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Dollar store must-haves for all photographers
Direct your light with this DIY snoot and grid
Setting up a quick natural light studio at home
Tips for capturing images with a DIY bokeh modifier
Give your bokeh Christmas flair with this DIY lens filter
10-minute DIY: An easy-to-make snoot for light painting
Try this droplet at-home macro photography project
Creating a light wand for dramatic portraits
The Sunday Shutter: January 5, 2020
DIY bokeh shape photography
The Weekly Wrap-Up: July 14-20, 2019
Creating a D.I.Y. lightbox

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The Sunday Shutter: January 5, 2020

In this week’s edition of The Sunday Shutter, we highlight photographs from Australia’s wildfires and show you how to build a digital camera with a DIY image sensor. Then we showcase a photographer who photographs rarely viewed animals, and finally,

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DIY bokeh shape photography

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to take out your camera and make some fun images. I thought I would share how I take pictures of out of focus highlights and change them into different shapes using cardboard,

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The Weekly Wrap-Up for July 14-20, 2019 on Photofocus

The Weekly Wrap-Up: July 14-20, 2019

Photofocus articles that caught my eye this week are one from Julie Powel on a D.I.Y. backlight setup, a first look at the new 61MP Sony camera by Bryan Esler, retouching photos with a vertical monitor with Erin Holmstead, a

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Creating a D.I.Y. lightbox

Why try this fun afternoon project, you just need a sheet of white acrylic (mine is 900mm x 600mm) but it does not need to be that big. In some parts of the world, it is referred to as Plexiglass

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Making your own snow scene

Recently I worked with a team of fellow creatives on an “Ice Queen” character concept and photoshoot. Since snow is in pretty short supply in sunny Florida, to create the snow covered photo set we envisioned required much brainstorming, research and experimentation. While we could have resorted to a more Photoshop based approach, creating snow effects on the computer, we wanted to get as much of the winter effect in camera in one shot as possible.

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Susan Liepa, passionate hobby photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Susan Liepa. Susan is from Orange County, California and enjoys many aspects of photography as you can see in her images. Haven’t joined the Photofocus Community yet? Sign up for free today!

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