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    Mission: FIND YOUR FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE POSITIVE, PERTINENT AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS.

    Objective: FOUNDED BY CRIS J DUNCAN M.PHOTOG.CR CPP, FIND YOUR FOCUS HOST AN ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS TO REFRESH, RECHARGE AND RENEW THEIR PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. CRIS J DUNCAN ALSO CAN BE FOUND EDUCATING PHOTOGRAPHERS AT SEVERAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EVENTS, CONFERENCES AND SCHOOLS. IN ADDITION TO THE EVENTS, FIND YOUR FOCUS OFFERS MANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO HELP PHOTOGRAPHERS SUCCEED.
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    How to remove objects using Photoshop

    Good day,

    I recently made a video showing you a technique to easily and effectively remove objects from your images using Photoshop. This method will not produce clone tracks, awkward bleeds or content aware mishaps. You can view it below.

    Happy creating,

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    Be a Super Hero

    Good day,

    Many of you may know that my bride loves to run and participates in many races across the country. I have gone along with her to a few of them and must admit that they are very fun environments. It is clear to see that people like being around like-minded people. Well, one day I opened my mouth and said something to the effect “You know what would be cool, if there was a 5K at Imaging USA to raise money for PPA Charities”

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    Fast forward to now. There is. This year is the second annual “Super Hero for Smiles 5K” at Imaging USA. The race proceeds benefit PPA Charities which in turns gives monies to Operation Smile and Dando Amor, both which work with children in third world countries. You may be asking why I am blogging about this. Two reasons, well three. One, we believe in what PPA Charities is doing to help kids have a better life and want to help in any way we can. Two, my lovely bride is the race director and you all know, you have to support your girl. That leads to three, since this began Find Your Focus, has been an active sponsor of this event and PPA Charities. We believe we have a job to help shape and influence the world and show them value and love and photography gives us an excuse to do that.

    So, will you please join us and the hundreds of other like-minded photographers and register for this 5K at Imaging USA? If you won’t be at Imaging, that is okay, you can sign up to do a virtual run and have all the goodies shipped to your door. Not only will you get an amazing t-shirt, a sweet medal and race bib you will make a child smile. Happy running.

    To learn more and to register visit www.runppa.com 

    You can also hear my bride, Deanna, talk about this event, the importance of exercise and what it really means to be a Super Hero here. 

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    BW Processing in Lightroom – Things to look for

    Good day,

    I was recently asked a question by someone I am mentoring and he posed this question – “When converting images to Black and White, should I be processing them differently?” That question caught my eye. I guess I have become accustomed to doing this that I really didn’t think about it. I usually can tell how an image will look as a monochrome, however it was not always that way and some of you are still learning and experimenting so I wanted to create a tutorial on some conversion basics and things to look for. The following video discusses this information while using Adobe Lightroom. Happy creating, Cris.

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    Periscope is a blast – Umbrellas Rock!

    This past week I was asked to be part of an all day Periscope event for PPA Charities. (You can read about the event in my previous post) I had so much fun presenting live from my studio that I was hooked. I am broadcasting at least once a week, sometimes more, with quick little tid-bits and behind the scenes info. I would be honored if you would follow me and I would love to follow you too.

    You can find me @findyourfocus Here is what I did in that 15 minute presentation. “5 lighting techniques using an umbrella” Happy creating, Cris

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    #GivingTuesday Join PPA Charities on Periscope All Day Dec 1st.

    Hello my friends. Black Friday is done, Cyber Monday is a memory and today is Giving Tuesday. PPA Charities is taking part of this world wide event with an all day broadcast of some of the top photographers in the country on Periscope.

    Download the Periscope app on your mobile device and follow @ppacharities and be inspired all day and then donate to this amazing charity that has raised over $700,000 and help perform over 2900 surgeries for children with facial deformities. You can truly help a child smile for the first time. Thank you and Happy Creating, Cris.

    Oh yeah, I’m on at 9:30 CST:)I will be doing a presentation on “5 ways to use a single Umbrella”
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    loriNORDSTROM   garyHUGHES   maryFISK-TAYLOR
    jamieHAYES   melanieANDERSON   trishGILMORE
    bobCOATES   bertBEHNKE   susanMICHAL
    kayESKRIDGE   trishLOGAN   carlCAYLOR
    jeff&loriPOOLE   treyHOMAN   bethMARSHALL
    bryCOX   rochESHLEMAN   bethFORESTER
    donDICKSON   tinaTIMMONS   cindyBEHNKE
    elizabethHOMAN   michaelTIMMONS   crisDUNCAN
    deannaDUNCAN   alBEHNKE   travisGUGELMAN
    clarkSANDERS   and some surprise guests
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