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Editor’s Note: This is a highly personal story.  From time to time we put techniques aside and look at inspiration. Mental Illness and life struggles can be a taboo to talk about. Recent public figures have started talking more about it, especially since Robin Williams passed away from depression. Yes, he didn’t die from any […]

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Often times when I am shooting, I prefer the convenience of a shoulder strap.  Other times I need the stability of a tripod. In the past, making this choice meant removing the strap to attach the tripod plate or at minimum detaching a strap to make room when connecting the tripod.  Well not anymore. Meet […]

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About two weeks ago, Sony announced the next iteration of their popular a7 full frame mirrorless camera with the Sony a7II. While the camera is not due out for another week or so, I received a unit this morning and recorded a quick First Look video, comparing it to its predecessors, the Sony a7 and a7R. […]

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“Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.” ― Shunryu Suzuki I like to think I can always learn something new. Regardless of my level of expertise in the field of photography, there is always a new thing I can learn – if I’m open to it. But when I […]

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The holidays are fast-approaching, and if you have a friend or family member who is a photographer then you know how difficult it can be to get them gifts! Photography can be an expensive hobby, and purchases like lenses and cameras can put a serious dent in your pocket. Fortunately photographers can use all sorts of stuff […]

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I struggle with finding inspiration on a regular basis. I think that we all feel this way at times; we want to create, but the flame of inspiration is just not burning. This article is an excerpt from my eBook, The Inspired Photographer, in which I share twenty ideas to help spark that flame of inspiration inside of you. One of […]

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In just 12 years, we’ll be celebrating the 200th anniversary of photography. It’s hard to believe that those early daguerreotypes made in the 1820s spawned a culture where 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day. Those of us hanging out here at Photofocus tend to think about the “serious” photographs. Those made with […]

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