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Lens Review: Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L II

The second lens that I rented for our Maine vacation was the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens (the first was the telephoto I wrote about in this article). I have nothing but positive things to say about this lens – probably because it felt and acted very similarly to […]

Poll – Your Dream Photography Job

If you could have any kind of photography job in the world, what would it be? Click Here for PollOnline SurveyConjoint Analysis | Polls | Email Marketing | Crowdsourcing SoftwareView MicroPoll Problems with this poll? Go here to participate. Photo Credit: “Fort Williams Park” by Tiffany Joyce. Tweet

Lens Review: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS

I rented a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for my trip to Maine. Let me tell you, WHAT a beast this lens is! Attached to my Canon Digital Rebel XTi, with the lens hood, AND my battery grip, the whole setup certainly looked impressive. The lens by itself is 52.6 […]

Guest Entry – Is a Hand Held Light Meter Really Necessary?

This guest post is kindly provided to us by Steve Russell. You can contact Steve at steve.russell@russellpc.net. ———- Is a Hand Held Light Meter Really Necessary? By: Steve Russell Recently Tiffany Joyce posted an article about determining correct exposure by reading histograms. She opened the article by questioning the need for the use of a […]

August Photo Challenge

Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the technique in a single photograph, or in individual photographs that […]

Specify Your Subject

I’ve mentioned quite a bit, lately, about the importance of being specific in your subject when you take a photograph. Subject matter can go beyond actual things, people, or places, to also encompass a story, or a feeling. Whether your intended subject is an object, or a concept, it is important to have that subject […]

What NOT to Photograph

While considering what kinds of pictures you should set your sights on capturing, you should also take a moment to ponder what photographs you shouldn’t take. Avoid clutter. It is a proven fact that a tidy, neat, and clean home sells more quickly than a messy, cluttered home. This concept translates to photography as well. […]

Setting Goals in Photography

I’m going to ask you all a brief, seemingly simple question, and I’d like you all to take a moment to really ponder your answer. What are your goals, in relation to photography? I myself paused for a moment, after typing that line. I don’t believe I’ve often thought about the specifics of having a […]

Maine Photo Highlights

Hello friends! I am back from our ten day vacation in Maine, with over a thousand pictures now safely loaded onto my hard drive, and a million memories to look back upon when homesickness hits me. As evidenced by the shot above, we cannot go back without taking the obligatory shot of the Portland Head […]

Creative Frames in Corel Paintshop Photo Pro X3

Corel Paintshop Photo Pro X3 allows you to create frames for your photographs quickly and easily. For the purpose of this tutorial, I took some shots of a recently purchased bottle of Taylor Fladgate port (pictures, that is… one does not “shoot” port!). Here is the original: Open your photograph in Full Editor Mode. Then […]