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Portrait Tips: Color contrast makes all the difference
I made this portrait the other day at the Out of Oregon Photography Conference. I was teaching a class on...
Photographer of the Day: Raul Perez Amezquita
Category: Weddings Photographer: Raul Perez Amezquita Photo: “Beach Wedding” Upon first glance, this might seem like a typical beach wedding...
The evolution of an image begins at the camera
My husband (Photofocus contributor Steve Eilenberg) frequently chides me for not editing tightly enough, of hanging on to image files...
Capturing Wildlife Photos At Tampa Bay Beach
Guest post by Larry Tiefenbrunn, Inventor and CEO of Platypod. See more at the Platypod Blog. December 6, 2017 is...
Shooting on a Beach!
Happy Summer! It’s time to get away from the computer or out of the darkroom and enjoy the beautiful weather...
6 Tips for Protecting your Camera at the Beach
I'm lucky enough to be spending a few days relaxing with my family on a beach. On our way there,...
Creating Better Sun-Flared Images with Photomatix Pro
Have you struggled to make a great image when shooting into the sun? Our cameras can't see the dynamic range...
Photographer of the Day: Jacob Jackson
Category: Nature Photographer: Jacob Jackson Title: Dark Skies Evocative. At first glance, the frame does not give a clear sense...
Change Perspective to Make Better Photos
If something is worth photographing, it's probably worth photographing from multiple angles. It's easy to start high, at eye-level, because...
Five Tips to Improve Your Beach Sunset Shots
It is summertime and you are off to the beach. Here are some tips to improve your sunset shots. 1.    ...
Seven tips for dadtographers
We’ve all heard about ‘momtographers’ or ‘momtogs’ who are taking over the photo industry and putting professional photographers out of...
Sony a6000 with Neewer Underwater Case
I use Sony a6000 as my primary underwater camera. It is 24.3MP so I can easily compose in editing. The...

Photographer of the Day: Raul Perez Amezquita

Category: Weddings Photographer: Raul Perez Amezquita Photo: “Beach Wedding” Upon first glance, this might seem like a typical beach wedding photo, captured at golden hour. But there’s one element of this that really sets the tone of the photograph —

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Dreamy monochrome seashore scene with moody sky

The evolution of an image begins at the camera

My husband (Photofocus contributor Steve Eilenberg) frequently chides me for not editing tightly enough, of hanging on to image files that I “will never use and never show”. There is some truth to this.  I have no problem doing the

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Shooting on a Beach!

Happy Summer! It’s time to get away from the computer or out of the darkroom and enjoy the beautiful weather and shoot! Here are 3 tips on making great beach photographs.  I shot these photographs at the end of the day,

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Jacob Jackson: Dark Skies

Photographer of the Day: Jacob Jackson

Category: Nature Photographer: Jacob Jackson Title: Dark Skies Evocative. At first glance, the frame does not give a clear sense of scale. It make the viewer wonder how big are the waterfalls in the foreground. For this image, that works.

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Change Perspective to Make Better Photos

If something is worth photographing, it’s probably worth photographing from multiple angles. It’s easy to start high, at eye-level, because that’s how you see the world. Most photographers arrive on location and immediately extend their tripod legs to bring the

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Five Tips to Improve Your Beach Sunset Shots

It is summertime and you are off to the beach. Here are some tips to improve your sunset shots. 1.     Bracket.  Sunset exposures can be tricky. With bracketing you have a better chance of getting a properly exposed image. Or you

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Seven tips for dadtographers

We’ve all heard about ‘momtographers’ or ‘momtogs’ who are taking over the photo industry and putting professional photographers out of work. They are credited with making pictures of their own families, and then making pictures for their friends and extended

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Sony a6000 with Neewer Underwater Case

I use Sony a6000 as my primary underwater camera. It is 24.3MP so I can easily compose in editing. The kit lens is sharp and shoots wide. The Sony shoots in RAW, necessary for white balance and editing after the

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Shooting on a Beach!

Happy Summer! It’s time to get away from the computer or out of the darkroom and enjoy the beautiful weather and shoot! Here are 3 tips on making great beach photographs.  I shot these photographs at the end of the day,

Read More
Jacob Jackson: Dark Skies

Photographer of the Day: Jacob Jackson

Category: Nature Photographer: Jacob Jackson Title: Dark Skies Evocative. At first glance, the frame does not give a clear sense of scale. It make the viewer wonder how big are the waterfalls in the foreground. For this image, that works.

Read More

Change Perspective to Make Better Photos

If something is worth photographing, it’s probably worth photographing from multiple angles. It’s easy to start high, at eye-level, because that’s how you see the world. Most photographers arrive on location and immediately extend their tripod legs to bring the

Read More

Five Tips to Improve Your Beach Sunset Shots

It is summertime and you are off to the beach. Here are some tips to improve your sunset shots. 1.     Bracket.  Sunset exposures can be tricky. With bracketing you have a better chance of getting a properly exposed image. Or you

Read More

Seven tips for dadtographers

We’ve all heard about ‘momtographers’ or ‘momtogs’ who are taking over the photo industry and putting professional photographers out of work. They are credited with making pictures of their own families, and then making pictures for their friends and extended

Read More

Sony a6000 with Neewer Underwater Case

I use Sony a6000 as my primary underwater camera. It is 24.3MP so I can easily compose in editing. The kit lens is sharp and shoots wide. The Sony shoots in RAW, necessary for white balance and editing after the

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Finessing a Post-Crop Vignette in Lightroom

Vignettes are a two edged sword, and many of us fall to their siren song. Vignettes can really make your photographs look masterfully finished, but they can easily be applied too heavily and overshadow the real subject of the image.

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Lovesome Photography Canon Beach

Using Backgrounds Wisely

It can happen to the best of us; that moment when you panic and look at a location and your brain freezes and you can’t think of anything even remotely unique and fun to do. At that moment, try to

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