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As you read this, think back to when you were beginning photography…  I’m sure you’d be able to relate to this to yourself (or your friend) and hopefully laugh (and not cry). Alright, so this list may not be super accurate and is in no particular order, but, I think it is safe to say […]

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Ready, Get Set, CULL!

Editor’s Note: We are please to welcome Lisa Robinson to the Photofocus team.  She is a professional photographer from Washington, D.C. Whatever your discipline of photography, there’s one skill that is crucial to catapulting your success: culling. That boring, obnoxious task of sifting through all the good, the bad, and the downright ugly in order […]

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“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

We continue our look at editing video from a photographer’s point of view. Be sure to check out these earlier articles (Why edit in Photoshop and The editing process). If you have Adobe Creative Cloud, you have three different choices when it comes to editing video. Additionally, the many suite configurations often put many software packages into […]

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The act of editing a video can often seem a bit overwhelming.  This is because it is a very specialized process and one that differs greatly from many photographic or design tasks.  Understanding the standard workflow can help you complete an edit in less time and with less stress.  Let’s explore the essential steps at […]

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“It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get.” – Timothy Allen You made 200 images at the _______________ (fill in the blank – wedding, rodeo, race, birthday party, etc.) now you have to edit them down to the best […]

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(Photo is Copyright Nicole S. Young – All Rights Reserved) Image and Post by Nicole Young – Follow Nicole on Twitter Editing your photos for microstock is a little bit different than normal editing. Some microstock websites have very strict standards when it comes to image quality, and some of it can be controlled when […]

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How Do I Know if I Shot a Good Photograph? My pal Rick Sammon gave his take on this subject a few days ago here at http://bit.ly/JF51S. Now it’s my turn. Here are 10 things to look for in a good photograph. (NOTE: These are offered in no particular order.) 1. Correct exposure. The image […]

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