Guest Post & Photo by Stephan Bollinger – Circle Stephan on Google+ Lately, I see more and more “flat” images, and I constantly hear the terms “fill in the shadows”, and “maintaining shadow detail”. Many new photographers try their hardest to light everything evenly, and eliminate the very essence which creates emotions: Shadows. Late at night, the silhouette […]

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Old Guy’s Rant Alert – I’ve noticed a trend among some photographers – they tend to quickly fall into the trap of thinking the old ways must be better than the new ones. Somehow making something harder to do makes it better to them. I can’t wait until they get as old as I am […]

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Lately, I’ve been bombarded by pedants. It goes with the territory – and I’m not complaining, but I am concerned. The entire reason – the ONLY reason I publish Photofocus is that I want to help photographers. Period. I make a little money from it but frankly, not enough to impact my bottom line. For […]

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NOTE: I’ve only titled this part IV because I’ve written at least three posts like this over the years. Use the search function on the blog and try to find them if you’re interested. I occasionally write posts like this because my main goal with this site is to get people up and off the […]

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Hosts Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne discuss a variety of topics including: Apple Annoucements Aperture 3.3 Lightroom 4.1 […]

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We live in an age where on the Internet, everyone’s opinion is apparently supposed to have equal weight. High school drop outs are allowed to critique NASA PHD-level scientists with impunity. A guy with 20 followers and four years on Twitter is allowed to tell someone with 200,000 followers they’re getting it wrong. Someone who […]

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This is part of my series on photographers you should know about. You can track the series here – http://photofocus.com/2012/05/13/photographers-you-should-know-about-yousuf-karsh/ While the initial posts were all about traditional photographic icons I thought I’d change it up by introducing some newer photographers who I personally think will be just as iconic – some day. And in […]

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