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We recently held an HDR Hangout to help you get started.  Our guest on the program was Blake Rudis of EverydayHDR.  Blake is a fine artist who fell in love with HDR photography.  He combines his understanding of light and form to make some powerful images. Here’s a followup guest tutorial from Blake. We hope you enjoy and […]

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Last week, we had a bunch of fun roaming around the urban jungle of New York City. This week, we’re heading to the opposite side of the country and landing in Washington. Specifically, we’re going to spend time exploring the Palouse region. Odds are, you’ve seen photos of the Palouse and its mind-bending array of […]

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Editor: Want to learn more about HDR?  Check out this free online class. One of the most common question about HDR photography seems to be ‘how many images should I take?’ This has an easy answer… and the answer is… “It depends.” That answer just isn’t very satisfying is it? Well, let’s talk about why […]

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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 10 Many purists swear that shooting film adds richness in detail and color, as well as introduces […]

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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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