Featured-Image-Template

Over the years, I’ve found myself purchasing, trading, selling, tactfully acquiring, or otherwise receiving and getting rid of lenses. I’ve journeyed through pages and pages of reviews and online forums, spoke to many wonderful skilled photographers and dissected people’s images to find out what I wanted and what I needed in terms of glass. My […]

Rate this:

mark-morrow-photofocus-using-LED

As the demand for video increases in a photographer’s workflow, so does the need for additional continuous lighting.  The advent of LED lighting has seen the arrival of many lightweight and versatile products, such as the Yongnuo YN-160S Pro LED Video Light.  The YN-160S features 160 LED lamps with 16 levels of adjustment, 5500K color […]

Rate this:

front

In a recent podcast conversation, I was able to talk to the fellas over at LensRentals.com.  With their warehouse being full of every type of photography and videography gear, I was curious to know what camera is flying off the shelves in their warehouse.  And their answer might or might not be shocking to some.  Not […]

Rate this:

dslrremote

I’m a big fan of the CamRanger system… particularly when it comes to shooting unique and challenging camera angles.  By being able to remotely monitor and adjust my camera, I can put it in an inconvenient or hard-to-reach spot while still getting the best angle.  I can then use the CamRanger app and hardware to control the […]

Rate this:

motobanner

I’ve been working with a great athlete lately Zach DiPaolo.  He flies through the air on motorbikes (a skill I can’t possibly fathom to develop). To do this I needed some specialty gear. This week, Director of Photography Jim Ball and I set out to really capture Zach in as many ways as possible. I […]

Rate this:

Joby

I just got a great camera strap…and I hate camera straps. Let me tell why I don’t use camera straps, and why I’ll be using this one from Joby everyday. I don’t use a camera strap around my neck for three reasons. Firstly, it gives a me crick in the neck that won’t go away […]

Rate this:

Mako-Haus

As photographers, we are always scoping out good camera straps and when you are around other photographers. It’s a topic that usually comes up especially if someone has a decent strap they are sporting. A good camera strap can make having your camera on your body a much more comfortable experience. Camera straps have come […]

Rate this:

www.eduardoangel.com EA with GH4_001

Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Eduardo Angel, filmmaker and educator. The friendly waiter at the Turkish restaurant in Sohar, Oman, saw the camera on the table and asked “Nikon? Canon? Which one is better?” To which I replied, “actually, this is a Panasonic GH3.” He stared at me, and his expression turned from excited […]

Rate this:

Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @18mm, f/18, 4 seconds, ISO 50. Copyright Levi Sim.

Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @18mm, f/18, 4 seconds, ISO 50. Copyright Levi Sim. Photography is an art which prolongs an instant for eternity. For years I’ve been jealous of long exposure images made in the daytime. They usually show water or clouds that have become totally smoothed as they move through the long […]

Rate this:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I recently took a Nikon D5300 camera on a road trip through Las Vegas and Utah.  This is a recent release for Nikon and it’s a camera that has a few new features that really stand out.  The camera also performed much better than the previous model, the 5200, which I tested last year. Things I […]

Rate this:

gpbook

An influential photographer, Matthew Jordan Smith, recently turned me on to the works of Gordon Parks. Smith told me about some of Parks’s famous images, but he also said that Parks’s writings were some of the most powerful words he’d ever read, and they gave him confidence to make a living as a photographer. With […]

Rate this:

bannersbrh

This week’s show, Rich tracks down Scott Bourne (who really is enjoying being retired) to talk photography.  Rich showed up at Scott’s place in Vegas with a microphone and refused to leave until Scott agreed to be on the show. Okay… that’s a slight exaggeration, but we hope you have as much fun with the show as we did. We talk about a bunch of timely issues for photographers of all skill levels.

Continue reading

Screen Shot 2013-12-01 at 8.34.31 AM

One of my greatest concerns about the current state of affairs in photography is the notion that making a photograph and then posting it online is the end of the experience. I come from an era where we had no “online” and the way you “shared” your photographs was that you made a print. Recent […]

Rate this:

PhotoPillsBanner

Editor’s Note: PhotoPills is 50% off today only — November 29, 2013 All I can say is that PhotoPills is the single most useful photography app on the planet, and I highly recommend it. Here’s a link to their website. Want to hear more? Ok. I’ll start with the only two downsides, and they are […]

Rate this:

wcsib

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This post is an updated compilation of several shorter posts I wrote in the past trying to answer the question, “What camera should I buy?” It includes some new cameras in the recommendation section. But please note: The newest camera is NOT always the best camera. It’s still the most popular question I […]

Rate this:

Hollywood-Portraits-017

You’ve probably noticed that Damien Lovegrove has been demonstrating lighting and posing techniques here on Photofocus. I’ve enjoyed these posts immensely, and have been floored by his concise and clear instructions accompanied by stunning images. I’ve been fortunate to also watch his tutorial called Hollywood Portraits Remastered, and I highly recommend it to you. Lovegrove […]

Rate this:

dd_lightblaster_review_640W_01

A lighting tool for unique applications – (different versions work with different brands/models of flash – this test was on a Canon flash) Guest Post by Doug Daulton - Follow Doug on Twitter When first handed the Light Blaster, I was a little dubious.  It seemed a bit like a kitschy toy not suited for a […]

Rate this:

img_18421

I was recently invited to review an app from Juggleware called Sol: Sun Clock (iOS only). Claiming to be “the Swiss Army Knife of sunlight tools” and useful to “plan the perfect photograph,” I was happy to get to get some time to try it out. There’s a few things this app does well, and […]

Rate this:

zbook14_gallery_img3_tcm_245_1484110

At this year’s NAB, the Photofocus team got a chance to catch up with HP about their new computers.  This one we had to keep a secret until it was announced.  We think the HP ZBook 14 is a well-designed machine for photographers to take on the road. Weight starts around 3.5 pounds You can […]

Rate this:

wacomSizes

At Photoshop World I picked up the just released Wacom Intuos Pro tablet.  For me, I prefer the medium-sized one as it is comfortable to hold while using, but large enough to work on.  The tablet has seen some improvements over past models (particularly in areas of ergonomics and wireless use). Do You Need a […]

Rate this:

Skylux

This is a guest post from Terry White. Terry is a great photographer and an Adobe wizard.  He’s also got a great workshop called “Master The Shoot.” The next one is this Saturday in Cincinnati. __________________________________________ I use both standard studio strobes AND continuous lighting. I pick and choose between the two depending on what I’m lighting […]

Rate this: