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interior of a bus features the red stop button

Photographer of the Day: Craig Cook

Photographer: Craig Cook Photo: “Stop” The red stop button in a bus is contrasted nicely with the slightly blurred yellows and blues of handrails and windows. The composition harmonizes the

Dancing light on the Staten Island Ferry earns Claude Beller honors as the Photofocus Photographer of the Day

Photographer of the Day: Claude Beller

Photographer: Claude Beller Photo: “Staten Island Ferry” This quiet moment of two people reading and a man glancing at the camera is a study in perfection. Light dances and paints

9 photographs by Robert Doisneau for On Photography on Photofocus

On Photography: Robert Doisneau, 1912-1994

“If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time.” ―Robert Doisneau Photojournalism pioneer Robert Doisneau was a popular reportage photographer in France. His abundant work

Photographer of the Day: Lorecrw

Photographer: Lorecrw Photo: “Playing with the old nikkor 500 c f8 mirror” The depth of field is so spot-on in this image. It could very easily be one of my

Photographer of the Day: Allan Jones

Photographer: Allan Jones Photo: “Oil drops” As a photographer, I love trying new fun creative things. One of the things I haven’t tried yet is oil drops and after seeing

A photographer on the shore of a lake surrounded by mountains festooned in autumn colors.

Real stories to inspire us all

Xpozer has partnered with Photofocus to bring a series of images from the book “Amazing Photography” that features the work of photographers who tell the stories behind their images. Xpozer

Photographer of the Day: Jamie Zartman

Photographer: Jamie Zartman Photo: “Ice Chandelier” One of my favorite things about photography is the fact that the artists get to title the image. I am a firm believer that

Photographer of the Day: Frank Bitetto

Photographer: Frank Bitetto Photo: “Untitled” Frank Bitetto sent me this stunning image and said this about it, “The photo was made at the Richmond Art Museum with an iPhone and edited

Photographer of the Day: Karl

Photographer: Karl Photo: “Kylie” This image — WOW! I want a copy of this hung in my office please, Karl. It is so calming to look at. The colors are

Photographer of the Day: Allan Jones Photographer

Photographer: Allan Jones Photographer Photo: “Oil drops” Abstractions can fire imagination! This near microscopic view of oil drops in water is lit so intentionally, colorfully, and creatively as to remove

Five of the most inspiring photography quotes

Throughout the years, many powerful and famous thoughts influenced my work. Here’s my top five of the most inspiring photography quotes ever. 5. “The first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

Farming beauty, with Lindsay Adler

For Lindsay Adler, getting started with photography deeply involved her family, living on a farm. But instead of working the farm, she pulled out a camera early on and learned

Photographer of the Day: Kristine Hinrichs

Photographer: Kristine Hinrichs Photo: “11.16.2019 Zig Zag” It’s so visually entertaining when an architect intentionally echoes an internal building feature with an external one, especially when it’s going to be

Photographer of the Day: Rudy Pilarski

Photographer: Rudy Pilarski Photo: “forme et structure moderne v2” Sometimes I wonder where Rudy Pilarski finds all of the amazing buildings that he photographs. Then I wonder how long it

Photographer of the Day: Andrew Slater

Photographer: Andrew Slater Photo: “Piercing Winter” As photographers, we’re often instructed not to place key subject components at or too close to the center of an image. And if so,

Photographer of the Day: Edouard Ketterer

Photographer: Edouard Ketterer Photo: “Sur les crêtes du Molkenrain !!!” Sometimes, what’s not presented in an image tells as much of a story as what is there and apparent. This