Nikon D3, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens @135mm, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 200, finished in Adobe Lightroom.

Nikon D3, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens @135mm, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 200, finished in Adobe Lightroom. There’s an instant when a person looks into the lens and has expressive eyes. The key is that eyes are most expressive when they first look into the lens, so you just need your subject to look into the lens […]

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Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, f/7.1, 1/60s, ISO 100.

Even if the only pictures you ever show are landscapes, or closeups, or flowers, or horses, someone is going to ask you to make a family picture. Here are five inevitable facts about family portraits, and one great tip to beat them all. Kids under five always put a hand in the mouth. Always. Middle […]

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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… PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH.  Host Rich Harrington and co-host Scott Bourne interview Tamara Lackey about her photography and business philosophies. Portrait […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter When it comes to photographing people it’s not just about the equipment, it is mostly about the interaction with your subjects. […]

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Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter When I was a younger photographer I attended a workshop on portrait posing. It went something like this: The speaker, a well-respected gentleman that was well known for his portraits, demonstrated how to pose a subject. It was basically pose A, then pose B, […]

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There’s a trick to properly posing photographic subjects when they are seated. Bambi Cantrell and I led a workshop at my project studio this weekend after WPPI. This is a short clip that should help you do a better job of posing a subject who is seated. Here is the direct link to the video. […]

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