The Weekly Wrap-Up is a compendium of some of the articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we explored new gear, showed you a few different lighting techniques, talked about exhibiting and showcased Olympus’ flagship camera. We also gave you some great Cyber Monday deals. Still looking for some savings and ideas? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide!

Gear Review: Peak Design 45L Travel Backpack - Peak Design has done it again: The company has broken Kickstarter with its new product. I think these people get together and say, “What can we
How to get colored light without using gels, part one - Lately, I feel like gels have become all the rage in the photography world and I am loving it. I was recently teaching at my
Introduction to exhibiting: Locations - Editor’s Note: We welcome Angie McMonigal to Photofocus. Angie is an award-winning fine art and commercial architecture photographer based in Chicago. She brings a detailed, thoughtful
Timing the power — how to photograph Olympic Weightlifting - I just got back from an amazing Olympic Weightlifting (O-lift) meet. Many athletes were competing to qualify for the upcoming nationals. Needless to say, it’s been
Removing harsh shadows using natural light - Removing harsh, ugly shadows from what would be a beautiful portrait is relativity easy. You find a shaded area, set your camera to a low aperture of f/2.8, diffuser the light, and then let Mother Nature’s light do the rest. It really is that easy. Here are the steps in more detail on how to remove harsh shadows using natural light.
Photographing events with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II - This is the first article in a four-part series discussing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. In future articles, I’ll discuss using the camera for