The first full week of 2020 found a lot going on on Photofocus. Our birthday celebration contest series continues as do articles packed with photo know-how.

What’s your favorite lens? Julie Powell touts the 50mm macro for her work. Chris Anson gives his color love to Capture One Pro 20 and Michèle Grenier shares how to have more confidence at your next shoot. Nate Torres weighs in on the no-more-visible-likes on Instagram. The team shares Playpod’s announcement of their new ball head. Bryan Esler goes through YouTube’s new upload interface.

Here’s hoping your new year is off to fun and satisfying start. Ours certainly has!

Why my 50mm macro is my favorite lens for still life and food photography - Why is my 50mm macro is my favorite lens for still life and food photography? This is something I get asked all the time. I shoot with a Sony a7 II, a7R III and a Sony 50mm macro lens. Working with fairly small sets and scenes, I love the flexibility the 50mm macro gives me. […]
Why I’m loving the new color editor in Capture One Pro 20 for my landscapes - So Capture One recently released Capture One Pro 20 (CO20) and it has a number of new features that I want to share with you in this and upcoming articles. In this article, I’m going to share with you a new feature of the Color Editor that I really enjoy using with my landscapes and […]
How to be more confident at your next photoshoot - Sometimes, being in charge of taking photos can be stressful. Here are my top five tips to help you be more confident at your next photoshoot! Know your subject Whether you’re going to capture cars, architecture, portraits, sports, food or [insert your subject here], do you know what you’re about to do? It’s kind of […]
A life without Instagram likes: How it will affect 2020 - So Instagram is going to be removing likes — what does that mean for your account? On July 17, 2019, Instagram tweeted saying, “We want your friends to focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get. You can still see your own likes by tapping on the list of […]
Platypod previews one-of-a-kind ball head - Platypod, maker of the world’s most compact mini tripods, has announced that its coming out with its first ever ball head. The Platyball is a new, revolutionary way to level. The product will be detailed Wednesday, January 15, 2020 on The Grid with Scott Kelby at 4 p.m. Following the show, a Kickstarter campaign will […]
How to post your video to YouTube - Recently, you may have noticed that YouTube changed its uploader. While some creatives are still seeing the old version, the new version offers a bit of simplicity, walking you through the steps to upload your video more effectively than before. If you’re still seeing the classic interface, click here for our instructions on how to […]

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