“Sometimes, I’d take shots without aiming, just to see what happened. I’d rush into crowds—bang! bang! … It must be close to what a fighter feels after jabbing and circling and getting hit, when suddenly there’s an opening, and bang! Right on the button. It’s a fantastic feeling.”

– William Klein

“When I finally reached an age with some acquired wisdom, I decided I would just do my photography for myself and not care whether my work was liked or sellable. That was a very liberating decision for me.”

 Cara Weston

“All my life I’ve focused on the poor. The rich ones have their own photographers.”

— Milton Rogovin

“To look at a thing is very different from seeing it.”

 Oscar Wilde


This week’s podcast features three great folks from the photo industry. First up Rich Harrington catches up with one of the best image makers on the planet, Joe McNally. Melissa Niu then catches up with photographer and Adobe expert Terry White.  You’ll then learn all about ViewBug, a great site for entering photo contests and winning […]

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At Photofocus we love giving away prizes.  Especially when those prizes can change your photographic life.  We’ve partnered up with Kelby One and we’ve got TWO sets of prizes to give away. GRAND PRIZE: A Brand New Canon 70D and Two Passes to Photoshop World. RUNNER UP: A Full pass to Photoshop World. What’s Photoshop […]

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I work on stories rather than individual pictures.
– Sebastião Salgado

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”

– Imogen Cunningham

First rule to be a photographer, you have to be invisible.
― Sameh Talhamy

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.

— Edward Steichen 

“Under this mask, another mask. I will never be finished removing all these faces.”
Claude Cahun


We know that not all of you could attend live, but boy did you miss a great Google Hangout this month. Hosts Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim were joined by Gerard Murphy from Mosaic and Bryan O’Neil Hughes from Adobe. The guys covered great tips on how to make great looking black and white photos. […]

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Photography suits the temper of this age – of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.

– Edward Weston


It seems to me that women have a bigger chance at success in photography than men… Women are quicker and more adaptable than men. And I think they have an intuition that helps them understand personalities more quickly than men.

 — Lee Miller


Scott Bourne’s new book — 72 Essays on Photography — is now available in Apple’s iBookstore.  You can read the book on Mac or iPad with the iBooks application.  To see the book click here —https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/72-essays-on-photography/id816021495?ls=1&mt=11. Scott spent 40 years as a photographer and has crafted several inspirational essays to help photographers find their spirit. I have […]

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This week’s podcast features tips on how to organize and manipulate your images.  First up, Rich Harrington and Peter Krogh explore backup and organization workflows for all users.  Then Melissa Niu catches up with Wes Maggio from Wacom. Here is the new podcast feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post […]

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“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”
― Abraham Lincoln


Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Mark Morrow. Not all shoots go as planned.  In this video, I shared a few thoughts on learning from the unexpected, and the benefit of utilizing public parking garages after hours for nightscape and portrait sessions. To see more of Mark’s work go to http://www.morrowphotoblog.com and follow […]

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This is a save the date announcement for our next Google+ Hangout. Great Black and White images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Wednesday, February 19 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (ET) 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PT) Hosted by Rob Sylvan & Levi Sim Featured Guest Bryan O’Neil Hughes from Adobe You can sign up for […]

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