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This week’s podcast interviews three folks influencing the world of photography.  First up is Adobe’s Bryan O’Neil Hughes who discusses his view’s on where photography is heading with Levi Sim.  Then Rich Harrington and Gerard Murphy talk about storytelling and photography.  Finally, Melissa Niu sits down with top wedding photographer Jonas Peterson. Get the show here  or get […]

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In this tutorial I walk you through my entire process to develop this image.  You’ll learn how to: Make adjustments in Camera Raw (or Lightroom) Paint in selective adjustments to remove shadows Remove distracting elements with the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools Improve accuracy with the Quick Selection tool This is a complete workflow […]

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Looking at his dynamic portfolio, you’d think he spent all hours of every day in the studio; creating concepts, perfecting light, shooting beautiful models and editing.  It’s hard to believe that he only shoots because he loves it and not for the daily grind of client approval. Photography is undoubtedly his passion and a creative […]

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This continues our look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.  Make sure you check out Scott’s interview with Blackmagic Design. In this post, I literally unwrap the camera for the first time.  You’ll learn what’s included in the box, what you need to buy right away, and what features are not yet shipping. Can’t see […]

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This week’s show is a triple scoop of goodness. We’ve got three interviews to satisfy your creative, technical, and business needs. Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.

First up, Rich talks with Tamara Lackey who is a professional photographer, speaker, and author. She focusses on lifestyle photography, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits.

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One of my favorite photo events is Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk.  This year’s Photo Walk event will be held on October 5. It’s a cool event that lets photographers socialize, walk around, shoot photos, and have fun with other photographers. The event is totally free and a total blast. Last year there were over 900 Photo […]

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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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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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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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Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes Rich Harrington has a special guest this week.  Robert OToole joins us to discuss his migration from commercial photographer to world-renowned nature photographer. Robert was the co-leader for our Alaska trip this year and a fantastic photographer and instructor. Robert O’Toole is […]

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While advances in lens and camera technology have greatly reduced it, there are still times chromatic aberration pops up.  In case you’re already scratching your head, chromatic aberration is a type of color distortion. It’s caused when a lens fails to focus all the colors to the same point of convergence. For a deep geek […]

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Interested in making composited photo collages that simulates shooting multiple exposures? In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for combining several images with blending modes in Adobe Photoshop. Give me two minutes and I’ll show you a bunch of cool tricks for merging exposures. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: These are just a […]

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Do you want to lift the shadows in your photos? Give me two minutes and I’ll show you the powerful Shadows Highlights Adjustment in Adobe Photoshop. In seconds you can fix exposure problems for just about any image. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. This is just one way to fix exposure problems…. I hope […]

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The weekend is a great time to get organized.  Here’s a quick tip for Apple iPhoto users.  Learn how to add your photos to a Smart Album automatically using parameters like ratings, keywords, locations, or even facial recognition profiles.  This makes it a snap to find things and keeps things organized. ______ This Post Sponsored by: […]

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A lot of photographers are experimenting with video shot on their DSLR cameras.  It’s exciting to explore a new medium and many new projects (both professional and personal) await.  The two biggest challenges though are achieving proper focus and exposure. When you shoot stills, you’re probably used to squinting into the viewfinder to get a […]

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  If you’re in the market for a new camera, it often seems like the number one criteria is megapixels. I’m not saying that this is right, but it’s the one of the few criteria that camera makers think that their customers can understand. I often think there’s a lot of hype with cameras, so […]

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On the latest podcast, we discussed the Refine Edge command in Adobe Photoshop.  This works great if  you are trying to adjust a selection. Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use the Refine Edge Command in Adobe Photoshop. Related articles Want Total Control? Run Camera Raw as a Filter in Photoshop Creating […]

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Rich Harrington has a very special guest on this week’s show. We’re joined by Bryan O’Neil Hughes from Adobe.  He’s the Senior Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop and works on many of the projects that Adobe builds for photographers.  What many don’t know is that Bryan has an extensive career in photography as well and that he’s written a handful of books and authored courses to share his love of photography and photo restoration.

This week show answers a ton of questions about how Photoshop gets made.  You’ll learn how Adobe creates dramatic advances that benefit photographers worldwide.

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Greater depth of field.  It’s a quest for many shooters, to be able to achieve critical focus for a subject.  One technique to achieve this is focus stacking, which allows you to take a series of photos captured with different focal depths and merge them together. When shooting, try this approach: If possible, secure the […]

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Behind the scenes photo from an iPhone by my patient wife.

I was recently shooting in a museum that had a no tripod rule.  It also seemed to have little budget for lights either as the display cases were pretty dark with a lot of harsh reflections. One of the exhibits had some old cameras and gear.  I had a nostalgic moment when I saw one […]

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