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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 […]

Model Releases

By Steve Russell I’ll start with the requisite disclaimer. I am not an attorney. This article is presented to raise awareness of the subject and to encourage discussion. The article is not presented as, or intended to be legal advice. For specific legal advice, please consultant your attorney. Now that I have that out of […]

Photography and the Law

By Steve Russell In December I was told by a mall cop that photography wasn’t allowed in the mall. Not five feet away, at least three different people were taking pictures with their cell phones. When I asked about the other people, the mental-heavyweight mall cop informed me that it was okay to take a […]

UPrinting Competition

Are you living in the United States? You may enjoy participating in this significant photo contest from uPrinting.com. America is known for having a lot cultural diversity and what better way to display this fact then in a photo! Show the unique cultural diversity in your area of America and you could win an amazing […]

What Not to Photograph?

By Steve Russell It won’t surprise me that if after reading this, someone accuses me of waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Sometimes, though, I can’t help myself and just have to say something. This is one of those times. Recently, I read a photography blog where the writer was railing against […]

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 […]

Having Fun With HDR

By Steve Russell Two weeks ago I wrote about night photography. In the article I included an image of the Amtrak station in Winter Park, FL, and said I would write more about it in my next submission. Over the last few years I’ve seen the Amtrack station many times and there is nothing remarkable […]

Merry Christmas, and Link Love

From all of us at Beyond Megapixels, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. We hope your 2010 was everything you wanted it to be, and we hope your 2011 becomes everything you wish it to be! While I am elbow deep in all the cooking I have planned for the holidays, […]

Night Photography–Tips, Tricks & Having Fun

By Steve Russell As photographers, we tend to spend a lot of time thinking and talking about light; the golden light of the first hour or two after sunrise and before sunset, placing the lights just right in a studio and adjusting the light intensity until it’s just right, where and how to bounce a […]

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, […]