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What is focus stacking?
Beyond Technique: Levi Sim discusses relationship building and being helpful
Platypod Twin Pack: A fresh opportunity
Beyond Technique: Constructive actions you can take for your business during a crisis
Announcing the February winner for the Photofocus Celebrates 21 Years contest
A first look at the Platyball
Announcing our January winner for the Photofocus Celebrates 21 Years contest
Platypod announces details of the Platyball ball head
Platypod previews one-of-a-kind ball head
Are you getting the best color from your camera?
Are you crazy? You can’t use a long lens for stars!
Making construction time-lapses simple — use a Platypod

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A first look at the Platyball

While at WPPI, I was able to check out Platypod’s much anticipated tripod head, known as the Platyball. Available in two versions, Platypod aims to solve the headaches of traditional tripod heads through new technologies and rethinking how best to

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Platypod previews one-of-a-kind ball head

Platypod, maker of the world’s most compact mini tripods, has announced that its coming out with its first ever ball head. The Platyball is a new, revolutionary way to level. The product will be detailed Wednesday, January 15, 2020 on

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Weekly Wrap-Up: November 3-9, 2019

This week featured huge announcements for Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including Lightroom and Photoshop. Bryan Esler talked to members of the Lightroom and Photoshop teams to give you an idea of what you can expect, and what might be on

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Portrait Tips: You need to up your selfie game

You’re a photographer, for Pete’s sake! Shouldn’t your photos be just a little better than average? Selfies made with a phone at arm’s reach are the epitome of average. Sure, they have their place, and they’re way better than nothing,

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New York City Photowalk this Friday

PhotoPlus is happening this week in New York City. It’s the largest photography conference in the USA, and it’s a wonderful place to meet your favorite manufacturers, listen to stage presenters and meet other photogs. My favorite event of the

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Beware of the knockoff

A few weeks ago, we were approached by a company that was interested in us reviewing their product. On first glance it seemed completely legit, and it was even a name we had heard of. But after further research, we

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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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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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