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Combining the Olympus 8mm fisheye with PhotoPills for a unique night view
The 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens is on loan to me from Olympus, and after using it just a bit, I’m...
Photographing safely during COVID-19: A night photographer’s perspective
A lot of my photographer friends have been stuck at home, not getting out as much to practice their photography....
Night photographer Ron Pinkerton: Made in the Mojave, part two
This is the second of a two-part interview with California-based night photographer Ron Pinkerton. Click here to read part one....
How to find the Milky Way
The short version Northern Hemisphere: Wait until "Milky Way season," about April through October. Get away from light. Look south....
Make a portrait with the Milky Way
You might be thinking, wha?!? How is this even possible? Well, with a little bit of Lightroom Classic and Photoshop...
Weekly Wrap-Up: November 24-30,2019
Happy Thanksgiving to all! We have a feast of great articles from the week on Photofocus. Leading off is Julie...
Enthusiast’s Guide: Image stacking for astrophotography
(Editor's note: Photofocus is proud to add Rocky Nook as a vibrant contributor for our readers. Rocky Nook is a...
Photographer of the Day: Don Komarechka
Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Don Komarechka Photo: “Crystal Cosmos” Sometimes fisheye lenses can just take a photograph to the next level....
Photographer of the Day: Nic Taylor
Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Nic Taylor Photo: “Plas Curig” I really like Nic's usage of putting a tree in the foreground...
Photographer of the Day: Michael Hoffman
Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Michael Hoffman Photo: “Night Light” Michael's photograph, taken at East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville, NJ, is a...
Photographer of the Day: Ken Lee
Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Ken Lee Photo: “Red Menace” Ken captures a one-of-a-kind astrophotography image here, taken from inside an old...
Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Tips For Shooting The Milky Way
Photographing the Milky Way is remarkable because what you see on your camera is magnitudes more intricate than what you...

How to find the Milky Way

The short version Northern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about April through October. Get away from light. Look south. Southern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about September through March. Get away from light. Look high up. Short and

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Make a portrait with the Milky Way

You might be thinking, wha?!? How is this even possible? Well, with a little bit of Lightroom Classic and Photoshop magic by blending two exposures, you can create a magazine-worthy portrait with the Milky Way. Serge Ramelli shows us how

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The weekly wrap-up from Photofocus for November 24-30,2019.

Weekly Wrap-Up: November 24-30,2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all! We have a feast of great articles from the week on Photofocus. Leading off is Julie Powell with her take on Xpozer prints, followed by a great review of two micro four-thirds wide-angle zooms from Bryan

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Photographer of the Day: Don Komarechka

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Don Komarechka Photo: “Crystal Cosmos” Sometimes fisheye lenses can just take a photograph to the next level. This is one of those cases. Don’s “Crystal Cosmos” is captured beautifully. Upon first glance, I thought he had shot

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Photographer of the Day: Nic Taylor

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Nic Taylor Photo: “Plas Curig” I really like Nic’s usage of putting a tree in the foreground of this shot. While the night sky is impressive, the lit tree is what really brings it all together, especially

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Photographer of the Day: Michael Hoffman

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Michael Hoffman Photo: “Night Light” Michael’s photograph, taken at East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville, NJ, is a beautifully composed image. With the lighthouse to the left lighting up the night sky, the stars are bright and airy.

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Photographer of the Day: Ken Lee

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Ken Lee Photo: “Red Menace” Ken captures a one-of-a-kind astrophotography image here, taken from inside an old military vehicle at a decommissioned World War II airfield. Ken’s technique of lighting the interior of the vehicle with a

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How to find the Milky Way

The short version Northern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about April through October. Get away from light. Look south. Southern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about September through March. Get away from light. Look high up. Short and

Read More

Make a portrait with the Milky Way

You might be thinking, wha?!? How is this even possible? Well, with a little bit of Lightroom Classic and Photoshop magic by blending two exposures, you can create a magazine-worthy portrait with the Milky Way. Serge Ramelli shows us how

Read More
The weekly wrap-up from Photofocus for November 24-30,2019.

Weekly Wrap-Up: November 24-30,2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all! We have a feast of great articles from the week on Photofocus. Leading off is Julie Powell with her take on Xpozer prints, followed by a great review of two micro four-thirds wide-angle zooms from Bryan

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Don Komarechka

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Don Komarechka Photo: “Crystal Cosmos” Sometimes fisheye lenses can just take a photograph to the next level. This is one of those cases. Don’s “Crystal Cosmos” is captured beautifully. Upon first glance, I thought he had shot

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Nic Taylor

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Nic Taylor Photo: “Plas Curig” I really like Nic’s usage of putting a tree in the foreground of this shot. While the night sky is impressive, the lit tree is what really brings it all together, especially

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Michael Hoffman

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Michael Hoffman Photo: “Night Light” Michael’s photograph, taken at East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville, NJ, is a beautifully composed image. With the lighthouse to the left lighting up the night sky, the stars are bright and airy.

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Ken Lee

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Ken Lee Photo: “Red Menace” Ken captures a one-of-a-kind astrophotography image here, taken from inside an old military vehicle at a decommissioned World War II airfield. Ken’s technique of lighting the interior of the vehicle with a

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Getting Started with Nightscapes

Winter is the perfect time to practice nighttime photography. I took advantage of the long nights during my Christmas holiday to make some photographs with a friend who hadn’t done nighttime work before, and the tips I shared with her

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Enter to win an Olympus camera and lens, plus much more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, Xpozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III camera with a 12-100mm f/4 PRO lens!