Browsing all posts in February, 2011.

Product Review: Photo Art from Fracture

The folks at Fracture have developed a great new way to display your photographs. A Fracture is a photograph and frame all in one. The picture is printed on the backside of a piece of glass, which is adhered to sturdy, thick black matting. Since the photo is part of the glass, it is scratch-proof […]

Hidden Gems for Outdoor Photography

By Steve Russell Over the last six or eight months, Tiffany and I have offered a number of articles discussing ideas of where and what to shoot ranging from your backyard to personal treasures like ceramic frogs. This is another along similar lines. If you enjoy outdoor photography as I do, then finding a place […]

Tethered Shooting With A Canon DSLR

Tethered shooting is a useful photography tool. With the use of a USB or firewire cable run between the camera and a computer, the photographer can instantly review their shots on the computer screen. As the shutter is pressed, the images are recorded on the computer hard drive rather than the camera’s memory card. This […]

Finding A Photography Mentor Redux

By Steve Russell A couple of months ago Tiffany posted an article entitled Six Tips for Finding a Photography Mentor. From my perspective there is one other way to find a mentor that she could have included that would have given her seven tips. Another great way to find a mentor is through a local […]

How To Photograph a Waterfall

The photo above demonstrates the lovely soft effect of photographing the motion blur of a waterfall. Here’s how you do it. 1. Arrive on location either just before dawn or just after sunset. The lower light level will help compensate the need to use a slower shutter speed in order to capture the motion blur, […]

What To Shoot When There’s Nothing To Shoot

(Hover your mouse pointer over the photos for notes.) I am of the school of thought that in order to become a truly excellent photographer, one must practice every single day. If the camera is only brought out for special events or specific assignments, the photographer is relegated to the “occasional” category and cannot truly […]

To SOOC Or Not To SOOC

By Steve Russell Before I get in to the “meat” of this submission, I wanted to make sure that everyone understands the relationship between the other writer for this blog, Tiffany Joyce, and me. We both write, independently, for Beyond Megapixels. We each decide, on our own, what to write about. However, we do communicate […]

Photography Gear Research

If you’re anything like me, you research the purchase of a new item of photography gear for a long time before making a decision. I researched for a month before deciding on the Canon 7D over the 5D Mark II. I rented both the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and the 24-70mm f/2.8L before deciding to […]

Model Releases

By Steve Russell I’ll start with the requisite disclaimer. I am not an attorney. This article is presented to raise awareness of the subject and to encourage discussion. The article is not presented as, or intended to be legal advice. For specific legal advice, please consultant your attorney. Now that I have that out of […]