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Portrait Tips: You need to get out more

I just attended WPPI in Las Vegas along with thousands of other photographers. The great thing about this conference is that it’s focused on portraiture. There are all kinds of

Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Focus Peaking

I started photography with a K1000 camera which required manual focus and had a cat’s eye style focusing screen. It was very apparent when I was focused at the wrong

Portrait Tips: Run Away & Zoom-In

You’ve got to try this technique for your portraits and you’ll find a great impact on your compositions. Zooming-in makes stuff appear closer, and so we usually use it for

Portrait Tips: Practice the 3 Be’s

I’ve heard Joe McNally say, “If you want more interesting pictures, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” I’ve also heard it said, “If you want to make better pictures,

Photofocus Products of the Year – Levi Sim

Editor’s Note: It’s time for something new. In the past, Photofocus has made it a practice of acknowledging a specific camera and/or lens as the “camera/lens” of the year. This

How to Manually Focus a Lens

In this video, Photofocus Publisher Rich Harrington and Author Levi Sim show you multiple strategies for manually focussing a camera.  They’ll walk you through options like zooming on live view,

How to Use Manual Focus Lenses

My first digital camera was a Nikon D90, and, as with the other 23 changeable lens cameras I’ve owned since, it was intended for autofocus. You’re just supposed to put

Lens Review: Lensbaby Twist 60

This new Twist 60 lens from Lensbaby has my full attention right now. There are always new lenses boasting extreme sharpness or wide apertures or super telephoto, but Lensbaby steps aside

Always Photograph Flowers This Way

Flowers are magical. The first thing I photographed with my first camera was a flower in my yard. It was the perfect subject because it was beautiful, colorful, and it

7 Tips for Dad-tographers

We’ve all heard about ‘mom-tographers’ or ‘momtogs’ who are taking over the photo industry and putting professional photographers out of work. They are credited with making pictures of their own

Using the Lensbaby Velvet 56 on a Fuji X-T1

I’ve been a fan of the Lensbaby line of lenses for quite some time. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, they have a wide collection of manual-focus lenses that introduce