Browsing all posts in June, 2011.

How To Photograph Fireworks

Well, my friends in the U.S., it’s that time of year again! Time for the nearly-obligatory post about how to photograph fireworks for your 4th of July celebration. 1. Location. It’s important to get to your location early so you can scout out a vantage point with uninterrupted views. I personally like to be up […]

This and That

By Steve Russell Today is one of those days when I want to share some general information I’ve been saving to combine in a single article. Recommended Web Site I was contacted back in April by Ernie Sears who was constructing a web site dedicated to wild bird photography. I have monitored the progress of […]

Elsewhere – Link Love!

Here is a selection of photography-based articles and websites that have come to my attention in the past few weeks, which I thought offered excellent advice and information. In the spirit of learning and of community, I now pass them on to you! Many of you know that I am a fan of Jay Maisel, […]

Product Review: Acrylic Pix

Most of us have taken at least one photo that we’d like to hang on a wall in our home or office? Often when we do, we get an 8”x10” print of the image, go to our favorite store to buy a frame, slap the photo in the frame and hang it on the wall. […]

Auto Focus Microadjustments

I just spent a few hours over the weekend performing auto-focus micro-adjustments for three of my lenses. Not the MOST fun I’ve ever had with my camera, but a necessary activity for achieving correctly focused images. Auto-focus micro-adjustments are sometimes necessary to calibrate the focus points of the lens/camera combination. Some lens/camera combinations tend to […]

Tips for Action Photography

By Steve Russell Before I get into the actual subject matter for this post there are a couple of things I want to mention. First, I’ve just returned from a two week vacation and I want to publicly thank Tiffany Joyce for holding down the fort while I was away. I’m sure it’s going to […]

YOUR Photo Challenge Contributions

Last week’s Personal Expressions Challenge received a lot of beautiful contributions. Here are eight photographs that especially resonated with us, click each one to see an enlarge version. All photograph copyrights are owned by those noted in the caption. No infringement is intended or implied. Tweet

Three Simple Tips to INSTANTLY Improve Your Photography

Would you like to see instant improvement in your photography? Here are three simple things that you can do RIGHT NOW that will make a big difference! One – Turn on your viewfinder composition grid. If you’re having a hard time keeping your horizons straight, if you tend to misalign your subjects, or if you’d […]

Back to Basics: Image Resolution

Image resolution – how much detail an image holds – is measured in pixels per inch, or ppi. It is also referred to by the width and the height of the image as measured in pixels (i.e. 640×427, 1024×683, etc.). The more pixels the image possesses, the better the image quality. Rules of Thumb There […]

Photography Challenge: Personal Expressions

This week I would like you all to participate in a personal challenge. Before photography is anything else, it is an expression of your inner personality. Whatever your reasons are for taking photographs – a professional obligation, a school assignment, capturing vacation memories, recording an important event – your personality and sense of creativity are […]

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