We're looking to add a few new writers to our team. Writing for Photofocus is a chance to have your work seen by many folks as well as to help out the greater photography community. You also get some great perks and a little extra cash. What We're Looking For Photographers of all experience levels – we find that new pros, as well as old, often have great ideas to share. Software gurus – can you get the most out of your photo software? We're looking for tips, tricks, and awesome workflows. Passionate educators – we want people who … [Read more...] about Like to share your photo skills? Then write for Photofocus
Welcome to a brand new feature — the Weekly Wrap-Up — a compendium of some of the articles published this week on Photofocus. Controlling the "feel" of an image with the Illuminati meter After years of shooting, I also tend to get set in my ways. However, sometimes it’s good to get out of your familiar bubble and explore with new techniques and equipment, especially if it can help you become more efficient. Read more... Photography Marketing: Are leave-behinds effective? As we sat down to enjoy an amazing ice cream cone from Brooklyn Ice … [Read more...] about Weekly Wrap-Up: November 4-11, 2018
Welcome to a brand new feature — the Weekly Wrap-Up — a compendium of some of the articles published this week on Photofocus. Flickr to end 1 TB of free storage, limit free accounts to 1,000 photos Flickr has announced massive changes to its account offerings, taking effect this coming January. In April, SmugMug purchased Flickr, which sparked a “months-long effort to listen to its members and understand what Flickr needed to thrive and evolve.” Read more... Exclusive: What’s in store for Olympus? This year at PhotoPlus Expo, all the rage … [Read more...] about Weekly Wrap-Up: Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2018
Twenty years ago today, during the infancy of the internet and before the tech bubble, Photofocus.com was born. We have been here through the rise of digital and the demise of film. We have chronicled the times from disposable cameras, and point and shoot cameras that a few people carried to the ubiquitous camera in all of our purses and pockets — the smartphone. We have reviewed, opined, interviewed and educated our readers about photographic trends, gear, inspiring image makers and photography itself. Our mission is to help our readers … [Read more...] about It’s our birthday! Photofocus turns 20 today
With fall fast approaching, now's a good of time as ever to start thinking back to your favorite Halloween costumes! We want to see your best scary, spooky, horrifying photographs for our October Photographer of the Day feature. In July, we made some changes to Photographer of the Day, and have featured a new "flex" category that runs every Friday. So far we've enjoyed seeing your astrophotography, wedding and pet submissions, and we're excited to let us show you your Halloween spirit! To get started and submit your photos, click here, or … [Read more...] about Show us your spooky, horror photographs!
It's time to vote. We're getting ready to produce some more Lightroom training as well as other tutorials. We'd like to know if you use Lightroom (and if so which version). … [Read more...] about Super Fast Poll: Are you a Lightroom user?
It's that time... we need your votes to settle an argument. Just how important are metadata, copyright info, and EXIF camera data to you? Do you add this info to your pics? Do you sort by it? Please vote below. Everyone who takes the survey gets a free eBook You can also take the survey here – https://photofocus.polldaddy.com/s/metadata … [Read more...] about Questions of the Week – Copyright & Metadata
Are you planning to come to this year’s Photoshop World? Come join our team for breakfast, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 7:30 am! For the past few years, we have hosted a special Las Vegas breakfast for our readers. We reserve a private section at Mandalay Bay's Bayside Buffet where our readers have the chance to socialize and get to know some of our staff. This is a perfect opportunity to give authors (and our publisher) suggestions for articles and tutorials you would like them to write! It's also a great chance to hang out with a bunch … [Read more...] about Join The Photofocus Staff For Breakfast At WPPI!
Our friends over at Skylum Software (makers of Luminar and Aurora HDR) are going to be at a great conference called Shutterfest. The event is being held in Saint Louis, MO on April 3 & 4, 2018. We've got 5 FREE Tickets to Giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway CLICK HERE TO ENTER You'll have to get yourself to the show, but then you can get in for free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=S7VovXuROMM ShutterFest is the UN-Conference! ShutterFest is not meant to structure your entire life by sitting in … [Read more...] about Win Free Tickets to Shutterfest 2018 from Skylum Software
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–It’s Not Too Late
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–Thru 2/28/18
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
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
Richard Harrington sits down with Brad Malcolm from Perfectly Clear What's new with the latest update? Discussion of the plug-in w/more applications What is intelligent auto? What other features and adjustments should we know about? Presets https://photofocus.com/2017/09/05/perfectly-clear-adds-two-more-free-preset-packs-for-landscape-and-lifestyle/ Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. … [Read more...] about The Interview Podcast | Photofocus Podcast November 24, 2017
Tens of thousands of photographers are descending on New York City from around the world to attend Photo Plus Expo, the largest photography conference, and trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Several of our authors and editors will be there and we’d love to see you for a photowalk Friday evening and maybe a little refreshment afterward. (Register Now! The photo walk) This year we’ve got a special opportunity to learn new skills. We’ll learn how to maximize any shooting opportunity by recording video footage along with our photographs … [Read more...] about NYC Photowalk With Photofocus, Macphun, & Adobe Stock TODAY @8pm
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
cover photo by littleny and Adobe Stock The Photofocus team is all over Photo Plus Expo this year. We'd love to see you face to face and would also appreciate if you could visit the partners who help us bring you Photofocus for free. Please stop by their booths, say hi, and tell them you read Photofocus. It would mean the world to us. NYC Photo Walk Don't miss the Photofocus Photo Walk on Friday, October 27 at 8 pm. The event is sponsored by Macphun and Adobe Stock, and we've got GREAT prizes to win. Learn more here about the event. … [Read more...] about Photofocus is at Photo Plus
How's that for a vague title? I wanted to address a question that's come in a few times to us today. "What is ThinkTAP?" You might have noticed the phrase a ThinkTAP company in our masthead. ThinkTAP owns Photofocus... I own ThinkTAP. My name is Rich Harrington, and I've been publishing the website for the last five years or so. Scott Bourne is my friend and mentor, and he asked me to take Photofocus over a while back. I'm proud of our community here and love the fact that so many talented artists are helping others. We're in the … [Read more...] about Nothing Has Changed… Everything Changes
Hi, my name is Rich Harrington and I am the publisher of Photofocus. I wanted to take a quick moment to tell you about something we’re up to. At Photofocus, our goal has been to educate and inspire photographers of all skill levels. We love photography, and for more than 18 years we’ve published free articles and podcasts to help you make better photos. Now it’s time for us to take that learning to another level. You might have noticed ads on our site for ThinkTAP Learn. ThinkTAP is my company and also owns Photofocus. It’s a great … [Read more...] about Photofocus Unveils Video Training Library (Try Two Classes for Free!)
We're working on new tutorials... we'd like to know what you use your camera's WiFi for. … [Read more...] about Do You Use the WiFi Features of Your Camera?
We'd like to know what sort of changes do you make to your photos. This will help us create more tutorials to help you out. … [Read more...] about When Editing Your Photos, What Changes Do You Make
After getting tired of waiting around for Wordpress to offer weekly digest newsletters, we're trying out our own. You can now subscribe to get Photofocus posts in your InBox. Daily Digest To get an email with all of the posts from the day before – CLICK HERE to signup. Weekly Digest To get a post on Saturday of all of the posts from the previous seven days – CLICK HERE to signup. Notes We give out random free stuff to email subscribers like books, presets, and prizes. We've deactivated the previous emails that published … [Read more...] about How to Get Photofocus Posts by Email
It's that time of the week. We're working up new tutorials and articles and we'd like to know more about you the readers of Photofocus. This week is a simple one, about shooting modes on your camera. … [Read more...] about Poll: What’s Your Favorite Shooting Mode?
We're almost done with our reader survey... if you haven't posted yet, please do so. It really helps us serve you better! We could really use your help... please consider taking our reader survey. It will help us better serve you our readers. Please take it now (it will take 3 minutes to complete and is only one page long). We'll be giving away two gift certificates to B&H to two random folks who take the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G5XL6ZC … [Read more...] about Photofocus Reader Survey Reminder
It's that time... where we try to better understand you the reader (this helps us write more tutorials for you). Now, its abut desktop and laptops. http://polldaddy.com/poll/9667783/ If you can't see the survey, you can click here … [Read more...] about Question of the Week: Mac, PC, or Both
For our US-based audience, today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to be grateful and our entire team is grateful for you. One thing I do really like about holidays is the chance to make images that matter. To those of you with families, this is the time to show them that your gear investment can pay off in ways they’ll appreciate. Take lots of photos. Lots of em’. And make sure to take this chance to tell a story. Tell the story of your family with pictures. Pretend that you had to explain your family and its history to a stranger, but you … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving
On November 2, 1998, I launched Photofocus. There were no blogs or podcasts back then. Heck there wasn’t even RSS (Really Simple Syndication.) Initially Photofocus was billed as an online photo magazine. Over the years it has morphed into a blog, several podcasts, social media channels, live photo walks, and online training videos. I never in my wildest dreams could have predicted we’d be as impactful as we are and that we would have an audience in nearly every country with Internet access in the world. When I sold Photofocus to my pal Rich … [Read more...] about Photofocus Turns 18 – We’re Finally Legal!
We've got a great speaker lineup for Thursday at Photo Plus Expo. In addition to our own Vanelli, Richard Harrington, and Levi Sim, we're honored to have Kristi Sherk, George Redhawk, Troy Plota,and Sascha Scheider joining us, and they're going to show you how to make photographs that'll make your work stand out from the crowd. Win A Camera! If you come to our booth, not only will get some terrific education free of charge, you'll also be able to enter our drawing for a brand new camera! And it happens to be a top-of-the-line mirrorless … [Read more...] about Live Speaker Schedule for Thursday at Photo Plus Expo
Just a reminder... We've got a few spots left for this week's New York Photowalk. Are you coming to Photo Plus Expo? (need a free ticket?) Are you in the greater New York area? Do you like an excuse to hangout with photographer's and have fun? Well it's time for a Photofocus Photo Walk! Free Photowalk in NYC Times Square A photowalk is a fun social event. Join other photographers and explore one of the most historic and photogenic spots in our country, Times Square. Photofocus authors Levi Sim, Vanelli, Rich Harrington, and … [Read more...] about A Few Spots Left for our NYC Photowalk!
There are literally thousands of photographers who run their business and display their photographic portfolio using the Wordpress platform. Not only is it an economical platform to use, but it is a relatively easy content management system to learn. And it is a system that works for the smallest of blogs to the most highly trafficked websites on the internet. In fact, Wordpress is the publishing platform we use to run the entire Photofocus site. And while WordPress performance is fairly fast with a new installation, as you add … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Photography Site