The Team

My son Alec’s passion for lacrosse is contagious. You can’t help getting excited when he talks about key players, the game, and what to look for when watching. His enthusiasm had me embark on a two year project of capturing the sport known as “The fastest game on two feet.” First a little history. Alec’s […]

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Vertical Video. Unless you’re hanging a television set in portrait aspect ratio (think digital signage) there’s likely no reason to shoot this way.  Video is a panoramic medium (embrace it).   Apparently it bothers other people too.  Perhaps we can all share this movie with a few other folks who could benefit from watching. Just […]

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Lately, I’ve been pushing the boundaries of time-lapse and exploring hyper-lapse (essentially a time-lapse where the camera is also moving).  Last week on vacation I tried an experiment (shooting from a plane window). For this experiment I kept it simple (after all my six year old daughter was sharing the row with me and you […]

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© Evgenia Tiplyashina Last week, we ran a poll on smartphone usage by photographers.  If you haven’t voted, we’d love to hear your opinion (click here). We’re trying to better understand how photographers view smartphones. The Results So Far The results so far are quite interesting (people were allowed to vote on multiple choices, but […]

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One of the coolest features about the iPhone 5s is its ability to shoot video at 120 frames per second.  Normally, you’ll ned about 24 frames per second to make a smooth picture, so this is almost 5 times higher.  Those extra frames can translate into slow motion footage. In this tutorial from lynda.com, see […]

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This week’s podcast takes a look at two very different topics in the photo industry.  Our first guest Mike Corrado discusses his concert photography and passion projects.  Then we catch up with Photofocus contributor and industry expert Gerard Murphy about photo sharing services like SnapChat and the new Lightroom Mobile. Get the show here  or get […]

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This is my resulting image from being inspired by my Instagram photograph.

I photograph a lot of food for my stock portfolio. Many of the images I have photographed were planned out, however, some of them are spur-of-the-moment images after cooking something beautiful. Recently, I made a blueberry French toast breakfast for me and my husband. After getting most of it prepped in the kitchen, I realized […]

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Pie Dino

What kind of photographs can you create with an iPhone, a Sharpie and random every day objects?  It’s artists like this one that prove that endless amounts of expensive, top of the line equipment are not always needed to be creative.  Meet 18-year-old student and photographer, Steven Crosby. Currently in Graphic Design at California Baptist […]

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I’m always on the lookout for new ways to process images on my tablet.  I love the flexibility to pull an image from my Photo Stream and push it a bit further.  Sometimes its to correct the image, other times to stylize it. I recently downloaded the app Alayer (available for iPad and iPhone). At […]

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I often find myself traveling… and one of my favorite stops is a good museum. All the time I see signs for no photography in museums. No tripods… no flash… no professional cameras. But cell phone cameras are just accepted. I say, if you can’t beat them, join them. While my iPhone is no match […]

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Whether your smartphone is your behind the scenes, some of the time, or primary camera… it’s important you make the most of it. While the sensors in many smartphones often rival point-and-shoot cameras, I frequently see people underutilize their capabilities. For example, here’s a single image taken on the iPhone 5s.  You’ll note that the […]

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As I was browsing my Twitter feed… the following infographic popped up.  Keeping in mind that infographics are created by marketing people most often, you have to take these facts with a grain of salt… The ad (I mean infographic) is for a new Windows model of a smartphone. Fortunately, they do provide sources for […]

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Recently Adobe announced updates to its popular IOS app Photoshop Express. However, some changes to this app have been deemed controversial and it has seemed to upset more than just a few users. The current app rating for the new version has only a 2-star rating in the App Store.  The significant changes in the […]

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