Sometimes we come across great things in the archives.  This one is just fascinating.  It actual has some useful information, but its a wonderful slice of history too. US Army Training Film TF19-3582 “Covers the use of photography in military police work and criminal investigations.” In the course of this, includes some general photography instruction. […]

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It’s Friday, and that means a little bit of reminiscing.  Which camera did you get first? A look back at the start of the Phototofocus team and their photography careers.  Hear from some of our writers which camera they used first in their lives. __________________ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World. Learn more in 3 […]

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Photoshop is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and a lot has changed over the years.  Hear from the creator’s and pioneers of Photoshop about how the tools evolved.  You can also explore the history of Photoshop’s tools and how they evolved over the past 25 years. http://bit.ly/1MSKa2A This Post Sponsored by: Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. For more than […]

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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 Get the show here  or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the “Reset Concept.” […]

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Despite all the problems in the world, photography had a pretty darn good 2008. While my data is merely empirical, it seems that interest in photography is on the rise. How many people do you know who do NOT own a camera? I can’t think of a single person.

We get hundreds of questions a week and the response on the forums is amazing. We’ve given thousands of dollars worth of prizes in our contests. Our advertisers have had great success, and we know first hand that we’ve helped lots of photographers improve their imaging.

On the industry front – New hardware and software gadgets were produced and sold at a record pace, despite a terrible U.S. economy

On the hardware side, most of the new cameras are simply amazing. There are some high points and low points to be sure, but the overall quality of the cameras being sold today far exceeds anything I could have dreamed of even 10 years ago

Canon’s ground-breaking 5D MK II, the Nikon D700 and the Panasonic LX3 were just three cameras that have us smiling. The ridiculously-expensive D3X was a let down. Continue reading