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The Sunday Shutter: December 22, 2019

We’re starting a brand-new weekly feature here at Photofocus, highlighting some of the best content for photographers that we’ve found on the web. Stay tuned every Sunday for more of

Photofocus weekly wrap-up February 24-March 2,2019.

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 24-March 2, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published during the week on Photofocus. This week we posted articles on making photographs in falling snow and from a moving train, a technical

Looking at how to photograph in the snow

Snow can create some beautiful winter scenes, but it can also be difficult to photograph. In this video from LinkedIn Learning, photographer Justin Reznick shows us best practices for photographing

Weekly Wrap-Up: January 13-19, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we learned about beauty standards, creating a snow scene, using Lume Cubes with holiday lights, selling photography

Making your own snow scene

Recently I worked with a team of fellow creatives on an “Ice Queen” character concept and photoshoot. Since snow is in pretty short supply in sunny Florida, to create the snow covered photo set we envisioned required much brainstorming, research and experimentation. While we could have resorted to a more Photoshop based approach, creating snow effects on the computer, we wanted to get as much of the winter effect in camera in one shot as possible.

Photographer of the Day: Kristian Bjornstad

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Kristian Bjornstad Photo: “Winter Wonderland 7” Living in the Northeast, I love this time of year. Bring on the snow! Nothing changes an ordinary scene into a

Weekly Wrap-Up: Dec. 30, 2018-Jan. 5, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. With our first entry into the new year, we taught you how to create a winter wonderland, how to

How to create realistic snow in Photoshop

The problem with snow added in post-production is that it looks fake more often than not. That’s a shame because creating realistic snow is much easier than people would think. Listen

Photographer of the Day: martijnvdnat

Category: Snow Photographer: martijnvdnat Photo: “Winter In Weipoort” I love the tones here — it just screams winter! By putting the snow and ice in the foreground, you really get

Photographer of the Day: Lauri Novak

Category: Snow Photographer: Lauri Novak Photo: “Arctic Ice & Mountains” Lauri’s photograph of the icebergs around the Spitsbergen archipelago in Norway is perfect, highlighting the movement that winter creates in the

Photographer of the Day: Sandra Jordan

Category: Snow Photographer: Sandra Jordan Photo: “Snow Alone” I love, love, love this photograph, showing a lonely tree in Austria. The lighting here is spot-on, showing a subtle shadow of the

Photographing architecture in winter

As a commercial architectural photographer, most of my clients want images shot in great weather conditions: Blue skies, maybe a few clouds, green grass, leaves on the trees, etc. Living

Pick up your camera and go

Let’s face it — some days we don’t really feel like going out to take photos. Weather, kids, work, chores, projects…the list goes on. The list of excuses, because really

Photographer of the Day: Joan Manel Zamora

Category: Sports Photographer: Joan Manel Zamora “Mushing – Winter” Winter might be over, but the sport of dog sledding has always intrigued me. Here, the photographer showcases an individual dog,

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