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I’ve recently been doing more and more real-estate photography. I started prepping to do a beautiful condo that happens to have this amazing ocean-like floor. It’s actually quite glossy and as I was talking with fellow Photofocus contributor Mark Morrow for advice he told me I had to get Photomatix. I’m still excited to get a […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographer Chris Smith.   Chris is a Chicago based photographer and an expert and understanding light. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Chris Smith Chris Smith is a Chicago photographer who splits his time between being a high school physics teacher.  Chris’s understanding […]

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We’ve frequently talked about using polarizing filters to make more striking landscape photographs, but they are at least as important for making more vibrant portraits, and cutting your retouching time in half. Let me show you how it works, as well as some general tips. What Does a Polarizer Do? Polarizers reduce the visible affect […]

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Meet photographer Scott Jarvie. You can see his prints of Mormon temples in many LDS religious book stores and magazines around the United States. He started out mostly doing wedding photography but this past year has been traveling the United States shooting religious buildings. His most recent book project can be found at http://americanfaithproject.com. Many of us would love […]

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After a hiatus, we’ve brought back the Question and Answer format to the Photofocus podcast. We got a lot of feedback at our reader’s breakfast and decided to pull the format back out. Our goal is to once a month get answers to questions you have.  You can post those questions via Twitter with the […]

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In the last couple of articles we’ve been discussing a few tips, techniques and insights into getting started with real estate photography. In part one, we covered exteriors shooting, moved inside for a closer look at interiors shooting in part two, and examined making floor plans. Today we’ll explore a few useful post-production tips that will make […]

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Our next Lightroom Hangout is next Wednesday, October 29th. RSVP for an hour of Lightroom learning FREE right here. Join Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim and their special guest Ron Pepper, a photographer who makes a living shooting panoramas and HDR’s photographs. It’s incredible the uses he’s put these photographic techniques to, and he’s a real a […]

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