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My Take on Sharing EXIF Data

(For more information on EXIF information and custom metadata, check out this article.) Last week Steve posted an article about photographing sunrises and sunsets. I was particularly taken with one of his photos (this one) and wanted to see what lens and camera settings he used to catch the lovely tone of light that he […]

Depth-of-Field In Depth

By Steve Russell For the beginning photographer, especially when using a DSLR, depth-of-field can make absolutely no sense. For the accomplished photographer it’s an invaluable tool for creating the desired result when photographing landscapes, portraits, wildlife, etc. In its simplest form, depth-of-field is the area, or depth of area, in front of the lens that […]

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, […]

Unboxing My Birthday Present (and first photos)

Right up there with unboxing a brand new camera body is unboxing a lens that you’ve coveted for… well, in my case, YEARS. This week, in celebration of my birthday, I finally bought a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS. Of COURSE I photographed the unboxing when it arrived! And here’s the best tip I […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Magnetic Engagement Sessions

Today we are fortunate to feature a guest post from an excellent and very well known portrait and wedding photographer located in San Francisco, California and New York City – Catherine Hall. Her skills, passion and experiences with photography are what many of us aspire to. Catherine is there. If you want to learn more […]

Grow Your Network

Having a wide and diverse network is important for many disciplines, including photography. Whether you’re planning on going pro, trying to expand your business, or are just delving deeper into your hobby, a network of fellow photographers, key information, and quality learning tools is a fundamental part of your efforts. Quality over Quantity The first […]

How To Photograph Fireworks

Well, my friends in the U.S., it’s that time of year again! Time for the nearly-obligatory post about how to photograph fireworks for your 4th of July celebration. 1. Location. It’s important to get to your location early so you can scout out a vantage point with uninterrupted views. I personally like to be up […]

This and That

By Steve Russell Today is one of those days when I want to share some general information I’ve been saving to combine in a single article. Recommended Web Site I was contacted back in April by Ernie Sears who was constructing a web site dedicated to wild bird photography. I have monitored the progress of […]

Elsewhere – Link Love!

Here is a selection of photography-based articles and websites that have come to my attention in the past few weeks, which I thought offered excellent advice and information. In the spirit of learning and of community, I now pass them on to you! Many of you know that I am a fan of Jay Maisel, […]