Welcome to the week that was on Photofocus! This time, Bryan Esler explained why two Drobos are better than one, Mike Hagen discussed dissonance (whatever that is) in outdoor photography, Julie Powell showed how to make condensation on glassware for still life photos, I interviewed Skylum Chief Technology Officer Dima Sytnik on why he replaces skies in his photos and Bryan finished with a “not-to-worry”piece on Square Studio. We had a great week. Hope you did too!

Creating redundancy with two Drobos - As someone who’s had a Drobo for the past several years — first with a four-bay version and more recently a 5D3 — I was intrigued when I was offered the opportunity to receive a Drobo 5C for review. The 5D3 has served me well, with zero problems. It’s fast, and I love that it’s […]
Creating visual dissonance in outdoor and travel photography - One of my favorite things to do in photography is finding patterns. Like most people, I am drawn to patterns, textures and repetition. As fascinating as patterns and textures can be on their own, photographs of these elements are invariably improved when a pattern or texture is interrupted by something unexpected. Visual dissonance I commonly […]
Creating condensation on glasses, bottles and cans - Don’t you just love a frosty glass of something cool and refreshing on a hot day? Nothing looks quite as cool and refreshing as an ice cold glass with that wonderful condensation running down the side. Sure there are lots of ways to artificially create this quickly, but for my money, I love working with […]
Skylum CTO Dima Sytnik on replacing skies - “The point to our software is to make a much more powerful and unique editing experience. To make awesome results much easier and to bring the results that people before were not even able to expect.” – Dima Sytnik Dima Sytnik is one of the founders of Skylum (previously known as MacPhun) and its Chief […]
Why Square Photo Studio won’t hurt professional photographers - You may have heard earlier this week that payment platform Square is getting into the photography business. More importantly, it has launched a service called Square Photo Studio, to help small businesses have professional-looking photographs on their commerce websites. Square Photo Studio uses robotic cameras to take photographs at various angles. Pictures are available in […]