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Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Monday, July 28, 2014.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to LensRentals.com. It starts at 7PM Eastern/4PM Pacific. We also have one ticket to give away to Photoshop World to an attendee. Must be present to win. Join Skip Cohen, Richard Harrington, and Guest Kevin Kubota. They’ll explore practical advice for professional […]

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The beta for Apple OS X Yosemite is expected to drop tomorrow (Thursday, July 24).  This is a public beta program that allows the first 1 million users signed up to test drive the next release of OS X.  The goal is to try it out and submit your feedback to Apple. Some official details…   […]

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Our partner ViewBug opened up the biggest Photofocus Contest in the platform’s history.  And we’re pleased to announce the voting has now begun. The best way to show you’re serious about your photography is to share it. So here’s a chance to not only share your work, but to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes in the process. Here’s How […]

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  Over two months ago our partner, LensRentals announced the exciting Lenscap and Lenscap+ protection plans and decided to celebrate with a camera contest by giving away a hot new camera to one lucky winner. This winner chosen got chance to choose either a brand new Canon 5D Mk III or a brand new Nikon D800.  And today, we’d like to congratulate Aimee […]

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Apple announced today that it will no longer add features to its professional imaging application Aperture. Apple will continue to update camera formats for the foreseeable future. Apple is folding iPhoto and Aperture into its new release of the Photos app included in the recently announced Mac OSX Yosemite operating system coming this fall. The […]

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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 […]

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New in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014, Focus Area will allow you to automatically turn the in-focus areas of your photos into a selection! This is perfect if you’re looking to replace the background of an image. Stay tuned for more tutorials and features of Adobe Creative Cloud throughout the week.  To see more of Howard’s […]

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I’m a big fan of Mosaic (and it’s not just because they partner with us on Photofocus).  I’ve been using their software and tools from the very beginning. Mosaic just made their service a must have for everyone who uses Lightroom (I’ve got a full review coming soon).  But I wanted to tell you about a great […]

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New in Adobe Photoshop CC, the Content-Aware tools you know and love just got better with color adaptation! Turning this option on tells Photoshop to better deal with gradients and color variation when healing a photo. Stay tuned for more tutorials and features of Adobe Creative Cloud throughout the week.  To see more of Howard’s […]

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Today Adobe announced some pretty exciting things that will help designers, artists, creatives and of course photographers. Photofocus author, Howard Pinksy, put together his Top 4 Features within the new improved Creative Cloud: Focus Area, improvements to Content Aware, the new Spin Blur in the Blur Gallery and improvements to the type tool. Stay tuned […]

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Adobe has posted a new Adobe Photoshop  Camera Raw 8.5 plug-in.  There are separate pages to download for both Photoshop CS6  and Photoshop CC customers from Adobe Labs. The update is free. This plugin is considered a release, which means that it is considered “well tested.”  However, Adobe would like to get additional community testing before it is distributed […]

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If you want to learn more about Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography don’t miss Photoshop World September 3-5, 2014 in Las Vegas. Want the best price?  Then you need to act now. We’ve partnered with KelbyOne (the producers) to get you a fantastic deal. Get 3 full days of training for only $475. That’s $224 off the regular price for the […]

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If you’re a Canon body owner, you might think that getting some good spare batteries for cheap would be a great idea! That would mean hours upon hours of shooting, right? Well, those hours could be substantially cut down and could cause some other frustration. The horrible keyword is “cheap.” Ya dig? I love saving […]

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I’m a big fan of Photoshop World (this will be number 21 for me in fact). I always find classes I love and new things to learn at the event.  We’ve partnered with KelbyOne (the producers) to get you a fantastic price. Get 3 full days of training for only $475. That’s $224 off the regular […]

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This is a guest post by Karen Whitehead, a film director.  She’s completed her film on Jini Dellaccio called “Her Aim is True.” If you were asked to name some of the boldest images of 20th century rock photography, you could be forgiven for not mentioning, Neil Young “flying like a bird” on his Laurel Canyon […]

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Pentax 645D, 25mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM AW Lens, f/11, five frame HDR, ISO 200. Lately, I’ve been exploring medium format photography.  I recently rented a Pentax 645D digital medium format kit from LensRentals.com. This let me really test out the format and the camera. What I Got The kit I tried included the camera body and […]

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Twitter just got a lot more photographer friendly.  You can now enhance your profile to really feature you or your work.  The new changes make the profile much more visual. Add a larger profile photo. This can be your portrait or business icon. It’s now much easier to read. Custom headers. Put a large banner image that […]

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This week’s podcast takes a look at two very different topics in the photo industry.  Our first guest Mike Corrado discusses his concert photography and passion projects.  Then we catch up with Photofocus contributor and industry expert Gerard Murphy about photo sharing services like SnapChat and the new Lightroom Mobile. Get the show here  or get […]

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Did you miss Photoshop World in Atlanta?  Don’t worry, the Vegas version is just around the corner.  The folks over at Kelby One have an extremely time-limited deal, attend for only $399 (expires April 14th at 11:59pm ET). Photoshop World is back again September 3-5 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Convention Center. Get the […]

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Whether you’re new to photography or a seasoned pro, gear is an essential piece of image capturing.  And finding the right gear for your needs is a very important part of communicating your point of view.  We as photographers deal with budgets and affording the most expensive gear is not always an option.  With that […]

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This week’s podcast adds a brand new guest as well as a segment to the show.  First up, Rich catches up with Drew Geraci of District 7 Media who’s timelapse and HDR photography has appeared in television shows and commercials.  Then Melissa Niu chats with Chase Reynolds and Joey Miller about the most in-demand gear […]

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