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You’re going to come back from photo trips with lots of pictures. If you’re not careful, you’ll soon be drowning in pictures, unable to find the ones you really need while storing and managing those that you don’t want. The secret to easy picture management is to toss out, reject/archive or delete as many as […]

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I constantly struggle with how I want to display my images online. I have used/tried just about every single service, editor, portfolio site available. All of them have some flaw and some merit. But for some reason I am unable to settle down with any one service for very long. I think online portfolios and […]

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Photofocus Podcast February 7th, 2016— Questions & Answers with Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne Thanks for all the great questions you’ve been sending in to the Photofocus podcast.  This week Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne tackle some great topics to help photographers. Remember, you can post those questions by sending us a note here at Photofocus. Get the […]

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I was lucky enough recently to get another opportunity to photograph California Brown Pelicans, a subspecies of P. occidentalis, – the smallest member of the pelican family at LaJolla Cove near San Diego. On and off over the last 20 years I’ve visited this location during the second/third week of January when the pelicans are […]

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This is a short post aimed at helping photographers train their eye to demand the most out of every image. It’s part of my new focus on working out the last two percent of a photo to get the great shot not just the good shot. I have two California Brown Pelicans here in breeding […]

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Most bird photographers will post their best images and let you know how cool it is to photograph birds – me included. But most bird photographers will NOT post the images that they screw up and I guess I didn’t get that memo because I will. Sometimes you can learn more from mistakes than successes. […]

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(Note the killdeer (Charadrius vociferous) picture used above was shot with a Canon 1D MK II N and Canon 600 f/4 IS lens with Canon 1.4 teleconverter (EFL 840mm) handheld laying on the ground and shot at f/8. The DOF was less than one inch at 26 feet – hence the VERY skinny DOF leaving the photo […]

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