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Photo Math

Everything you need to know about photo math

Photo math isn’t math at all. It’s arithmetic. It’s adding and subtracting light. It’s also either multiplying by 2 or dividing by 2. That’s it. Photo arithmetic is easy. It

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 17-23, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week we learned about the rule of thirds, how to use the whites and blacks sliders in Lightroom,

Including people in architectural images

When photographing architecture, it’s easy to focus on the building itself and forget its purpose. While architecture is the main subject, it is important to capture how people are interacting

The On Nature column by Jason Hahn on Photofocus

On Nature: What settings should I use for wildlife photography?

When we talk about photographing behaviors and events as they unfold, we think in terms of being “reactive”, or shooting on the fly. In a studio setting, we are “proactive”, we make decisions about pretty much every characteristic of the photo before it is taken. My goal with wildlife photography is to be more “proactive” and make as many choices before the action begins as possible, so I am not fumbling with settings when the good stuff goes down!

Looking For Light from MPB.com

(Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from our friends at MPB.com. MPB is a great place to sell gear that’s no longer in use as well as where to

Tech Corner: Neutral Density Filters

Neutral Density Filters There are times when there’s just too much light! Sometimes it’s too much for our eyes, and we need sunglasses. Sometimes, it’s too much for our photography

The Basics of Creating a Long Exposure

We’ve all had those “ooh” moments. When we see a type of photograph that we’ve longed to create, but have often been afraid to do so. Four years ago, that

Using Shutter Speed Creatively To Blur Your Image

Using shutter speed to create a blur in your images is one of many tools in your photography toolbox. Here are some techniques to consider: 1.     Panning. When panning, as you press down the shutter

Why Your Camera is Like a Faucet

Seems like an odd title to an article, right? Well, it’s true! If you’ve ever thought about making the switch to exposing fully manually, but struggled to get apertures and