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We’ve all been there. Out in the middle of who knows where, setting up for a shot that absolutely requires the camera to be perfectly still. You reach into your camera bag to grab your remote cable release only to realize that it is sitting all comfy on your desk at home. Or worse, you […]

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Far and away my favorite subject to photograph for relaxation and practice is in the Landscape venue. Having grown up in the Blue Ridge mountain region of Southwest Virginia, learning to make better landscape photographs has been a staple in my own learning curve over the years and an ever-present means of practice to this […]

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Photography is one of those professions that, from a distance can appear as an idealistic, fun and (dare I say) easy existence in terms of a career. Yet upon entering the world of paid photography, would-be pros find themselves immediately faced with a demand for an exceedingly high-level of image quality, and an even higher […]

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Her vs Him

The act of creating a photograph typically falls into two broad camps. I would argue that in both camps, there are several fundamental tips around composition to always keep in the forefront of your creative mind whenever you reach for your camera or smartphone to capture something photographically. But before we get into that, let’s […]

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Shooting in the full midday sun can present creative challenges to any photographer.  The high position and brightness of the sun projects an even downward cast, leaving an exposure void of the depth and dynamic range we’re accustomed to in the long shadows of the morning and evening (golden) hours. While it may not always […]

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Editor’s Note: Welcome to new Photofocus contributor Mark Morrow — http://www.markmorrowphotography.com. Outdoor events can be challenging to capture in a way that is meaningful, or that equals the experience from a competitor’s perspective.  Aside from the well-deserved physical rewards, event sports like mountain bike racing and endurance running (etc) can be thankless work for the athlete […]

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“I shoot a little bit, maybe two rolls, medium format, which is 20 pictures, and if it’s not working, I change the position.”
—Annie Leibovitz