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Getting comfortable with studio lighting

I must confess that I do prefer to work with natural light for still life photography, even bad light can be beautiful. However, it is not always possible to work

Building a creative team

(Editor’s note: Please welcome Michigan-based photographer Taylor Cready. Taylor specializes in alternative portraits. She uses the power of social media to network with others to build a creative team. In

Creative lighting for your pumpkins

Whether you are photographing pumpkins for fall, Halloween or even Thanksgiving, it’s easy to get creative with lighting for your pumpkins. Halloween spooky Want something a little dark and dramatic,

Lume Cube 2.0 webinar hosted by Photofocus and featuring Kevin Ames and Lume Cube's Riley Stricklin

Photofocus Webinar: Introducing Lume Cube 2.0

Lume Cube has just introduced its new flagship light the Lume Cube 2.0. Photofocus Director of Content Kevin Ames talks with the company’s co-founder about it and photographs made with

Portrait Tips: Lighting the Hulk

It doesn’t really take too much imagination when you have a muscleman in front of your lens to picture him as a green mass with purple highlights. It’s either because

Portrait Tips: Challenge conquers dread

Dread: That’s the feeling that happens when you know you’re in over your head but you have to perform anyway. Dread started weighing on me and pulling my stomach into

All you need is one light!

(Editor’s Note: Photofocus is proud to welcome Serge Ramelli to Photofocus. Be sure to check out his free master class and bonus toolkit). In this portrait photography / lighting tutorial,

Why time of day matters for portrait photography

(Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this guest post from Darlene Hildebrandt. Darlene is a long time pro, now educator, who teaches aspiring amateur and hobby photographers how to improve

The Weekly Wrap-Up for June 3-8, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-Up: June 2-8, 2019

It’s almost summer and Julie Powell begins this week’s wrap-up photographing kids and water balloons. Michael Muraz squeezes us and his lights into an impossible to light bathroom and tells

Enter to win a new camera, a Fotopro tripod and monopod, plus much more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a Fotopro prize package and a gift card from B&H Photo!