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 7 Some of the core tasks of processing digital images with Photoshop involve  sizing, manipulation, and processing. […]

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Melissa Niu of Photofocus talks with headshot photographer Peter Hurley about his transition from a model in front of a camera to a world-renowned photographer behind the lens.

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This week we catch up with two photographers who share insights into taking your skills to the next level.  First, Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington sits down with Joe McNally to talk about passion, photography, and business.  Then Robert Vanelli catches up with wedding photographer and director of WPPI Jason Groupp.

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Back in 2009, when I made my living photographing stock imagery, the size of the images we could license made a difference in our potential for sales. Photos were sold based on how big the file was (in megapixels), so photographers with large-megapixel cameras had a more competitive edge over those of us who did not. At […]

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I just wrapped up teaching several workshops at Photoshop World.  I led a night sky timelapse workshop.  Shooting raw was absolutely essential to getting great results.  The range of detail needed to capture the Milky Way just couldn’t be captured with a single JPEG exposure. I continued to be amazed at how many people still don’t […]

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Another Photoshop World has come and gone and as usual, Scott Kelby & the Kelby Media Group did a great job with the conference. The Mandalay Bay is a nice venue with great rooms, wonderful restaurants and lots of entertainment options. The conference itself offered some classes that were just amazing. I sat in on […]

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Not everyone wants to take the time to stitch panoramic photos. And panoramic cameras, while still available, are exceedingly rare. If you want to make panoramic photos without all the fuss – use your friend the crop tool or better yet – shoot super wide and THEN crop. The image above was shot with a […]

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