This week, Andrew Ford kicked things off, showing us how to create an Animated GIF in Photoshop. Then, Jemma Pollari gave some tricks on how to get clients to smile.

Bryan Esler talked about intent during chaos in communities and James Maher showed how to make street photography more intimate. Finally, Julie Powell talked about the importance of calibrating monitors.

Ways to make Animated GIFs in Photoshop - Making Animated GIFs is useful for a variety of digital marketing reasons. It’s also just some good ol’ fashioned fun! Photoshop makes it easy. In the video below, I’ll show you how to make GIFs from three different starting points — from standard Photoshop layers, a video imported as frames converted to layers and using […]
Say cheese: Tricks for photographing clients who hate their smile - (Editor’s Note: We welcome Jemma Pollari to Photofocus. Jemma is a photographer on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, where she photographs in between mothering her two little boys, writing, teaching and designing. She delivers free weekly photo prompts on her blog the Promptographer Photo Prompt Guide.) “I hate how I look when I smile!” It’s not an […]
How will you choose to capture chaos in your community? - Over the weekend, I put up an article on tips about how to stay safe while photographing protests. Little did I know that just a few hours later, my hometown of Grand Rapids would experience a major protest followed by violent riots throughout our downtown area. I chose to not go down for the protest, […]
Intimate Street Photography How to make your street photography more intimate and unique - Street photography may seem simple on the surface, but it is actually a very complex and nuanced form of photography. Despite what some may think, the genre goes much further than just photographs of people in public. It is an art form that combines one’s personal vision with hints of documentary photography, storytelling and flat […]
What you see is what you get, and it begins with a calibrated monitor - What you see is what you get, and it begins with a calibrated monitor. I recently found out just that when I was given a SpyderX Pro to try out. I had never calibrated a monitor before, even though as a photographer I know I should have. I work predominantly with digital images and I […]

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