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Beyond Technique: JB Sallee shares how he is staying productive and planning for the future
Portrait Tips: Details aren’t only for weddings and newborns
The top micro wedding trends
Posing couples: The forehead kiss
Why I refuse to shoot weddings
Quick tips for an effective styled wedding photoshoot
Beyond Technique: Sherry Hagerman discusses the importance of education
I edit your photos stuck at home, part two
Discussing Tether Tools’ new Air Direct at WPPI
Mind Your Own Business: Vanessa Joy discusses client expectations and relationship building
Portrait Tips: The solution to the Cuteness Zone
Wedding photography fail, or how to be a professional

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Sunshine Coast wedding photography by Jemma Pollari of Icefeathe

Quick tips for an effective styled wedding photoshoot

When you’ve got some space between wedding bookings (or, I don’t know, a global pandemic cancels every wedding in your calendar), a styled photoshoot is a great strategy for connecting with local wedding vendors, growing your portfolio and keeping your

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Portrait Tips: The solution to the Cuteness Zone

“1200 pictures??? How is that even possible …?” You’ve said that to yourself after a shoot, right? There’s a certain sense of dread associated with it. “She’s a newborn; she didn’t even change poses!” But it happens to all of

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Speed posing: Three types of circles

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Florida-based wedding photographer Richie Acevedo. Richie was one of the first photographers mentored by Vanelli many years ago. Impressed with how far he has come, Vanelli suggested Richie start sharing his knowledge

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Weekly Wrap-Up: December 23-29, 2018

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week we talked about getting started with your new camera, photographing Christmas morning, macro photography tips, sharpening using Perfectly Clear Complete and more! We hope you have a

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Photographer of the Day: Ryan Southen

Category: Weddings Photographer: Ryan Southen Photo: “perryn + sarah | rochester, michigan” Being able to bring in non-standard elements into wedding photographs makes them just that much more special. Here, Ryan captures a couple with a very shallow depth of

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Photo by Levi Sim

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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Choosing the RIGHT LENS — Why Focal Length MATTERS - youtube

Why choosing the right focal length matters

Among the first technical things that every photographer has to learn is choosing the right lens for the job. It’s not so much as picking up the right brand, but more of choosing the right focal length that will best

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Luminar AI Quick Tip: Composition AI - youtube

Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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