A photography blog from the creators of Perfectly Clear


Like you, we’re learning all the time. And this blog gives us a chance to pass along the latest news from the frontlines of photo correction. Every week, we’ll report on the trends that we see shaping the industry… as well as the very coolest customer stories.

Earlier this year, we released updates for all our desktop products that added a few new features and dramatically improved speed and performance.  What this means for you is that the stand-alone versions of our products are MUCH faster and easier to use when working with a large number of photos. What Was the Performance […]

Cleaning your camera sensor and lens is a routine maintenance task all cameras need. You could send your camera back to the manufacturer, find a local camera  repair shop, or clean it yourself. Obviously, cleaning your camera yourself is cheaper and faster, but it does come with a few risks if not performed properly. This […]

This is a guest post by photographer Lee Varis. An Alternative to Focusing Fresnel Spot Light with the Benefit of Easy Custom Shapes I have been experimenting with digital projectors as a light source in my Glamour Photography Workshops. If you don’t have access to large movie hot lights with focusing fresnel lens systems, a […]

We all have wrinkles, blemishes, and laugh lines. When these features are completely removed—with the exception of blemishes—the image instantly looks fake. The key is to make the retouch look natural by softening wrinkles, fading laugh lines and smoothing the skin. But sometimes you may want flawless, almost porcelain skin that screams SUPERMODEL. You could spend […]

This is a guest post from professional photographer Robert Vanelli. Digital model or property release forms have made it easy for photographers to always have a release handy. Now, the next step is where to store the forms. Here’s how to organize and store the forms to keep them safe and easily accessible. Storing Digital […]

This is a guest post by photographer and Photofocus writer Levi Sim. Landscape photography brings its own rewards. Being in a beautiful place at a tranquil time of day is therapeutic. Add good company, and it doesn’t really matter if you make any good pictures because the experience alone was worthwhile. For instance, I recently […]

This is a guest post by professional photographer Bryan Esler. One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. While you can play around with the power output of your speedlight, there […]

This is a guest post from photographer and Photofocus writer Mark Morrow. As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography, making images of objects at a very close range, is in a creative world unto it’s own. This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell […]

Capturing a Starburst or a Sun Flare can make an average image look spectacular. Here’s how to apply the right settings and what gear you need to create the shot. The Key to Capturing Starbursts To capture starbursts, we need to stop down to the maximum aperture of the lens. This is usually f/22. This […]

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