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What are metering modes?
While it is important, it is also something that frequently gets overlooked. So let's take a look at metering modes...
Recent Luminar update opens up out of this world possibilities
Skylum just released its 4.2 update to Luminar, claiming even more powerful AI tools. Offering refinements to various AI features...
Why a great tripod can make a great image, part one
If you have been involved in photography for a while, chances are you have collected a few things. One is...
Why landscape photographers should always carry a telephoto
While corporate events and commercial advertising photography are my bread and butter, landscapes are what I love to photograph on...
Weekly Wrap-Up: February 10-16, 2019
The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week we looked at how to find a...
Second look: Aurora HDR 2019 for landscapes
In my last post, I shared my early reactions to the software processing program from Skylum, Aurora HDR 2019.  In...
Photographing landscapes with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
This is the second article in a four-part series discussing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Click here to read...
Shooting in Svalbard: Part 3 (What camera gear to bring?)
Svalbard is a beautiful landscape destination, with jagged mountains, fjords, glaciers, and icebergs.  At the same time, it is a...
Specialty and Style: Why They are Important for Your Photos
Style and specialty are frequent topics I’m asked about while teaching photography, and some of the hardest areas in which...
How to Capture Fantastic Photos of Rainbows
Few natural phenomenon can cheer people up faster than the beauty of a rainbow. Getting great images of one is...
Photography in the Fog
Fog can be one of the most beautiful weather phenomena, but it can be surprisingly difficult to photograph.  The light...

What are metering modes?

While it is important, it is also something that frequently gets overlooked. So let’s take a look at metering modes for photography. Most DSLR and mirrorless camera have a variety of metering modes. Just to be equally as confusing, different

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Weekly Wrap-Up: February 10-16, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week we looked at how to find a photographic voice, gave a first look at the new Datacolor SpyderX Elite, went back in time to talk about capturing

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Fall color in West Fork of Oak Creek in Northern Arizona near Sedona

Second look: Aurora HDR 2019 for landscapes

In my last post, I shared my early reactions to the software processing program from Skylum, Aurora HDR 2019.  In a word: WOW! In recent years, I’ve been shooting many bracketed landscape images to combine into HDR (high dynamic range)

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Specialty and Style: Why They are Important for Your Photos

Style and specialty are frequent topics I’m asked about while teaching photography, and some of the hardest areas in which to give easy answers. While I have always taken these questions seriously, answering them feels like tap-dancing through a minefield. Specialty and style are uniquely personal to each artist; concepts that emerge through an individual’s interests, personality, and experiences. Trying to offer constructive criticism while not discouraging the work and personality of the artist is a true challenge.

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How to Capture Fantastic Photos of Rainbows

Few natural phenomenon can cheer people up faster than the beauty of a rainbow. Getting great images of one is a challenge, they are difficult to predict and constantly changing, occurring due to a specific set of conditions. These tips will help you photograph rainbows when they appear, and get great results when processing your rainbow pics in the digital darkroom.

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Photography in the Fog

Fog can be one of the most beautiful weather phenomena, but it can be surprisingly difficult to photograph.  The light levels are misleading and ever-changing, the lack of contrast can make your auto-focus next to useless, and you can end

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Weekly Wrap-Up: February 10-16, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week we looked at how to find a photographic voice, gave a first look at the new Datacolor SpyderX Elite, went back in time to talk about capturing

Read More
Fall color in West Fork of Oak Creek in Northern Arizona near Sedona

Second look: Aurora HDR 2019 for landscapes

In my last post, I shared my early reactions to the software processing program from Skylum, Aurora HDR 2019.  In a word: WOW! In recent years, I’ve been shooting many bracketed landscape images to combine into HDR (high dynamic range)

Read More

Specialty and Style: Why They are Important for Your Photos

Style and specialty are frequent topics I’m asked about while teaching photography, and some of the hardest areas in which to give easy answers. While I have always taken these questions seriously, answering them feels like tap-dancing through a minefield. Specialty and style are uniquely personal to each artist; concepts that emerge through an individual’s interests, personality, and experiences. Trying to offer constructive criticism while not discouraging the work and personality of the artist is a true challenge.

Read More

How to Capture Fantastic Photos of Rainbows

Few natural phenomenon can cheer people up faster than the beauty of a rainbow. Getting great images of one is a challenge, they are difficult to predict and constantly changing, occurring due to a specific set of conditions. These tips will help you photograph rainbows when they appear, and get great results when processing your rainbow pics in the digital darkroom.

Read More

Photography in the Fog

Fog can be one of the most beautiful weather phenomena, but it can be surprisingly difficult to photograph.  The light levels are misleading and ever-changing, the lack of contrast can make your auto-focus next to useless, and you can end

Read More

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