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How to photograph a silhouette
Death Valley, Badwater Basin and a chapel on a hill
Practice wildlife photography by heading to the zoo
Photofocus Road Trip: The golden deserts of California
Focus on your subject by using layers
Photofocus Road Trip: Exploring the wonders of New Mexico
Three tips to create more bokeh in your photos
Photofocus Road Trip: The Chicago Riverwalk
Night photography problems: My photo looks great in-camera, but dark on my computer
Photofocus Road Trip: Exploring Winton Wetlands
No fireworks to photograph this Fourth of July?
Light painting 101: Five steps to light painting an Old West gas station

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Focus on your subject by using layers

There are many ways that we, as photographers, bring focus to the subjects of our photos. We use light and shadow, composition and focal points. One of my favorite ways of bringing focus to my subjects that isn’t one of

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Photofocus Road Trip: The Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago’s Riverwalk is an amazing place to spend some time. One day is likely not enough for this beautiful 1.25 mile-long path along the Chicago River. The whole area has many features perfect for photography. This particular Photofocus Road Trip

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Photofocus Road Trip: Exploring Winton Wetlands

In Northeastern Victoria lies the Winton Wetlands (and nearby Green Swamp), a once-thriving 8,000 has grass wetlands surrounded by farmlands with a long history of sheep and cattle grazing. In 1971 the farmers were forcibly displaced, then the area was

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Create one-of-a-kind flower firework photos

When you are looking to create something different when capturing fireworks, try your hand at making firework flower images. My friend Heidi Mixon shared this primer on getting started in this creative capture method. I haven’t had a chance to

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Seven ideas to get solid fireworks photos

When celebrations push exploding colored lighting into the heavens it’s time to break out a camera. Fireworks photography is a blast! Grab your tripod A sturdy tripod on a sturdy surface is important to solid fireworks images. I once set

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Why deleting images in-camera is a bad idea

Stop! Don’t delete that image in camera! I’ve witnessed this many times while out taking photographs with people. They quickly click through images using the screen on their camera and start deleting away. It makes me cringe and I almost

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Sony announces new ZV-E10 for bloggers and video creators

Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the first Alpha series interchangeable lens vlog camera, the new ZV-E10. Designed from the ground up for vlogging and vloggers, the new camera combines Sony’s advanced imaging technology with extensive usability and a custom-built feature

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Get beautiful bokeh in seconds with this new LuminarAI update

Today, Skylum released LuminarAI Update 4, which delivers the much-anticipated Portrait BokehAI along with other, useful, free features to help visual storytellers unlock their creativity. It’s available now as a free update for current LuminarAI customers. Complete control of focus

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Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN C (L mount): A brilliant oddity of a lens

Sigma’s small, well-built I series contemporary lenses certainly raised a few eyebrows when they were released, especially the odd 65mm f2 DG DN. This fast prime lens finds itself sitting between two of the most popular focal lengths (50mm and 85mm) and nobody knew quite what to make of it. We’ve been hard at work figuring it out.

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