This week on Photofocus, Erin Holmstead gave us some tips on how to get started with light painting, while Julie Powell gave us some great ideas on creative Halloween photoshoots! Vanelli walked us through the new Luminar 4 interface, while Bryan Esler gave us his in-depth review of the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. Kevin Ames capped off the week with a one-on-one interview with Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko.

Getting started with light painting - So what is light painting? It’s a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light source. This ends up creating cool laser-like effects in your image. It is fun, cool and actually pretty easy to setup. To get started you only need three things: A DSLR, something to keep your […]
Looking for ideas for Halloween-themed photoshoots? - Are you looking for some fun ideas to photograph some spooky Halloween themed shoots? Why not grab some friends — and I do mean a few. This can be thrown together quite quickly if you’re organized enough. You would be amazed at what you can create with a little thinking outside the box. Where to […]
Luminar gets a new, clutter-free, sleek UI - By now you have seen and heard the hype about the new features added to Luminar 4 — with most new features using the power of artificial intelligence. Skies are replaced with a single click, portraits receive a quick makeover as eyes are enhanced, blemishes removed and skin retouched just by moving a few sliders. […]
Olympus packs pro features into lightweight E-M5 Mark III - Early this morning, Olympus officially announced details of its upcoming OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera — the third iteration of their mid-range mirrorless micro four-thirds camera. The feature list is impressive and includes many of the specs currently seen on the E-M1 Mark II camera. If you haven’t already read our announcement piece on it, […]
Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko discusses editing photos - Artificial intelligence is part of our everyday lives and is becoming part of photography as well. I had a conversation recently with Alex Tsepko, the CEO of Skylum, to hear his thoughts on AI and how it works in photography. The problem: Immense quantities of photos Kevin Ames: What do you see as the greatest […]

It was a great and fun-filled week at Photofocus. We can’t wait to show you everything we see next week at PhotoPlus! Stay tuned, and don’t forget to enter our 21st Birthday Celebration!