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Volunteering For Mastery
Do The Work, Defeat Doubt
Identify Your Transferable Skills
Excellent Video Begins With Excellent Sound
The Art of The Ask for Photographers — What’s In It For Me?
Five Things We Need From GoPro in the Hero4
Spiffy Gear Light Blaster

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Do The Work, Defeat Doubt

Having an off day? Questioning whether or not your photography “measures up”? Worried you may never be “good enough”? Take a few minutes to watch this video featuring producer/writer/actor Ira Glass (This American Life) discussing self-doubt, one of the real

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Identify Your Transferable Skills

Frustrated, I turned to my father for advice. Always reliable, he offered two bits of sage counsel. First, find a way to express your creativity in the work you do now. Second, identify and embrace your “transferable skills”.

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Excellent Video Begins With Excellent Sound

One of the very first lessons I learned when I began working with Pixel Corps was the priority sound takes in motion pictures. Alex Lindsay is fond of saying “If your sound is bad, your image can be pristine and the viewer will disconnect.” For this reason, every talented filmmaker I know is fanatical about their audio records, regardless of how big or small the job

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Five Things We Need From GoPro in the Hero4

I have a couple of things I would love to see delivered with the Hero4. Much is made of the possible camera specs, especially 24fps 4K from the Hero4, but my wishlist is simpler, more practical and, I think, easier to deliver.

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Spiffy Gear Light Blaster

When first handed the Light Blaster, I was a little dubious. It seemed a bit like a kitschy toy not suited for a professional kit. But, like most things, its usefulness is largely dependent on the person using it and the goals they have in mind. Once I got my head around the idea, the Light Blaster makes a lot of sense in the creative arsenal of many photographers.

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Does Topaz Sharpen AI live up to the hype?

For years now, I’ve seen Topaz ads while scrolling social media. At conferences, I’d see the software demoed, and it would always get large crowds. But I wanted to take a run at it myself. Was the sharpening technology that Topaz

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Ujjwal Mistry, street photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Ujjwal Mistry. Ujjwal lives in Kolkata, India and enjoys practicing his photography and post-processing skills. Haven’t joined the Photofocus Community yet? Sign up for free today! How did you get started in

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One of our favorite backpacks is on sale

The WANDRD FERNWEH backpack is on sale, at 15% off! Perfect for whether you’re hiking in the snow or enjoying the warm sunshine, the FERNWEH gives you ample room for all your photography gear (and then some). Save over $50

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Building your pricing structure

Once you know what types of goods and services your photography business will be offering, you can develop a pricing structure for them. What do you need to consider when determining the price of your services? In this chapter, instructor

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Three reasons to add grain to your photos

Grain is a word used in film photography to describe the fineness of detail a film or paper is capable of capturing. Landscape photographers typically want the finest detail possible, which comes from fine grained films. Documentary photographers and journalists

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