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Essential Equipment for the Serious Photographer

By Steve Russell For discussion purposes let’s assume that a year or two ago you decided to take the plunge and upgrade from a point & shoot camera to DSLR. The first thing you probably learned was that in the beginning your photos weren’t any better with the DSLR and in some cases not as […]

10 Personal Photography Project Ideas

By Steve Russell If you take photography classes or attend photography school like the New York Institute of Photography or the New York Film Academy, you will be assigned photography projects. An example of one from the syllabus of the New York Film Academy is: Conceptualize, shoot, edit, and print a cohesive, conceptually unified fine […]

Short Tips and Thoughts

By Steve Russell This is another of those times when I want to talk about a few different subjects, none of which alone seem to make an entire article. A lot of these come from questions people ask and even comments made to articles Tiffany and I have written. View from Bird Bridge Greg Stephens […]

How to Relate To and Learn From Other Photographers

This past weekend, the community where I live and work held their annual art festival. It’s not large by art festival standards in central Florida and vendor participation was probably negatively impacted by the weather and another art festival going on the same weekend in downtown Orlando. Nevertheless, a photographer friend of mine, my wife […]

10 More Tips to Prepare for a Once In A Lifetime Photo Op

Wow, Steve’s article is a tough act to follow, especially since many of his ten tips are MY tips as well! But there are even more things you can do to assure yourself that you are well prepared for your once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. There are also some tips that can help you to really enjoy […]

10 Tips To Prepare For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo Opportunity

It may be a tremendous opportunity that just arose or it may be a trip you’ve planned for years. It may be a trip to Moscow (not the one in Idaho) to see and photograph the people and magnificent architecture or a photo safari to the Serengeti to witness and photograph the semi-annual mammal migration. […]

So You Want To Be A Professional Photographer?

This is the first article in a series about what it takes to become a freelance professional photographer. It’s by no means the definitive guide and isn’t intended to be the complete guide to success. It is intended to make you think about what you need to do to make your dream of becoming a […]

Balancing Ambient Light with a Speedlite

Sometimes it is necessary to compensate for a background that is over-exposed, especially when shooting in bright light (as in outdoor photography). When using a speedlite as a fill flash, this is very easy to do. Different camera brands achieve this in different ways, so here is how to balance ambient light with light from […]

9 Tips for Photographing Sunrises and Sunsets

By Steve Russell There are hundreds of articles available on this subject but hopefully I’ll be able to provide a little different perspective on the subject. Also, there are millions of sunrise and sunset photos. Yet, people continue to photograph them so why is that? My belief is just like no two snowflakes are alike, […]

Back to Basics: Five Tips to Freeze Action and Motion

Freezing action or motion in a photograph results in an image in which the subject and the background are “frozen”, sharp and in-focus. This is accomplished by using a fast enough shutter speed to stop the action, while using an aperture that is both tight enough to keep the entire scene in focus, but wide […]