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Kids on Pics, episode 2: How to take a selfie

I am a self-portrait photographer, meaning my kids are constantly seeing me take creative fun images of myself. Whether I’m splattered in blacklight paint or rocking a crazy makeup look,

Video requirements for social media

Congratulations, you produced a nice video for social media! Now, what format and specs do you need so your video upload is accepted and looking its best on each social

Three ways to improve video engagement

Engagement is my favorite metric to track, as it represents the overall performance and health of your video. Unlike so-called vanity metrics such as Views (which show the reach of

Using video for your photography business

Editor’s Note: We welcome Scott Wyden Kivowitz to the Photofocus team. Scott is a father and photographer whose dedication to teaching photographers comes through in a straightforward and no fluff style. Scott is

Heartening statistics about photography use

I found this infographic heartening because I’m always hearing about the devaluation of photography. But, according to this, it sounds like photos and images are still the most important tool for

What Do the Recent YouTube Changes Mean?

YouTube recently kicked a ton of people and companies out of its partner program.  This program was useful if you wanted to monetize your videos, add external links, or take advantage

A First Look: The Apple iPhone 6s Plus

On Friday, September 25th, Apple released the next addition to their industry-shaking smartphone, the iPhone. Customers who were fast enough to preorder either the iPhone 6s and/or the iPhone 6s

Triptik Studio by Jeremy Cowart

Benchmark: DIY Rolling Studio Gear Rack

Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart’s Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear.

How to post your video to YouTube

2020 update: Looking for instructions on how to use the new YouTube uploader? Click here. Now that you’ve learned how to edit videos and slide shows in Adobe Photoshop, we

Enter to win a new camera, a Fotopro tripod and monopod, plus much more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a Fotopro prize package and a gift card from B&H Photo!