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Sergeant Larry Reid Jr. is one of a small club: he is not only aerial certified, but he’s also qualified in skill to reliably photograph from the air. But that’s not all, the number of photographers that like Ried gets even smaller, since he regularly photographs F16s from another F16- sustaining and performing under immense pressure on […]

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Our friends over at ViewBug had a great contest that was aimed to help bring awareness to the problems that pollution and waste cause.  The photos shown are part of a selection of images communicating perspectives from close to 100 countries: The journey leads one through five continents, from the Philippines to Colombia, through India, […]

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  Some projects speak louder to us as photographers than others. They may not be our first or our last, but at a certain point in our lives, they define us. For photographer John Ganun, that defining set of images is his “Scenario” series.”I started Scenario six years ago, not long after I taught myself […]

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Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. — Shinichi Suzuki The idea of 10,000 repetitions as a path to mastery is not new. It has been a principle of Eastern thought for a very long time and has been made popular in business by Malcolm Gladwell and in photography by Steve Simon. […]

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Solid interviews are the foundation for a successful video project.  Its important that you capture the voice and the passion for the story you’re trying to tell. I’ve recently completed a new class at Lynda.com that I’m proud of.  It’s one that I’ve wanted to do for a long time to help video makers.  It’s […]

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He’s a photographer for National Geographic yet his photos are unlike any other wildlife photographers I’ve seen because of his beautiful combination of his subjects and fine art.  From the strength of a simple, singular swan to a triangle formation of an elk gang, I’m completely blown away at the level that this photographer has […]

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Photograph copyright Art Kane. Art Kane was a fashion and music photographer who shot from the 1950s through the early 1990s.  He created many popular photographs  of popular musicians during that time.  After serving in the Army, he returned to a successful publishing career.  He served as the art director for Seventeen magazine (landing the job at age […]

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He has been named the 2014 SATW Travel Photographer of the Year.  Usually these award recipients are talents that photograph for prestigious publications like National Geographic.  But this artist set himself apart from some of the best travel photographers in the world.  How?  He was the first blogger to win this award, his work has never […]

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As a photojournalist for the past 15 years, this photographer has had the opportunity to travel around the world covering events full of excitement and joy like the Superbowl, World Series and presidential campaigns as well as documenting heartbreaking and tragic events like armed conflicts, terrorist attacks and natural disasters.  But that’s not it.  His […]

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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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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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I had the pleasure of working with Susan Carr through her important educational outreach with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). She was always generous with her knowledge and helped so many others through her work to increase photographer’s knowledge of best business practices. Susan spent a decade working on a personal project she called […]

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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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