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This week’s podcast interviews three folks influencing the world of photography.  First up is Adobe’s Bryan O’Neil Hughes who discusses his view’s on where photography is heading with Levi Sim.  Then Rich Harrington and Gerard Murphy talk about storytelling and photography.  Finally, Melissa Niu sits down with top wedding photographer Jonas Peterson. Get the show here  or get […]

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This post is a companion to my guest blog post on Scott Kelby’s Blog where I discuss more about how to use to his Steve Jobs Portrait Project. I also wrote about this once before on Photofocus. Right now, Let’s talk about the technical aspects of making this portrait. It’s a pretty simple portrait to […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographers Dixie Dixon and Doug Hansgate.  The show offers practical advice and inspiration from two photographers at different points in their careers. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Dixie Dixon Dixie Dixon is a Texas born and bred commercial fashion photographer.  Just […]

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This week’s podcast interviews both a new and a returning guest.  First up, Melissa Niu talks with retoucher and artist Julia Kuzmenko.  Then new podcast member Levi Sim interviews Photoshop hall of famed Dave Cross. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Julia Kuzmenko Los Angeles based […]

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Looking to put a little color into your photos?  Photofocus contributor Levi Sim has a brand new Lightroom preset called Spring! You can download the preset here. This free Lightroom preset juices the colors gently without saturating skin tones, and adds a lightening contrast. This preset is made this with RAW image files in mind; you’ll see […]

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Don’t forget…. join us for today’s  Google+ Hangout al about Lightroom and Photoshop. There and Back Again: Lightroom and Photoshop Round Trip Workflow Today, March 19 | 4PM Eastern | 1PM Pacific This event is produced in partnership with Mosaic Archive and Photoshop World. To learn more about how Google Hangouts work, click here — http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/. […]

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We are thrilled to have another fun yet informative Google+ Hangout with some industry pros who want to tackle and throw down some pretty cool Photoshop Lightroom tips and tricks. Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00AM PST Join me with special guests Rob Sylvan, Levi Sim and Gerard Murphy for tutorials, some “battle of the best […]

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Before we jump right into the geek speak… indulge me for a moment. Perhaps it’s summer grilling season, but I’ve got food on my mind. I love hamburgers—who doesn’t? The way I see it, I’ve got two choices when I want a burger: I can order out or I can stay in, and there are […]

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While most photographers rely on autofocus (even the pros), sometimes autofocus isn’t the right tool.  Perhaps your camera keeps latching onto the wrong object.  Or perhaps using the Autofocus assist lamp is drawing too much attention as you try to shoot that dramatic performance.  It’s okay, cameras over manual focus for two real reasons.  For […]

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Portrait photographers like David Ziser and Clay Blackmore taught me very early in my career that great portraits are almost always short lit, and that made me happy. Knowing that a simple technique could give me a leg up in making great portraits was music to my ears. Unfortunately, I didn’t really understand what that […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Levi Sim – Circle Levi on Google+ Join Levi Sim as he walks you through how to set up a catalog in the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Public Beta. This is an excellent tutorial to get you up and running right away. The Lightroom5 Beta is a great opportunity […]

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