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I just finished watching a recent episode of The Grid, where they discuss critiquing the work of  amateur photographers and how it is easy to be led astray. I’m sure we’ve all seen awful photos posted online and wondered what the photographer was thinking when they decided to share it. Sure, we all have to start somewhere, but no […]

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This week’s podcast interviews with two folks influencing the world of photography.  First up is well-known portrait photographer Brian Smith who walks us through his workflow of posing subjects and working with mirror-less cameras. Then find out about long exposure, night sky and timelapse photography. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a […]

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Has this ever happened to you? It’s a great session. The model is beautiful. The light is perfect. You have totally nailed it. Everything is just right… except on review there’s a tiny little hair running from her eyebrow down through across her lashes then through her eye. It has to be retouched away. There […]

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In this tutorial, explore the Flow-Mow and Camalapse.  These are accessories for the GoPro and compact cameras that rotates the camera 360 degrees. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. Thanks to LensRentals.com for gear support. You can catch Rich Harrington, Ron Risman, and Keith Kiska for a workshop on Timelapse photography in the Valley of Fire | October 19—26th. This […]

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You’ve heard us gush about how awesome Photoshop World is.  Well now you don’t have to take our word for it, you can simply take it for a test drive — TONIGHT. Photoshop World-A-Thon Get ready for a night filled with the latest, greatest, coolest tips and techniques taught by top Photoshop World Instructors. These […]

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News of FujiFilm’s excellent mirror-less camera, the X-T1, made it down the vine and really peaked my interest in researching the X-series cameras that they’ve released. I’ve had other photographer friends that have picked up the very popular X100s and the X-Pro1 and loved it. I’m thinking of buying one from the X-Series and of course, […]

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As I was photographing a Cross Country race, we were hit by a heavy Florida rain storm. Luckily I had shelter under a tarp. I watched the high school kids performed like true athletes, they didn’t let rain or a mud filled track slow them down. I wasn’t about to let a rain storm deprive […]

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We’ve featured him as our LensRentals Photographer of the Week and his incredible portfolio was quite a hit to the Photofocus community.  And to add some “wow” to his name, our friends at SmugMug just put together an incredible film that showcases the hardships against the elements that Chris Burkard must take to get his perfect […]

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One of our friends here at Photofocus, ThinkTank Photo, recently sent me a bag to review: the CityWalker 10 in blue. Because I had recently purchased the Fuji X-T1 camera, I am on the prowl for the “perfect” bag to carry around on a daily basis. I thought that the CityWalker 10 would be a worthy competitor, […]

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  When I see Mallory Morrison’s work and attempt to describe it, I think the words that best come to mind are, “with held breath.” Her images capture tangible moments, stopping time in places we rarely get to examine. “My style is ethereal, romantic, and dreamlike,” she said, when asked how she describes her own […]

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Roger Cicala and Aaron Closz of LensRentals.com Like a lot of photo history buffs, I’ve been quite excited about Lomography’s new iteration of the Petzval lens in 85mm focal length. For those of you who don’t know about the Petzval lens, I wrote about it a few years ago. […]

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Every other word you hear about anything seems to be “mobile”, and Photography is no different. We’ve got the recent release of Lightroom Mobile, all kinds of other apps, and of course our favorite Mosaic Archive. But where’s it going? What do we do with it now? How does mobile really fit with our workflows? […]

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The Gateway Arch in St. Louis photographed from the Mississippi side.

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis photographed from the Mississippi side. “Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one. I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at less than twelve ounces. This […]

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 I want to share a simple way to apply a “texture” to a plain or seamless background. A texture is an image of almost anything that can be appropriately ghosted back adding a “texture” to the background. I use images of side walks, freeway underpasses, brick walls, sheets of paper, rusted steel, graffiti, roads, cracked […]

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We’d like to know our readers a bit better.  Please let us know which camera brands you shoot with frequently. You may vote for more than one camera brand.  This will help our writers choose which stories to write about. This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent lenses, cameras, lighting […]

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Just a few months ago I released my third self-published eBook, and I’m currently working on my fourth. My full-time profession is considered to be “photographer”, but the “author” in me keeps growing and it feels like I spend way more time writing and creating educational content than I do holding a camera. Overall, I have […]

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Carrying a camera on vacation pretty much guarantees you won’t see anything worth shooting.

— Bob Krist

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I’ve been talking a lot about using primes lenses, lately (thanks LensRentals.com), and how great they are for growing your vision. I mentioned in the first post that when your prime lens is too limiting, you can shoot a panorama to get the view you desire. Well, I found myself on a rooftop in Chicago […]

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