Did you miss our cool hangout and fixing your holiday and vacation photos? This Google hangout will help you catch up on your photo backlog. We also tackled a bunch of questions on archive and backup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nasdb4eaq3Q This webinar will help you get your holiday and vacation photos looking great. you'll learn how to. Backup images to multiple hard drives Set up an organized folder structure to make it easy to find things Take advantage of cloud-based backup for those precious moments Quickly fix your images using … [Read more...] about Instant Replay: Fixing (and Organizing) Holiday and Vacation Photos
It's that time of the week.... survey time. We like to know you, our readers better so we can create educational content that helps you out. This week's question is about Adobe apps. … [Read more...] about Adobe Editing Survey
Anyone who uses Instagram as a social media outlet for sharing personal images, as well as maintaining and building an audience for their business, knows that switching accounts can be a royal pain. The idea of swapping all the time was annoying enough for me to never create a second account and for a while, I used my personal account for everything. I don't mind my followers having a peek into my private life, but after a while I felt my personal life was overwhelming the select images I chose to share from my business. I was so close to … [Read more...] about Instagram Launches Multiple Account Management
This is a reminder, that we have a very unique webinar this Wednesday. We're going to focus on how to organize your images, as well as show you how to tackle a whole range of problems that effect travel photos and family photos. This webinar is perfect for photographers of all levels. We'll be sure to show a wealth of things that help you speed up your workflow and keep your images safe. Joining us is storage expert Mark Fuccio as well! Okay... you made it through the holiday season... chances are you have a ton of photos that you've … [Read more...] about Attend Our Latest Webinar to Learn Some Photo Secrets on Organization and Speed
We've been hard at work and have a brand new book for you (and it's totally free until February 14, 2016). Are you tired of spending too much time looking for your photos? Have you over lost track of some of your photos and felt totally stressed out? While Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a great tool to develop your photos, it also serves another important purpose keeping your images organized. But how you go about this process is pretty complex. The new book is called Get Organized in Lightroom. In its 212 pages you'll find practical advice … [Read more...] about Our New Lightroom Book Is Here – And Free Until February 14
We'd like to know how open you are to using different types of gear. Are you a believer in an all-in one lens or do you switch out for specialty situations. Please let us know why you do or do not shoot with other lenses in the comments. We're working on new tutorials about different styles of shooting. … [Read more...] about How Many Lenses Do You Own?
That's right, Photofocus has a newsletter! If you'd like to stay in the loop and get monthly updates on our most popular and trending articles, then use the link below to sign up: Want to get an idea of what to expect when we email you? Click here to view an example of one of our recent emails. In coming months we'll have exclusive newsletter-first stories and special offers for the newsletter readers. … [Read more...] about Sign Up to Receive Our Free Newsletter!
As the publisher of Photofocus I just wanted to say a few thank you's on this day of Thanksgiving. Thank you to our readers and listeners. We also try to put you first and bring you inspiration and education every day. The task of memory protector (aka photographer) can be a tough one and we want you to succeed. Thanks to our great team. There are 25 of us who work hard to bring Photofocus to life. The generosity of these talented folks benefits us all and I appreciate deeply how much they share. Thanks to our partners. Thanks for the … [Read more...] about Thank You
You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). Be sure to tune in: Monday, November 2, 2:00 PM3:30 PM ET | 11:0012:30 PT RSVP here and it'll show your local time. One of the most important choices you can make when creating your HDR photograph is how to use all of the exposure information. This is where Tone Mapping and Exposure … [Read more...] about HDR Hangout: Choosing Between Tone Mapping or Exposure Fusion
At Photofocus, we love shining the spotlight on new and upcoming talent. We believe that great photography exists around the world and that everyone deserves a shot and having their work seen. Many of you already participate in our online photo sharing communities. flickr 500px Google+ Now, we're picking some of the best photos and moving them to the front page. The team at Photofocus is handpicking the best images and spotlighting them for the world to see. We'd like you to become the next featured Photographer of the Day. Who picks … [Read more...] about Photofocus Puts the Spotlight On You
Photofocus is approaching its 17 year anniversary. During most of that time, youve known us primarily as an online resource. But were upping our game. Were going to be making more inroads into the community through live events such as photo walks and workshops. In conjunction with Perfectly Clear, were going to be holding photo walks in the cities that appear below. The photo walks are free and there are great prizes like free Perfectly Clear plugins, free KelbyOne Road Show tickets and free Platypod Pros to give away. Were going to provide … [Read more...] about Join Photofocus On Our National Photo Walk Tour
We're super excited to introduce you to one of our latest partners. Perfectly Clear is a great plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom that brings powerful, but easy to use image corrections. The software started in the traditional printing labs (and is used on more than 30 million prints every day). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbXe0H544do Thanks to Perfectly Clear (and our other partners), we're able to bring you free photography education every day. We'll also be announcing new photo walks and a camera contest very soon. Why don't you give … [Read more...] about Welcome Perfectly Clear to Photofocus
This week's podcast catches up with two very different photographers. First up we catch up with portrait and headshot photographer Peter Hurley about his methods and approach. Then we talk with astronaut and photographer Reid Wiseman about making pictures from outer space. Get the show here or get it on iTunes Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. Peter Hurley Peter Hurley is a New York photographer who found his way behind a camera after starting his career in front of one as a model and actor. He first picked up a camera … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast June 15, 2015 — Peter Hurley & Astronaut Reid Wiseman
We'd like to know our readers a bit better. Please let us know which camera brand you plan to buy next. We don't want to know what you're shooting with now, but what camera you plan to add to your collection next. This will help our writers choose which stories to write about. … [Read more...] about Question of the Week — Which Brand Camera Will You Buy Next?
Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). A crooked photo can be downright distracting (unless you really wanted it that way of course). Fortunately Lightroom makes it easy to fix an unbalanced ball head. But what happens if you need to rotate the image or even flip it? Not a problem these are all easy fixes. Straightening a Crooked Photo There are three ways to easily straighten a photo when using the Crop Overlay tool. Move the pointer to just outside a corner crop handle. … [Read more...] about Straighten, Rotate, or Flip A Photo in Lightroom
We're hard at work on tutorials and product reviews, but we'd like to better understand what gear you think you'll buy in the new year. Please share what gear you're most interested in learning about or have already decided to buy. Comments are welcome too. You can vote for as many items as you plan to pick up. … [Read more...] about Your Vote Counts: 2015 Gear Upgrades
Note: We've got two hangouts this week Lightroom is today and Business tomorrow. Don't miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Thursday, December 18, 2014. Its absolutely free to attend thanks to Adobe, SongFreedom and Drobo. It starts at 4PM Eastern/1PM Pacific. NOTE: We will be giving away a copy of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan to one viewer during the event. You must be watching live. Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers Mind Your Own Business. This event is produced in partnership with Skip … [Read more...] about Mind Your Own Business: New Year’s Resolutions for Successful Photographers
It's time for another Photofocus survey. We'd like to know which company's plugins you love the most. We're working up a bunch of new tutorials and we'd like to know who's your favorite. You can only pick one from the list (hard we know). If we didn't list yours, you can write in the results. … [Read more...] about Who Makes Your Favorite Plugin?
We'd like to get to know our readership a bit better. Please choose the category that best describes your relationship to photography (you can only pick one). Your answers will help us better target new articles. … [Read more...] about SURVEY: What Kind of Photographer Are You?
We're getting ready to build some new tutorials on slideshows... we want to know which tools you'd like to learn about (vote for as many as you'd like). … [Read more...] about Slideshows Survey
The Photofocus team just got back from a great Photoshop World (including a reader breakfast with a bunch of you). It was awesome to get feedback on the site and to hear from so many of you about what youd like to see on our site. If you need to connect, you'll find many of the links in the upper right corner of the website. We wanted to make sure you new how to connect with us (and offer feedback). Were going to be rolling out several exciting enhancements to the site in the coming months and wed love to keep you involved in the … [Read more...] about Come On Get Social with Photofocus
Going to Photoshop World or live near Las Vegas? Join us for an event just for Photofocus.com readers. Get to know our team and provide feedback on our website, podcasts, and hangouts. We look forward to meeting you at Photoshop World. Date & Time: September 5th, 2014, 8am Location: Bayside Buffet @ Mandalay Bay Hotel Hosted By: Rich Harrington & Melissa Niu RSVP Here to Reserve a Spot. … [Read more...] about Photofocus.com Reader Breakfast in Las Vegas at Photoshop World
A photo hiding on your hard drive is no place for a photo at all! Unfortunately if you're anything like me, most of the images we take never see the light of day. This is where a social media can come in really handy. Not only do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ give you access to people of similar interests all over the world, they also give you a platform to share your own photos on! Not too long ago Twitter updated the design of their web profiles. This moved the focus from strictly 140 character tweets and links, to something we … [Read more...] about Pimp Your New Twitter Profile!
Editor's Note: The cheapest rate for Photoshop World ends August 5. Click here to save $150 off the full price. We'll be holding a get together for Photofocus readers. Photoshop World Conference will mark it's 30th event this September in Las Vegas. I've gone to every event except one. I found myself reminiscing on my first conference when I heard Photofocus was giving away 10 tickets to the event. I quickly listed several reasons why you should attend, then I decided to make it entertaining. I wrote a self-reflecting story on my Photoshop … [Read more...] about Photoshop World turns 30: Why should you attend this year?
Had your eye on a certain piece of glass for a while? Then take advantage of our partner's best discount of the summer. For one week only, save 25% on any one item rented. Rent your favorite gear at LensRentals.com and be sure to use the promo code: 5DAYSALE To qualify: Order must be placed by 11:59 PM CT on June 16th, 2014. Order must have an arrival date of June 16th June 20th, 2014. Applies to the item with the highest rental fee on a single order Not combinable with other promotions One use per customer … [Read more...] about Save 25% at LensRentals.com This Week
Some artists are born with a beautiful artistic eye, and others are very knowledgeable in the techniques of photography. This particular photographer possesses both characteristics and we are more than thrilled to have Greg Sims a regular author and contributor on Photofocus. Greg Sims was born and raised in the dynamic beach culture of Southern California. From an early age, Sims was heavily influenced visually by Hollywood cinema, beach life and the incredible visual carnival of So.Cal. Once considering himself a photographic purist Sims … [Read more...] about Meet Photofocus Contributor: Greg Sims
Kevin Ames is a commercial photographer immersed in creativity. He shoots fashion, intimate portraits, executive portraits, high-end interiors and works extensively in the arena of digital retouching. And now, we're proud to have him a part of the Authors & Experts team here at Photofocus. Kevin's photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and on the covers of Professional Photographer, Photoshop User, Jezebel and Atlanta Sports and Fitness magazines. He works for corporate clients including AT & T, Carter's, … [Read more...] about Meet Photofocus Contributor: Kevin Ames
This week's podcast interviews photographer Lindsay Adler who talks about her new studio and getting started in the world of fashion photography. Rich also gives you a quick update on the new photo options from Apple for Mac, Windows, and iOS We then check in with Chase Reynolds about two hot new pieces of gear. Get the show here or get it on iTunes Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. Lindsay Adler Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York City. Her editorial work has appeared in numerous … [Read more...] about Lindsay Adler, Apple News & Hot Gear | Photofocus Podcast 6/5/14
If you want to learn more about Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography don't miss Photoshop World September 3-5, 2014 in Las Vegas. Want the best price? Then you need to act now. We've partnered with KelbyOne (the producers) to get you a fantastic deal. Get 3 full days of training for only $475. That's $224 off the regular price for the event (but you must register on or before June 2, 2014). Click here to register and be sure to use our special code PSWFOCUS414. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQb7ar5Ow38 The Deadline to Get the Best Price … [Read more...] about Photoshop World Deal — Only $475 (Register By 6/2/2014)
I'm a big fan of Photoshop World (this will be number 21 for me in fact). I always find classes I love and new things to learn at the event. We've partnered with KelbyOne (the producers) to get you a fantastic price. Get 3 full days of training for only $475. That's $224 off the regular price for the event (but you must register on or before June 2, 2014). Click here to register and be sure to use our special code PSWFOCUS414. A little more about the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXzfVxsOa_I Learn from top instructors Get more … [Read more...] about How to Save More than $200 on Photoshop World