Ron Antonelli – Photographer of the Week

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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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A Look at Tony Bennett by Joe McNally

photofocus - 11 hours ago. LIFE recently came out with a beautiful new book, an illustrated tome about the classy, exuberant life of Tony Bennett, singer and gentleman extraordinaire. Tony’s amazing career broke through many barriers, including those of anticipated longevity, the vibrance of an ongoing fan base, and the cultivation of new fans via innovative duets with a wonderfully eclectic […]...

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Storing and Caring for Equipment | Tim Wallace – What’s in Your Bag

photofocus - 1 day ago. Melissa Niu of Photofocus sits with commercial photographer Tim Wallace about storing his equipment and traveling to his clients. Bestselling Photographic Product Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film, 10 Sheets x 5 packs $38.02 GoPro HERO $129.99 Fujikam FI-361 HD, Wifi, Video Monitoring, Surveillance, security camera,plug/play, Pan/Tilt with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision $99.99 Fujifilm INSTAX […]...

It’s All About How You See Things

photofocus - 1 day ago. At first blush, you may think this is a post about birds or even music. You’d be wrong. It’s about how one person SAW things that most people wouldn’t. And the lesson is that ALL of us who use a camera need THIS kind of vision if we really want to succeed in photography. I […]...

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Get to Know the Photoshop Interface (Part 1) [UP4]

photofocus - 2 days ago. Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain english for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Don’t Skip Column 3 Mastering Photoshop’s Interface Photoshop’s interface can be pretty intimidating. Among all those panels, tools, and menu commands […]...

The Guilty Photographer

photofocus - 2 days ago. We have all lived this moment in our lives. When the dust starts to settle on your camera, or you haven’t even unpacked your gear from that photo-shoot you did one month ago. And don’t think the “pros” are immune to these feelings of inadequacy. Being a professional photographer does not mean photographing every day of our […]...

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Time is Running Out — Last Chance to Win a LUMIX camera and tickets to Photoshop World

photofocus - 3 days ago.  This contest ends July 31, 2015.  At Photofocus we love giving away prizes.  Especially when those prizes can change your photographic life.  We’ve partnered up with KelbyOne and we’ve got a great prize to give away. The Grand Prize GRAND PRIZE: A Brand New Panasonic Lumix LX100 and Two Passes to Photoshop World. SECOND PRIZE: One Pass to Photoshop World What’s Photoshop […]...

Photo Methodology | The Salt Creek of Death Valley

photofocus - 3 days ago. Talk about changing things up. Last week, we were wet ‘n wild in the cool climate of Little Zig Zag Falls in Oregon. Now, we’re in the scorching hot and arid cauldron of Death Valley National Park in California. If you’ve never been to this amazing place, be sure to fix that. Just try to […]...

Going to Photoshop World? Come to Our Reader Breakfast

photofocus - 3 days ago. We’ve updated our signup link — http://photofocus.pingg.com/pswbreakfast2015 Are you planning to come to this year’s Photoshop World? Remember we’ve got a great contest running. But even if you don’t win, you can still join the team behind Photofocus.com for breakfast. We’ll be meeting at the Bayside Buffet in Mandalay Bay and have a section reserved just for […]...

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Using Autofocus and the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens | Tamara Lackey – What’s in Your Bag

photofocus - 4 days ago. Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com talk with lifestyle portrait photographer Tamara Lackey about using autofocus and shooting with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Bestselling Photographic Product Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film, 10 Sheets x 5 packs $38.02 GoPro HERO $129.99 Fujikam FI-361 HD, Wifi, Video Monitoring, Surveillance, security camera,plug/play, Pan/Tilt with […]...

How Client Meetings Change Everything

photofocus - 4 days ago. A wedding photographer colleague of mine came to me the other day bummed out. She had gotten a less than stellar review on one of the bridal industry’s most used websites for brides to find vendors. She was frustrated and I was surprised. I know her work well and she’s exceptional. She’s cultivated a style […]...

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Trey’s Photomatix Presets – Mini Review

photofocus - 5 days ago. During my career in photography I’ve met very few (if any) people who’s rise to stardom has been more incredible than my pal Trey Ratcliff’s rise. He’s a brilliant individual who has the very unique mixture of business acumen, artistic eye, critical thinking, encyclopedic/scientific knowledge and downright folksy friendly approach to helping photographers succeed. I […]...

Image Mode & Bit Depth [UP3]

photofocus - 5 days ago. Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain english for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Don’t Skip Column 2 Choosing an Image Mode Within Photoshop, you need to choose from one of eight image modes when […]...

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Photofocus Podcast July 25, 2015 — Q&A with Brian Matiash

photofocus - 6 days ago. This week’s podcast is in our classic Question and Answer format.  We gathered up your questions from blog posts and social media and got some straight answers.  Photofocus editor sits down with columnist and Sony Artisan Brian Matiash. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Your Questions […]...

Taming Interior Reflections

photofocus - 6 days ago. Photographing interiors means dealing with tons of reflective surfaces just waiting to spoil the fun. These little mirrors are everywhere bringing unwanted reflections into what would be an otherwise inviting inside space. The answer is simple. Show those offensive mirrored surfaces what you want the camera to see–nothing! Essential tools In order to successfully avoid […]...

Solution: Photoshop CC 2015 Missing Plugins

photofocus - 1 week ago. After updating to Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 Nik/Topaz/onOne plugins won’t install. This simple solution fixed my problem. Bestselling Photographic Product Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film, 10 Sheets x 5 packs $38.02 GoPro HERO $129.99 Fujikam FI-361 HD, Wifi, Video Monitoring, Surveillance, security camera,plug/play, Pan/Tilt with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision $99.99 Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant […]...

Last Call – Urban Photographer Of The Year Photo Contest

photofocus - 1 week ago. The Urban Photographer of the Year photo contest entry deadline is fast approaching. July 31, 2015 is the cutoff. Now in its ninth year, the global photo competition challenges photographers to capture what urban means to them through the theme “Cities at Work.”  The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. The […]...

Creating Emotional Images for Emotional Purchases | Tim Wallace

photofocus - 1 week ago. Melissa Niu of Photofocus sits with commercial photographer Tim Wallace about his unique and strong style. Tim creates the emotional images needed for emotional purchases. Bestselling Photographic Product Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film, 10 Sheets x 5 packs $38.02 GoPro HERO $129.99 Fujikam FI-361 HD, Wifi, Video Monitoring, Surveillance, security camera,plug/play, Pan/Tilt with Two-Way Audio […]...

Get Your Questions in for the Next Q&A Podcast

photofocus - 1 week ago. Now’s your chance, we’re getting ready to record several Question & Answer podcasts.  Ask whatever photography question you always wanted to know.  What burning question do you need an answer to?  What technical or artistic issue has you stumped? Just post a comment to this blog post and we’ll try to cover it on an upcoming […]...

Flickr Brings Back “Pro” Badge/Service

photofocus - 1 week ago. I received an interesting email yesterday. Flickr gave me a heads up that they would be offering a new upgraded “pro” service. The email reads: “Tomorrow, 7/23, Flickr will be announcing news specifically for pro photographers.” I seem to remember Yahoo’s CEO (Yahoo owns Flickr) saying there was no need for “professional” photographers anymore. Well […]...