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Editor’s Note: The cheapest rate for Photoshop World ends August 5.  Click here to save $150 off the full price.  We’ll be holding a get together for Photofocus readers. Photoshop World Conference will mark it’s 30th event this September in Las Vegas. I’ve gone to every event except one. I found myself reminiscing on my first conference when […]

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Avaitor Main Image

Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.  -Adobe This sounds complicated but it’s simple once you use Smart Objects on a project. […]

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As I was photographing a Cross Country race, we were hit by a heavy Florida rain storm. Luckily I had shelter under a tarp. I watched the high school kids performed like true athletes, they didn’t let rain or a mud filled track slow them down. I wasn’t about to let a rain storm deprive […]

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installing-lightroom-presets

A powerful feature of Lightroom is its ability to save develop settings known as Presets so you can use them again later to edit other images. These presets will not only save you time but will also apply a consistent look to a set of images. There are several different types of presets. We are […]

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Enhancing the Eyes

There are four parts of the eye; the pupil, iris, catch light and whites of the eye. We don’t always need to enhance all four. The goal is to make slight changes so the image doesn’t look fake or over process. Using Lightroom’s adjustment brush we will easily make local changes to these areas by “painting in” […]

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This article is part 3 of a 3 part series on How I Got the Shot Part 1: PLAN Part 2: PHOTOGRAPH Part 3: PROCESS The first article of this series explained the planning phase and how the composite was envisioned. The second article focused on the technical aspect of photography and what settings were […]

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Sport Portrait Composite PT2

This article is part 2 of a 3 part series on How I Got the Shot Part 1: PLAN Part 2: PHOTOGRAPH Part 3: PROCESS The first article of this series explained the planning phase and how the composite was envisioned. This gave me a clear direction on how to pose the athletes,what gear was […]

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The Team

My son Alec’s passion for lacrosse is contagious. You can’t help getting excited when he talks about key players, the game, and what to look for when watching. His enthusiasm had me embark on a two year project of capturing the sport known as “The fastest game on two feet.” First a little history. Alec’s […]

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The-Viking

On a recent photo shoot, we were tasked to make this gentle giant look fierce and menacing. Wardrobe got us about 40 percent there, a harsh beauty dish moved us closer and his attitude took us over the top. The key to this style of image is to ensure the light has a purpose; in […]

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Fencing-Prince

Sometimes I get a big idea.  This one was all about creating a series across several athletes and sports. I wanted to photograph different sports using the same lighting and apply the same Lightroom presets. No, I wasn’t being lazy. I wanted to compose the images together and they would all have the same look and […]

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Knight-6

Where can you find a realistic knights outfit that won’t drain your budget? If you live in a big city such as LA or Chicago you can visit a prop store. Unfortunately for me, in quiet Melbourne Florida special stores like these don’t exist. I searched the net and didn’t find what I was looking […]

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2014_05_03_1345Syracuse_vs_Colgate

How I Got the Shot Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome new Photofocus contributor Robert Vanelli to our team. You may know him as V, and he is writing a new series of articles for us to take you behind the scenes to see how he makes great images. For today’s case study, let’s go to the Carrier […]

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