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Four ways to photograph white backgrounds
Portrait Tips: Pretty leaves don’t make a good portrait
Portrait Tips: Instant variety with PortaScreen
Close-up liberation: How to maximize your macro setup
Easy ways to create bokeh
Weekly Wrap-Up: August 11-17, 2019
How to make beautiful backgrounds with v-flats
How to remove background distractions
Quick Tip: Use an inexpensive pegboard for a creative portraits
Portrait Tips: Try color to liven up a shoot
Creating custom backdrops for your photos using stock images
How to Remove People From An Image Using Luminar

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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

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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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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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Four ways to photograph white backgrounds

Sometimes the simplest things can produce the most results. Sometimes the least expensive things can open up more doors than you ever thought was possible. Sometimes photography feels like magic. White backgrounds are such things. Below, I will be sharing

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