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Erika Thornes

More to a Silhouette than Exposure
Sony a6000 with Neewer Underwater Case
Document Everyday Life
Being Prepared Makes all the Difference
Using your Children as Models
2015 Holiday Gift Guide
Christmas Bokeh and Compression
Photo of the Day- Merry Christmas
Photo of the Day: Christmas Family Photo
Photo of the Day: First Spoonful
Bounced Flash for Casual Shooting
Photo of the Day: “Joy of Autumn”

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Being Prepared Makes all the Difference

I love the Boy Scout motto of Be Prepared. As a photographer that often means carrying extra batteries, a spare camera, and an extra memory card. But also knowing the location, and what conditions you’ll be working under. Practice Ahead

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Using your Children as Models

I often use my children as subjects before I have a big shoot scheduled. I will bring my children to the location, and have them help scout, pick angles and model for me. This provides valuable feedback on how the

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide

A lot of us are just coming out of the fog of Christmas photography rush orders and holiday shipping deadlines for photo products. We finally have time to breathe, and browse, and shop! I’ve put together a list of gifts

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Christmas Bokeh and Compression

The other day, I was watching a family take photos in front of a Christmas tree. They were standing directly in front of it. I realized that with a bit of practice, and knowledge, we can really use the lights

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Christmas Composite Photo

Photo of the Day: Christmas Family Photo

Category: Family Photograph: Christmas Family Photo– Jeremy W Cox Setup: Composite shot with individual shots of figurines, head shots and background. Key light above subject slightly to the right (variable distance based on subject size) with Lumiquest Softbox Ltp or

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Photo of the Day: First Spoonful

Category: Family Photograph: “First Spoonful” Tiffany Alfonso Tiffany shared with me that this was the first time her daughter had ever used a spoon at home. She had been in Occupational Therapy to learn how to use a spoon, and

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Bounced Flash for Casual Shooting

I live in a cave. Not literally, but it sure feels like it. My house is so dark. Even with the windows wide open, on a bright sunny day, I still have to shoot at a minimum of ISO 1600.

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Joy of Autumn by Ben Grey

Photo of the Day: “Joy of Autumn”

Category: Family Photograph “Joy of Autumn” by Ben Grey originally shared in the Photofocus Flikr community right here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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Finding A Mentor

I am sitting here this morning, after waking up at 4:15 am to help a friend with a photography project on the beach, thinking about our friendship. We met a few years ago when our kids were starting swim team

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Photo of the Day: “First Solid Food”

Category: Family Photograph “First Solid Food” by Jeremy VanderMeer originally shared in the Photofocus Flikr community right here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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Photo of the Day: “Britton Drum Pad”

Category: Family Photograph “Britton Drum Pad” by Jason Zollan originally shared in the Photofocus Flikr community right here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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giftguide-generic

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

A lot of us are just coming out of the fog of Christmas photography rush orders and holiday shipping deadlines for photo products. We finally have time to breathe, and browse, and shop! I’ve put together a list of gifts

Read More
FeaturedBokeh2

Christmas Bokeh and Compression

The other day, I was watching a family take photos in front of a Christmas tree. They were standing directly in front of it. I realized that with a bit of practice, and knowledge, we can really use the lights

Read More
Christmas Composite Photo

Photo of the Day: Christmas Family Photo

Category: Family Photograph: Christmas Family Photo– Jeremy W Cox Setup: Composite shot with individual shots of figurines, head shots and background. Key light above subject slightly to the right (variable distance based on subject size) with Lumiquest Softbox Ltp or

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Alfonso_Spoonful

Photo of the Day: First Spoonful

Category: Family Photograph: “First Spoonful” Tiffany Alfonso Tiffany shared with me that this was the first time her daughter had ever used a spoon at home. She had been in Occupational Therapy to learn how to use a spoon, and

Read More
Flash angled above right (see in window)

Bounced Flash for Casual Shooting

I live in a cave. Not literally, but it sure feels like it. My house is so dark. Even with the windows wide open, on a bright sunny day, I still have to shoot at a minimum of ISO 1600.

Read More
Joy of Autumn by Ben Grey

Photo of the Day: “Joy of Autumn”

Category: Family Photograph “Joy of Autumn” by Ben Grey originally shared in the Photofocus Flikr community right here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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Mentor-1

Finding A Mentor

I am sitting here this morning, after waking up at 4:15 am to help a friend with a photography project on the beach, thinking about our friendship. We met a few years ago when our kids were starting swim team

Read More
13526098685_d05f83ae4b_b

Photo of the Day: “First Solid Food”

Category: Family Photograph “First Solid Food” by Jeremy VanderMeer originally shared in the Photofocus Flikr community right here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

Read More
20247774809_bd1ba83be8_k

Photo of the Day: “Britton Drum Pad”

Category: Family Photograph “Britton Drum Pad” by Jason Zollan originally shared in the Photofocus Flikr community right here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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By M Graham

Photo of the Day: “Wiggin'”

Category: Family. Photograph “Wiggin’ ” by M Graham, originally shared in the Photofocus Flikr community right here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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Photo of the Day: My Daughter

Category: Family Photograph: My Daughter, by Valerie Kuepper Originally shared on the Photofocus Facebook community . To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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