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Did that headline get you attention?  Trust me…  you want to check this out. The folks at Duke University’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain has produced a comic book that explains copyright in both a clear and interesting way.  Learn about the delicate balance between intellectual property and the public domain – the realm of […]

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Editor’s Notes:  This is a followup article on the new changes that are pending to Facebook that affect photographers (see our original post here).  At Photofocus, we do not offer legal advice and suggest that you consult with professional groups like ASMP or discuss with your own lawyer. Social media terms of service are a huge discussion […]

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onOne’s New Perfect Photo Suite 9 is amazing, but can it replace Photoshop or Lightroom as your main image enhancement software?

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At first blush, the cynic in me questions why there has to be a singular day where Americans acutely focus a laser-like concentrated beam on being thankful. Why do we have a federal holiday devoted to expressing thanks? Isn’t one of the hallmarks of being a genuinely humble person to be thankful every day? Maybe […]

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Photoshop and Lightroom are a great combination but sometimes is gets confusing on what edits should be done in which program. I use a simple Halloween photo to show my workflow. Along the way, I demonstrate the power of plugins such as Topez’s Simplify and Photoshop’s own Poster Edge filter.

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Breaking up is hard to do. No one likes coming to the realization that a once blossoming relationship is now dwindling, leaving you less than fulfilled and perhaps jaded. When Apple dealt the blow back in June that it was killing my beloved Aperture, I was heartbroken. I was an early adopter of Aperture. Actually, because […]

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Models look to the photographer for guidance and direction during a shoot. “How to Direct Models” gives helpful tips for photographers to communicate with their subjects better. We included a short 4 minute video that was recorded during a location shoot demonstrating these suggestions in action.

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