Ron Antonelli – Photographer of the Week

photofocus - 1 year ago.

As a photojournalist for the past 15 years, this photographer has had the opportunity to travel around the world covering events full of excitement and joy like the Superbowl, World Series and presidential campaigns as well as documenting heartbreaking and tragic events like armed conflicts, terrorist attacks and natural disasters.  But that’s not it.  His […]... Read more

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Using a Levels Adjustment to Remove a Color Cast in Photoshop

photofocus - 24 hours ago. If you shoot under mixed lighting or with the wrong white balance preset, you can get a nasty color cast or tint in your photo.  Fortunately this is an easy fix in Photoshop which can analyze the image and fix it for you with minimal work. Find out how to remove a color cast in […]...

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Comparing Photoshop to Film Photography

photofocus - 2 days ago. Our colleagues at lynda.com have been running a great series of videos commemorating Photoshop’s 25th anniversary.  In this mini-documentary they head into a traditional darkroom with photographer Konrad Eek. Watch Konrad Eek work up a print using only darkroom techniques. Post your own memories or thoughts on the traditional process and how well it translates to digital. […]...

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Recover Files from a Corrupt Memory Card Using Mac Disk Utility

photofocus - 2 days ago. Your memory card can be the most important piece of gear on a shoot. It stores the one thing that can get you paid…but what do you do if it becomes corrupt? I’ve had a bunch of memory devices become corrupt; a brand-new CF card while shooting HDR and portraits on Zuma Beach in California, […]...

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Ego, Arrogance, and Entitlement

photofocus - 3 days ago. There are three things that have no place in any business: ego, arrogance, and entitlement. The photographer who expects everything for free, is envious of others’ success, or has an ego so inflated that they are unable see past their own faults is a sure-fire way to sabotage their image. It may get them so far, but toxic traits don’t […]...

Common Lightroom Questions

photofocus - 3 days ago. I recently manned a ‘pod’ for Adobe at The Photography Show here in the UK. The questions were pretty diverse but there were a few Lightroom questions that came up a few times, so I thought I’d share them here just in case readers were experiencing the same; I’ve Been Using Aperture, What’s the Easiest […]...

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What Causes a Memory Card to Corrupt?

photofocus - 5 days ago. Your memory card can be the most important piece of gear on a shoot. It stores the one thing that can get you paid…but what do you do if it becomes corrupt? I’ve had a bunch of memory devices become corrupt; a brand-new CF card while shooting HDR and portraits on Zuma Beach in California, […]...

Photofocus Podcast March 25, 2015 — Frederick Van Johnson and Justin Seeley

photofocus - 6 days ago. This week’s podcast interviews two gurus to help you with your photo skills.  First up is photographer and host of This Week in Photo, Frederick Van Johnson.  Then we catch up with Photoshop guru and lynda.com author Justin Seeley. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Frederick Van […]...

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Mind Your Own Business — Today’s Marketing Challenges for the Professional Photographer

photofocus - 6 days ago. Note: We’ve got two hangouts this week — Lightroom is Thursday and Business with Kevin Ames is on Friday. Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Friday, March 27, 2015.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to SongFreedom and Drobo. It starts at 3PM Eastern/Noon Pacific.  Join Skip Cohen and Richard Harrington and special guest Kevin Ames. We’ll explore practical advice for professional and […]...

Lightroom Hangout: From Download to Mobile and Everywhere in Between: The Workflow Episode, with Vanelli and Nick Minore

photofocus - 1 week ago. You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick of Thursday 3/26, 1:00pm Eastern, 10:00am Pacific/ 1:00pm Eastern. RSVP […]...

What can Photomatix do for you?

photofocus - 1 week ago. I’ve recently been doing more and more real-estate photography. I started prepping to do a beautiful condo that happens to have this amazing ocean-like floor. It’s actually quite glossy and as I was talking with fellow Photofocus contributor Mark Morrow for advice he told me I had to get Photomatix. I’m still excited to get a […]...

What In The Library? A Quick Look At Two Photo Books I’m Reading

photofocus - 1 week ago. I’ve got a bit more time on my hands these days, so I’m catching up on some new photography books.  There’s two I am currently reading that I’d like to share/ “The Long Exposure – A Beginners’ Guide To Long Exposure Photography” by David Cleland and “The Complete Guide To Fujifilm’s X-T1″ by Tony Phillips […]...

Executive Portrait Lighting for Dark Skin

photofocus - 1 week ago. Portraits of people with white or Caucasian skin are defined by the shadows. Darker skin–African American, Asian, Hispanic, Indian and Native American are shaped by highlights. Source of Illumination & Fill Panel This portrait of Shawn is lit with a three foot Chimera Octa Plus light bank powered by a Dynalite Studio Head electronic flash […]...

Polarr – Free Online Photo Editor – Mini Review

photofocus - 1 week ago. If you’re one of those folks who just needs to do some very minimal photo correction/editing, or you hate Adobe for charging you $10 a month for Photoshop/Lightroom, then there is at least one free, online photo editor you may want to take a look at. Polarr (https://v2.polarr.co) is a surprisingly robust, powerful and very […]...

Elinchrom leaves Manfrotto in the US

photofocus - 1 week ago. Elinchrom of Renens, Switzerland announced today that it is breaking ties with Manfrotto in order to handle the distribution of its professional electronic flash systems directly in the United States. According to an emailed press release today Elinchrom President Chris Whittle noted, “As the U.S. photography market continues to grow and evolve across the professional […]...

“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” ― Robert Frank

photofocus - 2 weeks ago. The eye should learn to listen before it looks. ― Robert FrankFiled under: Inspiration Bestselling Photographic Product Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film, 10 Sheets x 5 packs $39.50 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (White) $16.29 Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security Camera $194.00 GoPro HERO $129.99 GoPro HERO4 SILVER $399.99 Prices are […]...