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I love long exposure photography because it has the power to make even the most mundane scenes a bit more interesting visually. When shooting daytime scenes I often turn to my Lee Big Stopper 10-stop ND filter. The Big Stopper is so dark you can’t actually see through it, which means your camera’s internal metering […]

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Editor’s Note: We’d like to officially welcome Zach Sutton to the Photofocus authors team.  Zach is a photographer and educator who specializes in portrait, wedding and commercial photography.   Over the last few years, Adobe Lightroom has become a major tool for photographers to help drastically speed up their workflow. When done right, Lightroom can […]

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Filters of all sorts, flashes, cards, readers, light-meters, remote triggers, straps, battery chargers, batteries, business cards, business card holders, lens bags, cases, cords, levels, tripods, lens cloths, blah, blah, blah. Do you need it all and does it have to be the best of the best? YES, GO BUY IT ALL RIGHT NOW (but only […]

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You know that I don’t do the kind of review that includes target charts and intricate sharpness comparisons using sub-nanometer precision tools, and when the lens says, “Leica” on the front I shouldn’t need to. That name on a modern lens equals quality and excellence, and the availability of Leica lenses is one of my favorite […]

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In this video, you’ll learn how to quickly create a cinemagraph – freezing portions of your video, leaving the rest with motio Disclaimer: This is only one way to create a cinemagraph effect in Photoshop. Follow Howard on Twitter This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent lenses, cameras, lighting and more […]

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When working with the Levels adjustment layer, you may have noticed the Auto button. This command button triggers an analysis of the histogram data by Photoshop that is then used to modify the individual controls of the Levels adjustment. In many cases this results in an image that is properly adjusted for color balance and […]

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I’m sure many of you photographers reading this post can sympathize with the plight of ever-maneuvering ourselves and our cameras around so that we can omit any obstacles from our frame. Whether we’re contorting in some undiscovered yoga position or have our tripods defying gravity with the way they’re being balanced, we go to great […]

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