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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 […]

To SOOC Or Not To SOOC

By Steve Russell Before I get in to the “meat” of this submission, I wanted to make sure that everyone understands the relationship between the other writer for this blog, Tiffany Joyce, and me. We both write, independently, for Beyond Megapixels. We each decide, on our own, what to write about. However, we do communicate […]

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 […]

The Rules of Photography – Follow Them or Break Them

By Steve Russell Wait! Before you hit the back button, I’m not going to list all of the rules of photography – just a few of them. Many of the rules, especially those regarding composition have been around longer than photography. For example, the rule of thirds appears as early as 1797 as a rule […]

100 Steps to IYP – Lesson 8 – Assignments and Critique

Hello fellow shutterbugs… Do you know what I just finished?? An assignment. No, it wasn’t a photography assignment. It was a paper on Oscillator circuits, which has absolutely nothing to do with photography. But… Assignments… they are something very important for us photographers. Not because they pay well (of course that’s a great thing, but […]

100 Steps to IYP – Lesson 7 – Creative Framing

Have you ever looked at a photo in a photo frame, or maybe a properly enlarged and framed picture? Doesn’t it look nicer than an unframed print on paper? What is it about a frame that makes the picture look so much nicer? Whatever it may be, the fact is that frames are a great […]

100 Steps to IYP – Lesson 6 – Still Life

Still life and table top photography is one category that tests a photographer’s creativity as well as technical skill. It is also one that gives you an immense amount of control over your subject, from lighting to composition. You don’t necessarily need to have a studio and professional lighting equipment to practice still life photography. […]

100 Steps to IYP – Lesson 5 – People

Next on our list of common and popular subjects are people… of all cultures, all religions, all colours, of one humanity. People make great subjects for their expressions are priceless. But to be priceless in a picture, they need to be captured right, and that is what we aim at helping you achieve with this […]

100 Steps tp IYP – Lesson 3 – Magical Landscapes

Perhaps one of the most common and most beautiful subjects in photography, landscapes are something every photographer shoots at least for some time during his/her photographic journey. And with a lot of photographers, landscapes continue to be a subject of high popularity. And that isn’t really surprising given their mesmerising beauty. It often so happens […]

100 Steps to IYP – Lesson 2: Moods…

  “Every picture should convey a mood” said someone. And they were right. I am of the opinion that whatever you do in life, it is the ‘feel’ that matters. And when it comes to photography, dramatic and moody photographs have this instant appeal, that hooks your attention. So for our second lesson, I won’t […]

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