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Annoyances

Enough of these have poked at me in the past couple of weeks that I thought I’d make an article out of ‘em. So… Five Photography-Related Things That Annoy Me Enough To Write About Them Photography products – lenses, cameras, flashes, accessories – that tout in their advertising that THIS GIMMICK RIGHT HERE will fix […]

Portraits of Love Project – A Great Cause

Portraits of Love is a project coordinated yearly by the PhotoImaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association (PMDA) and offers families of deployed military personnel free portraits for the holiday season. Portraits of Love offers professional photographers and portrait studios an opportunity to use their talents and resources to show their appreciation for our military personnel serving […]

Web Workshops I’ve Got My Eye On

Hi friends! I’ve been collecting a list of web workshops and seminars that I would like to attend, and I thought I would share them with you. THIS WEEKEND: I won’t be able to attend this one, since I’ll be in Indianapolis photographing the MotoGP race, but I would have liked to attend! Mark Wallace, […]

Review – Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It

A couple of weeks ago I attended a Scott Kelby Training seminar called Light It Shoot It Retouch It Live. It was almost eight hours of very interesting, well presented information and demonstration about studio photography. Whether or not you’re interested in studio photography I highly recommend you attend this seminar if you possibly can. […]

Giveaway: How to Succeed in Commercial Photography

How to Succeed in Commercial Photography: Insights from a Leading Consultant by Selina Maitreya is an excellent guide for any photographer looking to break into the professional world. Maitreya offers sensible, concise advice on being competitive, building a team, developing a powerful online portfolio, setting and meeting goals, overcoming fear, and accepting success. She encourages […]

EXIF Data – The Other Perspective

By Steve Russell Last Thursday my friend and business partner, Tiffany, posted the article My Take on Sharing EXIF data. If you haven’t read her article, I suggest that you read hers first so that you get the complete perspective. Frankly, I thought it was a great idea for an article but she included the […]

My Take on Sharing EXIF Data

(For more information on EXIF information and custom metadata, check out this article.) Last week Steve posted an article about photographing sunrises and sunsets. I was particularly taken with one of his photos (this one) and wanted to see what lens and camera settings he used to catch the lovely tone of light that he […]

Depth-of-Field In Depth

By Steve Russell For the beginning photographer, especially when using a DSLR, depth-of-field can make absolutely no sense. For the accomplished photographer it’s an invaluable tool for creating the desired result when photographing landscapes, portraits, wildlife, etc. In its simplest form, depth-of-field is the area, or depth of area, in front of the lens that […]

Review: ThinkTank Retrospective 20

The Short Review: I really like it. It’s cool. It’s functional. It’s stylish. You should get one. The Somewhat Longer Review: The Think Tank Retrospective 20 is designed with the professional photographer in mind, who doesn’t want to lug around baggage that screams, “I have a fantastic Nikon and thousands of dollars of gear! Come […]

Masters of Photography – Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940)

I’m going to approach this installment of Masters of Photography a little differently. With the previous articles I’ve tried to tell the story of the photographer and include a few of his or her photographs. This time I’m going to say a few words about the photographer and let his photographs tell the story. Look […]