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This and That

By Steve Russell From time to time I like to write an article that covers multiple subjects, none of which would make a complete article alone. I haven’t done this in a while and thought now would be a good time. This photo has nothing to do with the article, I just liked it when […]

Pet Photography 101

Fans of our Facebook Page heard the news that there would be no Beyond Megapixels article last Friday because my husband and I were in the process of rescuing a dog from our County animal shelter. While I don’t intend to turn this site into a forum for Public Service Announcements, I would encourage everyone […]

Thoughts on Family Photos

I don’t think we tend to take pictures with the thought in mind that people in future generations will be looking at them. We figure we’ll always be around to clarify the photos – who is in them, where they were taken, when they were taken, what the occasion was that prompted the shot. Or, […]

Photo Project for Young Families

By Steve Russell This article falls within the “I wish I had done that” category.  After my children were grown and off to college or on their own, a woman I knew showed me a photo album that really made me wish I had done the same thing with my family.  The reason I didn’t was […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Have You Grown?

One of the things that I appreciate the most about my Flickr photostream is the growth that I can see emerging in my photographic abilities. I’ve maintained a Flickr membership since February of 2006, and have had an on-line presence since 2000. Throughout, I have taken thousands upon thousands of photographs, and have had several […]

Maine Photo Highlights

Hello friends! I am back from our ten day vacation in Maine, with over a thousand pictures now safely loaded onto my hard drive, and a million memories to look back upon when homesickness hits me. As evidenced by the shot above, we cannot go back without taking the obligatory shot of the Portland Head […]

Location Photography – Maine

If all goes as planned, while you are reading this I am currently winging my way from Arizona to Maine for a ten-day vacation. I am taking advantage of the technology available to me to write and schedule my articles to post while I am away, so you all should see no interruption of service […]

Photograph the Minutiae

(A picture of my kitchen, in a momentary state of cleanliness.) When we take photographs, we tend to stick to the significant events that happen in our lives. Vacations, holidays, graduations, birthdays, and other occurrences that will stand out in our memories in years to come. We take pictures of the places we’ve traveled to, […]

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