She’s my 7-year-old and her world is a fascinating place.  Her daily needs are simple; food, sleep and adventure.  Her notebook is full of friendly monster doodles and has a clockwork morning report of her nightly dreams.  In one particular instance, she woke to tell me that she dreamt that she could fly.  And she […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

This is another of my ethereal posts. Sorry – when you’re old, you feel the need to delve into the deeper end of the ocean. I’ve been editing photos to music lately as well as playing some music. My friend Neil Vineberg (AKA Shambhu) has inspired me to create an album. As I’ve been listening […]

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Photography helps people to see.
– Berenice Abbott


No secrets here. I’ve been waiting for this movie for a long time. Ever since I saw the trailer I’ve been eagerly anticipating the movie. And while I am going to talk about (even mini review) the film, there’s more to be taught here so stick with me. First of all, one of the reasons […]

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When it comes to running a photography business, there are different areas that must be managed in order to be a profitable and successful business owner.  Marketing, shooting, self-education, administrative duties, selling, collecting, and of course, editing are just a mentionable few.  Pile on some time to eat, sleep, socialize, exercise and if you have […]

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Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson


Note: Welcome to Melissa Niu, who’s joined the Photofocus team.  Be sure to follow her on Twitter.  Coming from a broadcast journalism background, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing some of the most unique talents from various respective fields.  My life right out of college was spent chasing down the stories and thoughts of professional […]

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