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Short and Sweet Shooting Tip #4 – Capture the Peak of Action
Say “No” to Artifacting
Sammon’s Short and Sweet Shooting Tip #3 Capture The Action
Sammon’s Short and Sweet Shooting Tip #2 – Levels of Learning
Sammon’s Short and Sweet Shooting Tip #1
“Shoot in the Shade”
This vs. This
Look for Pictures Within A Picture
“Tips for Panning Photography”
Photography: Escape From Reality
A Crash Course in Glamour Photography
Learning From History

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Sammon’s Short and Sweet Shooting Tip #1

Image and Post by Keep Both Eyes Open Heres #1 in a series of quick tips that Im starting here on PhotoFocus. When photographing wildlife and sports action, keep both eyes open. That way, you’ll see what might enter your

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“Shoot in the Shade”

If you are new to photography and want to photograph people in an outdoor setting you might be under the impression that more light is going to make a better image and you may be tempted to shoot your photos

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This vs. This

Image and Post by Recently, I got a call from a well-known photographer who said, I don’t feel like a photographer any more. I spend all my time tweeting, blogging, on Facebook, etc. Im just a marketer. I almost said,

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Look for Pictures Within A Picture

Image and Post by Rick Sammon Heres a fun and creative exercise: Look for pictures within a picture. I took the top picture of my son, Marco, at the Goodfellas diner in Queens, NY. Yes, he is trying to look

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“Tips for Panning Photography”

Panning is a photography technique that “freezes” a moving subject while adding motion blur to the background, giving the viewer a distinct sense of movement in the image. Here are some tips on creating great panning shots: 1. Use a

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Photography: Escape From Reality

Image and Post by The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore Although I think Escape From Reality would be a great name for a movie, this post is not about movies although movies do

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A Crash Course in Glamour Photography

A Crash Course in Glamour Photograph Guest Post & Photo by What do I need? How much will it cost? Why are models so expensive? Do girls hate me? Those are just a few of the questions I have been

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Learning From History

Image and Post by How many times have you worked/played hard in Photoshop only to forget the steps you took to create a great image? Well, with Photoshop’s History Log, you don’t have to remember what you did. The History

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I Couldn’t Bear It Any Longer

Image and Post by Scott’s way-cool bear photo a few posts back reminded me of this series of pictures. I could not bear it any longer, and had to share them with you. The pictures illustrates, from left to right:

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It’s Not Easy Having Fun

Image and Post by At a recent seminar, a woman asked my advice: “I am going on a trip and I am trying to decide on what photo gear to bring. What’s your advice?” I suggested that she bring all

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Good Enough for Ansel? Good Enough For You!

Image and Post by When you see an interesting subject, you need to visualize how the subject will look from several different shooting positions and then pick the best vantage point. As you can see in the bottom image (poor

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On Nature: Saving the butterfly

Many times, I’ve written as a wildlife photographer you have to be a passionate observer of the natural world. That we do our best not to interfere. This is nature, we are there to document, capture moments, and tell stories.

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What makes a good composite, with Joel Grimes

I had a chance to touch base with commercial photographer and educator Joel Grimes about what makes a good composite. Joel shares three tips — how to sell the fake, extraction tips and where to find background images. These tips

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Photographer of the Week: September 9-13, 2019

Every weekday, Photofocus curators share a great photograph taken by one of our readers. Every month we highlight photographs in the genres of architecture, portrait, outdoor, street and a flex category that changes each month. In September, we are getting

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Sunday Comics: Passing a bar…

Humor comes as a joke and sometimes as ironic advice. Today’s humor was found on a sign outside of a bar… Sunday Comics opening photo is by Joe Ciciarelli on Unsplash

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On Photography: Man Ray, 1890-1976

“Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.” –Man Ray Paint to camera Man Ray

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Weekly Wrap-Up: September 8-14, 2019

This week at Photofocus brought us a few gear-centric articles, a Lightroom Classic tutorial and some huge news from Photofocus! Serge Ramelli started off the week by showing us best practices for editing in Lightroom Classic, while Chris Anson discussed

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Techniques for panning

In this video, Natalie Fobes explains the most effective techniques for panning in motion-centric photographs. For more LinkedIn Learning videos about photography, click here. There are times that you want to stop action and yet still convey motion, so the

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Photographer of the Day: Joe

Category: Fall Photographer: Joe Photo: “First Signs of Fall” Sometimes a minimalist, subdued image can have a powerful impact. Joe’s capture of a leaf floating in the water is just that — a capture that can make your mind wander.

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