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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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Photoshop offers a cool tool to work backwards in time.  The Photoshop History Brush lets you combine multiple states of an image.  The technique is incredibly useful and powerful. Give me two minutes and I’ll show you a how to take complete control over your post processing. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: This is just […]

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Over the next few days at Photofocus, we’ll be adding several changes to the site.  We’ve been exploring new options to make the site easier to search, more enjoyable to read, and to modernize our approach.  What’s not changing is the quality of the site’s content. Our goal is to improve.  A lot of work […]

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Vignettes, tilt shifts, and depth of field!  Learn how to creatively use blurs with the Photoshop Blur Gallery?  In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for controlling depth of field and guiding the viewer’s eye. Give me two minutes and I’ll show you a bunch of cool tricks. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: […]

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One thing I’ve noticed about many new photographers is the enthusiasm they have for really learning how to use their camera as well as possible. In some cases, this requires the use of understanding how to shoot in Manual mode. Learning how to choose your setting so it appropriately fits the scene and style of […]

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I’m a big fan of HDR photography (so is Scott).  HDR unlocks shots that we just can’t get otherwise (especially with challenging lighting situations).  But many photographers are wary… and justifiably so.  When used incorrectly, HDR tools can give an image a telltale look.  Let’s objectively explore the technique of High Dynamic Range photography and […]

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