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Getting started with light painting
Light painting 101: Behind-the-scenes while illuminating an abandoned bus
Light painting: Creating depth through illumination
Under a bayou moon with night photographer Mike Cooper, part two
Under a bayou moon with night photographer Mike Cooper, part one
My go-to lights fit in the palm of my hand. Don’t yours?
Timothy Little offers new perspectives on Cape Cod and the southwest at night, part one
Ideas for night photographers while staying at home
Today on The Artists’ Notebook: March 30, 2020
Creating a light wand for dramatic portraits
My Halloween must-haves
Weekly Wrap-Up: October 13-19, 2019

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Today on The Artists’ Notebook: March 30, 2020

Whether you’re at home with your kids, have had photoshoots canceled or just wondering what’s next, we hope that our latest project will help you fill the creative void. This week on The Artists’ Notebook, we’re discussing color and design

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My Halloween must-haves

Would you believe me if I said Halloween was one of my favorite times of the year to shop? :) Now I get what your thinking, “what girl doesn’t love shopping,” but what if I said I love shopping at

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Weekly Wrap-Up: October 13-19, 2019

This week on Photofocus, Erin Holmstead gave us some tips on how to get started with light painting, while Julie Powell gave us some great ideas on creative Halloween photoshoots! Vanelli walked us through the new Luminar 4 interface, while

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Getting started with light painting

So what is light painting? It’s a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light source. This ends up creating cool laser-like effects in your image. It is fun, cool and actually pretty easy to

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Do you have a Husky?

I am about to blow your mind with my amazing new purchase, and I am going to blow it again when I tell you it was only $70! First, I can’t take full credit for this as my dear friend,

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Light painting with your drone

You may remember the fun I had when taking my Lume Cubes out with Jamie MacDonald, and seeing if we could use them with his drone to paint halos over a barn. While the experiment was mildly successful, Lume Cube

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Lighting up a barn with Lume Cubes

If you follow Olympus Visionary Jamie MacDonald, you might be familiar with “the barn.” Located in Eaton Rapids, MI, this barn is on private property, but Jamie has permission and regularly photographs there. A few weeks ago, I finally had

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Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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