I have done a fair amount of landscape photography. I’ve been from one end of the country to the other and seen many glorious sites worth photographing. These five places however stand out as can’t miss locations…and they’re all located in Washington state. I’ve never been completely shut out at any of these (provided I […]

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  I have a series of posts I’ve written answering these common questions. “What camera should I buy?” “What camera bag should I buy?” “What camera lens should I buy?” Today I am expanding that with a post on what tripod you should buy. Lately, fewer people use tripods than ever before. There are several […]

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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. Host Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne take a look at practical advice […]

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In the USA today we celebrate a holiday called Thanksgiving. I used to spend this day every year photographing Bosque del Apache. It’s odd not to be there. But that spot is played out for me. I have 59000 snow geese photos. I think I have that subject covered. I intend to do something I […]

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That’s A Light from RHED Pixel on Vimeo. My pal Rich Harrington did some more behind the scenes video of a commercial shoot we worked on using a 50″ LED light bar from Rigid Industries as a main source of light. While Rigid isn’t known for its contributions to the photography industry, more than one […]

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Short and sweet. I use HDR more than I don’t. When I do use HDR I prefer the subtle approach believing less is more. I’m not attacking anyone else’s style. I’m just saying that’s the way I prefer it. I like it so subtle that I don’t use it in the conventional way. I primarily […]

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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. Host Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne catchup tackle new gear from a […]

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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. Host Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne catchup, then are joined by special […]

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It’s that time of year. Depending on where you live you might be in the peak of the fall color season. Every year we get lots of email at Photofocus asking about fall color tips so here are a few to get you started. 1. Contact your local state parks and ask officials where the […]

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Yes there are what seems like hundreds of plugins out there for photographers to use in post-processing. One that is not new but is new to me is called Perfectly Clear from Athentech. I saw demos of this product at Photoshop World and was blown away by what THEY could do with it, so I […]

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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. Host Rich Harrington and co-host Scott Bourne talk about:  Shooting together in […]

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(Imagine Jeremy Clarkson’s voice reading these first few paragraphs.) It’s not from Chimera, Alien Bees or Broncolor. It doesn’t come with any soft boxes or stands. In fact, it’s not sold in any camera store – not even at B&H or Adorama. That’s because… It’s a truck. To be more precise, it’s a 2012 Ford […]

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If you’re interested in learning the basics of photographing cars, I’ve got an e-book for you. It’s $1.99 until September 30, 2012 – then it jumps up to $3.99. You can check it out on Scribd. Car Shooters Checklist Scott Bourne

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At Skip’s Summer School last week in Chicago we had hands-on shoots for all students. In one class, I saw an opportunity to make a couple of teaching shots with this lesson in mind. Watch those eyes. In a portrait, the eyes are arguably the most important thing in the photo. If the eyes are […]

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If you’re reading this site, chances are about 99-to-1 that you enjoy (on some level) photography. But this post is intended to help you REALLY enjoy photography. It’s based on nothing but my own observations and opinions so feel free to consider it carefully or reject it outright. Maybe it will help someone – I […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons I just got home last night from Skip’s Summer School. I’ve been honored to be on the faculty at this event for all four years. It was amazing to present alongside some of the biggest and best names in the photo industry for a lovely, engaged and […]

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Profoto is synonymous with professional, high-quality flash photography. Their products are built rock solid and designed for travel, mobile use, on the road use or in your studio. Their products are favorites of most rental houses because unlike the cheaper stuff, they rarely break. They’re workhorses. Lately I’ve been playing with ring flashes for a […]

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This post should be read in context with the last post I did regarding getting ready for a big shoot. No matter how long I spend making photographs, I am never quite fully prepared for how things work out. I have always have high hopes and it doesn’t hurt that I am too stupid to […]

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Post and Photos By Thomas Shue This week I got one of those chances that dont come around very often in a lifetime. I got to play with my favorite toys (camera gear) and use them to help make pictures of an incredible car, Scott Bourne’s 2012 Jaguar XKR convertible. This is only part of […]

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Here it is the night before a big shoot I have planned at Las Vegas Motor Speedway tomorrow. The client is a calendar company that specializes in car calendars and they want my very own 2012 Jaguar XKR convertible in the book. I’m excited because I’m getting paid extra. Once for the use of my […]

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