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You may have heard the story of a San Francisco-based company that focuses on making amazing accessories for us photographers. In case you haven’t, I’m talking about Peak Design. Now, I’m going to come right out and say it—I absolutely love everything that Peak Design makes. The attention to detail that they pour into their […]

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WIYB-Moose-Peterson

Join Photofocus’ Melissa Niu and wildlife photographer Moose Peterson about understanding your subject.

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Neck-Straps

You know that neck strap that came with your camera? Yes, the one that has the big Nikon/Canon/Sony/Fuji/Panasonic/Olympus logo on it. That thing should stay tightly locked in the box your camera came in. Neck straps, especially the stock ones, are much more trouble than they are worth. Lose the strap and not only will […]

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Years ago when I first started growing my photography business, I was contacted by a potential client to shoot her medium-sized wedding. It became quickly apparent to me that this was going to be a larger gig than I’d ever handled up to that point. She offered the standard initial details over the phone, such […]

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Case

What’s in your bag? Do you really think that the cameras and lenses that are in my bag are going to get you my job? Stop! I’m not being arrogant, however, how you shoot and I shoot are so radically different it doesn’t matter if you use the same gear as I do. We are […]

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My friends at Mindshift Gear sent over one of their newest bag: the Backlight 26L for me to review. This bag is perfect for anyone looking to fit a bunch of gear for a basic day shoot or even a 2-3 day shoot. Lots of space and superb build quality. Check out the video review […]

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Fuji 50-140mm lens with OIS turned "Off"

Many lenses these days, especially zoom lenses, have some type of stabilization on them. It is usually labeled as IS, OS, OIS, or VR, and it can be turned on or off with a switch on the side of the lens. This feature is beneficial for hand-held photography, and will oftentimes give you an extra stop or […]

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