From all of us at Photofocus, we wish you and your families a safe and healthy Thanksgiving! In preparing for your feast later today, here are a few articles that might help you capture the moment:

A Low-Key Thanksgiving: Focus on the Details - For the past several years, our Thanksgivings have been pretty low-key as a family. We sleep in, watch football and eat turkey. Needless to say, there’s not much activity…unless you’re in the kitchen. And while we’ve all seen tons of cooked turkey photos, I challenge you this Thanksgiving to go beyond the “arm’s length” typical […]
Creative lighting for your pumpkins - Whether you are photographing pumpkins for fall, Halloween or even Thanksgiving, it’s easy to get creative with lighting for your pumpkins. Halloween spooky Want something a little dark and dramatic, possibly even spooky try a beauty dish on the lowest setting, but at least 5-6 feet away (2 meters). This creates deep shadows and soft […]
Portrait Tips: How to ruin Thanksgiving in three easy steps! - Thanksgiving is next week in the U.S., and it’s one of the biggest, most-celebrated holidays of the year. Family and friends gather from all around the world to express their gratitude for all the good in their lives. It’s also your best opportunity each year to make iconic pictures of food and people gathered together […]
Portrait Tips: Make a Thanksgiving time-lapse - Murphy’s Law has a special addendum just for photographers: “Anything interesting that can happen will happen — as soon as you put your camera down.” It’s the fear of this that keeps us clicking away constantly. It keeps us from being present and experiencing moments with the people we are trying to photograph. And we’re […]
Three easy ideas for family photos this fall - As the leaves change and the kids get excited for Halloween, fall is a beautiful time for family photos. The colors will keep you warm all winter! Use the intervalometer on your camera for leafy shots An intervalometer trips the shutter on repeat (e.g. once every two seconds), and this is a fun method to […]
The best things about photographing in the fall - Everyone has a love-hate relationship with photography in fall. Some say their photos look muddy and not so flattering. Luckily, there is a way around it! There is always potential inside every shot you take. Many photos can be amped up through different methods to capture their full beauty. Fall is one of the seasons […]

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