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Thoughts on Family Photos

I don’t think we tend to take pictures with the thought in mind that people in future generations will be looking at them. We figure we’ll always be around to clarify the photos – who is in them, where they were taken, when they were taken, what the occasion was that prompted the shot. Or, […]

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 […]

Your Weekend Project – Portraits Without Faces

The art of capturing a person’s portrait without including their face is gaining popularity in lifestyle photography. I see it quite often in family portraiture and wedding photography as well. It’s a fun way to include aspects of your subject’s personality that isn’t immediately apparent in their smile. This New Year’s weekend, I encourage you […]

My Lightroom Workflow

A few folks have sent messages, asking for advice on how to manage a post-production workflow that includes hundreds of photographs. So I thought I would share with you all my personal workflow for post-processing, using Adobe Lightroom 3. Since my husband and I went off-roading last weekend, I have 171 photos to process of […]

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 […]

Oh No! Someone Used One of My Photos

There are times when I struggle to decide on a subject for an article. Many times, to help me get over the “hump”, so to speak, I surf the web and read other photography blogs. Usually I’ll find an article on a subject I like or a comment in an article that pushes me in […]

Going Pro – How to Prioritize Gear Purchases

Unfortunately, most of us work with a limited budget when it comes to purchasing photography gear. Once we consider taking our photography to the next level and going pro, having the right gear becomes even more important. Not only is it important to have the right gear to capture the shots, it is also important […]

Ten Photography Goals for 2012

Last week Tiffany invited everyone to grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable. I thought I would suggest something a little stronger as I list my goals for 2012. So grab a cold one and get comfortable. To be very honest, I rarely write down goals but usually have them accessible in my head. […]

Sharpening De-Mystified

We all want absolutely tack-sharp photos. We all know that sharpness begins with the shot itself – there is no saving a blurry photo in post-production. We are somewhat familiar with sharpening techniques in Lightroom or Photoshop, but what is the best way to apply sharpening for landscapes? Portraits? Cars? Street scenes? When is the […]