My son Alec’s passion for lacrosse is contagious. You can’t help getting excited when he talks about key players, the game, and what to look for when watching. His enthusiasm had me embark on a two year project of capturing the sport known as “The fastest game on two feet.” First a little history. Alec’s […]
“Still images can be moving and moving images can be still. Both meet within soundscapes”
- Chien-Chi Chang
We have a brand new book coming out soon (it’s out)… and it’s ALL about Lightroom. The Develop Great Images in Lightroom book features techniques from Nicole S. Young, Levi Sim, Rob Sylvan, Rich Harrington, and Gerard Murphy. It clocks in at more than 200 pages and includes a few bonus videos too. The book’s list […]
If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.
– Eve Arnold
Our friends over at ViewBug had a great contest that was aimed to help bring awareness to the problems that pollution and waste cause. The photos shown are part of a selection of images communicating perspectives from close to 100 countries: The journey leads one through five continents, from the Philippines to Colombia, through India, […]
Guest post by John Van Steenburg In my last post we discussed “Knowledge + Action = Profit” and now lets look at four key areas of every business and see if we can know what we need to know (or need to rethink our assumptions) to identify a good idea, create an action plan and move on […]
I don’t regret the numerous pictures of Brigitte Bardot, but I’d rather have a good photograph of my father.
– Raymond Depardon
Photographers face many challenges when first starting out and can have a tough time breaking into the local market. While it can certainly be said that photography is well-saturated in the cyber world, when we stop and take a short look around we see another story. New businesses and outreach efforts of all kinds are […]
Some artists are born with a beautiful artistic eye, and others are very knowledgeable in the techniques of photography. This particular photographer possesses both characteristics and we are more than thrilled to have Greg Sims a regular author and contributor on Photofocus. Greg Sims was born and raised in the dynamic beach culture of Southern […]
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
– Steve Jobs
This post is a companion to my guest blog post on Scott Kelby’s Blog where I discuss more about how to use to his Steve Jobs Portrait Project. I also wrote about this once before on Photofocus. Right now, Let’s talk about the technical aspects of making this portrait. It’s a pretty simple portrait to […]
Today everything exists to end in a photograph.
― Susan Sontag
“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
― Robert Frank
Kevin Ames is a commercial photographer immersed in creativity. He shoots fashion, intimate portraits, executive portraits, high-end interiors and works extensively in the arena of digital retouching. And now, we’re proud to have him a part of the Authors & Experts team here at Photofocus. Kevin’s photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street […]
Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
Join Skip Cohen, Richard Harrington, and Guest Matthew Jordan Smith. They’ll explore practical advice for professional and semiprofessional photographers to help with the challenges in running a modern photo business. This Google Hangout is interactive and you can post questions to the experts during the event. Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers […]
One of the biggest “rules” out there in photography is to shoot level, shoot above, but never shoot someone from below. It’s unflattering, distorting, and people will hate the photo you take of them from a low angle. Well, that’s just plain horsepuckey. Photos at a low angle are often some of my favorite images. […]
We’ll be featuring Matthew Jordan Smith soon on our Mind Your Own Business Program this month. However here’s a great interview with him from Photofocus contributor Stephan Bollinger. Part One Part Two Celebrated photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has worked with some of the top names in entertainment today including Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Jamie Foxx, Mandy Moore, […]
The majority of photographers still seek “artistic” effects, imitating other mediums of graphic expression. The result is a hybrid product that does not succeed in giving their work the most valuable characteristic it should have, —photographic quality.
– Tina Modotti
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru. We all enjoy receiving positive feedback about our work. It feels good, reassures us and helps maintain our enthusiasm to continue the creative process. I’ve been teaching photography for many years. While I continue to teach in a formal environment, most of my […]