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Architectural photography in Paris’ La Seine Musicale
Appreciating the details of foliage in macro photography
Quickly bring out hidden details in your RAW image files
Weekly Wrap-Up: August 4-10, 2019
Seeing details in the bigger picture
Photography Marketing: Sometimes it’s not about the photos
Ho ho ho macro holidays
Getting Creative with Event Photography
Portrait Tips: Include Details
Seeing Differently at the Zoo
Learning to See: Working Around the Iconic Vacation Shot

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Weekly Wrap-Up: August 4-10, 2019

It’s been a great week at Photofocus! Here’s a few of our favorite posts from the past week. First, Chris Anson discusses the FAA forcing recreational drone users to register via LAANC, while Bryan Esler reviews Sony TOUGH memory cards.

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Seeing details in the bigger picture

I recently went to a fan event at Guaranteed Rate Field (still Comiskey Park to me), home of the Chicago White Sox. I thought it would be a great opportunity to get some fun photos of the park without all

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Ho ho ho macro holidays

There are hundreds, probably thousands of images taken during the holidays. Family, friends, gift unwrapping, food, parties and so much more. Most of those images are wide shots, full scenes of the activities and decorations. Have you ever thought to

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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 area. There were talks and hands-on interaction; a lot of

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Portrait Tips: Include Details

I’ve said many times that the background in a picture is just a backdrop that’s its job is to not ruin the portrait. Well, this time I’m backpedaling a little. The right background or environment or details for your picture

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Seeing Differently at the Zoo

Zoos are a great place to practice shooting (not a good word to use but this is a photography site) animals. The thing is, we all have great images of the lions, tigers, and bears (oh my). What about finding

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Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

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Easy high key lighting with two lights

Creating high key light is making sure there is enough light on your background so it is pure white, with no shadows. This can be done using strobes or LEDs or a mixture of both types of light. There are several

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