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We all have tons of images that could be so much more compelling if it weren’t for that blasted dull sky.  You know that giant gray nothingness that seems to suck the power right out of your masterpiece. In my view, an awesome sky can totally change the mood, feel and drama of a landscape […]

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This week’s podcast features a popular guest who’s returned to visit us and a photo industry influencer who’s usually invisible behind the scenes. First up Melissa Niu speaks with Tamara.  Then Rich Harrington speaks with Dave Moser and his work with Photoshop World. Here is the new podcast feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on […]

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As far as I know the great Ansel Adams coined the idea of pre-visualization.  In it’s basic form, it is the idea of visualizing the final image at the moment you are clicking the shutter.  Ansel mastered this practice to epic levels. He is legendary for taking copious notes about the exposure and scene and […]

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I truly believe that the demand for composited images has only begun to emerge in our industry.  From a purely conceptual standpoint,  composites offer our clients the unprecedented ability to create images that would be too costly or just plain impossible to create any other way. Compositing allows (you) the creator/artist and your clients (the […]

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This site is called Photofocus. We’re called Photofocus for a very good reason. And here’s how that reason was discovered. Turn your time machine back to the Fall of 1998. I was experimenting with all sorts of Internet technology. I started one of the world’s first photo galleries online. It was called f64.com (named after […]

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Okay it’s not a camera giveaway, but many of you have contacted us over and over requesting something just like this so – here goes. Just follow Scott Bourne on Twitter. Be 18 years old or more, and you’re entered to win a chance at a free trip to Vegas along with a car shoot […]

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Here is the new podcast feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes Rich Harrington has two great guests on the show this week. First up, a return from Panoramic, Landscape, and HDR guru Ron Pepper.  We explore myths about HDR, killer techniques, and advanced controls.  No matter what your style of shooting or […]

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