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What is the Quick Collection in Lightroom Classic?
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Three ways to direct light for food photography
How Photographers Can Use Canva
The Evie Camera Bag from Aide de Camp
Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork
Camera Requirements for Long-Exposure Water Photography
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Lightroom Tip: Changing the Mask Overlay Color
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Using Diffusion Panels with Food Photography [Video]

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Three ways to direct light for food photography

When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one that is just “meh.” In this article, I will be

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How Photographers Can Use Canva

Canva has become my new favorite go-to website for design resources and inspiration. They have an excellent blog for designers, with plenty of content that I have found to be very educational. But their most impressive feature is the design

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The Evie Camera Bag from Aide de Camp

Disclosure: This bag was provided to me free of charge from Aide De Camp. Feature image on left is Brian Matiash Not long ago I received the Evie bag from Aide De Camp to test out and review. I spent

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Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork

When photographing food, adding a utensil in the scene can imply the action of someone getting ready to eat the food, which can “humanize” your photograph and make it more relatable. However, in many cases it is difficult to hand-hold

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Lightroom Tip: Changing the Mask Overlay Color

When working with masks in Lightroom’s Develop module, such as the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, or Brush tool, you can easily preview the mask by either using the checkbox in the Toolbar below the image, or with the keyboard shortcut

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Using Diffusion Panels with Food Photography [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hdRxG5J_qU] In this video I share a tip on how to make use of diffusers when photographing food. To watch the full-length behind-the-scenes for this shoot, click here. Product mentioned in this video: TriGrip 30-inch Diffuser

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Step 5: Wait a few moments, and you will see the preset apply to your photos.

Batch-Applying Presets in Lightroom

When processing photos in Lightroom’s Develop module, if you want to apply a preset you are only able to apply the preset to one file at a time. Sure, you can sync the files, but that one extra step can

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ON1 Photo 10: Browse

ON1 Photo 10 is Now Shipping

ON1 just released the newest version of their software, ON1 Photo 10. This version comes with a significant update to the user interface, making it much more sleek and refined, as well as some new additional features. Here’s a highlight

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The Evie Camera Bag from Aide de Camp

Disclosure: This bag was provided to me free of charge from Aide De Camp. Feature image on left is Brian Matiash Not long ago I received the Evie bag from Aide De Camp to test out and review. I spent

Read More
pasta2

Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork

When photographing food, adding a utensil in the scene can imply the action of someone getting ready to eat the food, which can “humanize” your photograph and make it more relatable. However, in many cases it is difficult to hand-hold

Read More
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Lightroom Tip: Changing the Mask Overlay Color

When working with masks in Lightroom’s Develop module, such as the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, or Brush tool, you can easily preview the mask by either using the checkbox in the Toolbar below the image, or with the keyboard shortcut

Read More
PF — Newsletter

Sign Up to Receive Our Free Newsletter!

That’s right, Photofocus has a newsletter! If you’d like to stay in the loop and get monthly updates on our most popular and trending articles, then use the link below to sign up: Want to get an idea of what

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yogurt-2325

Using Diffusion Panels with Food Photography [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hdRxG5J_qU] In this video I share a tip on how to make use of diffusers when photographing food. To watch the full-length behind-the-scenes for this shoot, click here. Product mentioned in this video: TriGrip 30-inch Diffuser

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Step 5: Wait a few moments, and you will see the preset apply to your photos.

Batch-Applying Presets in Lightroom

When processing photos in Lightroom’s Develop module, if you want to apply a preset you are only able to apply the preset to one file at a time. Sure, you can sync the files, but that one extra step can

Read More
ON1 Photo 10: Browse

ON1 Photo 10 is Now Shipping

ON1 just released the newest version of their software, ON1 Photo 10. This version comes with a significant update to the user interface, making it much more sleek and refined, as well as some new additional features. Here’s a highlight

Read More
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Using the Lensbaby Velvet 56 on a Fuji X-T1

I’ve been a fan of the Lensbaby line of lenses for quite some time. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, they have a wide collection of manual-focus lenses that introduce blur, distortion, and other elements into your photo. I would

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