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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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Bridal show. The words often inspire polarized views within wedding photographers. Some loathe them, others love them. I happen to be a big fan. Yes they’re expensive, yes they are looooong days, yes there is a lot of competition, but I still feel that they can be worthwhile if you make smart choices. Before you […]

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Sometimes I get a big idea.  This one was all about creating a series across several athletes and sports. I wanted to photograph different sports using the same lighting and apply the same Lightroom presets. No, I wasn’t being lazy. I wanted to compose the images together and they would all have the same look and […]

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Rhapsody in Blue, Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru.  We all enjoy receiving positive feedback about our work. It feels good, reassures us and helps maintain our enthusiasm to continue the creative process. I’ve been teaching photography for many years. While I continue to teach in a formal environment, most of my […]

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Once you “finish” a photo in Photomatix Pro, you aren’t really done.  The software offers a collection of useful adjustment to refine contrast and control color balance to really achieve the best results.  These adjustments are easy to use once you learn them, In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix […]

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When photographing water, it can oftentimes be a good idea to tame the reflections with a circular polarizer filter. A circular polarizer is a filter that rotates on the front of your lens, allowing you to cut through reflections in water and glass. These examples show how different rotations of the filter can have varying effects […]

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Where can you find a realistic knights outfit that won’t drain your budget? If you live in a big city such as LA or Chicago you can visit a prop store. Unfortunately for me, in quiet Melbourne Florida special stores like these don’t exist. I searched the net and didn’t find what I was looking […]

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  Noam Galai’s story is a wild one, and quite simply the most unique among any active photographer. How can I make such a blanket statement? Because in addition to being a talented photographer, Noam’s face has been stolen thousands of times around the world. His “Stolen Scream,” a photo of himself he took years […]

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Publisher: The following story touches on some sensitive topics. At Photofocus we recognize the photography community has many views.  Comments on this article are accepted, but will be moderated. On December 20th, 2013 I was working from a local coffee shop minding my own business. Suddenly, social media began blowing up with unexpected news. The US […]

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If you’re a Canon body owner, you might think that getting some good spare batteries for cheap would be a great idea! That would mean hours upon hours of shooting, right? Well, those hours could be substantially cut down and could cause some other frustration. The horrible keyword is “cheap.” Ya dig? I love saving […]

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Last week a link was making its rounds on social media reminding people of an artist documentary being shown publicly on Direct TV and much to my surprise it was of Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor. I’m not as familiar with Maggie’s work as I am with Jerry’s, but I was super excited to check […]

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Black and white photography is all about contrast.  Working with HDR is a great way to create compelling photos.  In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create the most contrast in a photo. In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix Pro, you’ll learn how to quickly get results.  Remember, […]

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  Can you trace the place in your history where there was a sudden flash of knowledge that told you that you were going to be a photographer? What spurred it? For Scott Milam, it was feeling something in himself that he wished to share with others. “While in college, a buddy of mine (who was […]

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Lumix GH4, Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens, f1.8, 1/5000s, ISO 200, JPG straight from camera. I’m working on a post that will explain why I’m in the market to replace my D800. In the meantime, I’ve been utilizing LensRental.com’s excellent service to try out some of the hot cameras on the market right now. This week […]

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Did you know that HDR software can be used to enhance the dynamic range of a single exposure as well?  By accessing all the data in a raw file, a technically improved photo can be extracted from the source. In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix Pro, you’ll learn how […]

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How I Got the Shot Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome new Photofocus contributor Robert Vanelli to our team. You may know him as V, and he is writing a new series of articles for us to take you behind the scenes to see how he makes great images. For today’s case study, let’s go to the Carrier […]

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Take a ‘boring’ black and white photo, and give it some color in Photoshop! This tutorial covers selection methods, Adjustment Layers, and Layer Masks, all of which will help you in your photo editing. Disclaimer: This is just one way to colorize a black and white photo in Photoshop. For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily […]

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