Kanab Utah – A Photographer’s Dream!

Milky Way Over the Grand Canyon Toroweep

I grew up in the Midwest – Iowa to be exact.  I learned to enjoy the outdoors from a young age and my favorite childhood experiences were those memorable family vacations out to the Western US.  I fell in love with the mountains, deserts, and wild landscapes. One summer evening when I was 10-years old,…

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Back Button Focus

Back Button Focus

One of the best methods for gaining more control over your auto-focus system is to use back-button focus. This technique has numerous applications both for landscape, wildlife, and action photographers. In this episode, Juan and David discuss why they recommend using back-button focus and cover a variety of real-world scenarios where it comes in handy.…

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Understanding Auto-Focus

Understanding Auto Focus Images in Focus Show Auto-Focus

Have you ever been frustrated by auto-focus that wasn’t sharp? Are you confused by all the auto-focus options your camera has? In this episode of Images in Focus, Juan and David break down in simple terms how the auto-focus system works on your camera and how to achieve the best results. We discuss technology such…

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Creating Landscape Photos With Impact

Creating Landscape Photos With Impact Images In Focus

Anyone who has picked up a camera knows that it can be challenging to take landscape photos that have that “wow” factor. Creating images that resonate with your viewer requires knowledge, timing, patience, and lots of practice. In this episode, we discuss 10 techniques for improving your landscape photography – techniques that will help you…

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Camera Settings for Wildlife Photography

Camera Setting for Wildlife Photography

As workshop instructors, we often get asked what are the correct camera settings for wildlife photography. Indeed, nailing the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO is absolutely essential for successful wildlife photography. The settings you use will depend on many factors, such as the type of animal you are shooting, the available light, the background, the…

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Mirrorless vs DSLR Cameras

Why Mirrorless Camera

Are you thinking about changing over to a mirrorless camera? Do you know what the main differences are between a DSLR and a mirrorless camera? In this informative video, pro photographers Juan Pons and David Swindler discuss the main advantages of mirrorless, highlight many of the myths, and identify some of the challenges. With this…

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Making an Image, Not Just Taking an Image

Making an Image Not Just Taking an Image

In this inaugural episode of the Images in Focus Photography Show, Juan Pons and David Swindler discuss the thought process behind making great photos. Topics include choosing your composition, defining the background, how to tell a story, and what kind of shot settings you should use! Learn how to plan your shots before you ever…

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Preparing Images For Print

Preparing Images for Print Rialto Beach Olympic National Park

You’ve put so much time and effort into it – traveling to distant locations, going out early and late in the day, and finally capturing those perfect conditions! Returning home, you spent hours post-processing your favorite images and now you have a final product you are proud of. What’s the next step?  It seems so…

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Sequator Procedure (PC)

Night Photography Tour Workshop Utah Arizona Southwest Milky Way Grand Canyon Sequator Starry Landscape Stacker

To help reduce noise in high ISO shots, stacking is becoming a popular option for astro-photographers.  First, you must take a number of shots back-to-back with as little delay between them as possible.  This means you won’t want any kind of 2-second delay or long exposure noise reduction turned on.  Second, you’ll take anywhere from…

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Starry Landscape Stacker Procedure (Mac)

Capitol Reef Milky Way Sequator Procedure

To help reduce noise in high ISO shots, stacking is becoming a popular option for astro-photographers.  First, you must take a number of shots back-to-back with as little delay between them as possible.  This means you won’t want any kind of 2-second delay or long exposure noise reduction turned on.  Second, you’ll take anywhere from…

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