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How to emotionally deal with not being able to photograph
Benefits of investing in photography workshops
Color concepts: What’s in for 2021?
Creating surreal images using tilt effects with LensBaby Edge 35 Optic
Do you suffer from G.A.S.?
Wrestling with the future of artificial intelligence in photography
Photoshop Neural Filters in the age of post-truth
California wildfires and my own personal brush with fire
Creating drifting clouds in a single image with Plotagraph Pro
Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro
Why should you use a DSLR in 2020?
Extension tubes: The good, the bad & the ugly

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Do you suffer from G.A.S.?

Do you suffer from G.A.S. — as in Gear Acquisition Syndrome? Many photographers struggle from this; I know I certainly do. I was never that much of a hoarder until I got into photography, but suddenly I have stuff everywhere

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Photoshop Neural Filters in the age of post-truth

Adobe has released a feature called Neural Filters in Photoshop, corresponding with the Adobe MAX Conference. It’s one of the more talked-about features. Not all of them are activated yet, with many saying “beta” next to them. They promise to

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Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro

I just had an opportunity to experiment with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the desktop app of Plotagraph Pro to animate parts of my night photos. Here’s how the process went. Masking I began

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Why should you use a DSLR in 2020?

Mirrorless cameras are the future. Most companies are releasing mirrorless cameras, and many are filled with amazing tech. So what reasons would there be to still use a DSLR? Turns out there’s a few. And not to worry, this is

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Extension tubes: The good, the bad & the ugly

What are extension tubes you ask? They sit between your lens and your camera body, reducing the minimum focus distance of your lens and magnify your images. Long story short, they help create macro images without a macro lens. Extension

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Why noise doesn’t really matter

Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images 100% noiseless, whereas the crisper and sharper, the better. And that’s just the point isn’t it? People are hung up

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Photoshop Neural Filters in the age of post-truth

Adobe has released a feature called Neural Filters in Photoshop, corresponding with the Adobe MAX Conference. It’s one of the more talked-about features. Not all of them are activated yet, with many saying “beta” next to them. They promise to

Read More
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Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro

I just had an opportunity to experiment with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the desktop app of Plotagraph Pro to animate parts of my night photos. Here’s how the process went. Masking I began

Read More
6181_kenlee_2017-05-28_2241_pioneertown-3mf8iso500-3hr6mintotal-farmfeed-lightpainting-startrails-gap_filling-cropped-left-side-slightly-flat

Why should you use a DSLR in 2020?

Mirrorless cameras are the future. Most companies are releasing mirrorless cameras, and many are filled with amazing tech. So what reasons would there be to still use a DSLR? Turns out there’s a few. And not to worry, this is

Read More
JuliePowell_Vello

Extension tubes: The good, the bad & the ugly

What are extension tubes you ask? They sit between your lens and your camera body, reducing the minimum focus distance of your lens and magnify your images. Long story short, they help create macro images without a macro lens. Extension

Read More
JuliePowell_Noise Header

Why noise doesn’t really matter

Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images 100% noiseless, whereas the crisper and sharper, the better. And that’s just the point isn’t it? People are hung up

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The Weekly Wrap-Up on Photofocus for February 2-8. 2020

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 2-8, 2020

This week bookends with two articles about the business of portrait photography. We lead off with a guest post by James Maher on corporate portraits followed by Michèle Grenier on prime lenses. Then Scott Wyden Kivowitz shows how to sort

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Where have all the photo magazines gone? Rest in peace Popular Photography, American Photo and Photo District News

Where have all the photo magazines gone?

The obvious answer is; “They are online.” Sadly this is more often than I care to think, not the case. They are gone. Simply gone. R.I.P. PDN This week saw the demise of Photo District New aka PDN at the

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