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How to get started with film photography: A checklist for beginners
In my recent years of shooting film for my personal projects, people are asking me more about the "how" than...
How I got the photo: Spooky Spahn Ranch Zodiac Car
You are looking at a night photo of what is rumored to be the infamous Corvair Driven by Bruce Davis....
Professional models give posing tips for great self-portraits
If you're among the portrait photographers who have been stuck with shooting self-portraits, there's a big chance that you're frustrated....
How I got the photo: Preying mantis macro image
A beautiful morning dawned with sun shining. I filled the watering can to add moisture to my chocolate mint plants....
How I got the photo: Rag doll atop a tricycle in a ghost town
Sometimes, spooky, creepy Halloween-type photos walk up to you with a demonic smile and say, "Hey, I've got it half...
Kids on Pics, episode 3: Rule of thirds
This lesson is more so about composition. Composition is a big word for kids. I like to explain the rule...
How I got the photo: Spooky ghost on a swing set
My friend has six acres of property pressed up against Topanga State Park in California. I visited there in September,...
How to add bottom catchlights
A catchlight is a specular highlight in your subject’s eyes. This spark will help you to draw your viewer’s attention...
Having trouble updating your Wacom tablet’s firmware on your Mac?
Over the weekend, I was presented with a firmware update message for my Wacom Intuos Pro Medium tablet (B&H |...
Kids on Pics, episode 2: How to take a selfie
I am a self-portrait photographer, meaning my kids are constantly seeing me take creative fun images of myself. Whether I'm...
The art of landscape panning
(Editor’s Note: We welcome Sara Kempner to Photofocus. Sara is an outdoor photographer specializing in fine art landscapes, lifestyle and...
Create amazing astro photos with Olympus Starry Sky AF and Live Composite
Night photography has challenges. When you add sky, challenges multiply. Have you ever gotten back from a Milky Way shoot...

Kids on Pics, episode 3: Rule of thirds

This lesson is more so about composition. Composition is a big word for kids. I like to explain the rule of thirds to my kids as the place they position things in their photos. Sometimes it is not best to

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How to add bottom catchlights

A catchlight is a specular highlight in your subject’s eyes. This spark will help you to draw your viewer’s attention to your subject’s eyes, making them full of life. A top catchlight is caused by the main light source or

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Kids on Pics, episode 2: How to take a selfie

I am a self-portrait photographer, meaning my kids are constantly seeing me take creative fun images of myself. Whether I’m splattered in blacklight paint or rocking a crazy makeup look, my kids see it all. Mostly because I am shooting

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The art of landscape panning

(Editor’s Note: We welcome Sara Kempner to Photofocus. Sara is an outdoor photographer specializing in fine art landscapes, lifestyle and sport and recreation imagery. She is based out of the Comox Valley, BC, Canada. When not taking photos you can

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Kids on Pics, episode 3: Rule of thirds

This lesson is more so about composition. Composition is a big word for kids. I like to explain the rule of thirds to my kids as the place they position things in their photos. Sometimes it is not best to

Read More

How to add bottom catchlights

A catchlight is a specular highlight in your subject’s eyes. This spark will help you to draw your viewer’s attention to your subject’s eyes, making them full of life. A top catchlight is caused by the main light source or

Read More

Kids on Pics, episode 2: How to take a selfie

I am a self-portrait photographer, meaning my kids are constantly seeing me take creative fun images of myself. Whether I’m splattered in blacklight paint or rocking a crazy makeup look, my kids see it all. Mostly because I am shooting

Read More

The art of landscape panning

(Editor’s Note: We welcome Sara Kempner to Photofocus. Sara is an outdoor photographer specializing in fine art landscapes, lifestyle and sport and recreation imagery. She is based out of the Comox Valley, BC, Canada. When not taking photos you can

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How to find the Milky Way

The short version Northern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about April through October. Get away from light. Look south. Southern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about September through March. Get away from light. Look high up. Short and

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