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Auto Focus Microadjustments

I just spent a few hours over the weekend performing auto-focus micro-adjustments for three of my lenses. Not the MOST fun I’ve ever had with my camera, but a necessary activity for achieving correctly focused images. Auto-focus micro-adjustments are sometimes necessary to calibrate the focus points of the lens/camera combination. Some lens/camera combinations tend to […]

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 […]

YOUR Photo Challenge Contributions

Last week’s Personal Expressions Challenge received a lot of beautiful contributions. Here are eight photographs that especially resonated with us, click each one to see an enlarge version. All photograph copyrights are owned by those noted in the caption. No infringement is intended or implied. Tweet

Three Simple Tips to INSTANTLY Improve Your Photography

Would you like to see instant improvement in your photography? Here are three simple things that you can do RIGHT NOW that will make a big difference! One – Turn on your viewfinder composition grid. If you’re having a hard time keeping your horizons straight, if you tend to misalign your subjects, or if you’d […]

Back to Basics: Image Resolution

Image resolution – how much detail an image holds – is measured in pixels per inch, or ppi. It is also referred to by the width and the height of the image as measured in pixels (i.e. 640×427, 1024×683, etc.). The more pixels the image possesses, the better the image quality. Rules of Thumb There […]

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 […]

Review: Lowepro CompuDay Photo 250

The last time I reviewed a Lowepro product, my pool table was my studio. I thought I would continue in the grand tradition. It lends an air of authenticity to it, don’t you think? I recently took a 10-day trip that included three legs of travel. That’s twelve hours of flight time, eight hours of […]

Review: Canon CanoScan 9000F Color Image Scanner

I’ve just returned from a two-week vacation, which included stops in Chicago (where my husband was in a company training class) and in Maine (my home state). It was my primary goal, while in Maine, to scan all of the old family photographs that have been mouldering in my Grandmother’s basement. In preparation for this […]

Summer Is Coming

Here in Florida where I currently live, and in Arizona where Tiffany currently lives, summer is starting to remind us why we really, really like fall, winter and spring. With summer comes the heat, sometimes oppressive heat, and while it doesn’t get as hot here as it does in Arizona we do have something that […]

Preparation Is One Of The Keys To A Successful Photo Shoot

By Steve Russell Two weeks ago I posted an article entitled “The 5 Ps of Photography.” This week I’m focusing on one of the Ps – Preparation. If you have a photo shoot coming up, unless it’s in your home, or studio if you have one, one of the keys to a successful photo shoot […]