photographs, but they are at least as important for making more vibrant portraits, and cutting your retouching time in half. Let me show you how it works, as well as some general tips. What Does a Polarizer Do? Polarizers reduce the visible affect […]

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Panasonic GH4, Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens, f/6.3, 1/200s, ISO 200.

I don’t know about you, but most of the time my subjects are not models trained in posing for the camera, but I still need to help them look good. Did you know that most people look their best with their left side facing the camera? It’s true–I heard it on NPR (plus several studies I’ve read […]

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Panasonic GH4, Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens, f/11, 1/400s, ISO 400.

I’m just a kid, but I’ve learned one thing that reduces my stress and gives me peace of mind every time. It’s simply that I need to do what I know I need to do. With the year wrapping up, here are three things I’m doing that are giving me more peace and lower blood […]

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I get excited about black and white portraits, and it’s amazing how much color they really hold. Each color in a portrait is translated into a tone of grey, and we can control those tones to affect the richness of the photograph. I’m pleased with the results I’m getting from Perfect Photo Suite 9, and […]

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Editor’s Note:  This week, we’re focussing on onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite.  We’ve asked several Photofocus writers to each make a tutorial.  We’ll also have a free preset pack at the end of the week for you. Black and white photographs let me express my vision. I often prefer then to color (here are three articles about making […]

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Sometimes (oftentimes), I shoot a little sloppily, knowing that I can make a change with software. I do my best to make things as perfect as possible at the time I make a picture, but I know what things I can do later so that I can work most efficiently. For instance, yesterday I was […]

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