Achieving Your Potential As A Digital Photographer
A Recorded Webinar with Harold Davis

30 Jul 2015 - Harold Davis

Recently, Focal Press hosted the following webinar featuring Harold Davis where he discussed Achieving Your Potential As A Digital Photographer. Harold Davis is an internationally-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many photography books. In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold Davis is a Moab Master…


August – September Photo Contest
Theme: Outdoor Action & Adventure

28 Jul 2015 - Sloane Stinson

To enter Focal Press’s August – September Photo Contest, please click here. This contest is FREE to enter. Theme:  Outdoor Action & Adventure Inspired by the book: Outdoor Action & Adventure Photography Guest Judge – Dan Bailey Prizes: Grand Jury Winner: -          A copy of the book Outdoor Action & Adventure Photography -          $200 worth…


The Diverse Universe of Astrophotography

23 Jul 2015 - Chris Woodhouse

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas-covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” – Douglas Adams Amateur astrophotography can be an…


Pro Photo Tips for Students – Editing vs. Post-production

21 Jul 2015 - Grant Scott

WHAT EDITING MEANS I often hear young photographers refer to adjusting photographs in Photoshop as editing. It is not! That is post-production, and it is essential within the world of professional photography that you use and understand the correct language to use when referring to the processes of photography. Choosing the right image to show…


Using flash—Addressing Problems and Basic Workflow

16 Jul 2015 - Dan Bailey

Even though your flash is technically smarter than you, it has no idea how you want to light the scene. You need to give it some direction. Before blasting away, you need to ask yourself a few basic questions about how you want your photo to look. Here are the five main concerns that you…


Music Photography – Shooting the Big Stage

14 Jul 2015 - Richard Gray

I recently wrote about the pros and cons of shooting from the hallowed photographers pit at gigs. Of course, the main benefit of shooting from the pit is to get close. But what do you do when you have a pass to the photo pit, but upon arrival, you find you’re still not very close?…


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