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Join Photofocus’ Melissa Niu and wildlife photographer Moose Peterson about shooting star trails in the Las Vegas desert.

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As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography – that is, making images of objects at a very close range – is in a creative world unto it’s own. This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell a story at a true 1:1 scale, but […]

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Join Photofocus’ Melissa Niu and wildlife photographer Moose Peterson about capturing amazing photos with a Nikon 800mm f5.6.

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If you use adjustment layers to create a look in Photoshop and want to be able to replicate it then Look Up Tables, or LUTs, are the answer; For this example I’m using an image from Fotolia. Using three adjustment layers I’ve created a ‘cross processed / high contrast’ type of look. So how do […]

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This week’s podcast will work both sides of your brain.  Take a deep dive into the new Lightroom update with Adobe product manager Sharad Mangalick.  Then we’ll catch up with photo educator Steve Saporito for some tips on understanding clients and connecting with your subject.
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From time to time Adobe add a feature or two that seem to slip under the radar and this great feature seems to be one of them. Have you ever wanted to add a gradient filter to an image in Adobe Camera Raw and then been disappointed because it’s straight edge gave you day tree […]

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When I turned around, this was my view! Clouds, and a very unique foreground. I prefer this photograph over the "iconic" arch formation.

Oftentimes when traveling to a photography destinations, I have a pretty good idea of the photographs that I will be trying to get. Whether it’s an iconic natural formation, such as Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, or a particular event or classic scene, it’s always good to come home with your own version of […]

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