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  These aren’t official images from your favorite video game. No, that isn’t a photo from the set of “Maleficent” seen above. Surprised? Me too, which is why I was so eager to feature photographer Darshelle Stevens who has become somewhat of a master of cosplay/fantasy photography. “I love crossing reality with the surreal,” she told […]

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Editor’s Note: We’re please to feature this guest post from one of the most talented guys on the planet — Joe McNally. Joe is a speaking in Las Vegas the first week of September. His great blog was also named to Resource Magazine’s must read list. The beauty dish is a fave of fashion photogs everywhere. I […]

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A portrait is about capturing the subject’s personality. Senior portraits take it a step further, capturing a specific moment in a teen’s life. If you are not familiar with the teen, ask them questions. I know Courtney and I know she’s a free spirit. She loves playing guitar. As she was relaxing playing a song, […]

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Photography is rich with light modifiers. Umbrellas, soft boxes, reflectors, v-flats, diffusion panels and so on. Two of them though, the ring flash and the beauty dish are somewhat mysterious-certainly true for the ring flash more than the beauty dish. I am doing a live demo session at Photoshop World in Las Vegas that shows […]

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This week’s podcast is a whopper…  packed with information and inspiration.  We have the world’s most popular photo instructor, Scott Kelby to share tips and news.  Then Rich Harrington and Chase Reynolds explore new gear from Nikon and Sony.  Lastly Levi Sim sits down with portrait photographer and Photofocus writer Kevin Ames. Get the show […]

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For the past nine weeks I have been taking a ceramics class here in Portland, and on the last day I brought in my camera to photograph some of the other students’ work. I didn’t want to go too elaborate with the setup, so I opted to make use of the beautiful diffused window-light coming into […]

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  Holly Parker’s infectious laugh and glowing smile made her an instant success as a model, but those same qualities have helped her escalate her career on the other side of the lens. She is not the first nor the last model to turn photographer, and that’s due to the valuable experience of knowing what […]

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