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Why is still life photography important?

Still life photography is all about capturing stills of our daily life. While it may seem frivolous and staged to some, it is an important part of capturing our current

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Looking at Wabi-Sabi, the art of perfectly imperfect

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that represents the acceptance of transience and imperfect life. Sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” “Wabi” roughly means “rustic

Lightroom Secrets: The Power of Snapshots

For ages, I’ve become accustomed to using Lightroom’s Virtual Copy feature. It let me create multiple images and style them based off of the original edit I had made. But

Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: Mobile Studios

As long as photography remained chained to any sort of wet plate process, photographers found themselves encumbered by massive hardships in order to “take the show on the road”. However,

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Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype

Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype In the past few articles of this series, we’ve seen how the daguerreotype came about but we haven’t really taken a moment to look at

Which Camera Was Your First?

It’s Friday, and that means a little bit of reminiscing. Which camera did you get first? A look back at the start of the Phototofocus team and their photography careers.

The Evolution of the Photoshop Tools Palette

Photoshop is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and a lot has changed over the years. Hear from the creator’s and pioneers of Photoshop about how the tools evolved. You can also

Enter to win a new camera, studio lighting kit and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a studio lighting kit from B&H!