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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 […]

First Time Studio Session

By Steve Russell Not too long ago a friend asked me how someone became a professional photographer and it reminded me of a very old joke about a tourist asking a New Yorker how to get to Carnegie Hall. The answer was, “Practice, practice, practice.” I think that answer applies to photography as well. I […]

Finding Good Subjects to Photograph – Part 2

By Steve Russell “Quit trying to find beautiful objects to photograph. Find the ordinary objects so you can transform them by photographing them.” – Morley Baer   “The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry.” That happened to me this week. I had an article almost completed that was loosely based on […]

Finding Good Photographic Subjects in Your Own “Backyard”

How many of us have difficulty finding a subject to photograph?  How many of us leave our cameras and lenses in their case on a shelf until we’re ready to take a trip or are attending a special function?  It’s easy to find subjects to photograph if you live in Kansas and you’re visiting the […]

This Week in Photography

As reported in The Star, Polaroid devotees bring back film. With the growing popularity of digital photography, the entire industry of camera film – including Polaroid – has been suffering. Polaroid entirely discontinued the manufacture of their instant cameras and the film that goes with them. Yet an intrepid group from the Netherlands is determined […]

Leading Lines

I’ve been bit by the equipment bug there is no doubt about it but a comment from a fantastic reader (and a great commenter) got me thinking about something more important then equipment.  A photographer to me is anyone with a perspective and a lens.  That lens can be on a Pentax, Samsung, Nikon, Canon […]

Inspiration Tuesday: Her Space My Space His Space

A few months ago I ran across this blog and the photography always inspires me it’s called Her Space My Space His Space: Here’s the premise of their blog: Anyone can play along with HSMSHS. Simply check the word of the day, make a photo to match the word and post a link to your […]

My Camera was Stolen

That’s the title of my most common dream:  My camera was stolen.  If you’re not someone who can remember their dreams this paragraph can just be skipped.  I remember dreams in vivid detail.  Sometimes when I dream I’m certain that the events of that dream actually happened.  To the point that I start talking about […]

Catchlights 101

I used to take good pictures on accident.  Every once in a while I would really look at a portrait I had taken and think “something about this just makes it look really special”.  Upon learning what a Catchlight is I realized that a lot of the portraits I loved had Catchlights.   What is […]

How to Make a Light Box and Macro Studio for Under $20

Ever wondered how pros take photos of random objects and make them look crisp and clean? The answer to that is a light box or what is sometimes referred to as a light tent. A light box is just simply a cube which is made out of a white translucent material. The object that is […]