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Dreamy monochrome seashore scene with moody sky

The evolution of an image begins at the camera

My husband (Photofocus contributor Steve Eilenberg) frequently chides me for not editing tightly enough, of hanging on to image files that I “will never use and never show”. There is

Photofocus Quick Tip Lightroom

Quick Tip: Locking the Attribute Filters

In some cases you may want to “lock” the filter criteria you’ve set in Lightroom when searching for a particular image, so the same filter criteria will remain in place

What the heck are LUTs?

What are LUTs? Do you know what a LUT is? You may not unless you have worked with video editing and color grading. LUT stands for Look Up Table. A

Tech Corner: Neutral Density Filters

Neutral Density Filters There are times when there’s just too much light! Sometimes it’s too much for our eyes, and we need sunglasses. Sometimes, it’s too much for our photography

July 1991 eclipse of the sun ©Steven Ingliman

Tech Corner: Photographing the 2017 Total Eclipse

(Editor’s note: Photofocus author Steve Inglima premieres his Tech Corner column by explaining how to choose the right focal length lens to photograph this month’s eclipse along with a great

Quick Tip: How to use a Polarizer

Recently I wrote an in depth article on circular polarizers, where and how they come in handy. To use a polarizer, screw the filter onto the front of your lens

Got A New Camera? Get Luminar Pluto, Too

Luminar, by Macphun, is a photo finishing tool for Mac computers, and I’m really impressed. It’s simple and intuitive to use. I think if you’re a new photographer that this

The 411 on Lens Hoods

I often see photographers misusing an important piece of gear, and it’s one of the simplest tools in your bag. Many lenses come with a lens hood, and right now

Easily Remove People from a Photo

I love relying on long exposure to capture light trails or to make water look like silk. I didn’t realize I could count on it to remove people from an indoor scene!