Browsing all posts in March, 2011.

John Shaw Nature and Digital Photography Seminars (cont.)

By Steve Russell Last week I reviewed the first day of the John Shaw seminar I attended recently. Today, I’ll review the second day. The second day of the seminar was largely about workflow management using Adobe Lightroom 3. John stressed that what he was going to present was what works for him. It’s how […]

Back to Basics: Exposure Explained

Exposure is one of the first, and one of the most confusing, concepts that a budding photographer learns. All of the numbers, abbreviations, settings and relationships can be overwhelming at first. Here is a simple guide to help clarify things. The Exposure Triangle: The three elements of exposure – commonly referred to as “The Exposure […]

John Shaw Nature and Digital Photography Seminars

By Steve Russell If you stop learning, you stop creating history and become history. Vadim Kotelnikov The quote above has been said many different ways and attributed to many different people. I like the version above. It’s one of life’s truths, and because photography is a piece of life, it’s true in photography. I strongly […]

Photographing Life Stages

One of the primary reasons that we pick up a camera is to record life events and life stages. Photographing people who are in their infancy, adolescence, prime, and old age present opportunities to capture beautiful, memorable moments specific to each age. As the photographer, we wish to be prepared for any given circumstance so […]

Photograph The Moon — March 19, 2011

By Steve Russell Whether you’ve photographed the moon numerous times or have just thought about doing it, Saturday evening, March 19, 2011, is a must do evening. On that evening the moon will be at its perigee (closest to the Earth) and according to one article I read it will appear 14% larger than normal. […]

Product Review — Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM Super Telephoto Lens

By Steve Russell Before I begin this article, I would like to ask each of you to remember the people of Japan. The challenges and hardships they are enduring go far beyond the events of the earthquake and tsunami. I once lived in Japan for two and a half years and learned first hand that […]

Your First Three Lens Purchases

Most new D-SLR camera owners find themselves pushing the capabilities of their kit lens in very short order. More than anything we want a collection of lenses that will accommodate just about any circumstance in which we find ourselves taking photographs. While no single lens can do it all, you will find that there aren’t […]

6 Tips For Wildlife Photography

By Steve Russell If you enjoy nature photography or have always wanted to try your hand at it, here are a few tips that will help you enjoy your experiences and capture better images. There have been many books published on nature photography and this short article isn’t intended to cover all the hows and […]

Digital vs. Film Photography – A Brief Cost Comparison

Sometimes it’s fun to try to justify decisions you’ve made and things you’ve done. This is one of those. I hope it hits home with some of you. A woman that works in my office loves nature and nature photography. Because of our common interest she and I talk about photography from time to time. […]