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Why I LOVE telephoto lenses
How we can be inspired by different genres of photography and art
Portrait photography puts the spotlight on the beauty of age
How I got the photo: Owens Valley Radio Telescope Milky Way
Farming beauty, with Lindsay Adler
Two must-haves for beauty photographers
Five terms successful fashion and beauty photographers know & use
Reflections on beauty standards and photo editing, part two
Weekly Wrap-Up: January 13-19, 2019
Reflections on beauty standards and photo editing, part one
Photographer of the Day: Allan Jones
Photographer of the Day: Jeff Goldberg

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Farming beauty, with Lindsay Adler

For Lindsay Adler, getting started with photography deeply involved her family, living on a farm. But instead of working the farm, she pulled out a camera early on and learned how to capture the scenery surrounding her. “It was actually

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Two must-haves for beauty photographers

I have the best two must-haves for you in the beauty world right now, and I am so excited to share them with you! Can I get a drumroll please? Press-on nails First up, we have press-on nails! Any other

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Weekly Wrap-Up: January 13-19, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we learned about beauty standards, creating a snow scene, using Lume Cubes with holiday lights, selling photography online, people in architecture and mobile sync with ACDSee.

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Photographer of the Day: Allan Jones

Category: Beauty Photographer: Allan Jones Photo: “Emily Hardisty” A soft, almost painterly portrait of Emily Hardisty earns Alan Jones today’s honor. This study of a face shows beauty in her pose, her quiet pensiveness and knowing eyes. Moreover, the blur of

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Photographer of the Day: Jeff Goldberg

Category: Beauty Photographer: Jeff Goldberg Photo: “Milk Bath Relaxation” Flowers both plant and mammal floating in milk. What a lovely idea! The colors surrounding the model compliment and mirror her complexion and her lips. The casual pose along with the model’s

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Photographer of the Day: Baspherical

Category: Beauty Photographer: Baspherical Photo: “Display Dummy, Düsseldorf” An otherworldly, film-noir look into a possible future is evoked with this offering-“Display Dummy, Düsseldorf.” A close look causes wonder in the texture of the lips and skin as to whether the

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Photographer of the Day: Thomas Salinka

Category: Beauty Photographer: Thomas Salinka Photo: “Face-Anastasia” The quiet reveal of the model’s strong eyebrow and her eye in “Face-Anastasia” grabs the viewer. Is she being revealed or is the zipper being closed shutting her off from her audience? These

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Photographer of the Day: Plane Sight Images

Category: Beauty Photographer: Plane Sight Images Photo: “Untitled” Beauty is ageless. The serenity of the woman in “Untitled” is heartwarming. Her casual pose in an ancient church in France shows someone who is at peace, comfortable being herself. The painterly

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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