I’ve been having a great time co-leading a workshop with my pal Robert O’Toole. We have a surprisingly superb group with many return clients from past trips. We’ve had more good weather and light than bad. Today we have more challenging conditions so it will be good to see what the students have learned. I […]

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The tides, the winds, the sun and the weather. Even if you know where and when to find eagles….even if you know how to photograph eagles….even if you have the right gear….there’s always the tides, the winds, the sun and the weather. These four fources impact everything you do as a wildlife/bird photographer. Yesterday, the […]

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I’ve studied portraiture with Don Blair, Joyce Wilson, Monte Zucker, Clay Blackmore and others. I’ve come to realize that most people don’t actually study portraiture anymore. They tend to just run and gun. If you don’t want to spend time learning from the masters, at least consider these three simple tips. 1. Start with one […]

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I finally made it back to Alaska. This trip is a busy one. I’ll only be here 11 days total and I have two assignments and a workshop to teach. I’m also testing several video and still cameras and lenses, a new tripod and assorted other stuff I can’t mention yet. The trip from Vegas […]

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UPDATE: Nielsen bailed on WPPI as I predicted they would when they bought it two years ago. They sold it and all their tradeshows to an investment company. As I indicated earlier this year, I am going to start laying it all on the line, telling it like it is and that includes discussing things […]

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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 sit down this week to discuss making great pictures. […]

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Most of you who read Photofocus regularly know I recently switched to micro four thirds cameras. I am more convinced than ever that these cameras perform as well as ANY camera in 95% of the situations where it counts. While I used to be an advocate for full frame cameras, I changed my mind when […]

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As far as camera bags go, you just can’t go wrong with anything from Think Tank. For years they’ve been making some of the best bags out there and their new bag, the Think Tank Sub Urban Disguise 30 is no exception. It’s a shoulder bag that doesn’t look like a camera bag, but it’s […]

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This year has been a bittersweet year for me. I am retiring from assignment work and will no longer teach field workshops as of this coming November. I look forward to the relaxation to come and the additional time to pursue my car collecting hobby, but I will also miss the chances to tell stories […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Joseph Linaschke of ApertureExpert.com | Follow him on Twitter (Did you miss parts 1 and 2? Start here. then read this. Now that you’ve determined your strategy and structure, and you’ve been organizing old photos (and importing new ones) following your new system, you may want to get more granular on your organization—for some photos, […]

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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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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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