Fuji 50-140mm lens with OIS turned "Off"

Many lenses these days, especially zoom lenses, have some type of stabilization on them. It is usually labeled as IS, OS, OIS, or VR, and it can be turned on or off with a switch on the side of the lens. This feature is beneficial for hand-held photography, and will oftentimes give you an extra stop or […]

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I know, I know: you can’t possibly use a tripod in portraiture because you’re moving around too much, and reframing, and chasing kids, and it’ll just get in the way and slow you down. I’ve heard all the reasons before, and I used to say the same things. Until I made a real effort to […]

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When I heard that Photofocus was renting the Pinball Hall of Fame for a party, my mind started going crazy with ideas. The plan was to host a party during Photoshop World in Las Vegas and invite Photofocus readers to join us for a live shoot with models and borrowable cameras from LensRentals.com. The party […]

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We’d like to better understand our audience so we can create useful tutorials and articles.  This week we’d like to understand how (and if) you use a tripod.  We’re big fans of tack sharp shooting, but many choose to simply bump up their ISO or use image stabilization. This Post Sponsored by: Perfectly Clear for Photoshop […]

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New York City is probably my favorite place in the world. I grew up outside the city in a small town in Connecticut, and love taking the train into New York to enjoy the hustle-and-bustle sights and sounds of a city that never sleeps.

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Editor’s Note: Don’t miss this week’s free event on when to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop.   For some reason, people laugh at me when I make a picture with them. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining: laughing makes a wonderful expression. My subjects crack a big smile, and usually also bend in half with the […]

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I’m six foot four and built like a pro wrestler.  If it weren’t for TSA Pre my camera bag would be dismantled every time I fly.  It just seems that I attract attention from “authority figures” just about every single time.  Toss in dark skin and my propensity for bringing a camera just about everywhere […]

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