© Brian Smith

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Brian Smith, considers himself to be one of the luckiest guy on the planet. He’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President and 3,000 of their closest friends, written an Amazon Best Seller, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, […]

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RefineMask

We last explored the properties panel as a useful way to modify masks, Adobe Photoshop offers an even better approach. Watch how to utilize the Refine Mask Command. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with masks. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at […]

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This week’s show features two interviews to give you insight into the photo industry. This week we catch up with photographer and digital artist, Jack Davis, to learn new ways photographers can process their images.  Then we speak with Gerard Murphy to learn how photographers should store and back up their images to prevent loss.

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He’s a legend to many and was named one of the top 100 Most Important people in photography.  After reading his bio and hearing about his journey, you’ll see why this man has shaped and influenced the industry in more ways than one. Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 […]

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If you’ve added a mask to a layer you can quickly modify it using the Properties panel. This is a great way to adjust the density of a mask and refine its appearance. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with masks. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn […]

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Rejuvination

In a recent podcast, we were privileged to hear from the talented Julieanne Kost, Principal Evangelist for Photoshop and LIghtrom at Adobe Systems with an incredibly talented knack of digital imagery.  In her work, Julieanne combines a passion for photography with a mastery of digital imaging techniques.  With a degree in psychology, Julieanne constructs worlds […]

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This week’s show features two greats of the photo industry. First up,  Melissa Niu interviews Joe McNally a photographer who’s had an extensive career as a journalist and author. Next Rich Harrington interviews Erik Valind about his approach to making the most out of any shooting situation.

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In our most recent podcast, we heard from a very unique photographer that adds to the list of incredible Photofocus-featured talents.  Even though he is currently on set in Hollywood, Michael Kubeisy took time away from the production set to chat with Rich Harrington about working as a photographer in Hollywood. From crime scenes to […]

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This week’s show features three of the photo industry’s best and brightest.  First up,  Melissa Niu interviews Damien Lovegrove, a portrait photographer from the UK. Next Rich Harrington interviews Mike Kubeisy about his work in Hollywood. Finally, Julieanne Kost shares her insights into photography and Adobe.

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Let Rich show you how to stabilize a Micro Four-Thirds camera.  For some of the cameras, the stabilization is part of the camera and not the lens. You can check out the whole class here and get a free trial membership here. Disclaimer: This is just one way to stabilize a camera. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn […]

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We are thrilled to have another fun yet informative Google+ Hangout with some industry pros who want to tackle and throw down some pretty cool Photoshop Lightroom tips and tricks. Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00AM PST Join me with special guests Rob Sylvan, Levi Sim and Gerard Murphy for tutorials, some “battle of the best […]

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©EddieTapp_5014

There are those that are talented, and then there are those that are graciously talented that share their expertise.  This guy just so happens to be the latter. Not only is he a very gifted photographer and artist, but he also has educated artists in our industry and has given endless time to helping others […]

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© Brooke Shaden

It’s hard not to love her.  And it’s even harder not to appreciate her work.  Even though her portfolio might be filled with dark, engaging and heavy components of emotion, you won’t necessarily feel those same characteristics when you meet her. Just as we discussed in her podcast interview,  she aims to create magical and engaging new […]

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Here is the new podcast feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. This week’s show features two tremendous talents. First up,  Melissa Niu interviews Brooke Shaden, a fine art photographer and explore her creative process.  Then Rich Harrington catches up with Canon Explorer of Light Eddie Tapp about his […]

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BakerBeach

He may be a best-selling book author, podcast host and world renown photography instructor, but don’t let his devilish good looks fool you.  He’s a 1st degree black belt equipped with the Lightroom and Taekwondo skills to throw down any artist. In our latest podcast, I had the privilege of chatting with Matt about his […]

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LayerMasks

There are many ways to use layer masks to blend images together. Let me show you how to create layer masks using gradients in Adobe Photoshop. The technique is easy and can be used for both technical and artistic looks. This works with all versions of Photoshop that have layers. Want all our Photoshop tips? […]

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http://terrywhite.com/

Looking at his dynamic portfolio, you’d think he spent all hours of every day in the studio; creating concepts, perfecting light, shooting beautiful models and editing.  It’s hard to believe that he only shoots because he loves it and not for the daily grind of client approval. Photography is undoubtedly his passion and a creative […]

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InCamEffects

Let Scott and Rich show you how to use in-camera effects to get dramatic images quickly.  Some may call it cheating, but we’re all for different ways to get different results. You can check out the whole class here and get a free trial membership here. Disclaimer: This is just one way to achieve an effect. ______ This […]

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This week’s show is a triple feature… we tackle three areas of the photo industry that are hot topics. First up, Scott Bourne interviews Rich Harrington about how to get started in DSLR video. Rich Harrington then takes the microphone and talks to Terry White from Adobe about changes at Adobe as well as Terry’s photography. Our third segment, Melissa Niu interviews Matt Kloskowski of Kelby Training to find out about how the photo industry is evolving.

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This week’s show is a double dose of Photo inspiration that will work both sides of your brain. First we take a look at new Adobe tech for Lightroom and Camera Raw, then we jump over and catch up with music photographer Adam Elmakias. Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.

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addingamask

Do you need to delete pixels or make part of an image transparent?  There’s a better way that’s nondestructive and gives you perfect transparency and future editability.  Learn how to use a Layer Mask on any image.  Do you want to add a layer mask to an image. Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates […]

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