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This week’s podcast features a triple dose of photo knowledge. First up, Melissa Niu catches up with portrait photographer Tamara Lackey.  The Rich Harrington and Ron Pepper discuss panoramic photography workflows.  Then we jump back to Melissa as she interviews Jerry Ghionis for his take on shooting portraits and where the photo industry is headed. feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show […]

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Andreas Gursky is a German photographer who is know for his large format images.  He often takes architecture and landscape photos that are taken from a high point of view. Gursky began his career in Düsseldorf, as both his father and grandfather were commercial photographers. Most of Gursky’s images are made of large, man-made spaces.  He […]

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The Adobe Photoshop can get a little overwhelming with all of its panels to choose from.  Fortunately Photoshop let’s you choose a workspace for the task at hand to quickly adjust the layout.  In fact, you can even create your own workspaces to save time. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World, the ultimate Photoshop, […]

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I really love what GoPro cameras can do.  Remote controlled cameras that can shoot video, stills, and timelapse in an easy to mount body.   Toss in a great app and lots of hidden options and it’s amazing what you can do. I’ve been hard at work on some GoPro classes.  I’ve got one on […]

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I love getting interesting angles and point-of-view shots.  One of the best thing about shooting with GoPro cameras is that their size allows for the cameras to be positioned or even held by a subject. I have tried several different versions of GoPro poles (made by different third-party vendors).  They all essentially work the same. […]

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William Klein was born American, but has lived and worked in France for most his life.  He is works as a photographer and filmmaker and is recognized for both photojournalism and fashion photography. While in the US Army he toured both Germany and France, and settled in Paris.  He initially pursued painting and kinetic sculptures. While he […]

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This week’s podcast features two photographer’s who are well-respected in their field.  First up Rich Harrington catches up with landscape and aviation photographer Moose Peterson.  Then Melissa Niu interviews Canon Explorer of Light, Eddie Tapp. 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 a review on iTunes. […]

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In Photoshop its often critical to make an accurate selection.  This let’s you target the precise area of an image for manipulation (and is one of the main reasons to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop). The best selection often comes by selecting the pixels that you want don’t want.  Additionally you can reuse an existing […]

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One of my favorite things on the planet is Photoshop World.  In fact I’ve gone 20 times to it. Yes it’s about Photoshop… but also Lightroom, and lighting, and shooting, and gear, and business.  How’d you like to learn from these great folks? Joe McNally Dave Black Moose Peterson Joel Grimes Jay Maisel Brian Smith […]

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On Monday, we told you about a new program called Flixel for Mac which makes the cinema graph process very easy.  Over in the Photofocus forums, a reader (Bruce Goren) told me about a similar program from Windows. Microsoft Research (a test group inside Microsoft) has been experimenting with what they call Cliplets. Microsoft Research […]

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In the Camera Raw dialog you’ll find clarity.  This is selective contrast, adding it to the areas that need it most.  The same adjustment slider is also in Lightroom. Double-click the Zoom tool to switch to 100% magnification. Slowly drag the Clarity slider to the right.  Stop when you notice halos or blooming along the […]

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I’ve been exploring cinemagraphs for sometime now… the technique of creating living photos with subtle movements.  I’ve got my own workflows mastered using Photoshop and After Effects, but I’m always curious when a new tool comes on the market. At WPPI, I saw a new product called Cinemagraph Pro from Flixel.  This makes the process […]

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Milton Rogovin began his career as an optometrist.  However during his career he was cut short.  Rogovin was called to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1957 because of his communist beliefs.  He refused to testify and found himself ostracized. After losing his optometry practice, he picked up a camera.  He decided […]

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As you work with images, its often easy to feel “stuck.”  One of my favorite features in Photomatix Pro is the ability to quickly audition the many different tone mapping methods. From subtle to intense, there are many options to choose from.  In this quick video tutorial I’ll walk you through some of my favorite […]

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A few weeks back we profiled Dickey Chapelle in our A Photographer You Should Know Series. We were contacted by filmmaker Michèle Midori Fillion about her film entitled “No Job For A Woman: The Women Who Fought To Report WWII.”  The film makes its PBS debut on March 13, 2014 and you can click here to […]

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Are you trying to get the colors to pop in your photo? The Vibrance adjustment is available in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw.  It does a great job boosting colors in a more selective and natural way. Can’t see this video — click here. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World, the ultimate Photoshop, Photography & […]

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Contrived photo shoots and intricately designed set-ups have never interested me, rather it is the uncertainty of street photography that continues to stimulate. The idea that I can leave the house one morning and come home at the end of the day with a photo that will be with me forever constantly drives and excites me.

- Jesse Marlow 

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Your camera offers a lot of settings to make shooting easier.  While I’m personally a fan of Aperture priority mode (where you set the depth of field and let the camera do the most of the rest) I also find Shutter Priority (or Time Value) Mode quite useful. In this shooting mode, you tell the camera […]

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Are your images a little flat?  Do you lack contrast?  This technique is a fast and easy way to add a little spice to an image who’s color and tone are a bit flat.  Thanks to filters and blending modes, the solution is easy. Can’t see this video — click here. ______ This Post Sponsored […]

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It’s rare that I step up on my soap box about gear… after all to each their own.  But this one is just a pet peeve as it causes so many potential problems. The lens hood doesn’t point this way when the lens is out of your camera bag! Hoods are reversed when packing the […]

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Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian-born photographer best known for his social documentary photography of workers in less developed nations.  He began his career as an economist who worked with the World Bank.  He abandoned his career and became a full-time photographer in 1973. Salgado spends his time traveling to countries to capture stories. He is known […]

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