This week on Photofocus, Chris Anson talked about sculpting light with Capture One while Bryan Esler talked with Olympus about their recent rumors. Levi Sim gave us tips on what NOT to do on Thanksgiving, and Michael Kubeisy showed us a behind-the-scenes look at using Lume Cubes on a Hollywood set. Finally, Julie Powell walked us through how to make quick and easy portraits with the new AI portrait tools in Luminar 4.

We hope you had a great week making pictures!

Sculpting light and color in landscapes, part one - While Capture One Pro 12 has my favorite RAW processing engine of all the editors that I’ve used, it also has a powerful set of masking tools. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how I use masking in Capture One to sculpt and enhance the light in my landscape photographs. Though […]
Olympus addresses rumors of sale - Earlier this week, Bloomberg posted an article in which they interviewed Olympus’ CEO, Yasuo Takeuchi. It was implied in the article — without a quote from Takeuchi — that Olympus was not opposed to selling its Imaging division. While I covered these rumors when they first came to surface last week, I included a statement […]
Portrait Tips: How to ruin Thanksgiving in three easy steps! - Thanksgiving is next week in the U.S., and it’s one of the biggest, most-celebrated holidays of the year. Family and friends gather from all around the world to express their gratitude for all the good in their lives. It’s also your best opportunity each year to make iconic pictures of food and people gathered together […]
I have eyes on you, with Lume Cube - When photographing surveillance, I kind of feel like a sniper. You have someone in your sight — they have no clue — and then you gently squeeze the shutter. Bang — you shot them. Well, kind of, with a camera of course. My name is Mike Kubeisy, and I’m a Hollywood still photographer. I’m taking […]
Quick and easy portraits in Luminar 4 - As someone who works on a lot of creative portraits, I was fairly keen to try out the new Luminar 4. I had been asked to review this program, which was just released earlier this week. Last week I wrote a first look at Luminar 4, talking about the tools and what some of them […]

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