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Product Review – Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap

Sometimes I’m convinced that the worst piece of equipment in photography is the camera strap that comes with your camera. Not only is it a marginally functional piece of equipment, you get the same strap no matter how expensive your camera might be. If you purchase a brand new DSLR for $600 you get a […]

Monthly Photo Challenge – December

The Monthly Challenge for December is bokeh. There is one thing about this challenge that make it a little more than just bokeh. For this challenge the bokeh must be of either light or snow as shown in the images included with the article. What Bokeh is: Bokeh is the out of focus portion of […]

Advanced Tips for Better Photography

By Steve Russell This is the third article about Tips for Better Photography. In early October Tiffany offered a list of five Beginner Tips for Better Photography and then a couple of weeks later she and I collaborated on ten Intermediate Tips for Better Photography. Of course, that means that I get/have to write the […]

Monthly Photo Challenge – November

It’s the 3rd of November and time for the monthly photo challenge. Last month it was Autumn Still Life. For November the challenge is photos of entry doors and gates. Grab your camera and go out and shoot photos of entry doors and gates. They can be interesting, whimsical, colorful or you just happen to […]

October Photo Challenge

By Steve Russell We haven’t had a monthly challenge in some time but we’re re-starting the feature and plan to have it every month going forward. The monthly challenge is designed to: • Add to the fun and enjoyment of photography • Get you out of your comfort zone a little • Provide a photography […]

Your Weekend Photography Project – Your Neighborhood

As the co-owner of a website whose readership spans the entire globe (hello to our reader from Vanuatu!), I am always very interested in learning about where our readers come from, and what their daily lives look like. So, in light of the article I wrote yesterday, I offer the following weekend challenge for you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photography Challenge: Personal Expressions

This week I would like you all to participate in a personal challenge. Before photography is anything else, it is an expression of your inner personality. Whatever your reasons are for taking photographs – a professional obligation, a school assignment, capturing vacation memories, recording an important event – your personality and sense of creativity are […]