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Getting started with light painting

So what is light painting? It’s a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light source. This ends up creating cool laser-like effects in your

An introduction to food photography

(Editor’s Note: Photofocus is proud to welcome Serge Ramelli to Photofocus. Be sure to check out his free master class and bonus toolkit). This tutorial is a great way to

Do you have a Husky?

I am about to blow your mind with my amazing new purchase, and I am going to blow it again when I tell you it was only $70! First, I

Outdoor photography at Oak Creek, part one

Outdoor photography encompasses a myriad of subjects from landscapes to avian creatures crossing the heavens above. I’ll be exploring this subject on a regular basis, sharing my gear selection, techniques,

Photographing magazine portraits

Author portrait photo session — magazine cover Had a quick portrait session for an author who was getting images together for a magazine cover and article. I was able to

The Nikon Z6 for headshot photography

The mirrorless bug finally bit me. As a long time Nikon shooter, I was patiently waiting for the Z series. With a D4S and D850, I was interested to see

Why are there so many lens choices?

Why are there so many lens choices for your camera? The simple answer is that every photographer sees the world differently requiring the use of different focal length lenses. Different

Portrait Tips: Headshot factory

One of my favorite things to do for corporate clients is to make headshots at their annual meetings. Their employees live all around the country, so this is the only

Ten reasons why I love my Fuji X-T3

My new Fuji X-T3 just arrived. I am so excited. The camera was only just released last week. I have barely used it and I am already “in love.” Of

Summertime photography: ¡Fiesta!

I was recently on a family trip to San Miguel de Allende (SMA) in central Mexico.  This colonial town is known for a seemingly endless succession of festivals throughout the

Medium format vs. full frame

Medium Format digital cameras have sensors that are significantly larger than full frame DSLR’s. That also means the lenses are larger and the price tag is usually much larger, as well.

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

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Lights, Colors, Fractals

I shot this photograph at WPPI in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I was at the ClickProps Studio Backdrops booth. This company makes over 500 backdrops in various