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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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With Photoshop World quickly approaching and other conferences creeping up this fall, I want to plant some seeds into your head that hopefully can help you understand the benefit that these types of conferences can have; both personally and for your business.  Yes, Photoshop World is a partner and they are dear friends of ours, […]

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This week’s podcast features three great folks from the photo industry. First up Rich Harrington catches up with one of the best image makers on the planet, Joe McNally. Melissa Niu then catches up with photographer and Adobe expert Terry White.  You’ll then learn all about ViewBug, a great site for entering photo contests and winning […]

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Scott Bourne’s new book — 72 Essays on Photography — is now available in Apple’s iBookstore.  You can read the book on Mac or iPad with the iBooks application.  To see the book click here —https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/72-essays-on-photography/id816021495?ls=1&mt=11. Scott spent 40 years as a photographer and has crafted several inspirational essays to help photographers find their spirit. I have […]

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3D Printing is a relatively new industry that makes it possibly to print physical copies of objects.  Adobe recently announced that Photoshop CC has radically simplifying the 3D print process for creatives. Need a perfect prop for your shoot… no problem.  Need to make a prototype to show your client… you got it.  With this new release, […]

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Before I begin, let me state that my shop is cross platform.  We use both Mac and Windows.   The Mac just celebrated it’s 30th birthday.  I’ve been using them for that long and owned one for 24 years (no, not the same one). Apple recently released an interactive survey where which built a cool […]

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We’re holding a Google Hangout today (meaning Wednesday, January 22).  The topic is Lightroom and we’re going to tackle every photographer’s New Year’s resolution (getting organized).  You’ll learn important strategies for import and keeping your photos safe. Of course we’ll thrown in a few tips on developing (we can’t help ourselves). Here is the URL — https://plus.google.com/events/cecgikt5m6fmor43en4ev2s9634 Get […]

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As the new year rings close, we are opening up new and exciting opportunities to our audience.  We know the endless amount of talent that is out there and I’m sure there are many that read Photofocus that would like to have a voice to share their passion.  If you are an artist that has […]

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As I was browsing my Twitter feed… the following infographic popped up.  Keeping in mind that infographics are created by marketing people most often, you have to take these facts with a grain of salt… The ad (I mean infographic) is for a new Windows model of a smartphone. Fortunately, they do provide sources for […]

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This is a co-written article by Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington. At Photofocus, we try to keep an eye on how our photos get used.  Social media has changed the landscape for photographers. We try to spot uses that we think need to be pointed out the the photographic community. Google+ is following Facebook’s footsteps […]

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Those of you who caught our recent Google+ hangout we’re treated to a sneak peek of the new Photomatix 5.  The software has some great new additions including a contrast optimizer option which works great to create subtle images that still pop.  Here are the details of what’s new. Updates in Photomatix Pro 5.0 Beta […]

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Every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera. This is a simple fact that even Apple’s competition hasn’t tried to dispute. With the announcement of the new iPhone 5S and a beefier camera, it’s probable that there is less chance of that fact changing any time soon. I was honored […]

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This year’s Las Vegas edition of Photoshop World was one of the best ever in my opinion. I always have loved this show. Even when I wasn’t speaking I would always try to go. I learn something new every time I go to PSW – whether or not I am teaching. This year’s theme was […]

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If you are an Adobe customer, you have no reason to not be using the latest version of the tools.  If your a current Adobe customer whop owns Photoshop CS3 or higher, there is a great new (extremely time-limited) deal. You can get Photoshop CC. Lightroom 5 20 GB of online storage Behance ProSite Ongoing […]

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Follow Rich on Twitter If you’re a Mac user, two new camera updates have shipped. OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by […]

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If you follow this blog regularly you know I am a huge fan of the mirror-less cameras and micro four thirds in particular. I own and shoot with a significant Olympus OMD EM5 system (with almost every lens Olympus makes) and I also use a Fuji X100s. I love these cameras. I love the small […]

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Adobe is preparing to release a new version of Adobe Camera Raw (version 8.2 to be exact).  Whether you use Photoshop or Lightroom, this matters as it changes the foundation of both apps.  Adobe has a sneak peek of the update over at Adobe Labs. You can download the release candidate for free. First up, […]

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Regular readers know that I am a big supporter of photographic education. I know that times are tough for many of you. I know that $598 is a lot of money to come up with. I want to help. I’ve given out scholarships to lots of events. And this year I am continuing my pledge […]

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