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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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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I was reading my pal Scott Kelby’s KelbyOne.com blog and saw a fantastic quote from none other than Jay Maisel. This master of photography summed up 10 years worth of training in one sentence. “If it doesn’t excite you – don’t shoot.” While it may seem simple, it isn’t. So many photographers will shoot “something” […]

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Domke J-LEDGE-RM Ledger Rugged Wear (Military/Black)

When I was just a kid – and gasoline was only 52 cents a gallon, my first camera bag was a Domke bag. Every working photo journalist I know has owned or still uses a Domke bag. They have always been very sturdy for the money and very easy to work out of. I used […]

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NOTE: This is an updated version of a post I wrote several years ago… Many of the greatest photographers I know (or know of) are also musicians. Ansel Adams was a concert pianist. Tony Sweet is a jazz drummer. Roberto Valenzuela is a classical guitarist. Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash fame is a […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne - Copyrigth 2014 - All Rights Reserved

At various times during my professional career I was called upon to shoot the basic head shot. When I first started out, I made head shots all day long. The style was quite different 40 years ago, so some of the things I did back then wouldn’t make sense now. But surprisingly, some things never […]

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