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How to Become a Professional Photographer – Guest Post
More Thoughts and a Really Cool Video on Quadcopters
10 Things Aperture Users Need to Know About Lightroom
Self Assessing Your Photography Business
Guest Contributors on Photofocus
When to Use Back Light
I’m Not a Pro, Do I Need a Portfolio?
Creative Uses for a Wide Angle Lens
The 10 Stop & How it Changed My Long Exposure Photography
Using Gels to Infuse Color Into Your Photographs
Review: Skylux LED Studio Light
Do You Need to Shoot RAW+JPEG? Try Lightroom’s “Big Mac” Button

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Guest Contributors on Photofocus

As the new year rings close, we are opening up new and exciting opportunities to our audience. We know the endless amount of talent that is out there and I’m sure there are many that read Photofocus that would like

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When to Use Back Light

This is a guest post by Thomas Shue – lilsamedia.com/blog Follow him on Twitter: Today I am offering you some tips about back lighting. Simply put, when light is coming from behind a subject, it’s said to be back lit.

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I’m Not a Pro, Do I Need a Portfolio?

This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger – www.stephanbollinger.com Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger My previous article about the advantages of portfolio reviews has created a very interesting discussion. The question was raised Why would I need a portfolio,

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Creative Uses for a Wide Angle Lens

This is a guest post by Thomas Shue – lilsamedia.com/blog Follow him on Twitter: I know that most of you have heard of the wide angle lens before. And also know that most of you think the wide angle lens

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Review: Skylux LED Studio Light

This is a guest post from Terry White. Terry is a great photographer and an Adobe wizard. He’s also got a great workshop called “Master The Shoot.” The next one is this Saturday in Cincinnati. __________________________________________ I use both standard

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When to Use Manual Focus on Your Camera

While most photographers rely on autofocus (even the pros), sometimes autofocus isn’t the right tool. Perhaps your camera keeps latching onto the wrong object. Or perhaps using the Autofocus assist lamp is drawing too much attention as you try to

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Want Quality Pictures? Savor Like a Painter

If you want to learn to make art, you should learn from artists. A couple of weeks ago I learned an important lesson by contrasting painters and photographers. Painters do an activity called “En Plein Air“, which refers to painting

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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