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Five tips to be more creative in your photography

(Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this guest post from Nate Joaquin Torres. Nate is a photographer based in Orange County/Los Angeles who specializes in portrait, lifestyle and event photography. He

Finding creativity

(Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Frank Doorhof, who introduces himself.) “I think this is one of the most heard problems in my workshops, ‘How do I find

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Why did you buy that lens?

A recent social media post prompted me to write this. Back in March, I purchased a new lens, the Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3. Why? Well, I got a great deal on

Exposure beyond the camera manual

You reviewed the camera manual and completed an online tutorial. You did everything you thought you were supposed to do. And yet, your photographs aren’t exposed the way you want

Limit yourself to learn

We get caught up in the big picture, the gear, the “rules,” the latest and greatest apps, plug-ins and software and it can all be quite overwhelming. How do you

Gear Review: Fractals (Your New Must-Have)

Fractals, people, are the new must-haves in my camera bag. I was introduced to Fractals at WPPI. My friend and fellow photographer, Kathy Mukhopadhyay, bought a set and mentioned that

Striving For Your “You-Ness”

We are completely bombarded with images every single day. From social media to blogs, to advertisements and billboards, we are constantly flooded with images that are aggressively jostling for our

Getting Creative with Event Photography

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to photograph a local event with entrepreneurs from Detroit, who had traveled to Grand Rapids to visit with other “makers” in the

Make It Work With The Tools You Have

(Editior’s note: From time to time we welcome guests to contribute to Photofocus. Lauri Novak, like many of us, began making photographs at a young age. Words she lives by are;

10 Quotes about Creativity

Here are some of my favorite quotes about creativity – and we can all use a little help being creative, right? “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” ―

My Favorite Photoshop Add-on

People often ask me what is my most frequently used Photoshop add-on or plug-in. They are usually surprised to hear that my favorite Photoshop add-on is my camera. When I have my camera