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Did you miss yesterday’s Google Hangout?  Matthew Jordan Smith joined us to discuss the importance of personal projects. We learned practical advise for all photographers as well as insight into Smith’s creative process. He shared his new project, Future American President. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1QiqmJTjYw If you’d like to support Smith’s project, you can visit its Indiegogo page — YOUR CHILD’S […]

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You might have missed that the Photofocus team has been hard at work creating great presets for Lightroom.  It’s part of our partnership with Mosaic (be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center). Photofocus contributor Robert Vanelli offers up one from his collection — a  Lightroom preset for summer and beach photos.   It’s totally free and you […]

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One of my favorite ways to make a break from the normal daily routine is to grab the kids and a GoPro Hero and head for the hills in search of water. Fortunately, here in the Blue Ridge mountains of SW Virginia this is but a matter of choosing a direction and within minutes we’re […]

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Sport Portrait Composite PT2

This article is part 2 of a 3 part series on How I Got the Shot Part 1: PLAN Part 2: PHOTOGRAPH Part 3: PROCESS The first article of this series explained the planning phase and how the composite was envisioned. This gave me a clear direction on how to pose the athletes,what gear was […]

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  In this industry, the ones who want success tend to take the greatest risks in order to get there. Zach Sutton’s story is just such a tale, a tale that starts with him risking everything when he packed his bags in Michigan and decided to move to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He saw potential in […]

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Don’t miss tomorrow’s Google Hangout. The event is Monday, June 30, 2014.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to LensRentals.com. It starts at 3PM Eastern/Noon Pacific. Join Skip Cohen, Richard Harrington, and Guest Matthew Jordan Smith. They’ll explore practical advice for professional and semiprofessional photographers to help with the challenges in running a modern photo business. This Google […]

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Memory Card Healthcare Lets talk memory cards. We all have them, need them and use them. But what does it all mean? Lets discuss taking care of our cards and preventing potential problems that can and will happen to all of us. Here’s ten practical tips. 1. Keep your camera up to date. From time […]

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Apple announced today that it will no longer add features to its professional imaging application Aperture. Apple will continue to update camera formats for the foreseeable future. Apple is folding iPhoto and Aperture into its new release of the Photos app included in the recently announced Mac OSX Yosemite operating system coming this fall. The […]

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FreeBook

Would you like to learn how to develop great photos in Lightroom?  We’d like to help you… and thanks to Mosaic Archive we can.  Mosaic commissioned the great team at Photofocus to create the best eBook on the planet about Lightroom.  We hope you enjoy it. The new book is called “Develop Great Images in […]

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Normal is defined as conforming to a standard, the usual, the typical or the expected. When it comes to photography, normal most often refers to the standard focal length lens on a camera. A normal lens sees about the same angle of view as the human eye. Let’s delve into what normal means and why […]

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Our current contest with LensRentals.com ends on June 30. Details below…  but the essentials are this. Click below to follow LensRentals and Photofocus on Twitter! On Twitter, follow @lensrentals On Twitter, follow @Photofocus Tweet the message you see highlighted below! Enter to win chance at a brand new Canon 5DMkIII or Nikon D800 from @lensrentals & @photofocus. […]

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The Team

My son Alec’s passion for lacrosse is contagious. You can’t help getting excited when he talks about key players, the game, and what to look for when watching. His enthusiasm had me embark on a two year project of capturing the sport known as “The fastest game on two feet.” First a little history. Alec’s […]

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This week’s podcast interviews with two folks influencing the world of photography.  First up is Adobe’s Sharad Mangalick who discusses how to use Lightroom Mobile. Then Melissa Niu sits down artist & photographer Renee Robyn. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Sharad Mangalick Levi Sim catches up with Sharad Mangalick, product manager for […]

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We’re busy getting ready for our next Google Hangout on Lightroom — Wednesday the 25th on the Print Module. Thanks to our partners we have some great prizes to win (like a free pass to Photoshop World!), but you must attend the hangout live to win. Back in February Levi, Rich, Gerard, and I were super psyched […]

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Not long ago, Adobe released an app for the iPad. But with their most recent update to the Creative Cloud, Lightroom Mobile just got a whole lot better. Since the update, I have been playing with the apps on my iPad and iPhone, and wanted to share some of my findings. I downloaded Lightroom to my […]

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This is an excerpt from our new Lightroom Ebook that will be available next week thanks to Mosaic Archive. Don’t miss outré next Lightroom hangout either. While presets are great, they might not get the job done.  It’s impossible for the Lightroom team to predict every need for every project (particularly with the rise in multimedia formats […]

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We’re busy getting ready for our next Google Hangout on Lightroom — Wednesday the 25th on the Print Module. Thanks to our partners we have some great prizes to win, but you must attend the hangout live to win. Our very first Lightroom Hangout was all about getting organized using Lightroom. Levi Sim, Richard Harrington, Gerard Murphy, […]

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 Editor’s Note:  Check out Jonas’s podcast with Melissa Niu here.  Capturing couples in new and interesting ways while also staying true to what couples want in a portrait is exceedingly difficult. It’s easy to get caught in the cliché and have difficulty seeing new ways to capture one of the oldest emotions: love. For Jonas […]

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I have been wanting to play with an infrared-converted camera for quite some time.  So I contacted the folks at LensRentals.com, one of the sponsors here on Photofocus, and was able to test out an IR-converted Canon 5D Mark II (they also have other types of IR-converted cameras available to rent as well). It was sent directly to […]

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You may have noticed that there’s more to Lightroom than the Library and Develop Modules–there’s also a Print Module, and it’s incredibly awesome. Whether you want to print single pictures, multiple bundles, or specialized outputs… its all here. To help bring it to life we’ve invited a true expert, Kevin Ames. He is a pro photographer,  Photofocus contributor, […]

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Lightroom 5.5 Update

Wednesday was a big day for Adobe, which made some huge announcements about the new features added to the Creative Cloud subscription. With a bit less fanfare Lightroom 5.5 was also released. You can get it here for Windows | Mac. Creative Cloud or Standalone? Lightroom is a funny animal in that it is available via […]

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