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Imagine your assignment is to photograph a celebrity and you only have 5 minutes. You have to think fast on your feet, where do you start? “Quick: You have 5 minutes to get the shot, where do you start?” gives 6 quick tips to help you in almost any situation.

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Your memory card can be the most important piece of gear on a shoot. It stores the one thing that can get you paid…but what do you do if it becomes corrupt? I’ve had a bunch of memory devices become corrupt; a brand-new CF card while shooting HDR and portraits on Zuma Beach in California, […]

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This week’s podcast interviews two gurus to help you with your photo skills.  First up is photographer and host of This Week in Photo, Frederick Van Johnson.  Then we catch up with Photoshop guru and lynda.com author Justin Seeley.


Note: We’ve got two hangouts this week — Lightroom is Thursday and Business with Kevin Ames is on Friday. Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Friday, March 27, 2015.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to SongFreedom and Drobo. It starts at 3PM Eastern/Noon Pacific.  Join Skip Cohen and Richard Harrington and special guest Kevin Ames. We’ll explore practical advice for professional and […]

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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 excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick of Thursday 3/26, 1:00pm Eastern, 10:00am Pacific/ 1:00pm Eastern. RSVP […]

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I’ve recently been doing more and more real-estate photography. I started prepping to do a beautiful condo that happens to have this amazing ocean-like floor. It’s actually quite glossy and as I was talking with fellow Photofocus contributor Mark Morrow for advice he told me I had to get Photomatix. I’m still excited to get a […]

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I’ve got a bit more time on my hands these days, so I’m catching up on some new photography books.  There’s two I am currently reading that I’d like to share. “The Long Exposure – A Beginners’ Guide To Long Exposure Photography” by David Cleland and “The Complete Guide To Fujifilm’s X-T1″ by Tony Phillips […]

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