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A wedding photographer colleague of mine came to me the other day bummed out. She had gotten a less than stellar review on one of the bridal industry’s most used websites for brides to find vendors. She was frustrated and I was surprised. I know her work well and she’s exceptional. She’s cultivated a style […]

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During my career in photography I’ve met very few (if any) people who’s rise to stardom has been more incredible than my pal Trey Ratcliff’s rise. He’s a brilliant individual who has the very unique mixture of business acumen, artistic eye, critical thinking, encyclopedic/scientific knowledge and downright folksy friendly approach to helping photographers succeed. I […]

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Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain english for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Don’t Skip Column 2 Choosing an Image Mode Within Photoshop, you need to choose from one of eight image modes when […]

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This week’s podcast is in our classic Question and Answer format.  We gathered up your questions from blog posts and social media and got some straight answers.  Photofocus editor sits down with columnist and Sony Artisan Brian Matiash.
Taming Unwanted Reflections

Photographing interiors means dealing with tons of reflective surfaces just waiting to spoil the fun. These little mirrors are everywhere bringing unwanted reflections into what would be an otherwise inviting inside space. The answer is simple. Show those offensive mirrored surfaces what you want the camera to see–nothing! Essential tools In order to successfully avoid […]

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After updating to Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 Nik/Topaz/onOne plugins won’t install. This simple solution fixed my problem.

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The Urban Photographer of the Year photo contest entry deadline is fast approaching. July 31, 2015 is the cutoff. Now in its ninth year, the global photo competition challenges photographers to capture what urban means to them through the theme “Cities at Work.”  The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. The […]

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