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Videos slideshows are a powerful way to show pictures, and I think Instagram offers a unique opportunity. The thing is, my clients love to watch a slideshow of themselves, but few other people are willing to watch a long slideshow these days. Instagram has a 15 seconds limit on slideshows, though, and that’s just about […]

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Coming up with a great idea is challenging for me. I only know one person who can come up with a great idea on the spot, and that’s Photofocus editor Rich Harrington. Recently, our studio was selected to design a “Dream Shoot” for LensRentals.com. We could do anything we wanted, a wide-open project, and LensRentals.com would provide all the […]

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Did you miss this week’s Mind Your Own Business Google Hangout?  This month’s topic is Marketing Your Photography with Social Media.  You’ll learn how to stand out in a crowded market and create passionate fans of your work. We’re joined by Rosh Sillars. This event was produced in partnership with Skip Cohen University, SongFreedom, Drobo, and Adobe.  Rosh Sillars is a veteran photographer […]

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The Photofocus team just got back from a great Photoshop World (including a reader breakfast with a bunch of you).  It was awesome to get feedback on the site and to hear from so many of you about what you’d like to see on our site. If you need to connect, you’ll find many of the […]

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Recently, I wrote a brief post on my blog that was titled, Create For Yourself, which serves as the impetus for this story. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my own growth as a photographer and, to a broader extent, as a creator. This introspection invariably led me to look at how […]

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New Twitter Profiles

A photo hiding on your hard drive is no place for a photo at all! Unfortunately if you’re anything like me, most of the images we take never see the light of day. This is where a social media can come in really handy. Not only do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ give you […]

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If you’re like me (and 200-million other people on this planet) you probably have an Instagram account. Instagram has redefined instant photo-sharing, making our mobile phones vessels to show the world what we eat, where we travel, and what our pets are doing. For me, I use it to share my life. Outings with friends, which are typically photography-related, […]

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