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Shooting a 300-Megapixel Photo: Film vs Digital

For a recent project, I was tasked with shooting a hot rod. It was exciting from the beginning, because this particular kind of car is pretty rare …

Cameras

Step by Step Portrait Processing in Lightroom

The story When you are photographing someone who enjoys being in front of the camera, take advantage of it. This was a simple portrait to take and …

Zone Focusing: How to Use Those Markings On Your Lens You Might Have Never Used Before

You’ll seen all those markings on lenses, but do you know what all of them are there for? Some of you might, but for those who don’t or are looking …

Old, Inexpensive, and Tack-Sharp: Canon’s Best Lenses You Don’t Know About

These days, it seems that if you want to get a nice sharp lens, you have to spend $1000 on a piece of L glass. Aside from the nifty fifty’s of the …

Recommended Photography Books

Books

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

Landscape Photography

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

Getting Better at Photography

Not a lot, just a little bit.<p>Last week, my friend Paulo reached out about some tips on getting better at photography. He broke his issues down into …

Photography

26 Brilliant Instagram Accounts That Will Expand Your Worldview

The life of a photojournalist is not for everyone. It can be chaotic, stressful, and lead to dangerous situations in conflict zones.<p>But many of those who have taken the plunge certainly love what they do, and they have the Instagram accounts to prove it. Follow these 26 accounts if you need a bit …

Elevate Your Viewpoint For More Unique Photographs

We’d like to welcome <b>Erik Valind</b> to Photofocus. Be sure to catch his classes at Photoshop World in Atlanta April 810.<p>A lot of forethought goes into …

7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter …

Photography

Street Photography Focus Tips

Because you’re often working quickly and stealthily, the matter of focusing while doing street photography is important. Here are some …

7 Techniques for Turning Ordinary Subjects into Interesting Photos

There are times when it seems like the objects around you will not allow you to capture an interesting photo. In these situations, there are some …

The Unsung Heroes of 35mm Photography – Part II (RFs) by Dan K

<b>The Unsung Heroes of 35mm Photography – Part II (RFs) by Dan K</b><br>In this, the second instalment (Part 1 here) of The Unsung Heroes of consumer …

The Pain & Rewards Of Large Format Photography Shown In This Elegant Video

Photography, in my experience, has a habit of following a similar path with many patrons of the art. Specifically, since the rise of digital, there’s …

Metering for Film

The most common questions I receive in regards to shooting film are usually about metering and exposure. I have covered a lot of other topics in the …

5 Rolls Of Film That Should Be On Your Analog Camera’s Bucket List

Film photography has made a huge comeback in recent years. Some photographers have even given up all their digital goods for a full investment in …

How to Use Your iPhone as a Quick and Easy Negative Viewer

If you do any darkroom work, you probably regularly print contact sheets to peek at the positive versions of your B&W negative film strips. Did you …