Guest Post by Jacob Swart. You want to work on a television set, but don’t know where to start. The world of freelancing is daunting and confusing. I have heard the question “How did you even get that job?” even from my film school friends. No need to worry though, it isn’t impossible. If you didn’t already know, Hollywood television shows are actually filmed in your backyard. Hundreds of crews fly around the globe with camera equipment and crash land in your neighborhood. I’ve worked on ABC, FOX, Discovery, and HGTV crews that were all … [Read more...] about How To Find Work In Freelance Television
Guest post by Erin Holmstead. Shooting sports changed my whole photography business! At the end of 2015, I met a gentleman, Rick Parker, who shoots sports photography for a local online news center. We were in the same photo club and he was presenting some of his work and during this time he mentioned that anyone could tag along and learn at one of the games coming up. I, of course, jumped right on that thinking, why not? The first game I attended with him was a local high school game and I left feeling like I should probably put my camera … [Read more...] about How Photographing Sports Changed My Life
It's time for New Year's Resolutions... How about making better photos? We wanted to say thanks and send you an inbox full of free photo goodies (videos, presets, and eBooks). We appreciate you being a reader of Photofocus or a customer of one of our products. As such we wanted to offer you some useful tools for free. These classes and links will stay live through January 31, 2018. ENJOY! ▪ Free Class: Business: Pricing Your Photography by Skip Cohen ▪ Get 3 Months of Hands-On Education for Just 99¢ ▪ Free Presets for Photo Editing ▪ … [Read more...] about New Year – Free Gifts
We've got a great contest for you to enter. Your chance to win a bunch of cool prizes. One TruLife Face Mounted Acrylic Photographic Print produced by ArtisanHD, up to 32x40 inches (More than $500 value) A License for On1 Photo RAW ($99) A Year of ThinkTAP Learn ($99) Live Consultation with Levi Sim before printing Work Featured on Photofocus.com a Rafflecopter giveaway Official Rules No purchase necessary to enter or win. You must be 18 years or older to enter Contest runs from 12/29/17 to 2/28/18 You must … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Print Contest
Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Cathy Seaver, a commercial photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She works primarily for Cull Group shooting product, corporate headshots, and other client needs. In her off time, Cathy enjoys getting out into nature to shoot what she sees around her. She is also an avid horseback rider, enjoying her time in the saddle on trails and playing around with a bit of dressage. Check out her work on Instagram. In November I came across an activity I hadn’t encountered before. While I wasn’t entirely … [Read more...] about Is Baiting Wild Birds For Photography Ethical?
This is a guest post from Skip Cohen (co-host of our business podcast). Image by lassedesignen INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION Think back over the years about the workshops and seminars you've attended. How many programs have you sat through, taken lots of notes and then returned home never to implement the ideas you were so excited about? It happens to all of us. We’re sitting in a workshop, and we’re in the “zone.” We’re excited about making some changes and additions to our business, but we return home, and life gets in the way. The … [Read more...] about Skip Cohen Invites You to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet
(Editor's note: This guest post by Andrew Darlow is excerpted from Focus and Filter: Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital Photography and Capturing the Perfect Shot, by Andrew Darlow, © Ulysses Press.) They say: “It’s not what you say but what you do.” Well, in portrait photography, what you say to your subject is as important as what you do with your lighting, framing and camera settings. Knowing a few simple things can help your subjects relax, and at the same time help them to express themselves so that you can capture their … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Models, Family & Friends to Make More Natural Photos
Every few weeks we send a newsletter with free stuff in it. If you sign up, you'll get things like eBooks, presets, and video courses. This weekend we pulled out all the stops and sent out over $700 in free stuff. Because we wanted to say thanks. Get it here and be sure to signup for our email list. … [Read more...] about Free Holiday Gifts from Photofocus
Thanks to our many partners and sponsors, we're able to bring you all this great free content. Please forgive this brief mention of a few great deals. Consider checking them out and supporting our site. Special savings on Calibrators from Datacolor Photofocus Exclusive Deal on Luminar 2018 + Freebies Extra Savings on Perfectly Clear (Lowest Price Ever) Platypod Free Multi-Accessory Kit Big Savings on Used Gear from MPB.com We also put out a newsletter this weekend with TONS of free stuff. Get it here and be sure to signup … [Read more...] about Cyber Monday Deals
Happy cyber weekend! We hope you have some well deserved time to relax. We've got two exclusive deals on Perfectly Clear by Athentech. Enjoy this exclusive $79 offer from Photofocus! Already own an Athentech product? Get it for $49. Two New Preset Packs Beautiful Woman by Matthew Jordan Smith A collection of 22 presets that are perfect for many different kinds of women. The collection contains a wide variety of styles by photographer Matthew Jordan Smith. Unlock the beauty of every photo with these time-savings … [Read more...] about Great Deals from Perfectly Clear
All of us here at Photofocus wish all of you, our readers and your families, the happiest of Thanksgivings “As I sit at water’s edge among the autumn leaves, I imagine that as each leaf fell to the ground a blessing was granted to a friend or to someone I have never known, and I am thankful for so many blessings that surround me." Quote and photograph by Photofocus Author Susan Kanfer … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving from Photofocus
We've partnered with Skylum to put together a custom bundle for Photofocus readers... It combines the power of Luminar 2018 with eight great add-ons (4 of them exclusive to Photofocus). This Black Friday bundle is available starting right now. By the way, a new Windows update drops Friday by the way with more features. https://youtu.be/tPq39bpymwg You get the following: Luminar 2018 for Mac & Windows Luminar 2018 First Look Video: 30 minutes of complete training to get you up to speed fast. Inspired Style Preset Pack: A … [Read more...] about Photofocus Exclusive Super Bundle on Skylum Luminar
We've put together an extensive Black & White toolkit for Luminar 2018. This contains everything you need to create great looking Black & White photos including presets, lookup tables (LUTs), and textures. We're including this for free if you buy Luminar 2018 through Photofocus (this is one way we pay our writers for all their great content). But if you already bought, don't worry, we'll tell you how to get it. What's included: BW Toolkit Tutorial.mp4 This will show you how to use all the pieces in the Toolkit for the … [Read more...] about Free Black & White Toolkit for Luminar 2018
We'd like to better understand your needs when editing portraits and wedding images. We're helping to design some new presets as well as software features and we'd like to know what you want. The survey can be taken here — https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/weddingphoto All folks who take the survey get a free copy of Scott Bourne's 72 Essays on Photography eBook (worth $9.99). You'll find the link at the top of the survey right below the title. You can also enter to win a $50 B&H Gift Card. Please take 3 minutes and share your … [Read more...] about Wedding and Portrait Editing Survey (Plus Free eBook)
Photofocus partners mpb.com have a few special deals on used gear. Their marketplace is an awesome way to buy the gear you need or sell gear you don't. $100 off Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM II lenses $550 off Canon EOS 5DS R bodies $50 off Fuji X-T1 bodies $70 off Nikon AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR DX lenses … [Read more...] about Special Deals on Used Gear
The new Perfectly Clear Complete and Essentials is now Shipping! For existing version 3 customers it's a FREE upgrade (just launch the Apps Manager or run the plugin to get the update). If you need the plugin (or now standalone app) here's a Photofocus exclusive offer that will save you some cache and give you free and discounted presets. https://youtu.be/0bonvHmXsYY Perfectly Clear is Now A Stand-Alone Application! Perfectly Clear now works as a stand-alone application. Open RAW and traditional photos directly … [Read more...] about Perfectly Clear Version 3.5 is Shipping Now
Planning on attending Photo Plus Expo in New York City on Thursday? Why don't you join us for a cup of coffee and some conversation. Meet up with the editorial team and some of our writers. We'll swap ideas on what's cool at the show and love to get your feedback on our site. Where: Starbucks lower level of the Javits Center When: Thursday, October 26 at 3 pm. Also, we’re looking for a few new writers too. So let us know if you're interested in sharing your thoughts on the show or to start sharing your love of photography. Have a … [Read more...] about Photofocus Coffee Break at Photo Plus Expo
For fans of the Nik Collection, big news just crossed our desk. Software maker DXO has purchased the Nik software tools from Google. They have announced plans to develop them into new products. The current tools (albeit outdated and not updated for several years) can be downloaded here for free. A new version is planned for mid -2018. It sounds like the handoff was mutually agreeable (but no information on how much the intellectual property sold for). “The Nik Collection gives photographers tools to create photos they absolutely love,” … [Read more...] about The Nik Collection Gets a Potential New Life
With Adobe's decision to make Lightroom CC cloud-based (and to require that ALL your photos go to the Cloud) we wanted to check how big your photo library is. Please choose from one of the answers below so we can better understand your storage needs. photo by ohsuriya & Adobe Stock. … [Read more...] about QOTW: How Big Is Your Photo Library?
We've set up a single page where you can keep track of what's going on with the new Lightroom CC and the rebranded Lightroom Classic CC. Be sure to head on over to see all the stories. We'll be updating this page several times in the coming days, so be sure to book mark it. … [Read more...] about Learn All About the Changes to Lightroom Here
The latest Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop Releases add support for new cameras and lenses. This was released on October 18, 2017. Lens Correction Support These new cameras and devices are now supported for lens correction. This means that automatic lens correction, as well as vignette and chromatic aberration, is supported. Apple Apple iPad Pro (10.5 - inch) back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG) Apple iPad Pro (10.5 - inch) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2 Apple iPad Pro … [Read more...] about New Cameras and Lenses Added to Adobe Products
Adobe has released an update to the traditional Lightroom called Lightroom Classic (more details on that in a few minutes). The update is only for Creative Cloud members. Launch the Adobe Creative Cloud application. Click in the upper right corner of it and choose Check for App Updates Scroll to locate Lightroom Classic CC Click Update Wait a while as a LOT of people are doing the same thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKyVVPu5DBI … [Read more...] about The New Lightroom is Released (How to Get It)
We heard from a few of you that you were having trouble with Aurora HDR 2018 preset packs. We went to the source and got you an answer. Our developers are aware of this issue. It will be fixed in the next update. However, there is a workaround - if you load a photo in Aurora HDR first and after that will try to add a preset pack, it should install without a crash. Be sure to see the updated instructions below on how to install new presets. We're super excited about the new Aurora HDR 2018 from Macphun. To celebrate, here's a free … [Read more...] about An Update on Aurora HDR 2018 Presets
Are you new to Perfectly Clear Complete or Essentials? Or are you thinking about upgrading to our latest tools? Join us for an interactive webinar where we’ll get you up and running as well s answer your questions. This is the perfect chance to master Perfectly Clear and get practical advice in a small group. Join Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington and author Robert Vanelli for an interactive webinar where we’ll get you up and running as well as answer your questions. This is the perfect chance to master Perfectly Clear and get practical … [Read more...] about Getting Started with Perfectly Clear — Free Webinar
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Leanne Cole, an incredible photographer from Melbourne, Australia. See more of her work here, and we hope to see more education from her in the future. Please welcome Leanne to Photofocus. If you look on social media you will find hundreds, thousands of images that are classed as long exposures. Instagram alone has almost 3.5 million images that use the hashtag #longexposure which helps to show how popular it is. There are many reasons why it is as well. What is a Long Exposure? In simple terms, it … [Read more...] about Why Long Exposure Photography?
image by johnnychaos and Adobe Stock We'd like to better understand how you work. This helps us create more tutorials to help you out. The question this week is about digital asset management, also known as your photo library. … [Read more...] about QOTW: What application do you use to organize your photos?
Join us for a free webinar today (or watch the replay) to learn about the new GoPro Hero 6. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington got his hands on one of the first cameras. He'll show you what's in the box, talk about essential accessories and walk you through all the new features. Watch on Facebook –https://www.facebook.com/1photofocus/videos/1343284142463793/ or below. … [Read more...] about A First Look at the GoPro Hero 6
We're super excited about the new Aurora HDR 2018 from Macphun. To celebrate, here's a free collection of 10 presets that you can use as a starting point. Click Here to Save on Aurora HDR 2018 To Install Download the presets for free here. Make sure you have Aurora HDR 2018 (try it now). Launch the application and open an image. Choose File > Add Custom Preset Pack to load the new presets. To Use a Preset In order to save time when developing your image, you’ll find an extensive collection of presets. Professional … [Read more...] about Free Aurora HDR 2018 Presets
image by monticellllo and Adobe Stock We'd like to know more about you and your photography habits. This helps us better create content to help you. We'd like to know how many lenses do you actually use on a regular basis (not how many are collecting dust on a shelf). What's your shooting style, travel light or be prepared? … [Read more...] about QOTW: How many lenses do you shoot with?
image by dusanpetkovic1 and Adobe Stock It's that time... where we get to know our Photofocus readers a bit better. This helps us create better content for you. When it comes time to work on a photo that you intend to print or share, how much time do you spend adjusting it on your computer? … [Read more...] about QOTW: How Much Time Editing?