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If you have a photographer in your family, or if your significant other is a photographer then in many ways, you have it made when it comes to holiday gifts. There are so many cool products out there that photographers will love. Everything on this list is something the team at Photofocus use and can highly […]

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Did you know that the power in your home, office, and high school gym turns on and off dozens of times every second? This causes some problems when you want to use available lighting to make pictures, especially in that high school gym. Let me show you three instances where there’s a problem with flicker, […]

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This tutorial explores the role of back light in a three-point lighting setup. This light can be essential as it helps create separation between your subject and the background. This is an easy way to add depth to a scene and really make your subject look their best. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from […]

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The main light for a video light setup is called the key light.  Learning its role in a three-point lighting setup is essential for getting a proper look to interviews. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from out partners at lynda.com. The complete course is 2 hours and 28 minutes and shows how to assemble the […]

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I had a great time making portraits with some friends the other day, practicing some different techniques and honing some skills. My camera was set to shoot RAW+JPG so I could keep the camera’s terrific black and white jpegs and a color RAW version (here’s a little more about that idea). The Argument to Use Camera JPEG […]

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Lighting options that don’t require electric power cords are always welcome.  In this tutorial I’ll explore some benefits and workflows when using battery-powered lights on a video set. These constant lights can also be adapted for use on a photo shoot as well. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented by […]

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When framing and lighting a video interview, you need to give close consideration to where your subject is looking in the frame.  This is often called the eye line and it has a huge impact on overall composition. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from out partners at lynda.com. The complete course is 2 hours […]

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