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On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present
Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes
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Canon R6 offers solid still performance in a compact body
Photographers can now fight copyright infringement
Benefits of investing in photography workshops
On Photography: Jay Maisel, 1931-present
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Should you get a strobe or speedlight?
Capturing and processing a Grand Canyon panorama, part one

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Benefits of investing in photography workshops

It’s safe to say that we live in an era of information abundance. The internet holds a plethora of knowledge, readily available at our fingertips day or night. Many photographers are now opting out of a formal university education and

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On Photography: Jay Maisel, 1931-present

On Photography: Jay Maisel, 1931-present

“Always carry a camera, it’s tough to shoot a picture without one.” — Jay Maisel Jay Maisel, photographer Jay Maisel’s sixty-plus yearlong career as a professional photographer started in 1954 after he studied graphic design at Cooper Union and Yale.

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Should you get a strobe or speedlight?

This was a recent dilemma I faced. I currently have older Bowens strobes in the studio and while there is nothing actually wrong with them, the recycle time was too slow and I had found they were continually misfiring with

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The legacy of Olympus

January 1, 2021 marked a major shift in the history of Olympus, as the company’s camera division was officially acquired by Japan Industrial Partners (JIP). While no one but JIP truly knows what’s in store for the future, one thing

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What Nikon needs to do to stay in the game

Back in the day, there were two primary camera brands — Canon and Nikon. If you walked into any camera shop, Canon and Nikon were the main brands you saw. The companies moved the photography industry forward year after year,

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Why knowing camera settings are helpful

I am an administrator for two Facebook groups — Long Exposure Photography and Long Exposure Creativity. Every once in a while, I see people asking, “What are your camera settings?” Invariably, someone will say, “What does it matter? EXIF settings

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The best of your holiday photos

We know it wasn’t quite holidays, as usual, this year but we wanted to celebrate some of our reader’s holiday photos with you all the same. Many cities and families took the opportunity to decorate a bit more, shine more

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Need fresh photography inspiration? Try these ideas

Inspiration doesn’t come easy even for the most creative photographers out there. It’s something that we all grapple with once in a while, and it can easily throw us off our momentum for photography projects. Whether you’re feeling burned out

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On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed. -Anne Geddes Anne Geddes is known for her creative, sensitive and evocative photographs of babies. Her

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Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes

Gearing up to shoot gorgeous snowy scenes this frosty season? Winter photography comes with its own set of challenges, but many photographers simply can’t resist the charm of winter scenes. Whether you’re still looking for inspiration or some new ideas

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How to be satisfied with your own photography

If you consider yourself as a perfectionist in your photography or other creative endeavors, you’ll always feel unsatisfied with your work. Perfection does not equate to excellence, and we have to be mindful to not let it consume our work.

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Why choosing the right focal length matters

Among the first technical things that every photographer has to learn is choosing the right lens for the job. It’s not so much as picking up the right brand, but more of choosing the right focal length that will best

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Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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