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How photography influenced art, part two: Competing with paintings?
Photography did, in fact, affect paintings, their significance and their relevance. In the 19th Century, photography took the spotlight when...
How photography influenced art, part one: Changing the world
The ways how photography changed art may not be particularly dramatic, but they are not to be taken for granted....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
From The Archives: 1965 US Army Training Film: Basic Photography
Sometimes we come across great things in the archives. This one is just fascinating. It actual has some useful information,...
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 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...
Maybe Photography Isn’t An Art Anymore. Maybe It Never Was
I came across a quote earlier this week and thought that this might be good to open up to discussion....
Best Kept Photoshop Secret Alternative to Dodging & Burning
Have you ever been working away in photoshop, keyboard short-cutting like no other, when suddenly you do something that is...

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 modern life and culture. Still life — in all its

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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 simplicity” or “understated elegance” with a focus on a less-is-more.

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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 it was tedious when dealing with multiple virtual copies. Since

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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, as transportation networks grew, architectural technology advanced, and people began

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The history of photography Civil War Photographs Brady and Gardner

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 just how far-reaching the effects of its “birth” were. For

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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. Hear from some of our writers which camera they used

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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 explore the history of Photoshops tools and how they evolved

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Wabi Sabi header

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 simplicity” or “understated elegance” with a focus on a less-is-more.

Read More

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 it was tedious when dealing with multiple virtual copies. Since

Read More
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, as transportation networks grew, architectural technology advanced, and people began

Read More
The history of photography Civil War Photographs Brady and Gardner

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 just how far-reaching the effects of its “birth” were. For

Read More

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. Hear from some of our writers which camera they used

Read More

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 explore the history of Photoshops tools and how they evolved

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Photofocus Podcast with Special Guest Katrin Eismann

NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS

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