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  For Sarah Allegra, photography might not have been her first calling, but art has always been in her life. Drawing, painting, writing, jewelry making, creating stuffed animals from patterns she made herself, she has tried just about every art form she could. “In my mid 20′s, I was honing in on painting as my main craft, […]

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I’ve been frequently asked to help take pictures (with a cell phone) simply because I’m a “photographer” and therefore MUST make “better” pictures than those coming from an “average joe.”  Probably not always true, but I feel that there are some elements to know that could help everyone take better pictures… even with a phone. […]

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Her life was altered from a horrifying and near life-taking motorcycle accident.  As she lay bed ridden, she craved travel and the outside world but because of her condition was unable to see these places she dreamed about.  She depended on her creativity to take her mind to these epic locations and recreated them with […]

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In a recent podcast with Joe McNally, he mentioned a few simple techniques that will be further explored at his upcoming Photoshop World Pre-Conference class.  Usually when people use a flash, they think that it’s only for low-light situations.  Joe mentions a few things that can open your eyes to simple tricks that can certainly […]

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William Klein was born American, but has lived and worked in France for most his life.  He is works as a photographer and filmmaker and is recognized for both photojournalism and fashion photography. While in the US Army he toured both Germany and France, and settled in Paris.  He initially pursued painting and kinetic sculptures. While he […]

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Her photography is moving, painterly and demonstrative.  She has a beautifully developed emotional interpretation in her work using both analog and digital compositions.  And after you read her story, you’ll see where the emotion derives.  I can’t wait to introduce you to Russian photographer and artist, Anka Zhuravleva. She spent her childhood with books on […]

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Having been a model for ten years, she carries a talent and useful connection with her fashion and bridal subjects that many other photographers don’t necessarily possess.  When watching her shoot in person, she is animated, energetic, emotive and passionate which evokes beautiful emotions out of her portraits.  And through our ever changing industry, she’s […]

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Coming across a female photographer that is articulate, focused, beautifully talented and intelligent is such a gem to find.  Originally from Russia and now residing in the heart of Los Angeles, this artist represents a wonderful balance of educator, creative and mentor.  Meet Beauty Photographer, Retoucher and Digital Artist, Julia Kuzmenko. Being an International College […]

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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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This week’s show features three interviews with three experts in the photo industry.  Melissa Niu catches up with photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis. Then Rich Harrington welcomes back Ron Pepper to talk about changes to HDRSoft’s Photomatix. Finally Kevin Stohlmeyer discusses strategies to learn new tools and techniques for post-processing and publishing. Here is the new […]

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Create an old fashioned 1950′s pin up poster in Adobe Photoshop using Filters, Adjustment Layers, selection methods and textures. Disclaimer: This is just one way to create a vintage look. For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily tips and updates on Twitter. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom for US$9.99/mo. Limited-time offer for […]

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This week’s show features two interviews from different points of view in the photo industry.  Melissa Niu catches up with noted portrait and fashion photographer Kevin Ames to discuss his approach to working with light.  Then Rich Harrington talks to photographer Scott Diussa about his concert photography and work with Nikon.

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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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The picture above shows the classic Hollywood look that is created when the nose shadow touches the cheek shadow to enclose a triangle of light on the unlit side of the face. The pictures in this post are the result of my summer 2013 project. I started my quest to revitalise the classic Hollywood look […]

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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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This is how I light some of my street portraits using the two point lighting technique that I learned way back in the 1980s while I was training at the BBC. The two point light principle is simplicity itself with the subject being lit from two opposing directions with the light sources are 180 degrees […]

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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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He’s inspired by beauty of all types and claims to see beauty in just about anyone.  And when I see his work and the connection he has with his subjects, I believe him.  With over 14 years of working as a cameraman and lighting director at BBC, he learned the art of light and the […]

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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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