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Magnus REX VT-5000 tripod provides sturdiness, affordability for videographers
Mobile Mondays: Seven sensational smartphone video tips
Step up your social media game with these five steps
Mobile Mondays: Simple, effective mobile video with a smartphone rig
Enhancing the blues in your skies with Aurora HDR
Using Excire Foto to find faces and people
Setting up Excire Foto for photo analysis
A color-managed workflow
SpyderX Photo Kit takes the guesswork out of calibration
Fotopro T-Roc MAX Tripod features solid, lightweight construction
Hooking up an external microphone to your smartphone
Video requirements for social media

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Excire Foto - Facial Recognition

Using Excire Foto to find faces and people

One of the coolest features in Excire Foto is facial recognition. It works quickly and efficiently and seems to return reliable results. With your photos loaded and analyzed by the program, turn your attention to the icons on the upper

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Excire Foto - Setup for search

Setting up Excire Foto for photo analysis

A few weeks ago, I received a beta version of Excire Foto and was excited to discover its capabilities. Below, I’ll run through the easy setup process and show you how to analyze your photos in the program. Installation was

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Color Managed Workflow

A color-managed workflow

Whether you’re a videographer or photographer, accurate colors matter. That’s why I use a color-managed workflow with the Datacolor SpyderX Photo Kit. The kit includes the SpyderX Elite monitor calibration device, the SpyderCUBE advanced gray card and the SpyderCHECKR 24

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Exporting Video to Social

Video requirements for social media

Congratulations, you produced a nice video for social media! Now, what format and specs do you need so your video upload is accepted and looking its best on each social media channel? I’ll guide you through requirements for the major

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Remove reverb from your audio with DeVerberate 2

If you are capturing audio with your camera or mobile device in an enclosed area, you’re likely to encounter reverb. Sometimes, you just can’t avoid recording in a large hall or a stark office setting where reverberation is present. Reverb

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Animated GIFs in Photoshop

Ways to make Animated GIFs in Photoshop

Making Animated GIFs is useful for a variety of digital marketing reasons. It’s also just some good ol’ fashioned fun! Photoshop makes it easy. In the video below, I’ll show you how to make GIFs from three different starting points

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Join us for our new webinar series!

Starting this week, be sure to join Photofocus for the start of our new webinar series! Every Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll be hosting a live webinar for you to join. Be sure to get your questions ready as we talk

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Product Review DNP DS620A Great prints without expensive ink!

Digital printing without expensive ink: The DNP DS620A

While the printed photograph is the final expression of a photographer’s vision, making inkjet prints is problematic and expensive. That’s why there are still labs printing photos. There is a printer company that offers affordable, ink-free prints for photographers to

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Why I love backlighting

Placing the main light source behind a subject often creates very cool moods (indoors and outdoors). Here’s why I love backlighting! What’s backlighting? Backlighting is any type of photography where the main light source comes from behind the subject. (The

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On Photography: Chanell Stone, 1992-present

On Photography: Chanell Stone, 1992-present

“For many Black people, rural nature, places like national parks, aren’t very accessible, sometimes it’s the cost, but more often the issue is societal. As Black people, it feels like these rural spaces aren’t for us. I want to turn

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Can a Cheap Vintage Lens Adapter Damage your Camera ? (M42 vs M42) - youtube

Should you use a cheap vintage lens adapter?

If you’ve been interested in adapting vintage lenses to your digital camera, you must also be already looking around for a vintage lens adapter to use. There’s one for every budget, but we’re sure you’re wondering, are the cheap options

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Five tips for the hiking photographer

Sharing pictures from beautiful places is one of my favorite things to do, especially when I’ve hiked to get there. However, if I suddenly had to choose between never making a picture for the rest of my life or never

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