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Take a look at the new Photomatix Essentials plugin for Photoshop Elements with Photofocus author Ron Pepper.

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09-02

Let’s trade one famous city for another. Last week, we cruised along the train system of Berlin, Germany. This week, we’re going home! Well, we’re going to my home at least—New York City—and to celebrate, I’m going to include a few before & after photos for this episode! I spent the first 18 years of […]

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As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography – that is, making images of objects at a very close range – is in a creative world unto it’s own. This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell a story at a true 1:1 scale, but […]

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When I first started out with photography, natural light was my best friend. I didn’t have money for lights, so I learned to shoot using what was available to me. Shoot after shoot, I’d tuck a little money away into a gear fund to save up for lights.  Natural light can get you pretty far, but […]

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Nicole recently wrote a nice post explaining the megapixel madness we’re experiencing right now, and why in some cases it makes sense. I want to add to her article by sharing my perspective. I understand the argument for more megapixels when you want to print big. It’s a valid argument. I know a lot and […]

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Are Generic Camera

Like many of us, I am on a budget. I want to save money and buy things that I perceive to be a good deal. As you are aware, there are third-party options for just about everything in dealing with our cameras. Some are absolutely worth it and some just don’t make the cut.  Here are a few […]

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Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain English for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Don’t Skip Column 9 Acquiring Images from a Digital Camera There are two major ways of downloading images from a […]

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