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Getting started with light painting

So what is light painting? It’s a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light source. This ends up creating cool laser-like effects in your

Vanguard’s new travel tripod: VEO 2X

The only requirement for a tripod is that it must have three legs. The requirement for a new tripod is that it must do something better or something new. Vanguard’s

Photofocus Weekly Wrap-Up for September 15-21, 2019

Weekly Wrap-Up: September 15-21, 2019

The last week of summer closes out with lots of great reads on Photofocus this week. Nature and summer go together so Jason Hahn writes on saving the butterfly, then

Portrait Tips: Get your camera lower

Your camera’s height has a strong effect on the impact your portraits make. I’m a fairly tall individual, and if I don’t pay attention, my camera comes right up to

Oben CTM-2500 5-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

Anything carbon fiber is freakin awesome and this Oben CTM-2500 5-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod is no exception to that. If anyone is looking for a super lightweight, durable and sturdy stick

My black light selfie experiment

Confession: I love a good selfie! I am taking selfies all the time — and not the kind where I raise the camera above my head and make duck lips.

Getting started with macro photography

Since I recently wrote about capturing the details of the holidays with macro images, I thought I’d expand on the topic a bit more. How to get better macro shots

Gear Review: TetherTool’s Case Relay

There is nothing worse than doing an extended shoot and suddenly running out of power in your camera battery. Inevitably, it’ll happen right when the mood is perfect and things

Creating Dynamic Portraits with Sparklers

Happy Independence Day! You’ve got a terrific opportunity to make some fun portraits with fireworks. Kids love sparklers, and when you show them what you can do with sparklers, flash