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On Photography: Lou Jones, 1945-present
Exploring the history of Route 66 through photography: Goffs Cultural Center
2021 iPhone Photography Award winners announced
Chris Cyster: General photography enthusiast
Night photography workshop: learning from Troy Paiva in a Western ghost town
On Photography: Meredith Ochoa, 1989-present
Karen Randall: Landscape, Milky Way and floral photographer
Five great photography podcasts
Moody cinematic portraits inspired by dreamy science fiction
On Photography: Kathy Willens, 1949-present

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2021 iPhone Photography Award winners announced

This morning, the winners of the 2021 iPhone Photography Awards were announced. The 14th annual awards recognize photographs taken with iPhones over the past year. Despite a global pandemic, the winning images all glimpse moments of beauty, hope and the

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Chris Cyster: General photography enthusiast

This week we’re getting to know community member, Chris Cyster. Chris caught the photography bug from his father and continues to photograph whatever he feels like and sees at the moment. Haven’t joined the Photofocus Community yet? Sign up for

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Five great photography podcasts

When I am traveling, I love listening to podcasts. I’ll share five that get snared in my podcast catcher frequently. PetaPixel Photography Podcast I discovered the PetaPixel Photography Podcast first. I immediately took to host “Sharky” James’ oddball sense of

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On Photography: Kathy Willens, 1949-present

On Photography: Kathy Willens, 1949-present

Kathy Willens specialized in sports photography. After 45 years of making images of the Olympics, Super Bowls and baseball she is retiring from The Associated Press. Lab tech Kathy Willens began her long-running career in photography covering sports as a

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Creativity is part of who we are

Creativity has suffered this past year for many of us. I don’t remember where I came across this story but I thought it was worth sharing. Inspiration can always be found though from all types of places if we keep

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Stop comparing your photography to others

Stop comparing yourself. It’s hard not to compare our work with everyone else’s. We see it every day on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. We can’t seem to ignore it or look away. The thing is, it’s not really

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Why should you use vintage lenses today?

We’ve talked about using vintage lenses on digital cameras a number of times. You might also have heard some of your fellow photographers try it out a few times. But if you’re yet to try it yourself, you may still

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Christine Shirley

Christina Shirley: General photography enthusiast

This week we’re getting to know community member, Christina Shirley. Christina enjoys being able to capture whatever it is that catches her eye. Haven’t joined the Photofocus Community yet? Sign up for free today! How did you get started in

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Out-of-the-box ideas for senior photos

With senior photos starting to fill out shooting calendars, how do you capture something unique for your clients? Here’s some simple ideas to add variety to their gallery . These ideas work well as ice-breakers and to help a shy

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How to photograph silky smooth waterfalls

When I first picked up a digital SLR back in 2014, all I wanted to learn was how to photograph waterfalls. You know the ones, where the water is all smooth and milky. Soft, beautiful slightly dark and gorgeous details.

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Discovering tours in your local area

Need a change of scenery? Can’t get away or afford to go on some amazing vacation? Have you ever taken any of the tours in your local area? A few years ago I went downtown Chicago (an hour from me)

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How I Scan & Edit Film - youtube

Tips for scanning and editing film negatives

Are you a film photographer thinking of getting into home developing? It’s only one part of the equation. You’ll also need to do the scanning and editing of your film negatives yourself. It can be challenging and even overwhelming even

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