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7 Essential Accessories for Your First DSLR

If you read my post back in September about Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS), you know that I’m a firm believer in making smart choices about …

Stay Motivated With These Six Photographic Projects

For some of us in more Northern climes, we may well be suffering a lack of motivation in our photography. Polar vortices, Atlantic storms and other …

Landscape Photography

Five Tips You Must Know for Your Next Shoot With Kids

Children?! Say it ain't so! How in the world can I come out of this session alive? Actually, you may find that children will become one of your …

Kids

PJL: January 2014 (Part 1)

<b>Features and Essays</b><p>Daniel Berehulak: Afghanistan’s Child Hunger Crisis (NYT) Afghanistan’s worsening, and baffling, hunger crisis<p>Michele Palazzi: …

Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation in Adobe Camera Raw

In Adobe Camera Raw, you will find three sliders at the bottom of the Basic Tab. These sliders are Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation. Each of these …

Tutorials

Reverse Lens Macro: How to use it as a Great Learning Tool

Photoshop Layer Masks: Using Channels

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

11 Prized Tips For Wedding Day Photography

When diving headfirst into shooting a wedding, being prepared beforehand is extremely important. You wouldn’t fly a plane without doing proper …

Weddings

10 Luxury Leica Limited Edition Cameras

German camera maker Leica has always been known for their high-end cameras. Their heritage of quality cameras has found a secure place in the global …

Luxury Lifestyle

Microscopic Sand Photography Reveals the Breathtaking Beauty Hiding at the Beach

Next time you’re at the beach, forget about the sunset or the crashing waves or the light that’s reflecting off of the water just so; if you want an …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Create a Marketing Plan (Step #3)

<i>This is the third blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …