Browsing all posts in accessories.

Accessories for the New DSLR Owner

A friend of mine recently got an early Christmas present – a Nikon D90. She was in the process of updating her Wish List and pinged me for suggested accessories for a first-time DSLR owner. 1. First thing’s first. I promptly went out and bought her Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, […]

DSLR, or Point and Shoot?

I’ve received several requests for advice lately, on how to decide whether to purchase a D-SLR or a point-and-shoot camera. Some folks are taking advantage of the seasonal sales to get themselves a new toy; some folks are asking for advice before buying a camera for the photographer in their life. As with most things […]

Build a Home Photo Studio for Under $800

I have plans to turn one of the spare rooms in my home into a photo studio. I abruptly got frustrated with the surfaces and common areas of my home, and the lack of light in those areas. Living in Arizona as we do, we constructed our home to be energy efficient and let in […]

Product Review – Think Tank Airport Security V2

By Steve Russell On June 21, 2010, Tiffany posted an excellent article entitled Travelling With Your Camera Gear. Because of my circumstances at the time, the subject matter prompted me to post a comment to an article on Beyond Megapixels for the first time. “…I have a week-long photography trip to northern New Mexico planned […]

The Beauty of Soft Focus

We talk a lot about how to achieve tack-sharp, perfectly focused photographs. We extol on the virtues of the Unsharp Mask in Photoshop, and enumerate the countless ways to steady our cameras in order to achieve perfectly crisp images. There is great beauty to behold, though, in a softly focused photograph – keeping in mind […]

Christmas Wish List 2010

I recently saw a jarring headline on CNN’s website – there are about five paychecks left between us and Christmas. Good lord, that deadline sneaked up awfully suddenly, didn’t it? So, it’s time for our annual Photo Gear Christmas Wish List! Give this list to your loved ones to give them ideas for your gift, […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Upcoming and Elsewhere

My next project in the process of self-education is the use of off-camera flash. With that in mind I began my perusal of the internet for good sources of information, and discovered Strobist. The site contains a wealth of information and takes a complete newbie to flash-photography through the entire learning curve; beginner education leads […]