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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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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If you’re new to photography and would like to learn more about high dynamic range (HDR) photography, my pal Rich Harrington and I have written a book just for you. It’s called “Secrets of HDR.” It’s only $2.99 and covers all the basics. We’ve written this book with a simple goal. We want to share […]

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I don’t think I’ve ever done anything like this before but I need your help. I’ve entered a photo contest and become lucky enough to make the finals. Out of tens of thousands who entered, I made the final eight. Normally I don’t enter contests at this late stage of my career, but once you […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

If you ever wonder why you’re drawn to lines don’t worry, it’s normal. As humans we tend to prefer certain shapes and leading lines are one of our favorite distractions. Some people see them better than others. But those who do see them are immediately drawn to them. And for that reason alone, leading lines […]

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Here are the basics: 13 lens elements, 10 groups of lenses 1:1 reproduction ratio (photos will be 17.5mm across at closest focusing distance) Aperture range F2.8 – F22 Minimum focus distance of 19cm (7.5 inches). Dimensions 82mm x 56mm, weight 185 grams Filter size 46mm The Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens is a […]

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Welcome to the Drobo Contest Prizes: Drobo 5D w/ 64 GB mSATA Accelerator Card & I pay the taxes! (PLEASE READ THIS PAGE CAREFULLY – IT ANSWERS ALL YOUR LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONTEST!) Here’s how to enter. – Follow ScottBourne on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/scottbourne) – Follow Drobo on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/drobo) That’s all there is to […]

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The book is currently only on iBooks – it works on any Mac, iPad or iPhone capable of running Apple’s OS X Mavericks   My new book “The Basic Beginner’s Guide to Photography Light & Exposure” with Rich Harrington is currently available for the tens of millions of you who have an iPad. You can […]

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It’s been a month now and I haven’t used my DSLR professionally in four weeks. I’ve shot exclusively with my Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera bodies and micro four thirds lenses. Here are my impressions. The Olympus is not a perfect camera. Shock. Of course there is no such thing. But for me, (not necessarily you) […]

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I did a post called – Looking Back – My 12 Favorite Bird Photographs From The Last Decade. It seemed to resonate and some of you asked to see different kinds of shots. It’s been a while since I put much effort into landscape photography so I went back further. Here are my 12 favorite landscape […]

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When I started my career as a photographer it was at the Indianapolis 500. I was a teenager. I knew nothing about nothing. But I knew what I loved. I loved cars – fast cars – race cars. And I loved racing. From the time I was old enough to ride a bike I dreamed […]

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Talk about a big change. My switch to Micro Four Thirds is complete. I have just about everything I think you can buy for the basic MFT system. Here are some photos. The best part about it is this bag weighs very little and will easily fit under the seat or in the overhead bins […]

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I’ve been using Flickr since July 2007. I originally started using it to post pics of events I was covering such as the first iPhone Dev Conference or the launch of the iMac. Later I started using it to share some of my other photos. Since I have my own websites, I post pictures there […]

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I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection lately. I’ve realized (late in my career) that for me to become an artist I have to get out of my own way. I have to be involved in something that I care about and I have to love my subjects. I also have to look back at […]

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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. Photofocus catches up with photographer blogger Robert Vanellie (aka V). Getting started […]

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I get asked workflow questions every day. I have trouble answering them because every photographer is different. If you shoot weddings you have different needs than you do if you shoot commercial stock. But there are some things that might apply across the board so I’ve decided to try to tackle this big topic. There […]

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I’ve been shooting a lot of cars lately and it’s funny how quickly you can get lazy and make rookie mistakes. This list is full of things I think are important because at one time or another I’ve done them wrong. That’s how you learn. You try and you make mistakes. You reset and refine […]

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Yesterday I announced a new camera contest with @IAEPUB. Today I welcome a new sponsor and start yet ANOTHER new contest. Yes that’s right. I have two camera contests going on at the same time and probably will for the rest of the year. This contest is to celebrate a new sponsor – Shoot Proof. […]

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If you are asked to photograph an event orchestrated for a public relations team, you will face challenges and opportunities that you may be unfamiliar with. I’ve photographed many such events; one this week. It dawned on me that there are tips I take for granted that may be of use to you who are […]

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