Lumix GH4, Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens, f/1.8, 1/40s, ISO 3200.

I don’t use neck straps, and I generally advise everyone against them. I think they’re a poor design and dangerous to your body–with as much shooting as I do, carrying a camera was damaging my neck. You may have read my review of the Joby wrist strap when I said it’s the only strap I’ll […]

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Join Photofocus’ Melissa Niu and sports photographer Dave Black as they explore the story behind one of Dave’s most memorable photos he shot of Kevin Barnett for Sports Illustrated.

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You may be tempted to think that Photoshop World is just about Adobe software. While there’s no doubt that it’s THE place to learn Photoshop, it’s also the place to learn Lightroom but beyond that it’s a great place to learn photography. Over the last 10 years, I have spoken at PSW three times, live-blogged […]

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There’s a few times that I’m using Photoshop Element’s that I think ‘I wish this was in Photoshop!’. The Graphic Novel filter is one these. The Graphic Novel Filter With an image loaded head to the Filter menu. Under the Sketch menu there’s a few filters, one of these is the Graphic Novel filter; Choose […]

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This is an excerpt from my newest eBook, Light Stories II, which you can download for FREE on my blog. Click here to learn more. We all have our own definitions of “beauty”. The color red may be bold, beautiful, and invigorating to some, while to others it has a different meaning, feeling, or emotion (or […]

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Want to do chromakey shooting?  A FlexiFill backdrop is very useful for quick chromakey jobs.  This spring loaded type backdrop offers both a blue and green surface for shooting and is virtually wrinkle-free.  This is good because wrinkles cause shadows which lead to a bad key. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series […]

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The Adobe® Creative Cloud™ (“CC” for short) subscription model has been out for some time now, but it seems that there is still some confusion on how the Creative Cloud actually works. Because of this, I thought I would write up a post to try and squash the misunderstandings about “the cloud” when it refers to Adobe. Here’s a break-down of how the […]

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