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On Photography: Aaron Rose, 1936-2021
Thunderbolt Drobos macOS Big Sur issue fixed
On Photography: Gerda Taro, 1910-1937
Photography 101: Aperture
On Photography: Jen Rosenbaum, 1975-present
Sharpen before making prints
On Photography: June Newton (Alice Springs), 1923-2021
Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8
On Photography: Dickey Chapelle, 1918-1965
Looking at the Elvid StudioVision 4K HDMI Monitor with HDR for field and studio work
On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006
Sharpening makes photos look sharp

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aperture

Photography 101: Aperture

The aperture in a lens is photography’s analog to the irises in our eyes. Our irises enlarge to let in more light in dim circumstances. They contract to a smaller size reducing the amount of light in bright places. The

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2021-04-25 Jen Rosenbaoum

On Photography: Jen Rosenbaum, 1975-present

“Photography is a tool for healing, and really it is how I’ve been able to heal from cancer. I mean, look, I’m a boudoir photographer with no boobs! Right?” -Jen Rosenbaum 2008: Changes Jen Rosenbaum was a stay-at-home mom trying

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Sharpen before printing Xpozer

Sharpen before making prints

Sharpening RAW files before editing is required. So is sharpening a finished file before it is printed. Xpozer, one of our partners here at Photofocus, absolutely recommends a medium amount of sharpening for every photograph they print. They know that

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Fisheye-feature-Kevin

Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006

On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006

“I think of the U.S. Marines like we used to think of the Foreign Legion; as big mouths with big hearts.” — Catherine Leroy Catherine Leroy was one of two female photojournalists during the Vietnam war. The other, Dickie Chapelle was

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Sharpening makes photos look sharp

Sharpening makes photos look sharp

Digital photos straight out of the camera are always just a little bit soft. That’s why adding sharpening as the first part of your workflow is a must. It’s also the last thing to do before printing. Many digital cameras

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Denoise secrets with high resolution monitors and LuminarAI

Denoise secrets with high-resolution monitors

There was a time when viewing a photo at 100% was a perfect representation of the final result. With the coming of high-resolution monitors, that’s not the case anymore — especially when dealing with noise. High-resolution also known as high-dpi

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2021-03-19 Eliot Porter

On Photography: Eliot Porter, 1901-1990

“Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defense of the environment … and therefore for the fostering of a healthy human race and even very likely for its survival.” – Eliot Porter Eliot Porter

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Sharpen before printing Xpozer

Sharpen before making prints

Sharpening RAW files before editing is required. So is sharpening a finished file before it is printed. Xpozer, one of our partners here at Photofocus, absolutely recommends a medium amount of sharpening for every photograph they print. They know that

Read More
Fisheye-feature-Kevin

Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

Read More
On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006

On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006

“I think of the U.S. Marines like we used to think of the Foreign Legion; as big mouths with big hearts.” — Catherine Leroy Catherine Leroy was one of two female photojournalists during the Vietnam war. The other, Dickie Chapelle was

Read More
Sharpening makes photos look sharp

Sharpening makes photos look sharp

Digital photos straight out of the camera are always just a little bit soft. That’s why adding sharpening as the first part of your workflow is a must. It’s also the last thing to do before printing. Many digital cameras

Read More
Denoise secrets with high resolution monitors and LuminarAI

Denoise secrets with high-resolution monitors

There was a time when viewing a photo at 100% was a perfect representation of the final result. With the coming of high-resolution monitors, that’s not the case anymore — especially when dealing with noise. High-resolution also known as high-dpi

Read More
2021-03-19 Eliot Porter

On Photography: Eliot Porter, 1901-1990

“Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defense of the environment … and therefore for the fostering of a healthy human race and even very likely for its survival.” – Eliot Porter Eliot Porter

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2021-03-14 Ilse Bing

On Photography: Ilse Bing, 1899-1998

“I didn’t choose photography; it chose me. I didn’t know it at the time. An artist doesn’t think first then do it, he is driven.” -Ilse Bing Small format maverick Photography in Paris in the 1930s was dominated by large

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