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Visual Alchemy – The Landscape

30 Oct 2014 - Catherine McIntyre

Constantly changing with the hour, the weather and the season, the visual and emotional potential of landscape is endless. From serene vistas to raging seascapes, barren wastelands to lush and living rainforest, breathless mountain passes to intimate country lanes, our world is dramatic, inspiring and beautiful. It is only relatively recently, however, that landscape has…

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Street shooting tips for mobile photographers

28 Oct 2014 - Richard Gray

A street photographer is like a hunter. Success depends getting close and capturing your target in a natural state. To do this, you have to shoot without being seen. If your target sees you taking photos, they may either disappear completely or – even worse – put on a cheesy grin. Mobile phone cameras are…

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Capturing the Moment – 3 Styles of Camerawork: The Marksman

23 Oct 2014 - Michael Freeman

In the kind of photography that works on timelines, there are basically three different strategies for catching the moment. These are divided as much by personality as by task. I call them Fireman, Builder, and Marksman. Why personality and task? Because these three working methods each definitely appeal to different personalities, but at the same…

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Focal Press @ the 2014 PhotoPlus Conference & Expo

21 Oct 2014 - Sloane Stinson

We are just days away from one of the biggest photography events in the United States – PhotoPlus!  The photography team here at Focal Press is hard at work on last minute preparations. Visit Focal Press at the PhotoPlus Conference & Expo – Booth #1217! Come by the booth, browse the latest titles, enter to…

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Capturing the Moment – 3 Styles of Camerawork: The Builder

16 Oct 2014 - Michael Freeman

In the kind of photography that works on timelines, there are basically three different strategies for catching the moment. These are divided as much by personality as by task. I call them Fireman, Builder, and Marksman. Why personality and task? Because these three working methods each definitely appeal to different personalities, but at the same…

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FREE PDF DOWNLOAD – Bridge Image Management

14 Oct 2014 - Martin Evening

One of the consequences of working with digital images in Photoshop is you will soon find yourself struggling to cope with an ever-growing collection of images.  To address this, you’ll want something more than the system folder browser to preview and access all of the files that are stored on your computer system.  At a…

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