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The evolution of an image begins at the camera
Photographer of the Day: fiore_lla4ever
Photographer of the Day: Rich Wich
Photographer of the Day: Cecil Ramsey
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Dreamy monochrome seashore scene with moody sky

The evolution of an image begins at the camera

My husband (Photofocus contributor Steve Eilenberg) frequently chides me for not editing tightly enough, of hanging on to image files that I “will never use and never show”. There is some truth to this.  I have no problem doing the

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Photographer of the Day: fiore_lla4ever

Category: Sports Photographer: fiore_lla4ever “fammi volare” This kitesurfing photograph struck me for several reasons. For one, the contrast. Black and white photographs in sports, in my opinion, are usually difficult to be effective versus colored photographs. But what the photographer

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Photographer of the Day: Rich Wich

Category: Sports Photograph: Rich Wich “Kiteboarding Puget Sound” Kiteboarding is one of those sports that I’ve seen take place year-round. Last year, I captured it in sub-zero degree temperatures in Michigan, but it looks like Rich had a little better

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Photographer of the Day: Cecil Ramsey

Category: Sports Photograph: Cecil Ramsey “Ben – Lake Minneola HS” Cecil’s ability to capture the swimmer mid-stroke is impressive. The emotion on the swimmer’s face as he pushes his arms back, coupled with the action of the waves and water

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Photographer of the Day: martijnvdnat

Category: Travel Photograph: martijnvdnat “Silent City” I’ve never been to the Netherlands, but looking at this photograph makes me want to hop on a plane and take a trip! This photograph captures the city of Leiden in South Holland to

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Photographer of the Day: Jim Sollows

Category: Sports Photograph: Jim Sollows “Fort Langley Paddling Team” I’m used to seeing images of paddlers from the river banks, looking straight on at the boat. But Jim’s unique perspective helps to better tell the story. Instead of focusing on

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Photographer of the Day: Joe

Category: Sports Photograph: Joe “Early Surf” The anticipation in Joe’s shot of a surfer is clear — he’s ready to go running towards the water. The color here is spot-on, further emphasizing the sunrise in the early morning hours. The

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What to Do When Your Camera Gets Dropped in Water

I recently noticed my camera had a lot of dirt on it, so I took it to the nearest creek and threw it in for a good scrubbing. OK, maybe not, what actually happened was every photographer’s nightmare. Setting up on the side of a creek to photograph a series of rapids, I tripped, with the result of my camera getting a solid dunking.

Now, speaking from experience, this is what we call an “Oh [email protected]#t!!!…” moment. A 10 on the “Brown Pants” scale. In other words, an unpleasant experience.  However, quick action and a proper drying out process can, in some cases, save your gear from an untimely demise. Despite its underwater expedition, my DSLR is still alive and well thanks to the tips below.

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Dreamy monochrome seashore scene with moody sky

The evolution of an image begins at the camera

My husband (Photofocus contributor Steve Eilenberg) frequently chides me for not editing tightly enough, of hanging on to image files that I “will never use and never show”. There is some truth to this.  I have no problem doing the

Read More
potd-fiore_lla4ever

Photographer of the Day: fiore_lla4ever

Category: Sports Photographer: fiore_lla4ever “fammi volare” This kitesurfing photograph struck me for several reasons. For one, the contrast. Black and white photographs in sports, in my opinion, are usually difficult to be effective versus colored photographs. But what the photographer

Read More
potd-rich-wich-january

Photographer of the Day: Rich Wich

Category: Sports Photograph: Rich Wich “Kiteboarding Puget Sound” Kiteboarding is one of those sports that I’ve seen take place year-round. Last year, I captured it in sub-zero degree temperatures in Michigan, but it looks like Rich had a little better

Read More
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Photographer of the Day: Cecil Ramsey

Category: Sports Photograph: Cecil Ramsey “Ben – Lake Minneola HS” Cecil’s ability to capture the swimmer mid-stroke is impressive. The emotion on the swimmer’s face as he pushes his arms back, coupled with the action of the waves and water

Read More
potd-martin

Photographer of the Day: martijnvdnat

Category: Travel Photograph: martijnvdnat “Silent City” I’ve never been to the Netherlands, but looking at this photograph makes me want to hop on a plane and take a trip! This photograph captures the city of Leiden in South Holland to

Read More
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Photographer of the Day: Jim Sollows

Category: Sports Photograph: Jim Sollows “Fort Langley Paddling Team” I’m used to seeing images of paddlers from the river banks, looking straight on at the boat. But Jim’s unique perspective helps to better tell the story. Instead of focusing on

Read More
potd-joe-surfing

Photographer of the Day: Joe

Category: Sports Photograph: Joe “Early Surf” The anticipation in Joe’s shot of a surfer is clear — he’s ready to go running towards the water. The color here is spot-on, further emphasizing the sunrise in the early morning hours. The

Read More
FEATURED-jhahn-wet-camera

What to Do When Your Camera Gets Dropped in Water

I recently noticed my camera had a lot of dirt on it, so I took it to the nearest creek and threw it in for a good scrubbing. OK, maybe not, what actually happened was every photographer’s nightmare. Setting up on the side of a creek to photograph a series of rapids, I tripped, with the result of my camera getting a solid dunking.

Now, speaking from experience, this is what we call an “Oh [email protected]#t!!!…” moment. A 10 on the “Brown Pants” scale. In other words, an unpleasant experience.  However, quick action and a proper drying out process can, in some cases, save your gear from an untimely demise. Despite its underwater expedition, my DSLR is still alive and well thanks to the tips below.

Read More
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Photographer of the Day: Joe

Category: Sports Photograph: Joe “A Break from the Waves” There’s something about surfing that speaks to me. This shot is great for two reasons. One, minimalism is clearly showcased here, with the surfboard taking center stage. It’s simple and your

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Why Long Exposure Photography?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Leanne Cole, an incredible photographer from Melbourne, Australia. See more of her work here, and we hope to see more education from her in the future. Please welcome Leanne to Photofocus. If

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