Photo Copyright Scott Bourne

I hope you have a few minutes. I am going to compile one of my longest blog posts ever. It’s about photographing birds. I could write 10 books on this subject and still not cover everything. So this post won’t either. But hopefully there’s enough here to get anyone who’s seriously interested off to a […]

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Booksphotogs

Tis the season as they say and I can think of nothing better than a great photography book as a way to make the photographer in your home (even if that’s you) happy. All three of these books I list here are good enough that I can see myself reading them over and over. All […]

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7d

A few months back Canon made what I considered to be a startling announcement. The $1799 Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera was coming and it would not only be a major upgrade to the 7D, but it would in fact be a mini 1DX. Those are my words, not Canon’s but that is […]

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“Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.” ― Shunryu Suzuki I like to think I can always learn something new. Regardless of my level of expertise in the field of photography, there is always a new thing I can learn – if I’m open to it. But when I […]

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Photograph Copyright Scott Bourne

In just 12 years, we’ll be celebrating the 200th anniversary of photography. It’s hard to believe that those early daguerreotypes made in the 1820s spawned a culture where 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day. Those of us hanging out here at Photofocus tend to think about the “serious” photographs. Those made with […]

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Image Copyright Scott Bourne

Other than my first professional photo made at the Indy 500, most of the pictures I made during the first two years of my career were – well let’s just say “not good.” Most didn’t sell. Most didn’t work on any level other than the camera did what it was supposed to do – but […]

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Flashpoint LED1

LED technology is improving and becoming more affordable. And photographers are taking on the role of video shooter at record rates. The intersection of better, cheaper LEDs for constant lighting and the need for constant lighting as a light source for both video and still photography has led to the creation of new, exciting tools […]

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