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On Photography 02-02-2020 Mary Ellen Mark

On Photography: Mary Ellen Mark, 1940-2015

“I just think it’s important to be direct and honest with people about why you’re photographing them and what you’re doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul.”

On Photography: W. Eugene Smith, 1918-1978

“Negatives are the notebooks, the jottings, the false starts, the whims, the poor drafts, and the good draft but never the completed version of the work … The print and

The end of a lighting era: Dynalite closes

Legendary electronic flash lighting manufacturer, Dynalite announced on its website that it had filed for liquidation in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. 50 years of Dynalite Dynalite began in 1971

The Weekly Wrap-Up: Articles for the week of Janoary 5-11, 2020.

Weekly Wrap-Up: January 5-11, 2020

The first full week of 2020 found a lot going on on Photofocus. Our birthday celebration contest series continues as do articles packed with photo know-how. What’s your favorite lens?

"Winter Waves" shows the power of nature on Haling Island earning Peter Hickson, kudos as the Photofocus Photographer of the Day.

Photographer of the Day: Peter Hickson

Photographer: Peter Hickson Photo: “Winter Waves” “Winter Waves” shows the power of nature along with its infinite beauty. The photograph was made on Haling Island off the coast of England. Peter

"Faintly you surround me" earns Crusty Da Klown Photographer of the Day honors on Photofocus

Photographer of the Day: Crusty Da Klown

Photographer: Crusty Da Klown Photo: “Faintly you surround me” “Faintly you surround me” is a study of a landscape reminiscent of an old color slide that has been damaged by time

A simple composition with texture and pattern earns Johann Walter Bantz Photofocus Photographer of the Day

Photographer of the Day: Johann Walter Bantz

Photographer: Johann Walter Bantz Photo: “Le vieux couple” A pair of chairs. A checked tile floor. A block wall. Simple elements that when gathered into a careful composition yield a study

Jeffry Bivens is the Photofocus Photographer of the Day with his group portrait Curious Theater Branch Four Story Animal promo shoot.

Photographer of the Day: Jeffrey Bivens

Photographer: Jeffrey Bivens Photo: “Curious Theater Branch Four Story Animal promo shoot” Holidays are celebrated in many, different ways. Here, a group of friends gathers to perform a theatrical reading. This

"As morning replaces night - frosty abstract" earns Jim Restall Photographer of the Day honors on Photofocus

Photographer of the Day: Jim Restall

Photographer: Jim Restall Photo: “As morning replaces night — frosty abstract” Abstract art is all around us waiting for us to capture it with a camera. Jim Restall has done exactly that

On Photography the photographs and motion studies of Eadweard Muybridge

On Photography: Eadweard Muybridge, 1830-1904

“Only photography has been able to divide human life. into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence.” –Eadweard Muybridge Landscapes Eadweard Muybridge began

"Photography Club Scavenger Hunt" by our Photographer of the Day Wade Brooks on Photofocus

Photographer of the Day: Wade Brooks

Category: Portrait Photographer: Wade Brooks Photo: “Photography Club Scavenger Hunt” Photography clubs are lots of fun and great places to become inspired by others. Today’s photographer of the day for

The Weekly Wrap-Up of articles on Photofocus for the week of December 22 through 28, 2019.

Weekly Wrap-Up: December 22-28, 2019

This is the last full week of 2019. We usher out the year with articles on the iPhone, what to do with that new camera and more. Happy almost new

Photographer of the Day: David Renz

Category: Portrait Photographer: David Renz Photo: “RX10III” This might also be titled “Wonder,” or “Thoughts,” or what does this portrait evoke for you. I see a woman in her own world

The work of Garry Winogrand the street photographer of his generation In On Photography on Photofocus

On Photography: Garry Winogrand, 1928-1984

“Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.” – Garry Winogrand Garry Winogrand “street” photographer Garry Winogrand’s interest in photography began while he

Enter to win a new camera, studio lighting kit and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a studio lighting kit from B&H!