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Weekly Wrap-Up: December 15-21, 2019
Check off your list with these great Christmas deals
Say thank you to your photography clients
Get holiday savings and bonuses with Luminar 4
Creating movement with festive food photos
DIY bokeh shape photography
Last-minute stocking stuffers for photographers
Have some fun with Christmas portraits
Getting creative with holiday light photos
Beyond the Santa photo
Weekly Wrap-Up: November 17-23, 2019

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Say thank you to your photography clients

Sound Bites Grill in Sedona is great long-term client. I have been creating their advertising and marketing images since before they opened their doors about seven years ago. When you have a customer such as this it’s always good to

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Get holiday savings and bonuses with Luminar 4

Skylum has just announced its Ho Ho Holiday Sale, bringing you savings and bonuses on the company’s flagship software, Luminar 4. You can get Luminar 4 at $10 off for all customers ($79 for new customers, $69 for upgrades). But

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Creating movement with festive food photos

Add a little pizazz to your festive food photos with some movement and even an element of human touch. A little movement in a still image is easier than you think and can really bring your images to life. Here’s

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DIY bokeh shape photography

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to take out your camera and make some fun images. I thought I would share how I take pictures of out of focus highlights and change them into different shapes using cardboard,

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Last-minute stocking stuffers for photographers

Christmas might only be six days away, but there’s still time to get some last-minute presents for your favorite photographer’s stocking! Here are some ideas to get you started. Be sure to check our complete Holiday Shopping Guide, full of

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Have some fun with Christmas portraits

Who says Christmas portraits have to be posed and old fashioned? Try having some fun with yours this year. Grab a friend or two, or perhaps a selfie, and combine that with a Christmas hat and some Christmas lights. No

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Getting creative with holiday light photos

They are everywhere this time of year — lights. Big, small, all sorts of colors, in windows, on trees and illuminating the world around us for the holidays. It’s a great time to get the camera out and play. Here

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Beyond the Santa photo

They’re here whether you’re ready or not — it’s the holiday season and photos will be a big part of the next couple of months. We all love the photos with Santa be it of you, your children or your

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Weekly Wrap-Up: November 17-23, 2019

This week on Photofocus, Chris Anson talked about sculpting light with Capture One while Bryan Esler talked with Olympus about their recent rumors. Levi Sim gave us tips on what NOT to do on Thanksgiving, and Michael Kubeisy showed us

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Great Cyber Monday deals for photographers

Cyber Monday is officially here, and what once was Black Friday’s little cousin has blossomed into a shopping extravaganza all of its own. Below are some of our favorite deals. Hurry, these deals won’t last long!  To check out more Cyber

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Creating a dramatic black and white landscape

There are several ways you can use post-processing techniques to create dramatic black and white landscapes. Here’s what I did. Here is the original image, which isn’t a bad image to use to create a dramatic black and white landscape.

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Should you switch from a DSLR to mirrorless?

If you have been considering the switch from DSLR to mirrorless then listen up. Heck, watch this video. You see, it’s a myth that switching to mirrorless with save you enough weight to make a huge difference. Unless, of course, you

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Stop squeezing yourself into a box

As photographers, we often want to squeeze ourselves into a box. We want to know how to define ourselves so our clients understand what we do better. While this might be a good idea in some instances, for the most

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