It was another busy, winter-filled week at Photofocus! This week, Bob Coates taught us how to expose to the right using the Histogram, while Bryan Esler looked into whether shutter count matters on mirrorless cameras. Andrew Ford talked about finding your niche when it comes to video, and Levi Sim walked us through sculpting a portrait. Finally, James Maher gave us some great tips for event photography.

Expose to the right with the Histogram - The image above was shot at ISO 3200 and over exposed by two stops. I showed the results of an exposure test and resulting noise here. This post is a follow-up going into more detail about using the Histogram. The Histogram is the ‘picture of light and shadow’ in chart form. Let’s take a look […]
Does shutter count matter on mirrorless cameras? - Mirrorless cameras are all the rage these days. While it started with Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji, Canon and Nikon finally joined the game in late 2018. But with its popularity, there is still some confusion about the bones of a mirrorless camera. Namely, whether or not things like shutter count actually matters on mirrorless […]
Finding your niche in video - (Editor’s Note: We welcome this guest post from Andrew Ford, an award-winning video producer with 20 years of experience. Based out of the Tampa Bay, FL area, he specializes in medical video production and has partnered with numerous surgeons from across the globe. Andrew’s other interests include digital marketing, traveling, cooking and learning.) I work […]
Portrait Tips: Sculpt a portrait - Making portraits for clients is like competing in the decathlon. You have to be able to shoot movement and groups and individuals and kids and products and available light and controlled light and no light and you have to be able to do it all over and over again. Make time to be an artist, […]
What are the most important event photography tips to know? - (Editor’s Note: We welcome this guest post from James Maher. James is a New York event photographer who captures business and corporate events and seminars along with family events.) Whether you are growing an event photography business or just enjoy capturing family functions, there are some important tips that can help you to get the […]

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