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Sometimes art directors (or clients) want something that wasn’t included in pre-production. Photography is a creative endeavor. Art directors are creative too. When creativity happens during the shoot it’s time to open the tool kit of fast, simple solutions. Originally… The art director for an article about MAC cosmetics new line of romance novel inspired […]

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After a hiatus, we’ve brought back the Question and Answer format to the Photofocus podcast. We got a lot of feedback at our reader’s breakfast and decided to pull the format back out. Our goal is to once a month get answers to questions you have.  You can post those questions via Twitter with the […]

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During a 4 hour ride in a Ford F-150 from Vegas to L.A.,Vanelli had a chance to ask Mike “Hollywood” Kubeisy numerous questions about tips he’s learned from his long career as a Hollywood. shooter. Episode 1 talks about Hard light, Stylize the set and Apply texture to the scene

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If you have a photographer in your family, or if your significant other is a photographer then in many ways, you have it made when it comes to holiday gifts. There are so many cool products out there that photographers will love. Everything on this list is something the team at Photofocus use and can highly […]

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Did you know that the power in your home, office, and high school gym turns on and off dozens of times every second? This causes some problems when you want to use available lighting to make pictures, especially in that high school gym. Let me show you three instances where there’s a problem with flicker, […]

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Our sample image was shot using only one light. To mimic a three light set up with red and blue gels, Lightroom’s powerful Graduated & Radial Filters were used.

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Speedlights are some of the best tools in my bag. I can set them up in just minutes, and they can really help add dimension to my scene. The only problem with them is power…my 4 speedlights take 4 AA batteries each. That’s 16 batteries each time I want to use my lights. Depending on […]

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