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Nicole S. Young

What is Lightroom’s Quick Collection?
Adobe Lightroom comes with the ability to sort your photos into collections. In fact, there's an entire section on the...
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,...
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...
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...
Camera Requirements for Long-Exposure Water Photography
This is an excerpt from Nicole's new eBook, Waterfalls & Waves. CLICK HERE to download a FREE chapter! The most...
It’s a New Year! Don’t Forget to Update Your Copyright Info
It's a new year, and that means updating your copyright information! For photographers, this oftentimes means making updates in more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Lightroom Tip: Transferring Photos Between Catalogs
I use Lightroom, and I have one main catalog on my desktop computer. This catalog houses all of my photographs...
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...
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What is Lightroom’s Quick Collection?

Adobe Lightroom comes with the ability to sort your photos into collections. In fact, there’s an entire section on the left dedicated to organizing your photos in either Collection Sets, Collections, or Smart Collections. But there is also a separate

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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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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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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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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
lr-mask-feature

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

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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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