PhotoPlus-Expo-2015

Here’s you chance to meet the PhotoFocus Team at PhotoPlus Expo 2015 this October 22-24th in New York. Photofocus Times Square Photo Walk – 7PM Friday, October 23 Join PhotoFocus Founder Scott Bourne, Publisher Richard Harrington and authors Levi Sim, Pamela Berry and Kevin Ames in Times Square at 7pm on Friday, October 23rd for […]

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Dwayne Wade photographed by Brian Smith

One of the keys to successful portrait photography is learning that the most important buttons you can push are not on your camera.

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Boxer Christy Martin photographd by Brian Smith for Sports Illus

Never leave a shoot without at least one shot that makes you proud. One of the differences between photography as a profession -vs- photography as a passion is that as a professional photographer you must meet your client’s needs. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t satisfy your own in the process. Some magazine assignments can be […]

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Simeon Rice photographed by Brian Smith for ESPN

When you’re shooting pro athletes, don’t expect to get a lot of time. You can either panic or embrace it. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in the midst of a Super Bowl run when ESPN the Magazine sent me to photograph defensive end Simeon Rice. With only a half hour to do so, my job […]

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One-Week-One-Lens

Here’s a great assignment for equipment junkies who own every lens ever made. Shoot for one entire week using just one focal length. Choose a focal length you don’t normally use. If you normally shoot sports with 300mm, 400mm or 600mm lenses, try shooting a game with a normal or wide angle lens – look […]

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Brian Smith Portraits of Kathmandu Nepal

Editor’s Note: We’re pleased to welcome Brian Smith to the Photofocus team.  Brian’s portraits of celebrities, athletes and business executives have appeared on the covers of many magazines.  He brings a great perspective on how to capture compelling portraits.  Please welcome him to the site. Creating a compelling portrait can take a lot of thought […]

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WIYB-Brian-Smith

Join Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com as they talk with celebrity photographer Brian Smith about choosing when to shoot with the Sony a99 over shooting with the Sony a7R. Plus, Brian talks about Sony Play Memories apps on the cameras.

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