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Last night Focus Camera attended the opening reception for a new photography exhibition by Paulette Tavormina: Natura Morta. The event took places at the Robert Mann Gallery in Chelsea. Tavormina's work is inspired by the artistry of Old Master Still...
In honor of Black History Month, we put together a list of 10 black photographers who shaped (and continue to shape) American History. Much like our short list of contemporary artists to watch, this list is in no way...
Blue Yeti microphones are great for streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos, and online calls. However, to get the highest sound quality, it helps to know the best Yeti microphone settings and practices. This post covers good recording tips and techniques, including...
Is your photo business hurting from not being in a profitable photography niche market? It can be frustrating when you struggle to financially support your freelance photography business. Whether you’re just getting into the profession or are a veteran, it...
As many freelance photographers will tell you, there is a particular joy in the freedoms that come with running your own photography business. It’s up to you to make the magic happen, and the creative direction in which you...
February is Black History Month, so we’ve taken the opportunity to profile some of our favorite Black photographers on Instagram. The artists featured below are masters of their trade. Their Instagram profiles are filled with visually striking imagery, from...
In Manhattan, in a little gallery in SOHO, is a small piece of Southern swamp. The hardwood floors of the gallery creak under your feet like an old house. The walls are an unassuming slate grey and are lined...
“There are a lot of names for the hobby,” says Vince Herbe. “I would say that I’m an ameture documentarian of industrial wastelands.” Herbe started photographing abandoned and decaying spaces like hospitals and factories fifteen years ago. “I was...
In 1958, Truman Capote lived in Brooklyn. By choice. “Often a week passes without my “going to town,” or “crossing the bridge,” as neighbors call a trip to Manhattan,” he brags in Holiday magazine. “Mystified friends, suspecting provincial stagnation,...
Sony's response to all you Black Friday and Cyber Monday calendar counters this year: "Stop waiting for great deals; they’re already here!" and we approve. There’s a HUGE promo going on right now up until the end of the...