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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 […]

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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 […]

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PaulStrandBowlerHat

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. […]

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giftguide

With the holiday season approaching faster than most of us want to admit, it’s time for the Photofocus annual photographer’s gift buying guide. The items listed here receive the Photofocus seal of approval and if you have a friend or loved one who is a shutterbug, any of these items will be a welcome gift. […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons - Blue Cast Removed

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 […]

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

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. […]

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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 […]

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