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15 Tips for Wild Flower Photography

By Steve Russell When I posted the article last week about personal photography project ideas one of the ideas/suggestions was photographing wildflowers. While wild flowers are generally more numerous and varied in the spring or rainy season, depending in what part of the world you live, they can be found almost year round in most […]

Nude Photography – Art or Porn?

By Steve Russell Note: Because of the subject matter of this article I am not including any photos. More than likely, about 40% of the readers of this article will be on one side of the room, 40% on the other and 20% milling around in the middle. That’s okay because sometimes it’s good to […]

10 Personal Photography Project Ideas

By Steve Russell If you take photography classes or attend photography school like the New York Institute of Photography or the New York Film Academy, you will be assigned photography projects. An example of one from the syllabus of the New York Film Academy is: Conceptualize, shoot, edit, and print a cohesive, conceptually unified fine […]

What is the Best Lens for Portrait Photography?

By Steve Russell Sometimes it’s fun to write articles about a subject that doesn’t have a “one right answer.” Not only does it make me really think about the subject before I start writing but it’s also usually somewhat controversial and garners a lot of comments. So for this subject please put in your “two […]

Building a Photography Studio

By Steve Russell You’ve probably been wondering where I’ve been and why I haven’t been writing. Well, maybe not, but I haven’t had an article here for the last three weeks or so. And the reason is that we’ve been in the process of moving from Florida back to Texas. Still not settled in and […]

Backgrounds and Backdrops Outside The Studio

By Steve Russell Last week, on the subject of backgrounds and backdrops, I focused on the studio environment; a place where the photographer is in control. I thought it would be good to complement that article with one where the photographer has less control; outside the studio. In doing so I’ve decided to list a […]

Studio Backdrops/Backgrounds

By Steve Russell When you look at most professional portraits you might think that the photographer had a really nice studio in a room of their home or even a really nice space in an office building or a retail building. The truth is that most photographers have their studios in old warehouses, garages of […]

Short Tips and Thoughts

By Steve Russell This is another of those times when I want to talk about a few different subjects, none of which alone seem to make an entire article. A lot of these come from questions people ask and even comments made to articles Tiffany and I have written. View from Bird Bridge Greg Stephens […]

Decorating Your Home with Your Photography

By Steve Russell Happy New Year to all our readers from Tiffany and me. I thought it would be fun to start the New Year discussing what to do with all the photos we’ve accumulated over the years. While most of us probably put some of our images on a web site like Flickr, Smugmug […]

Reflections on 2011

By Steve Russell In the last few weeks, Tiffany and I have each contributed articles about photography wish lists and goals for 2012. While I didn’t actually write down goals for 2011, I thought I would reflect on what I did and didn’t accomplish, photography wise, in 2011. For the most part, I’ve never been […]