There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
- Ansel Adams
Some photojournalists talk about being a fly on the wall when shooting. I really don’t accept that. You have to give of yourself for your subjects to give something back.
- April Saul
Now that you’ve learned how to edit videos and slide shows in Adobe Photoshop, we want to make sure you know the best steps to be able to share your video with clients or friends and family onto your own personal YouTube channel. To get started uploading your video on YouTube, follow the steps below: […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mark Morrow. As an active photographer in my area, I tend to receive a lot of interest and curiosity as to the gear I might be using, technique or what I’m up to in general. I thought this might be a good place to address these common […]
At Photofocus, we’ve always tried to put the spotlight on talented people. We feel one of the best ways to learn and enjoy photography is by sharing fresh images and new voices. Our podcast has interviews with a bunch of inspirational folks three times a month. Our Photographer of the Week segment interviews an interesting professional every […]
Performance shots are a waste of time, they look like everyone else’s. If you want to shoot a performer, then grab them, own them, you have to own people, then twist them into what you want to say about them.
- Art Kane
This week’s show features three interviews with three experts in the photo industry. Melissa Niu catches up with photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis. Then Rich Harrington welcomes back Ron Pepper to talk about changes to HDRSoft’s Photomatix. Finally Kevin Stohlmeyer discusses strategies to learn new tools and techniques for post-processing and publishing. Here is the new […]
For those Americans present at the dawn of photography, the opportunity to have their picture taken was regarded as a chance for immortality.
- Martin W. Sandier
Seems like photographers and videographers often can get in each other’s ways at events. Whether it’s fighting for the same spot, different approaches to lighting, or just the sound of the camera click getting picked up by a mic… it seems these two groups often fight. Here’s a humorous look at the classic battle. What […]
I believe all artists, if they are not lying to themselves, must believe that the best part of their work, or even their life, is in front of them. To look only to the past and to say ‘those were the best years, when I was young’ is to say that in the future there is nothing.
- Jan Saudek
I would rather die than be a serious artist, or a fake artist.
– David LaChapelle
If you’re a Mac user, a new camera update has recently shipped (version 5.02). 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. In good news, […]
This is a guest post by Thomas Shue - lilsamedia.com/blog Follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/ThomasShue Many times in photography you have very little control of the distracting elements that just may end up in your frame. Combine that with the desire to deliver images that set you apart, you just might find the next five minutes to be pretty […]
“I genuinely believe photography to be at it’s most potent when underscored by truth. To contrive is to control, and frankly I’m more interested in observation than direction.”
- Andrew Stark
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“Your tripod and your camera must be well-fixed but your eyes and mind should be free.”
- Lawrence Sackmann
This week’s show features two interviews from different points of view in the photo industry. Melissa Niu catches up with noted portrait and fashion photographer Kevin Ames to discuss his approach to working with light. Then Rich Harrington talks to photographer Scott Diussa about his concert photography and work with Nikon.
“I don’t take pictures for the sake of photographing. I take photographs to express what’s going on inside of me.”
- Rumio Sato
Our next Google Hangout is underway (it actually starts TODAY at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 AM PT. We’ve put together a fantastic Google Hangout so you can learn from some of the top gurus on the planet (absolutely free)! It’s your chance to hear from two experts of digital imaging. Plus you can even […]
“Photography is not selfish. Although it captures the moment, it doesn’t keep it. Photography gives back to the viewer the fraction of time which it once captured. Making it generous for years and even generations to come.”
– Mickey Burrow