I see the folks in the camera forums take sides all day long. “Canon is better than Nikon,” one guy says. The other says, “Nope Nikon is better than Canon.” Then it gets even more granular. “The D600 is better than the D7100,” one guy says.  The other says, “Nope other way around.” Some people […]

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Adobe released a major update to its Creative Cloud apps. Of key interest to photographers will be the updates to Photoshop. They are significant. Here are most of the new feature enhancements in Photoshop CC: Photoshop merged to include Extended The more expensive Photoshop package which includes 3D capability and sophisticated image analysis tools has […]

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Everyone Is Capable Of Making Photographs That Matter If…They can listen to their heart and avoid the trolls. In this world (which from my vantage point seems to be full of more hate, despair, snark and ugly people than ever.) Photography remains a shining light. Photography, when done from the heart, can make people laugh, […]

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When I made the decision to retire from assignment work this year, I knew one of the benefits would be having time to do personal projects. And to be frank, I am not waiting until November 2, 2013. I have started slowly retiring already. It’s kind of fun. I am only taking jobs that allow […]

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UPDATE: Today at WWDC Apple announced a new Mac Pro. We don’t know when it will ship. We don’t know what it will cost. We don’t know what configurations it will come in. We don’t know if it will work. But we do know Apple has promised it. Without a commitment to pro apps, this […]

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We all suffer from it. We always want the next best thing. Camera companies tempt us with amazing new specs, and made up words like EXPEED and DIGIC which sound cool, even if we have no idea what they mean. Megapixels are being added to cameras by the truck-load and the upgrade cycle gets shorter […]

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Before Topaz Denoise After Topaz Denoise These are low-light, high-ISO image samples from the Fuji X100s. While the images from the Fuji X100s at ISO 3200 are great (considering the ISO) when you shoot with this or any other camera in a low-key situation, you will get the worst of it in the noise department. […]

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I’ve really been enjoying my new Fujifilm X100S. It’s probably my favorite camera right now. I keep using the word “fun” to describe it and that is something I really enjoy about it. It does have its limitations, i.e., the fixed focal length lens, but when I need to be at 35mm (or 28mm – […]

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I’ve lived long enough to see more stupid than I care to remember. Proving that they are not only stupid, but inbred, idiotic, and every other expletive in the book, the league of morons who run the Chicago Sun Times have decided that they don’t need no stink in’ photographers. They can use reporters to […]

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Photoshelter.com mini review. I paid $246.75 for a year of Photoshelter. That gave me the right to work with some of Photoshelter’s printing partners (Not the high-end ones) and the right to sell images as well as display my portfolio and archive my portfolio for safe keeping. At roughly $20 a month it didn’t seem […]

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When Adobe announced it was switching every product to the Creative Cloud, the Internet went nuts but now has mostly moved on to the next thing. While I think Creative Cloud is a good value for me personally and makes sense for my business, some of you (a small but very vocal minority) seem to […]

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Since the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, the United States seems to have lost its collective mind when it comes to security and photography. You’d think that people knocked the towers down by throwing camera phones at them. Despite the fact that there’s never been a shred of actual evidence linking […]

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the “Reset Concept.” […]

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Lost in the shuffle of the PR flub by Yahoo’s CEO about pro photographers, was a real discussion on the significant changes to Flickr’s pro accounts. The CEO’s comments about pro photographers skewed the conversation. But now that I’ve had time to dissect what really went on (of substance) there are things to ponder. One […]

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Back in December of last year I wrote a post praising Flickr mostly because they had a new mobile app that I really liked. Fast forward six months and WOW. What a screwed up mess. Two days ago Flickr made even more changes. Most of the photographers I polled on Twitter weren’t happy about them […]

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A lot of folks don’t know that Adobe often releases software early as part of its Adobe Labs program. Here you’ll find “prerelease” candidates which simply means software that every thinks is good enough to ship but they want to test a little longer. A new version of Adobe Camera Raw was released — version […]

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I wanted to share a few points on why I choose to shoot raw for 95% of my workflow.  I still encounter many users who are afraid to make the switch to raw, so I offer these considerations to help you decide what's right for you.

I wanted to share a few points on why I choose to shoot raw for 95% of my workflow. I still encounter many users who are afraid to make the switch to raw, so I offer these considerations to help you decide what’s right for you. The image on the left is how the camera […]

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I hear it every week. People want to find ways to save money on their photo hobby. While the economy is on a rebound and things are improving, I know it’s still tough for some of you. So here are some tips that might help you get more out of photography without breaking the bank. […]

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We’re big fans of ThinkTank bags here at Photofocus. They make bags that are designed by photographers for photographers. I’ve never seen one of their bags I don’t like. But when I heard about their new line of bags designed for mirrorless cameras, I was excited to get my hands on one. I picked the […]

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It’s one of my favorite things to do. I get to give stuff away and give people a chance to live out their photographic dreams… Everyone else gets at least hope out of the deal! Today I announce the winner of a Canon 5D MK III and Drobo 5D Congrats to: @WGeorgeCook  Mr. Cook please e-mail […]

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