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Dancing light on the Staten Island Ferry earns Claude Beller honors as the Photofocus Photographer of the Day

Photographer of the Day: Claude Beller

Photographer: Claude Beller Photo: “Staten Island Ferry” This quiet moment of two people reading and a man glancing at the camera is a study in perfection. Light dances and paints

9 photographs by Robert Doisneau for On Photography on Photofocus

On Photography: Robert Doisneau, 1912-1994

“If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time.” ―Robert Doisneau Photojournalism pioneer Robert Doisneau was a popular reportage photographer in France. His abundant work

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 9-15, 2020

Here are just some of the interesting articles that we published this week. Michèle Grenier finishes her series on photographing an international sports event. Andrew Ford shares his green screen

On Photography for the week of 02-09-2020 the photography of Joel Grimes

On Photography: Joel Grimes, 1957-present

“No technical process or technique can create an artistic expression; this is reserved for the creative mind.” -Joel Grimes Artist, photographer Joel Grimes is a world-class commercial photographer with clients

The Weekly Wrap-Up on Photofocus for February 2-8. 2020

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 2-8, 2020

This week bookends with two articles about the business of portrait photography. We lead off with a guest post by James Maher on corporate portraits followed by Michèle Grenier on

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

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