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Today is Mother’s Day in many parts of the world, and it got me thinking about the role of family in my life. It was my mom who paid for those first rolls of film to be developed and all those flash cubes that I used on that early Kodak 110 film camera.  It was […]

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For a very long time I have operated by a simple motto: “A checked bag is a lost bag.” While that is clearly hyperbole, it’s still a good guideline for anyone who flies. Because when I say “lost bag” I mean your cameras may get “lost.” Even if your bag isn’t misplaced, there’s a real […]

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The last time I visited Lower Antelope Canyon, near Page, AZ, was in February 2014. I had arrived with about an hour before the local Navajo operators were closing for the evening, so my time exploring the area was brief. As I was ushered out of the canyon by the diligent canyon keepers, I knew […]

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Note: We’ve got two hangouts this week Thursday — Lightroom and Business. Make it a double learning day. Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Thursday, May 30, 2015.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to SongFreedom and Drobo. It starts at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific.  Join Skip Cohen and Richard Harrington and special guest Adam Sherwin of Resource Magazine. Adam Sherwin is one of those fortunate […]

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I recently found out that Photoflex has closed it’s doors (https://photoflex.com.) While I never had a close relationship with Photoflex, and they weren’t ever sponsors here at Photofocus, I used many of their products over the years and even often referred new photographers to the Photoflex lineup of affordable, high-quality products. They consistently offered good value. […]

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I used to shoot with Hasselblad cameras way back in the day. The negatives were square. I cut my teeth on those cameras and since I spent so many years working with Hasselblads, shooting square just came naturally to me. A Little History Square format has been around since 1929 when it was introduced by […]

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Editor’s Note: While You might have summer on your mind, now’s the perfect time to put your plans together for winter shooting. Recently, I went on a 2 1/2 week trip to Iceland and Norway during the winter season. Upon doing my research of the historic weather reports for those areas during that time of […]

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