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The photographer begins to feel big and bloated and so big he can’t walk through one of these doors because he gets a good byline; he gets notices all over the world and so forth; but they’re really – the important people are the people he photographs. — Gordon Parks Gordon Parks spent much of […]

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The simplest thing you can do to make your photography better is to work with other photographers, and working with Mason Johnson has certainly opened my eyes to ideas that continue to tickle my brain and stir my creativity. Mason is a filmmaker and producer and head of Klepticenter Productions based in Utah. I’ve worked with Mason […]

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I struggle with finding inspiration on a regular basis. I think that we all feel this way at times; we want to create, but the flame of inspiration is just not burning. This article is an excerpt from my eBook, The Inspired Photographer, in which I share twenty ideas to help spark that flame of inspiration inside of you. One of […]

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Photograph Copyright Scott Bourne

In just 12 years, we’ll be celebrating the 200th anniversary of photography. It’s hard to believe that those early daguerreotypes made in the 1820s spawned a culture where 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day. Those of us hanging out here at Photofocus tend to think about the “serious” photographs. Those made with […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographers Tamara Lackey about travel photography Then, we catch up with Bill Fortney to talk postproduction. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Tamara Lackey Tamara Lackey is a professional photographer, speaker, and author. She focusses on lifestyle photography, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits. Tamara’s […]

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And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible.

— Richard Avedon

“Unpredictability. Accidents. Not good when you’re engaging in, say, brain surgery, but when lighting…wonderful!”

– Joe McNally