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We are thrilled to add the fresh and talented, Erik Valind, to our list of excellent educators and experts on Photofocus.   We can’t wait for you to get to know his work and understand the best equipment and processes he takes to get the best images for his clients. Erik Valind is a freelance […]

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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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Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100. Cherry Supreme.

Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100. Cherry Supreme. I truly enjoy chocolate. My grandmother makes chocolates as Christmas gifts each year, and as a student in High School I worked at a chocolate factory everyday after class. So, when a prospect called to inquire about making pictures for her candy […]

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Annie Leibovitz

Many know him as a conceptual celebrity portrait artist.  And others probably know him as one of the few photographers to ever take a portrait of highly esteemed photographer, Annie Leibovitz.  Aside from his famous clients and numerous magazine covers and features, I know him as a friend, father and hard working talent that has […]

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Watch out folks, this girl can shoot.  Literally.  Originally from China, this talented artist was a national record holder for the women’s air rifle team in Singapore at the young age of 14.  Then just a few years later, having a published photo campaign for Mercedes Benz Taiwan,  it seems that she is lethal with […]

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I began adapting my photographic style and philosophy from “hard core purist” to “compositor” the first time I ever opened Photoshop. For me, within this type of application were the keys to unlimited visual possibilities. The only bummer? I had to learn to love and to effectively clip (select and extract) items from images in […]

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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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In my opinion, it has never been a better time to be a creative image maker.  Not only are the tools for creation becoming more sophisticated and plentiful, but the opportunity to post, share and have your work noticed has never been easier.  I am a huge advocate of social media of all kinds.  I […]

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Adam Elmakias is known to his fan base as being very “cool.”  Or depending on your generational preference, you could also call him “hip,” “swell,” or even “bitchin’.” I prefer to call him a friend who has honed in some ridiculous photographic skills. His passion for music and apparent connection he has with his audience […]

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I’ve been a fan of his for a while.  When I stare at his photographs I can almost feel the wave pounding on him as he sacrifices his body for a killer shot.  I can sense the absolute chill as he bobs in the waters of some of the most cold ocean bodies.  And I […]

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When it comes to running a photography business, there are different areas that must be managed in order to be a profitable and successful business owner.  Marketing, shooting, self-education, administrative duties, selling, collecting, and of course, editing are just a mentionable few.  Pile on some time to eat, sleep, socialize, exercise and if you have […]

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We have all seen it, images that have a mirror effect. Cell phones pictures, movie posters, and many other product advertising all utilize this trick. It’s actually a very simple task to learn… I’m going to teach you how to quickly mirror your image in Photoshop. Bring the image you want to mirror into Photoshop. […]

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In this week’s podcast feature, I had the privilege of chatting with the talented Mr. Joel Grimes.  He’s one of my favorite photographers and one of my most favorite people.  I’ll tell you why.   He’s driven, motivated, creative and is not afraid to push the envelope in the photography industry.  His work is unique […]

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I want to take you back to when you were a high school senior.  Whether you sported a mullet, bell bottoms, shoulder pads or maybe you were one of the fortunate fellas that could grow a mustache, the last year of high school has always been an epically important stage in our lives.  And even […]

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This week’s show is a triple scoop of goodness. We’ve got three interviews to satisfy your creative, technical, and business needs. Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.

First up, Rich talks with Tamara Lackey who is a professional photographer, speaker, and author. She focusses on lifestyle photography, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits.

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I just started writing a new book this week, all about the Canon 70D, which will be my third camera-specific book I’ve written so far. One of the requirements for this series is to have a product photo of the camera, which I always photograph myself, and in the past I would turn to studio […]

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