Browsing all posts in September, 2010.

Five Tips for a Better Portfolio

Looking to improve your photography portfolio? Take advantage of these tips: One – If you’re directing folks to an on-line portfolio, try to provide a unique, personal site instead of a photo repository site like Flickr or Shutterfly. In that way you can really showcase your work, without all of the background distractions. It is […]

Finding Good Photographic Subjects in Your Own “Backyard”

How many of us have difficulty finding a subject to photograph?  How many of us leave our cameras and lenses in their case on a shelf until we’re ready to take a trip or are attending a special function?  It’s easy to find subjects to photograph if you live in Kansas and you’re visiting the […]

Review – Lensbaby Composer

I’ve been interested in the Lensbaby line of products for quite some time. I think the concept is quite neat – they are a collection of lenses that posses very specific “sweet spot” focus points surrounded by graduated blurring, that can be manipulated in fascinating ways to provide very interesting perspectives. Lensbaby provides three lens […]

How to Write a Photography Proposal

Are you interested in going pro with your photography? One of the first things that you’ll need to learn is how to write a comprehensive proposal. Having a proposal for any photography work to be conducted protects both the photographer and the client from miscommunication, scope creep, copyright issues, and legal mishap. So what sort […]

Fix My Pic #1

Hello, all. Back in August I asked for volunteers for Fix My Pic, in which readers submit their own photographs for analysis and advice. This photo was submitted by Amit Khanna for our consideration. As seen here, the surfer is right in the center of the photograph. The photo might benefit by applying the Rule […]

300mm f/2.8 or f/4 — The $3,000 Question

By Steve Russell Last week I listed my photography equipment. This week I thought I would write about the decision making process I used to decide to buy one of the lenses. The first time I had the privilege of holding and looking through a Canon 300mm f/2.8 lens I was hooked. It was at […]

Your September Photo Challenge Contributions

The September 2010 Photo Challenge Subject is “angles”, and the technique is “black and white”. The challenge runs all month long, so you have until the end of the month to share your shots! All of your efforts are very much appreciated and valued. Thank you so much for your participation. Here are some of […]

Poll – Flash Photography

How often do you use a flash in your photography? Click Here for PollOnline SurveyConjoint Analysis | Polls | Email Marketing | Crowdsourcing SoftwareView MicroPoll If you cannot see this poll, go here to participate. Photo Credit: “Studio Works” by Krystiano on Flickr Creative Commons. Tweet

The Main Reason I Upgraded to CS5

I am not alone in choosing to upgrade to Photoshop CS5 for, primarily, one reason: Content-Aware Fill. Adobe pimps this new feature, stating: “Remove unwanted image elements with astonishing ease, and see the space fill in as if that content never existed.” In his book, The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers (which I […]

New Contributor to Beyond Megapixels

By Steve Russell Two weeks ago, Tiffany posted an article entitled “Unboxing – One of Life’s Great Joys” about her new Canon 7D.  Today, I’m experiencing one of my life’s great joys.  I’m privileged to have been selected as a regular contributor for Beyond Megapixels.  I will be posting once a week on Tuesdays, at least […]

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