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Key Learnings from a Client Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I was hired to visit the home of a client and take photos of her teenage daughter and her daughter’s friends. Doing a photo shoot at a private home is significantly different than a shoot in a studio, so I thought I would share a few key learnings from my […]

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 […]

Five Tips for a Better Portfolio

Looking to improve your photography portfolio? Take advantage of these tips: One – If you’re directing folks to an on-line portfolio, try to provide a unique, personal site instead of a photo repository site like Flickr or Shutterfly. In that way you can really showcase your work, without all of the background distractions. It is […]

How to Write a Photography Proposal

Are you interested in going pro with your photography? One of the first things that you’ll need to learn is how to write a comprehensive proposal. Having a proposal for any photography work to be conducted protects both the photographer and the client from miscommunication, scope creep, copyright issues, and legal mishap. So what sort […]

300mm f/2.8 or f/4 — The $3,000 Question

By Steve Russell Last week I listed my photography equipment. This week I thought I would write about the decision making process I used to decide to buy one of the lenses. The first time I had the privilege of holding and looking through a Canon 300mm f/2.8 lens I was hooked. It was at […]

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 […]

Happy Labor Day

We’re celebrating Labor Day here in the U.S. It was first celebrated in 1882 in New York City, and became a Federal Holiday in 1894 to help smooth the relationship between the government, the military, and the people, after the Pullman Labor Strike. Today it represents to us the end of summer, the beginning of […]

Unboxing – One of Life’s Great Joys

Let me ask you, as one photographer to another… are there many things better in life than unboxing a brand new camera? Not many, I think! A serendipitous sequence of events lead to the ability to buy my Canon EOS 7D with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit lens – which I have greatly coveted since […]

Photography Humor

Need a good laugh? Check out these websites geared toward photography humor. What The Duck. Bent Objects by Terry Border. Funny Photography Quotes I Crush Your Head Flickr Group Do you have a funny photography site to share? Let us know in the comments! * All images are used in accordance with the terms of […]

Shortcuts and Rules of Thumb

Following are a few shortcuts and rules of thumb that help me in my day-to-day photography needs. Since I refer to them often enough myself, I thought I would pass them along to you. Using a Teleconverter Keep light loss in mind if you use a teleconverter in combination with your lens. In general, adjust […]