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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 […]

Product Review: Photo Art from Fracture

The folks at Fracture have developed a great new way to display your photographs. A Fracture is a photograph and frame all in one. The picture is printed on the backside of a piece of glass, which is adhered to sturdy, thick black matting. Since the photo is part of the glass, it is scratch-proof […]

Photography Gear Research

If you’re anything like me, you research the purchase of a new item of photography gear for a long time before making a decision. I researched for a month before deciding on the Canon 7D over the 5D Mark II. I rented both the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and the 24-70mm f/2.8L before deciding to […]

Review: Renting A Studio (Roharik Productions)

By Steve Russell It’s a safe bet that for every photographer with their own studio, there are four or five that wish they had one. While it’s a great convenience to have a studio and even a little ego boosting because a studio is somewhat of a validation that you’re a “real” photographer, studios require […]

Review: Kelby Training

A couple of weeks ago, I finally subscribed to Kelby Training. I say “finally” because I have been mulling over the purchase of this subscription, and an accompanying subscription to NAPP, for quite some time. Everyone I consulted with about these memberships responded with the same advice: “Do it. You won’t regret it.” So, since […]

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, […]

Product Review – Epson Pro Stylus 3880 Printer

Over the years I’ve purchased various gadgets and toys that I really used and liked. I’ve also purchased things that within days I was asking myself what was I thinking and why did I throw away my money. Rarely, however, have I purchased something that has me saying “Wow” every time I use it. This […]

Review – The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers

The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers is one of the latest in Scott Kelby’s long, long list of photography-oriented publications. I also own this book’s predecessor for Photoshop CS3, also by Kelby. I purchased the CS5 book because of the significant enhancements that were made to the program, but many (if not all) […]

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 […]

Ode to My Canon Digital Rebel XTi

Regular readers will recall my recent entry about unboxing my new Canon 7D, and how very excited I was to finally obtain this camera body that I’ve been coveting for so long. Since that article, I have been happily snapping away, familiarizing myself with the new camera’s functions and learning about all of its quirks […]