“In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”

 August Sander

“It is the photographing of ordinary things, in extraordinary light, which results in extraordinary photographs.”

 David Young

“I would say to any artist: ‘Don’t be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.”

 Edward Weston


Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski. When Lightroom 5 released, Adobe made it so the Spot Removal tool was actually a brush. Before LR5, it was simply just a circle. All you could do was remove tiny spots (and maybe some larger spots if you were creative). But in LR5, […]

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Looking to put a little color into your photos?  Photofocus contributor Levi Sim has a brand new Lightroom preset called Spring! You can download the preset here. This free Lightroom preset juices the colors gently without saturating skin tones, and adds a lightening contrast. This preset is made this with RAW image files in mind; you’ll see […]

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Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski. Starting with Lightroom 5, Adobe released something called a Smart Preview. It’s basically a preview of your photo, that’s big enough to let you work on your photos even if the drive they’re on isn’t connected. Why Use Smart Previews Smart Previews are a […]

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I am never interested in the individual, but in the human species and its environment.
– Andreas Gursky

“Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have the film.”

 Stephen Wright


Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business.  This event is produced in partnership with Skip Cohen University and LensRentals.com. This month’s topic is Getting More Work from the Clients You Have.  We’ll focus on strategies to turn your existing clients into raving fans who build referral business as […]

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Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski. This video is all about folders. It’s probably one of the most-asked-about topics I hear from Lightroom users everywhere. The Folders panel in the Library module is where your photos are stored. So, before keywords, collections, stars, ratings, smart collections or anything else like that, […]

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Don’t forget…. join us for today’s  Google+ Hangout al about Lightroom and Photoshop. There and Back Again: Lightroom and Photoshop Round Trip Workflow Today, March 19 | 4PM Eastern | 1PM Pacific This event is produced in partnership with Mosaic Archive and Photoshop World. To learn more about how Google Hangouts work, click here — http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/. […]

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“Photography is all about light, composition and, most importantly, emotion.”

 Larry Wilder

“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