Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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 […]

Rate this:

photomatix_header

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.

Rate this:

gplus

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 […]

Rate this:

2241352

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. […]

Rate this:

rush2

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 […]

Rate this:

Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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 […]

Rate this:

Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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 […]

Rate this:

Screen Shot 2013-09-15 at 7.41.22 AM

This site is called Photofocus. We’re called Photofocus for a very good reason. And here’s how that reason was discovered. Turn your time machine back to the Fall of 1998. I was experimenting with all sorts of Internet technology. I started one of the world’s first photo galleries online. It was called f64.com (named after […]

Rate this:

_DSC5560

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. -Nelson Mandela At Photoshop World a few weeks ago, several photographers spoke to me about breaking out. They all had a common denominator. […]

Rate this:

Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 3.30.57 PM

Every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera. This is a simple fact that even Apple’s competition hasn’t tried to dispute. With the announcement of the new iPhone 5S and a beefier camera, it’s probable that there is less chance of that fact changing any time soon. I was honored […]

Rate this:

Screen Shot 2013-09-06 at 7.59.23 PM

This year’s Las Vegas edition of Photoshop World was one of the best ever in my opinion. I always have loved this show. Even when I wasn’t speaking I would always try to go. I learn something new every time I go to PSW – whether or not I am teaching. This year’s theme was […]

Rate this:

Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 10.42.53 AM

There is a disturbing new scheme out there to part photographers from their money. Companies selling so-called “E-Templates” are trying to convince you that “hybrid” photography will make you a fortune, BUT you NEED to use THEIR products to find all this new business. Sorry but I call bull you know what. I do believe […]

Rate this:

Adobe_Creative_Cloud_logotype_with_icon_RGB_vertical

Yesterday at Photoshop World in Las Vegas, Adobe announced new pricing for photographers who are interested in using Creative Cloud products. The Adobe Creative Cloud details were covered yesterday on Photofocus. To quickly revisit the new deal. For $9.99 a month (less than $120 a year) you get: • Photoshop CC • Lightroom 5 • […]

Rate this:

intruder

This is a short and sweet post about composition. It’s very basic and intended for those who are just starting out in photography, but could be a good reminder to old hands as well. Beware the intruder! What’s wrong with the photo above? Do you see it? Do you recognize the ugly intruder sneaking into […]

Rate this:

Screen Shot 2013-08-29 at 9.03.54 AM

You’ve probably seen the expensive battery-operated, hand-held mini strobe units that pro photographers are using instead of traditional camera flash. The problem with all of these is that they cost a fortune. In tough economic times, what’s a poor photographer to do? As you know if you are a regular reader, I am a fan […]

Rate this:

Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

I originally reviewed the Fuji X100s here  and did a follow-up review as well (talking about accessories). I then mentioned that it would be the only camera I am taking to Pebble Beach for the Concours as part of my post on work life balance. So how did it go and what do I think […]

Rate this:

800px-Ricoh_GXR_IMG_5351

If you follow this blog regularly you know I am a huge fan of the mirror-less cameras and micro four thirds in particular. I own and shoot with a significant Olympus OMD EM5 system (with almost every lens Olympus makes) and I also use a Fuji X100s. I love these cameras. I love the small […]

Rate this:

Screen Shot 2013-08-08 at 9.24.26 AM

I’ve played with about a dozen add on lenses for the iPhone. Some have been good, a few great but none can come close to the design, functionality and optics of the iPro Lens by Schneider Optics iPro S2 Kit For iPhone 5. iPro is a Schneider Optics product. For some of you, that will […]

Rate this:

camera_icon

I am getting ready to retire and I’ve slowly been getting rid of stuff I know I won’t need going forward. I’ll be keeping some minimal gear because I am always going to take pictures. But I won’t be doing any more assignments (unless they are for good friends or involve cars that I happen […]

Rate this:

91TwPM3LgKL._SL1500_

The Winner Of The Nikon D800 & 1 Year Mosaic Professional Backup Service is @bryanesler Didn’t win? You have another chance in just two weeks – – we’re giving away TWO Fuji X100s cameras. Be sure to enter. Bryan send us an email with your full contact info and phone number to photofocus@me.com[email protected]

Rate this:

scottbourne-1

I am probably the last person who should write about this. I have proven to suck at it. But I am writing this post because I at least recognize the problem and maybe I can get someone else to think about it before it’s too late for them. I have spent decades working 80 hours […]

Rate this: