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How I got the photo: The Corpse Bride, the smokin’ pumpkin
Completely inspired by Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride," this was the background for just one of my Halloween shoots last year....
Mobile Mondays: Capture behind-the-scenes on your smartphone
I frequently spend months creating and organizing my creative portrait sessions. I need to work out a team, hair, makeup,...
Weekly Wrap-Up: September 22-28, 2019
The last week of summer closes out with lots of great reads on Photofocus this week. We kicked off fall...
Benefits to capturing behind the scenes images
(Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this post from Troy Plota. Troy is the Co-Founder and President of Plotaverse, makers...
Using fractal prisms to create other worldly portraits
I recently did a post on playing with fractal prism filters for the first time, and I seriously could not...
Symphonie Fantastique: Behind the scenes at a most unusual performance
At most plays, musicals, concerts and dance recitals, photography during the performance is strictly forbidden.  That doesn’t mean most photographers...
How to Boost Your Portfolio and Build Credibility
One of the predicaments many new photographers find themselves in is quite painful - they don't have a robust portfolio...
Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork
When photographing food, adding a utensil in the scene can imply the action of someone getting ready to eat the...
Behind the Scenes with Dave Black
We had a chance to catch up with Dave Black at Photoshop World last month in Las Vegas. He sat...
Adding Light – The Difference Just One Light Can Make
When I first started out with photography, natural light was my best friend. I didn't have money for lights, so...
A Simple Setup for Product Photography on a Graduated Background
For the past nine weeks I have been taking a ceramics class here in Portland, and on the last day...
There and Back Again, Iceland
Some months ago, my friend Geoffrey Orthwein told me he was working on a screenplay with Andrew Sullivan. They hoped...

Weekly Wrap-Up: September 22-28, 2019

The last week of summer closes out with lots of great reads on Photofocus this week. We kicked off fall with a bang this week on Photofocus, with Lauri Novak starting the week off with some great fall photography ideas

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Benefits to capturing behind the scenes images

(Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this post from Troy Plota. Troy is the Co-Founder and President of Plotaverse, makers of the Plotaverse suite of apps that can turn any still content into state of the art looping videos. Learn

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Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork

When photographing food, adding a utensil in the scene can imply the action of someone getting ready to eat the food, which can “humanize” your photograph and make it more relatable. However, in many cases it is difficult to hand-hold

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Behind the Scenes with Dave Black

We had a chance to catch up with Dave Black at Photoshop World last month in Las Vegas. He sat with Photofocus’ Pamela Berry to go behind the scenes of 5 of his most recent commercial jobs, showing us how he set up and lit each image and got an amazing shot.

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Copyright 2014 Doug Daulton

There and Back Again, Iceland

Some months ago, my friend Geoffrey Orthwein told me he was working on a screenplay with Andrew Sullivan. They hoped to shoot it in the summer of 2014 and asked if I would be interested in producing the film. Of course, I said “Yes”

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Benefits to capturing behind the scenes images

(Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this post from Troy Plota. Troy is the Co-Founder and President of Plotaverse, makers of the Plotaverse suite of apps that can turn any still content into state of the art looping videos. Learn

Read More

Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork

When photographing food, adding a utensil in the scene can imply the action of someone getting ready to eat the food, which can “humanize” your photograph and make it more relatable. However, in many cases it is difficult to hand-hold

Read More

Behind the Scenes with Dave Black

We had a chance to catch up with Dave Black at Photoshop World last month in Las Vegas. He sat with Photofocus’ Pamela Berry to go behind the scenes of 5 of his most recent commercial jobs, showing us how he set up and lit each image and got an amazing shot.

Read More
Copyright 2014 Doug Daulton

There and Back Again, Iceland

Some months ago, my friend Geoffrey Orthwein told me he was working on a screenplay with Andrew Sullivan. They hoped to shoot it in the summer of 2014 and asked if I would be interested in producing the film. Of course, I said “Yes”

Read More

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