At Home with Photofocus: Balaram Paul


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Balaram Paul Photo: “Reflection of Jumping […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Anas Al Ghazzawi


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Anas Al Ghazzawi Photo: “War” This […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Anastasiia Zapselskaya


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Anastasiia Zapselskaya Photo: “Earth’s dream sitting […]

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Using the Datacolor SpyderX Pro for the first time


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OK, I will admit it, I am a complete newbie when it comes to calibrating a monitor. I know I SHOULD be doing it, but I am sometimes a bit tech shy. I sometimes get a little frustrated that my printed images don’t always look exactly like my screen images. But I pay and trust […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Bill Pringle


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Bill Pringle Photo: “Bubble Cave” I […]

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Mobile Mondays: Portraits in isolation


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The world is a little strange, yes? Even though I have been pottering in my own garden, in my home studio, working with still life, flowers, food and such … I really do miss my portrait sessions, and so do my models. So, when I saw a YouTube video for a portrait shoot via Facebook […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Our weekly favorite, May 18-22, 2020


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Every weekday, Photofocus curators share a great photograph taken by one of our readers. If you haven’t submitted yours yet, be sure to do that in our Flickr group. As dedicated writers for Photofocus, we come across a lot of photographs. The photographs we choose every week have not only impressed us, but they’ve also […]

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What are metering modes?


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While it is important, it is also something that frequently gets overlooked. So let’s take a look at metering modes for photography. Most DSLR and mirrorless camera have a variety of metering modes. Just to be equally as confusing, different brands have slightly different names for them! But they are all pretty much the same. […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Aize Schipper


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Aize Schipper Photo: “Shells” I adore this […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Pinkesh Modi


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Pinkesh Modi – Perceptive_Imagination Photo: “Coffee […]

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Six photography projects to do from home


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Going a bit stir crazy in self-isolation? Looking for some fun activities to burn through the hours? How about trying your hand at some of these, especially if they are out of your comfort zone. If you normally photograph landscapes or people, these might just be the fun diversion you are looking for, and there […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Damian Pawlos


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Damian Pawlos Photo: “Easter Sharing Basket” […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Maureen Nolan Thompson


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: Maureen Nolan Thompson Photo: “Macro with […]

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Beautiful portraits with Luminar 4.2


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Back in November, I wrote a post about quick and easy portraits using Luminar 4. Now Luminar has had two software updates with versions 4.1 and 4.2. Luminar claims they have made more improvements in the Portrait panel, which enables even better performance and results. So, I took a few photos into Luminar and had […]

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At Home with Photofocus: David James


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For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Photographer: David James Photo: “Grater” I mostly […]

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My eight favorite props for still life photography, part two


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As with my food photography, I love hunting for props and backgrounds to put in my images for still life photography and I really like a variety of items. I recently wrote a post about the first four of my favorite props for still life. Here are a few more! Cutting boards These are not […]

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At Home with Photofocus: Our weekly favorite, May 4-8, 2020


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Every weekday, Photofocus curators share a great photograph taken by one of our readers. If you haven’t submitted yours yet, be sure to do that in our Flickr group. As dedicated writers for Photofocus, we come across a lot of photographs. The photographs we choose every week have not only impressed us, but they’ve also […]

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Is it time to delve into those holiday photos?


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Have you suddenly found yourself with some spare time on your hands? Looking for the silver lining, perhaps think of this as enforced creative project time. A kind of self-imposed vacation from the rest of the world (borrowed that from a friend, it sounded so good). But what should you do with yourself? Have you […]

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My eight favorite props for still life photography, part one


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As with my food photography, I love hunting for props and backgrounds to put in my images for still life photography and I really like a variety of items. I still adore using color, but I tend to tone down my color palette for still life, using more soft muted colors. My love of dark […]

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Fixing noise with Topaz Labs DeNoise AI


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Sometimes for a variety of reasons we need to shoot with a higher ISO than we would normally prefer. On newer mirrorless and DSLR cameras this is not quite as much of an issue, but on older cameras, noise can be a little distracting. Luckily, Topaz Labs can help with this. I have been using […]

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