With summer winding down and the kids going back to school, the team at Photofocus brought some really unique articles this week to get your creativity juices flowing!

Guest author Nate Torres presented six tips to get you going with your portrait photography and then Dennis Dunbar kicked off Photoshop World by telling us how to keep those portraits looking real in Photoshop. Bryan Esler reviewed the budget-friendly Godox V1 flash and Julie Powell told us how attending workshops can help get your photographic mojo back. Finally, Vanelli brought a special edition of the InFocus Interview Show with Abe Curland from B&H, and Lauri Novak explained why photographing on Auto mode can be good … and bad. We hope your week was great!

Beware the blur: Keeping portraits looking real - (Editor’s note: This guest article is by professional retoucher Dennis Dunbar. He has been adding the Photoshop magic to images for movie posters and ad campaigns for over 28 years. He loves working on cool images with cool creatives. Learn more and see his work on his website, Facebook and Instagram.) As humans we’re keenly aware of what looks natural and […]
Godox V1 offers high speed and power in round flash head - For the past couple years, I’ve utilized the Nissin line of flashes — specifically the Di700A and i60A — for my on-camera flash photography. While these can also be used off-camera, as an event photographer my primary goal with flashes is to work the room, meaning I needed my speedlight directly on my camera in […]
workshop header Why attending a workshop can help get your photographic mojo back - The thing about being a creative is finding inspiration and a constant stream of it. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Have you ever found that you have fallen out of love with your camera? Or ever feel like you’ve lost your photographic mojo? It happens to all of us, at some point or […]
InFocus Interview Show, special edition: Learn to recognize opportunities with Abe Curland - Opportunities to increase our skills and knowledge are all around us, but sometimes we may not spot them. In this special video edition, I sat down with Abe Curland from B&H while at Photoshop World. He discussed how he recognized unique opportunities, and took advantage of them to increase his photographic skills. Topics include photographing […]
Six portrait photography tips for beginners - If you're thinking about getting into portrait photography, then you've made a wise choice. Capturing people's portraits requires some technical skill coupled with an artistic touch.
dancer using auto settings Photographing on Auto: The good and the bad - We probably all do it at some point — we become lazy, we’re shooting something we don’t really care about, we’re just creating snapshots or for whatever reason, we turn the dial to Auto. It has its place I do believe that there are times and places for shooting on Auto. When we are learning […]