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Note: We’ve got two hangouts next week — Lightroom is Thursday with Scott Kelby and Business with Justin and Mary Marantz on Wednesday.   You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win a Creative Cloud subscription from Adobe, as well […]

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Thanks to our friends at Drobo, we are thrilled to announce our “Featured Photo Contest.” Every week we will pick a photo that is posted to our Facebook or Google+ communities and feature it on Photofocus! Then each month we’ll open voting from the community.  The top vote getter will win a special prize from our partners at Drobo as […]

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There are very few things you can buy that will make your photography better. The truth is, you just have to practice more. The good news is, I can practice more–I’ve got a lifetime to do so, and so do you. But if I can buy a tool that will help me have fun while practicing, then that might […]

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In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to add a shallow depth of field effect to a landscape photograph using the Tilt-Shift Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop, and then refine it with layer masking. This effect works best on images that have leading lines, allowing the blur to easily fade into the distance. 1. Convert the Layer to […]

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Before I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2011, I had never seen a waterfall. I suppose you wouldn’t expect to see one in the middle of Brooklyn or Manhattan, where I grew up. So, you could imagine my incredulous amazement when one of my colleagues from my former employer, onOne Software, took me to […]

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Panasonic GH4, Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, f/1.2, 1/2000s, ISO 200. Copyright Levi Sim.

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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Thanks to our friends at Drobo, we are thrilled to announce our “Featured Photo Contest.” Every week we will pick a photo that is posted to our Facebook or Google+ communities and feature it on Photofocus! Then each month we’ll open voting from the community.  The top vote getter will win a special prize from our partners at Drobo as […]

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