NoTripod

I’m six foot four and built like a pro wrestler.  If it weren’t for TSA Pre my camera bag would be dismantled every time I fly.  It just seems that I attract attention from “authority figures” just about every single time.  Toss in dark skin and my propensity for bringing a camera just about everywhere […]

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Adding-Light-Featured

When I first started out with photography, natural light was my best friend. I didn’t have money for lights, so I learned to shoot using what was available to me. Shoot after shoot, I’d tuck a little money away into a gear fund to save up for lights.  Natural light can get you pretty far, but […]

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Image lit from reflector above

Editor’s Note: Please welcome new Photofocus contributor Erika Thornes.  She is a San Diego based photographer who loves to make lasting memories for families.  Please leave her comment below this article…  we’re glad to have her on board. Underwater portraiture is a beautiful medium with many factors to consider that can’t be addressed within a single post, so […]

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This week’s podcast is in our classic Question and Answer format.  We gathered up your questions from blog posts and social media and got some straight answers.  Photofocus editor sits down with columnist and Sony Artisan Brian Matiash.
Taming Unwanted Reflections

Photographing interiors means dealing with tons of reflective surfaces just waiting to spoil the fun. These little mirrors are everywhere bringing unwanted reflections into what would be an otherwise inviting inside space. The answer is simple. Show those offensive mirrored surfaces what you want the camera to see–nothing! Essential tools In order to successfully avoid […]

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© www.LovesomePhoto.com

We’ve all been there. That place where you’re photographing and you suddenly see the perfect photo in your minds eye. Your heart beats a little faster. You smile a bit. Then that little nagging “if only…” phrase creeps in. “If only I could get to that spot over there past that sign”, “If only those […]

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turntablehead

A recent addition to my bag of tricks is a motorized turntable.  This type of product is perfect for creating moving footage of products or detailed items.  This works well for things like product demonstrations, award shows, and marketing videos. In my case the Turntable is from eMotimo and it attaches to the TB3 robotic […]

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