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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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Editor’s note:  This is a two-part series from award winning wedding photographer, Sam Stroud, who has been featured in various international publications.  In this article, Sam is sharing advice on how he went from having 5 weddings in year one, to 88 weddings in year three.  Read Part 1 of this series here. The Industry […]

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He may be retired but before he hung up his camera strap, Scott Bourne penned his last book. Photofocus and Think Tap Learn Publishing are proud to announce that Scott Bourne’s new book is available.  It’s a collection of Scott’s most inspirational essays and photography. Scott’s gathered 40 years of photographic knowledge and condensed it […]

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A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.

– Sam Abell  

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When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
- Ansel Adams

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Editor’s note:  This is a two-part series from award winning wedding photographer, Sam Stroud, who has been featured in various international publications. In this article, Sam is sharing advice on how he went from having 5 weddings in year one, to 88 weddings in year three. Getting started in the wedding industry is brutal. It’s […]

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“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”

– Paul Caponigro

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This week’s podcast features a popular guest who’s returned to visit us and a photo industry influencer who’s usually invisible behind the scenes. First up Melissa Niu speaks with Tamara.  Then Rich Harrington speaks with Dave Moser and his work with Photoshop World. Here is the new podcast feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on […]

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Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
– Ansel Adams

Violence in any form is unthinkable. It was so unthinkable that it became as attractive a mystery to me as sex seemed to be to other teen-agers.

- Dickey Chapelle

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You might have noticed that we’ve started holding Google Hangouts each month (in fact we’re about to hold multiple ones).  It’s all a part of our campaign to make Photofocus a more important part of your photography education. In case you missed it (or couldn’t catch the whole thing). Here’s the recording.  A big thanks […]

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Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn’t go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
- Ansel Adams

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It’s that I don’t like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room.
– Helmut Newton

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Be sure to listen to this week’s podcast.  We catch up with two photo gurus. First up Melissa Niu speaks with Frank Doorhof.  Then Rich Harrington speaks with Gerard Murphy about the evolution of Lightroom and mobile libraries. 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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A very subtle difference can make the picture or not.
– Annie Leibovitz

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Mark Morrow. One of my favorite ways to spend a sunny afternoon is to grab the kids, the GoPro & monopod and head for water.  If you’ve owned a GoPro Hero camera and have experimented with underwater shooting in creeks and streams, you’re probably well-accustomed to the […]

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Adobe dropped a new update for Photoshop and Camera Raw today.  This will affect all Photoshop and Lightroom users. Here’s what shipped this morning. Automatic straightening of an image through one of the following three interactions: Double-click the Straighten tool () in the toolbar. With the Straighten tool selected, double-click anywhere in the preview image. […]

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