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Marie Tartar

In search of Wilson’s bird-of-paradise in West Papua
I recently traveled to West Papua, Indonesia to dive the epicenter of marine biodiversity, Raja Ampat ("Four Kings" in Indonesian)....
Great South American Solar Eclipse: How’d we do? Part two
In my last post, I described how we scouted for a location in the Elqui Valley of Chile to photograph...
Great South American Solar Eclipse: How’d we do? Part one
What could possibly go wrong with five camera setups, four cameras, three tripods, two photographers, two chairs and a drone,...
Coming soon: The great South American eclipse
Nearly two years ago, North America was treated to a celestial spectacle which was witnessed by millions as a total...
The Traveling Photographer: Humpback whale tales — in the water, part two
In my last post, I related the lessons I learned photographing the surface behaviors of humpback whales on a recent...
The Traveling Photographer: Humpback whale tales — topside lessons, part one
I recently spent a week swimming and snorkeling with humpback whales. While we were scanning the horizon from our skiff,...
Photographing in falling snow
In a recent video from LinkedIn Learning, photographer Justin Resnick addressed exposure issues which photographers can encounter when shooting snow....
The Traveling Photographer: Choosing a trip to Antarctica, part 3
In our last two posts, Off to Antarctica and Choosing a trip to Antarctica, part 2, we’ve discussed the many moving...
The Traveling Photographer: Choosing a trip to Antarctica, Part 2
In our last post, we discussed some of the important factors to consider when deciding whether to travel to Antarctica....
The great outdoors and Perfectly Clear Complete
The holidays are on their way! Photofocus makes shopping easy for the photographer on your list with our holiday shopping...
The Traveling Photographer: Off to Antarctica
Antarctica is at the end of the world, a destination of extremes of climate, difficult to reach, but so rewarding...
Second look: Aurora HDR 2019 for landscapes
In my last post, I shared my early reactions to the software processing program from Skylum, Aurora HDR 2019.  In...
Total solar eclipse

Coming soon: The great South American eclipse

Nearly two years ago, North America was treated to a celestial spectacle which was witnessed by millions as a total solar eclipse traversed the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. My husband and I were among the lucky ones, marveling

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Icebergs in Antarctica (Danko) in falling snow

Photographing in falling snow

In a recent video from LinkedIn Learning, photographer Justin Resnick addressed exposure issues which photographers can encounter when shooting snow. In this post, I’m going to address a related issue I’ve grappled with the last two winters, namely shooting while

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Historic Downsville covered bridge in western New York

The great outdoors and Perfectly Clear Complete

The holidays are on their way! Photofocus makes shopping easy for the photographer on your list with our holiday shopping guide. We update it with new ideas and offers. The holy grail of post-processing digital images would be a true

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A land of icy landscapes and otherworldly light: Antarctica.

The Traveling Photographer: Off to Antarctica

Antarctica is at the end of the world, a destination of extremes of climate, difficult to reach, but so rewarding for the traveling wildlife and landscape photographer.  The White Continent is unique in belonging to no country, but being shared

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Fall color in West Fork of Oak Creek in Northern Arizona near Sedona

Second look: Aurora HDR 2019 for landscapes

In my last post, I shared my early reactions to the software processing program from Skylum, Aurora HDR 2019.  In a word: WOW! In recent years, I’ve been shooting many bracketed landscape images to combine into HDR (high dynamic range)

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Total solar eclipse

Coming soon: The great South American eclipse

Nearly two years ago, North America was treated to a celestial spectacle which was witnessed by millions as a total solar eclipse traversed the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. My husband and I were among the lucky ones, marveling

Read More
Icebergs in Antarctica (Danko) in falling snow

Photographing in falling snow

In a recent video from LinkedIn Learning, photographer Justin Resnick addressed exposure issues which photographers can encounter when shooting snow. In this post, I’m going to address a related issue I’ve grappled with the last two winters, namely shooting while

Read More
Historic Downsville covered bridge in western New York

The great outdoors and Perfectly Clear Complete

The holidays are on their way! Photofocus makes shopping easy for the photographer on your list with our holiday shopping guide. We update it with new ideas and offers. The holy grail of post-processing digital images would be a true

Read More
A land of icy landscapes and otherworldly light: Antarctica.

The Traveling Photographer: Off to Antarctica

Antarctica is at the end of the world, a destination of extremes of climate, difficult to reach, but so rewarding for the traveling wildlife and landscape photographer.  The White Continent is unique in belonging to no country, but being shared

Read More
Fall color in West Fork of Oak Creek in Northern Arizona near Sedona

Second look: Aurora HDR 2019 for landscapes

In my last post, I shared my early reactions to the software processing program from Skylum, Aurora HDR 2019.  In a word: WOW! In recent years, I’ve been shooting many bracketed landscape images to combine into HDR (high dynamic range)

Read More
Aerial view of French Polynesian atoll at sunset

Test Drive: Perfectly Clear Complete

Editor’s Note: Perfectly Clear is offering Photofocus readers a special $99 bundle, including Perfectly Clear Complete and SharkPixel presets. A $163 value! In theory, a skillful user of Lightroom or Photoshop can massage a photo to shine, highlighting the best features

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Mount Kirkjufell on the Snaefellsnes peninsula of Iceland

Anatomy of an image (Iceland)

Some images are captured, while others are created.  That is, for some scenes, nature does the heavy lifting with the lighting and what is required of the photographer is to have the technical know-how to capture the moment. Other times,

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