“Still images can be moving and moving images can be still. Both meet within soundscapes”

- Chien-Chi Chang


If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.

Eve Arnold



Guest post by John Van Steenburg In my last post we discussed “Knowledge + Action = Profit” and now lets look at four key areas of every business and see if we can know what we need to know (or need to rethink our assumptions) to identify a good idea, create an action plan and move on […]

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Had your eye on a certain piece of glass for a while? Then take advantage of our partner’s best discount of the summer. For one week only, save 25% on any one item rented. Rent your favorite gear at LensRentals.com and be sure to use the promo code: 5DAYSALE To qualify: Order must be placed by 11:59 […]

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without dodge and brun with curves

Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Anup Ghimire. Dodging and burning is one of the most confused and highly underestimated techniques in Photoshop. There are lots of ways you can dodge and burn in Photoshop. Dodging and burning can help your image pop or make your photograph look more distinct and dynamic. Dodging […]

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Roger Cicala from LensRentals.com I doubt any of you remember it, but 1995 was the coming out party for Digital SLRs. There had been digital cameras before then. There had even been digital SLR cameras of a sort – modified cameras tethered to a hard drive — […]

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A photograph is a collision between a person with a camera and reality. The photograph is typically as interesting as the collision is.

– Charles Harbutt


Guest post by John Van Steenburg “Success has a simple formula: ‘K+A+P’ ”… Bernard Baruch This Spring, about twenty thousand of us went to Las Vegas to attend WPPI and learn from classes and the technology exhibits. Most attended several classes given by successful photographers laying out their techniques and policies to build business and […]

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“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
― Robert Frank


This week’s podcast interviews photographer Lindsay Adler who talks about her new studio and getting started in the world of fashion photography. Rich also gives you a quick update on the new photo options from Apple for Mac, Windows, and iOS  We then check in with Chase Reynolds about two hot new pieces of gear. Get […]

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Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson


Join Skip Cohen, Richard Harrington, and Guest Matthew Jordan Smith. They’ll explore practical advice for professional and semiprofessional photographers to help with the challenges in running a modern photo business. This Google Hangout is interactive and you can post questions to the experts during the event. Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers […]

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We’ll be featuring Matthew Jordan Smith soon on our Mind Your Own Business Program this month.  However here’s a great interview with him from Photofocus contributor Stephan Bollinger. Part One Part Two Celebrated photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has worked with some of the top names in entertainment today including Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Jamie Foxx, Mandy Moore, […]

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The majority of photographers still seek “artistic” effects, imitating other mediums of graphic expression. The result is a hybrid product that does not succeed in giving their work the most valuable characteristic it should have, —photographic quality.

– Tina Modotti

Rhapsody in Blue, Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru.  We all enjoy receiving positive feedback about our work. It feels good, reassures us and helps maintain our enthusiasm to continue the creative process. I’ve been teaching photography for many years. While I continue to teach in a formal environment, most of my […]

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“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

—Ansel Adams


Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Roger Cicala, owner at LensRentals.com The usual warnings apply: Do not try this at home. This post was made by semi-trained, semi-professional repair technicians who sort of know what they’re doing. The following blog post contains graphic images of the inside of a very nice camera. If […]

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If you’re a Mac user, a new camera update has recently shipped (version 5.05). OS X Mavericks provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats. In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac. You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by Digital Camera […]

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“I learned from looking at his (Ansel Adams) work the places he loved the most, and where he spent the most time, was where he did his best work. I learned from him that you have to love what you photograph, and you have to give it time.”

 Ion Zupce


A quick reminder, our next  Google+ Hangout for photographers is today! It’s Mind Your Own Business cohosted by Skip Cohen  of Skip Cohen University. You can sign up here for free. Today we’re joined by photographer (and founder of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep founder) Sandy Puc.  We’ll explore Milestones to Building a Successful Business and Increasing Revenue. […]

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It’s not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one.
- Robert Capa