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5 Tips to Magnetic Engagement Sessions

Today we are fortunate to feature a guest post from an excellent and very well known portrait and wedding photographer located in San Francisco, California and New York City – Catherine Hall. Her skills, passion and experiences with photography are what many of us aspire to. Catherine is there. If you want to learn more […]

Masters of Photography – Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)

With enough practice and desire to become good at photography each photographer will develop their own style. An important part of improving our skills and developing our style is to learn from leading photographers and discover what sets them apart from the “crowd.” As mentioned in an earlier article, we are restarting the Masters of […]

Fourth of July Photography

In the U.S. we are three days away from our biggest non-religious holiday. It’s a day for picnics, family and neighborhood gatherings, barbeque and fireworks in the evening. I was all ready to write this epic article on photographing fireworks when my friend and partner, Tiffany, beat me to it. When I told her that’s […]

This and That

By Steve Russell Today is one of those days when I want to share some general information I’ve been saving to combine in a single article. Recommended Web Site I was contacted back in April by Ernie Sears who was constructing a web site dedicated to wild bird photography. I have monitored the progress of […]

Elsewhere – Link Love!

Here is a selection of photography-based articles and websites that have come to my attention in the past few weeks, which I thought offered excellent advice and information. In the spirit of learning and of community, I now pass them on to you! Many of you know that I am a fan of Jay Maisel, […]

Product Review: Acrylic Pix

Most of us have taken at least one photo that we’d like to hang on a wall in our home or office? Often when we do, we get an 8”x10” print of the image, go to our favorite store to buy a frame, slap the photo in the frame and hang it on the wall. […]

Tips for Action Photography

By Steve Russell Before I get into the actual subject matter for this post there are a couple of things I want to mention. First, I’ve just returned from a two week vacation and I want to publicly thank Tiffany Joyce for holding down the fort while I was away. I’m sure it’s going to […]

Beach Photography Exposure

One of the great things about photography in the summer is there are so many mid-tones – greens, blues, reds, etc. – that getting the right exposure becomes less of a challenge. Just point the camera at something that is mid-tone with the light falling on it the same way it’s falling on your subject, […]

Preparation Is One Of The Keys To A Successful Photo Shoot

By Steve Russell Two weeks ago I posted an article entitled “The 5 Ps of Photography.” This week I’m focusing on one of the Ps – Preparation. If you have a photo shoot coming up, unless it’s in your home, or studio if you have one, one of the keys to a successful photo shoot […]

What Makes Black & White So Special

By Steve Russell When I look around, I see everything in color and never in black & white. Unlike before the 1970s movies are rarely produced in black & white (Schindler’s List is the last one I’m aware of) and even with two or three hundred available TV channels, they’re all in color. So if […]