Photofocus articles that caught my eye this week are one from Julie Powel on a D.I.Y. backlight setup, a first look at the new 61MP Sony camera by Bryan Esler, retouching photos with a vertical monitor with Erin Holmstead, a close look at our redesign by the man who did it, Bryan Esler and last but not least I answer a question about the cover of a magazine published 50 years ago. Cheers!

Sony introduces 61-megapixel a7R IV camera - This morning, Sony introduced its latest camera, the a7R IV. Packing a 35mm full-frame 61-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor, the camera features 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivities, 10fps high-speed continuous shooting and Real-time Eye AF for movie recordings. The camera, which succeeds Sony’s popular a7R III, is the company’s highest resolution full-frame […]
I edit vertically, don’t you? - You heard me, right folks, I edit on a vertical screen and yes it’s as crazy as it sounds. However, for a portrait photographer like myself, it has been a game-changer. I generally take most of my images vertically, so it only made sense that I start editing vertically. Here’s why it’s really enhanced my […]
Inside the Photofocus redesign: Articles and comments - As we continue to make improvements to the new Photofocus.com, I wanted to draw your attention to a few different features. This comes after a tedious five-month process where we worked to determine how to make finding your favorite stories easier, and have them appear more visually, than ever before. If you missed our first […]
Time magazine and the moon. Photo illustration by Kevin Ames for Photofocus Why was a painting of the moon landing on the cover of Time? - Fifty years ago, today, July 20, 1969, the whole world paused to watch a really fuzzy video in black and white of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the surface of the moon. That week the July 25, 1969 issue of Time magazine arrived in my mom’s mailbox in Boise, Idaho. The cover said “Man on the […]
Creating a DIY lightbox - Why try this fun afternoon project, you just need a sheet of white acrylic (mine is 900mm x 600mm) but it does not need to be that big. In some parts of the world, it is referred to as Plexiglass or Perspex, but they are mostly brand names. I set the acrylic sheet up by […]