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If you are a wildlife shooter, Moose Peterson’s recent book “Captured” has a lot of great insights and is worth picking up. Over the last year, I have really embraced one of Moose’s big ideas: developing relationships with the people in my community who work with and know the local wildlife. In doing so, one […]

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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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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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Today we’re going to look at a little known feature in Photoshop that can help you align images that were taken in a sequence, then turn those images into an animation. Disclaimer: This is just one way to align images in Photoshop For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily tips and updates on Twitter. ______ This […]

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Mark Morrow. One of my favorite ways to spend a sunny afternoon is to grab the kids, the GoPro & monopod and head for water.  If you’ve owned a GoPro Hero camera and have experimented with underwater shooting in creeks and streams, you’re probably well-accustomed to the […]

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This week’s show features interviews with two photo gurus.  Melissa Niu catches up with photographer Bill Fortney about his approach to shooting and life. Then Rich Harrington talks with Bruce Dorn about his photography and cinematography. Here is the new podcast feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a […]

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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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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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Editor: This is an updated post from Scott Bourne.  It seems perfectly timely for the season ahead. If you want to photograph wildlife (or any subject outdoors) pay attention to these winter considerations: Snow can cause your camera’s meter to register an improper exposure by fooling the camera into thinking there is more light than […]

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The first half of my career I spent way more time photographing people than I did wildlife. At the end of my career those two subjects switched places and I spent way more time photographing wildlife. What’s interesting is that I did virtually nothing different when I switched to wildlife. I still used telephoto lenses […]

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There are those that are talented, and then there are those that are graciously talented that share their expertise.  This guy just so happens to be the latter. Not only is he a very gifted photographer and artist, but he also has educated artists in our industry and has given endless time to helping others […]

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In this tutorial I walk you through my entire process to develop this image.  You’ll learn how to: Make adjustments in Camera Raw (or Lightroom) Paint in selective adjustments to remove shadows Remove distracting elements with the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools Improve accuracy with the Quick Selection tool This is a complete workflow […]

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Never before have I thought that a house fly could be so beautiful or that a spider’s fur had a soft side.  This photographer’s macro photography of everyday bugs has wowed the industry with his unique coloring and face to face perspective of little critters.  What we consider pests, he considers models.  By simply stepping […]

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Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes Rich Harrington has a special guest this week.  Robert OToole joins us to discuss his migration from commercial photographer to world-renowned nature photographer. Robert was the co-leader for our Alaska trip this year and a fantastic photographer and instructor. Robert O’Toole is […]

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With today’s cameras, capable of 12, 13 even 15 frames per second, it’s easy to rack up memory card after memory card full of images. And there’s evidence that is what’s happening. The memory makers are building bigger and bigger cards for a reason – people want more storage. How much do you shoot at […]

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