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Long exposure tricks: Use a low camera angle
Making the most of a backup plan: Olympus Live ND at Oak Creek Canyon, part two
Making the most of a backup plan: Olympus Live ND at Oak Creek Canyon, part one
Try this droplet at-home macro photography project
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Summer photography fun with kids: Water balloons
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
Photographer of the Day: martijnvdnat
Photographer of the Day: Jim Sollows

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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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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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Photographer of the Day: Scott Westhoven

Category: Sports Photograph: Scott Westhoven Scott puts a perfect cap on summer with this first-person sailing photograph. The colors on the sailboat, while subdued, pop against the blue water and skies. It makes you wonder where the sailor is headed,

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Long exposure tricks: Use a low camera angle

While there has yet to be a true “dump” of snow in West Michigan, I went back and looked at some older photos recently, pulling up this photograph from Fallasburg Bridge in Lowell, MI. Utilizing a NiSi 10-stop neutral density

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11 tips to take better portraits, part one

Portrait photography is getting more and more popular professionally, with photographers using high-tech gear such as DSLR and mirrorless cameras to achieve stunning results. But even the ordinary person can use their smartphone or an entry-level camera to create portraits

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The Photographer Show: Meet Martika Gartman

Martika Gartman will be our guest this week on The Photographer Show. She is a recent winner of our Photofocus Celebrates 21 Years contest. Meet Martika Gartman This month’s guest had the honor of winning an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark

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Behind the scenes: How Kodak film is made

Many decades after the decline of film photography, Kodak remains one of the most enduring photography companies and brands. This is largely due to the continuing resurgence of film photography among the younger generation, kept alive by communities and media

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On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

On Photography: Anne Geddes, 1956-present

The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed. -Anne Geddes Anne Geddes is known for her creative, sensitive and evocative photographs of babies. Her

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Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes

Gearing up to shoot gorgeous snowy scenes this frosty season? Winter photography comes with its own set of challenges, but many photographers simply can’t resist the charm of winter scenes. Whether you’re still looking for inspiration or some new ideas

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How to be satisfied with your own photography

If you consider yourself as a perfectionist in your photography or other creative endeavors, you’ll always feel unsatisfied with your work. Perfection does not equate to excellence, and we have to be mindful to not let it consume our work.

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