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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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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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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.
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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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When looking to make a major purchase on photography gear, try before you buy saves money.

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Organizing memory cards on location can be tricky. Here’s a quick tip to help you avoid formatting the wrong card in the field.

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This article was cowritten with my friend James Ball Three-point lighting is the basic starting point for film and video. It can also be used well as a portrait lighting approach for photography.  What’s ideally happening is that the subject is light in a way that illuminates their face (with one side more dominant) and […]

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