There are three things that have no place in any business: ego, arrogance, and entitlement. The photographer who expects everything for free, is envious of others’ success, or has an ego so inflated that they are unable see past their own faults is a sure-fire way to sabotage their image. It may get them so far, but toxic traits don’t […]

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I’ve recently been doing more and more real-estate photography. I started prepping to do a beautiful condo that happens to have this amazing ocean-like floor. It’s actually quite glossy and as I was talking with fellow Photofocus contributor Mark Morrow for advice he told me I had to get Photomatix. I’m still excited to get a […]

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The eye should learn to listen before it looks.
― Robert Frank


Some photographers are driven to capture the world as it is; Brooke Shaden wants to capture the world as it isn’t. Inspired by empty rooms and open vistas, Shaden’s work features otherworldly imagery, pieced together in Adobe Photoshop. ___________________ This Post Sponsored by: Drobo. A family of Safe, Simple, and Expandable storage systems for capture in […]

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Sometimes I feel like I am a photo-hoarder. I travel, create photographs, and then they just sit and collect virtual dust in my Lightroom catalog. It’s sort of like the old saying: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” If we create […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographers Cindy Harter Sims about printmaking and competitions.  Then we catch up with well-known glamour photographer Lou Freeman. Tune in and get inspired.

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Guest posts, don’t we all love them? Think of how refreshing it is to hear a new voice from the crowd! This is one of the ways that photographers can give back something inspirational, educational, or otherwise neat or fun.  Today, I’ve got the pleasure of sharing the wonderful words of Danette Chappell. She is an award […]

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