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Independence Day fireworks displays happen in a couple of days.  An almost unimaginable number of photographs will be made of these blazing bursts of colorful light and smoke. Sadly, what we remember of these magnificently ephemeral moments just aren’t what we see when the photographs are showing on monitors. If your photos from the upcoming […]

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After working on a photo from Arches National Park in Episode #2 of Photo Methodology, I thought it’d be fun to keep the trend going. This time, we’re going to focus on the geological wonder called Balanced Rock. According to Wikipedia, the rock that is delicately balanced atop its base sits at 55 feet high […]

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“Turn around!” That’s what the little voice in my head that runs the photography part of my brain always reminds me to do. “Turn around!” Sometimes one of the best shots is behind you. But it takes discipline to remember to do this. Especially when you’re at one of the singularly most photogenic places in […]

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After kicking off my new column, Photo Methodology, way above the urban playground of Times Square, let’s change our scenery to a more natural environment that is enjoyed by millions each year: Arches National Park. Have you ever stumbled onto a photo that really caught your eye but for whatever reason, the timing just didn’t […]

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The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro lens with its 1.4x teleconverter has helped me make a bunch of good pictures and allowed me to do a good job for my clients. Over the last few months, I’ve used it to shoot a variety of subjects from wild horses to aerial photos to portraits to college graduation. […]

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Editor’s Note: We’re adding regular columns at Photofocus.  We’re pleased to introduce a new one from photographer Brian Matiash which will run each Tuesday.  Be sure to leave a comment below about the new format and offer Brian ideas and encouragement.  Enjoy! Welcome to the first installment of my new weekly series, Photo Methodology. Everyday, […]

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I heard a photo instructor recently say in an online video that every shot should be polarized. He went further to say every photographer should have a polarizer attached to every lens at all times. This made me sad. Because there are beginners who will now start reciting this chapter and verse in the various […]

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