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Portrait Tips: Pretty leaves don’t make a good portrait
This is a wonderful time of year. It's like the trees are throwing a big party for having survived another...
Portrait Tips: Instant variety with PortaScreen
If your clients are like mine, they usually don't know what they need or want. They need a headshot, and...
Close-up liberation: How to maximize your macro setup
Photography is fun. Toys are fun. Putting them together just makes sense (and it justifies your juvenile obsessions). If you...
Easy ways to create bokeh
Bokeh is a word you use to describe the effect of the blur or out of focus background that you...
Weekly Wrap-Up: August 11-17, 2019
Lots going on during the dog days of summer here at Photofocus. Photoshop becomes more fun with the Logickeyboard in...
How to make beautiful backgrounds with v-flats
Taking a lesson from my nature photography roots for my studio work, I always try to compose my background first....
How to remove background distractions
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there are distracting elements in the background of your photos. As photographers, we...
Four ways to photograph a white background
Editor's Note: We welcome Scott Wyden Kivowitz to the Photofocus team. Scott is a father and photographer whose dedication to teaching...
Quick Tip: Use an inexpensive pegboard for a creative portraits
If you’re getting bored shooting on the same background you can create a unique look by using a $15 pegboard...
Portrait Tips: Try color to liven up a shoot
I know, I know, I'm always saying that the background is just in the back and the important thing is...
Creating custom backdrops for your photos using stock images
To me, the backdrop or background of a photograph is its foundation. The backdrop sets the stage, the tone and...
How to Remove People From An Image Using Luminar
Amber is a model friend of mine who recently came back from a dream vacation in Iceland. She purchased a...

Easy ways to create bokeh

Bokeh is a word you use to describe the effect of the blur or out of focus background that you get when shooting a subject. Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus blur in your

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The weekly wrap-up on Photofocus for August 11-17, 2019

Weekly Wrap-Up: August 11-17, 2019

Lots going on during the dog days of summer here at Photofocus. Photoshop becomes more fun with the Logickeyboard in a Levi Sim review. Julie Powell riffs on fractal prism filters for portraits. Mykii Liu praises Lightroom Classic’s GPU upgrade

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How to remove background distractions

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there are distracting elements in the background of your photos. As photographers, we do our best to fix these distractions while we are shooting, but some slip through. Here’s how to remove distracting

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Four ways to photograph a white background

Editor’s Note: We welcome Scott Wyden Kivowitz to the Photofocus team. Scott is a father and photographer whose dedication to teaching photographers comes through in a straightforward and no fluff style. Scott is also the Chief Community Officer at Imagely, the

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Portrait Tips: Try color to liven up a shoot

I know, I know, I’m always saying that the background is just in the back and the important thing is your subject. It kinda drives me crazy when photographers pull their hair trying to find backgrounds for their shoots. The

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Easy ways to create bokeh

Bokeh is a word you use to describe the effect of the blur or out of focus background that you get when shooting a subject. Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus blur in your

Read More
The weekly wrap-up on Photofocus for August 11-17, 2019

Weekly Wrap-Up: August 11-17, 2019

Lots going on during the dog days of summer here at Photofocus. Photoshop becomes more fun with the Logickeyboard in a Levi Sim review. Julie Powell riffs on fractal prism filters for portraits. Mykii Liu praises Lightroom Classic’s GPU upgrade

Read More

How to remove background distractions

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there are distracting elements in the background of your photos. As photographers, we do our best to fix these distractions while we are shooting, but some slip through. Here’s how to remove distracting

Read More

Four ways to photograph a white background

Editor’s Note: We welcome Scott Wyden Kivowitz to the Photofocus team. Scott is a father and photographer whose dedication to teaching photographers comes through in a straightforward and no fluff style. Scott is also the Chief Community Officer at Imagely, the

Read More

Portrait Tips: Try color to liven up a shoot

I know, I know, I’m always saying that the background is just in the back and the important thing is your subject. It kinda drives me crazy when photographers pull their hair trying to find backgrounds for their shoots. The

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Gear Review: Angler Collapsible Backdrop, 5×7′

Collapsible backdrops are great for location shooting and small studios — even large studios use them for convenient and inexpensive options for backdrops. The video below shows the 5×7′ chroma key backdrop. You can use chroma key backdrops to replace the

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Portrait Tips: Fix It Now, Not In Photoshop

It’s important to keep a shoot moving along, keep your subjects engaged, and keep up appearances that you know what you’re doing, right? We all want to appear to be in confident control. However, it’s also important to pay attention

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Quick Tip: What Makes a Great Photo of a Speaker?

One of the things I’m asked to photograph often are speakers at corporate events. These can be boring and uninspiring if not photographed right. So remember this — look at the background and position yourself so there’s some texture and

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