Jonathan Swift said… “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” This quote inspires me daily as a photographer. As I walk by a grove of trees, I see things differently than my non-photographer friends. They see a clump of trees. I see the grass beneath the trees, the light streaming through […]

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Tag Cloud Courtesy Douglas Weber On Saturday, I posted this on Twitter: “What is your favorite thing about photography?” I was utterly amazed at the outpouring of response. Twitter is usually a quiet place on Saturdays, but within an hour I had hundreds of responses. It was one of the most illuminating and fulfilling moments […]

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It’s time for me to play the part of Tony Robbins. It’s motivational speaker time here at Photofocus. Sometimes, we all need a pep talk. Here’s one from me to you. Hoping that SOMEONE out there reading this today needs to hear this and can benefit. When I talk about what’s lacking in your photos, […]

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It happens to everyone. If you have photographed for a long time you find yourself in the occasional rut. A simple way out of that is to start (and finish) a photo project. Here are five ideas to get you started. If these don’t work for you, try to come up with some of your […]

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I know we live in a USA TODAY, drive-up window world. Everybody wants what they want now. So here are five things you can do in six hours – in fact on this very day to BECOME (not be) a better photographer. 1. Go to a museum. Yep – any museum. STUDY don’t just look […]

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You may have heard the old saying: “I was going to write you a short letter, but I didn’t have time, so I wrote you a long one instead.” It’s hard to write tight. It’s hard to photograph tight as well. Most professional photographers separate themselves from the amateur by knowing what NOT to include […]

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Okay time to shake it up a bit folks. You’ve been shooting the same thing over and over and your images are all starting to look the same. Time to stir up the creative juices. Every once in a while I come up with a post like this for myself as much as for anyone […]

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