I am an unabashed fan of the Micro Four Thirds format. I sold all my DLSR gear and am using MFT gear for just about everything. As a professional photographer, I am probably stretching it a bit by shooting only MFT, and here are five things that the Micro Four Thirds format needs to change […]

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There are many ways and many things you should consider when launching your photography business. This post is just a little idea starter. I’m not including every single thing I can think of here on purpose. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. Instead, I am concentrating on some things that are generally easy to do and […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter I hate scanning photos…  it takes so long to suck up an image at high-quality. However the alternative is letting the print fade and die a slow death.  Are you in the same boat?  Here’s a lazy way to scan faster. Step 1 Put as many images on […]

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On December 2, 2012, I announced a contest with @ShootProof to give away a Canon camera body. Today we have a winner. Congrats to @nandolugo – you win the kit. Email me your full contact info at [email protected] to claim your prize. If you didn’t win don’t despair. You can enter my next camera contest. […]

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I’ve been using Photoshop since version 1.2. I’ve used many other Adobe products including their type faces, InDesign and notably (recently) LightRoom. I’ve generally thought that Adobe products, while expensive, were worth the money. But many companies are moving to download-only solutions and it makes sense that Adobe would too. Hence their invention of the […]

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On December 1 I announced a contest with @IAEPUB to give away a Nikon camera kit. Today we have a winner. Congrats to  @SixDegreesPGH – you win the kit. Email me your full contact info at [email protected] to claim your prize. If you didn’t win don’t despair. I have two more contests going on – you […]

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I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about composition lately.  I am really trying to push myself to get beyond the rule of thirds and try  out some new methods. The method I’m experimenting with now is called the Golden Spiral.  It’s based on of all things an ancient sequence of numbers that often […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Joseph Linaschke of ApertureExpert.com | Follow him on Twitter (Did you miss part 1? Start here.) Once you’ve devised what your strategy is going to be, you’re ready to sort out your old mess. Actually, first I’d recommend that you live with the new structure for a little while, to make sure it’s […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter At the bottom of the Camera Raw window is an often overlooked bit of text.  Look closely and you’ll see some blue hyperlinked text that declares the color space, bit depth, and resolution settings for the image. Click this bit of text to open up the Workflow Options dialog box […]

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I once heard the great landscape photographer John Shaw say “The difference between a pro and an amateur is the pro knows what NOT to include in the composition.” I pondered that and realized that there’s some Zen to photography. I know that many times it’s the limitations in photography that we need to become […]

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Download episode here…   or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Rich and Scott catch up on a bunch of topics to help […]

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There is no perfect camera bag. There I said it. It’s a license. Use it. Tell your spouse there’s a reason you need so many camera bags. Camera bags do different things for different people. I have had as many as 30 but now am proud of the fact that I have it down to […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter Adobe has just announced that they are closing down its Photoshop.com storage and sharing service as well as Photoshop Elements membership areas.  They instead are migrating client accounts to their other service called Revel (formerly Carousel). Here are some quotes from the Adobe site/press release (as well as my commentary and […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Joseph Linaschke Follow him on Twitter One of the most common requests I get for personalized help on ApertureExpert is to assist in organizing a library that’s suffered years of neglect. When you’re staring at a veritable rat’s nest of images, getting them sorted out can be a very daunting task! But […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter When working with a raw image, it’s very easy to clip data.  This happens when you push too many details into a pure white or black state (causing a loss of detail).  Locate in the Camera Raw dialog you’ll see a Histogram display in the upper right corner. Click on […]

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  By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter When working with the Camera Raw dialog, you should always take the time to switch over to the Detail tab.  Here you can take precise control over both sharpening and reducing noise. All raw images need sharpening. By default a value may be applied to the raw file based […]

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While I prefer the iPhone 5, I use a Samsung Galaxy S3 every day. The camera is on par with the iPhone 5 camera. There are tons of apps for each phone. But I decided to do a post just on the Android apps because I use them more often right now. I am not […]

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  By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter If you’re using a Mac, you need to fire up the software update engine….  Apple Menu > Software Update.  There’s been a trio of recent Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Updates. Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04* Leica D-Lux 6 Leica V-Lux 4 Leica X2 Nikon D5200 Pentax K-5 […]

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Welcome to the next Photofocus contest. This contest starts February 16, 2013 and ends May 15, 2013. The winner gets the following: Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body) and Drobo 5D 5-bay Storage Array Approximate prize value: $4000 (PLEASE READ THIS PAGE […]

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My pal Skip Cohen has expanded his Skip’s Summer School program to a year-round program designed to help emerging wedding and portrait photographers. For the last four years I’ve had the honor of being a member of the Skip’s Summer School faculty. This year I’ll be speaking at the THIRVE event in Vegas, March 8 […]

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Some cameras use Compact Flash (CF) memory, but most point and shoots, compact cameras, micro four thirds cameras and even some DSLRs use SD cards. They are also used in many cell phones, GPS units and other electronic devices. Since CF cards have been around longer, most photographers are familiar with them. But when I […]

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