Editor’s Note: This is an update of a profile written by Scott Bourne. Yousuf Karsh lived from 1908 until 2002. He was the Ansel Adams of portrait photography. It’s pretty easy to spot a Karsh. Like images from Adams, they just stand out. Karsh worked extensively in Canada running a portrait studio. But it was […]
I have purchased more than two dozen GoPro Hero cameras in my life. I’ve owned every model and enjoyed them. But there comes a time when you have to find out if someone found a better way to build the mousetrap and I think JVC cameras are evidence that someone did just that. Standout Features […]
One of my greatest concerns about the current state of affairs in photography is the notion that making a photograph and then posting it online is the end of the experience. I come from an era where we had no “online” and the way you “shared” your photographs was that you made a print. Recent […]
Every year I select a camera that I think merits special mention. I’ve awarded the Camera of the Year to all types and brands. It’s always controversial. No matter which camera I choose, I’ll anger someone. But that hasn’t ever stopped me in the past and it won’t stop me this year either. And this […]
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This post is an updated compilation of several shorter posts I wrote in the past trying to answer the question, “What camera should I buy?” It includes some new cameras in the recommendation section. But please note: The newest camera is NOT always the best camera. It’s still the most popular question I […]
Editor’s Note: This is an update of a profile written by Scott Bourne. Today I’d like to talk about one of my personal favorites and a man whose work I admire to this day – Paul Strand. Paul Strand lived from 1890 until 1976. He was peer to giants like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston. […]
The first half of my career I spent way more time photographing people than I did wildlife. At the end of my career those two subjects switched places and I spent way more time photographing wildlife. What’s interesting is that I did virtually nothing different when I switched to wildlife. I still used telephoto lenses […]
Editor’s Note: This is an update of Scott’s advice for shooting Fall colors. Be sure to post some of your favorite images or links on our Google+ page. ______________ I know that the leaves are changing around parts of the world. Because many of you have contacted me with questions about how to shoot the colorful leaves. […]
It’s November 2, 2013. 15 years ago, on this date in 1998, I created Photofocus. I framed it as an “online magazine” because RSS hadn’t been invented yet and “blogs” were something still in the future. I did attach audio segments every quarter, but these couldn’t technically be called podcasts because again – podcasts require […]
Do you have an old-fashioned mechanical cable release? Many of you may have never seen one. Most modern cameras work with electronic shutter releases for remote triggering. But some of the proprietary solutions for Nikon or Canon can cost north of $100. Enter Triggertrap. Their latest product, Triggertrap Mobile 2.0, is a new version of […]
Here are the five random winners of our free book The Basic Beginner’s Guide to Photography Light & Exposure. Thanks for following me on Twitter. @ArtofPhungShui @DBLClick @suehutter @pdlobster @MartinStormSEA Please email email@example.com to claim your prize.
Photo by Maurizio Zanetti (Creative Commons) Editor’s Note: Each weekend we take a look at a photographer of influence who’s helped shape our industry. This week’s article is an updated version of one by Scott Bourne. Henri Cartier-Bresson lived from 1908 until 2004. He was considered by many to be the father of street photography. […]
Here are the five random winners of our free book The Secrets of HDR. Thanks for following me on Twitter. @snyderphoto @Josh_Atwell @bgoers @pcanastasio @proswimphoto Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
This is another of my ethereal posts. Sorry – when you’re old, you feel the need to delve into the deeper end of the ocean. I’ve been editing photos to music lately as well as playing some music. My friend Neil Vineberg (AKA Shambhu) has inspired me to create an album. As I’ve been listening […]
Here Are the Winners of our Photomatix Pro Giveaway Jeff Schultz @JeffDSchultz Judi Graff @farmnwife Foster D. Coburn III @fostercoburn John Crocker @Crockdog1 Fernando Lugo @nandolugo If you’re name is not on the list we can’t help you with a free license. Thanks.
This is a co-written article by Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington. At Photofocus, we try to keep an eye on how our photos get used. Social media has changed the landscape for photographers. We try to spot uses that we think need to be pointed out the the photographic community. Google+ is following Facebook’s footsteps […]
Whether you’re an aspiring or working professional photographer, there’s a good chance you’re having the same problem: You’re surviving – but not thriving. Photographer’s THRIVE means to change all that. On March 2, 2014 we’re going to launch a new approach to photographic education. We’re going to focus exclusively on the marketing and business side. […]
No secrets here. I’ve been waiting for this movie for a long time. Ever since I saw the trailer I’ve been eagerly anticipating the movie. And while I am going to talk about (even mini review) the film, there’s more to be taught here so stick with me. First of all, one of the reasons […]
As I continue winding down my career, I’ve been looking at some very old photographs. Some of them are so bad I can’t believe I got paid to make them. Luckily I’ve always been better at selling than shooting. :) But what has held my attention the most is just how big a part of […]
1. HDR is merely a method for capturing the dynamic range which our eye sees but our camera does not. What you do with the HDR photo after it satisfies that goal is purely up to you and your artistic vision. There is no “right” way. Don’t let the HDR haters tell you what to […]