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A Collection

Hello, friends! It’s a crazy busy day, leading up to the crazy busy week I’ll have next week prepping for the holidays! So in light of the fact that I have to 1) brave the mall; 2) brave the post office; and 3) cook a ton of goodies, today’s entry is simply going to be […]

Cold Weather Photography

I live in Arizona – today’s high is supposed to be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In December. Yeah, it’s a rough life. Talk to me again in July when it’s 110. I DO remember what it was like to live in colder climes – growing up in Maine, I had MORE than enough snowdrifts to […]

Noisy, Dirty, Gritty Fun

Sometimes, a photograph doesn’t have to have crisp, clean perfection. Sometimes, it’s kind of fun to let things get a little noisy, a little dirty, a little gritty. This photo was taken in Portland, Maine, on the wharf off of Commercial Street in the Old Port district. It was a night in late May 2007, […]

Plans for 2010

Hello, friends! Sherry (from BMP’s sister site PhotoBlog) and I (Laura!) have been collaborating on some big plans that we have for our readers, beginning in January of 2010! It IS right around the corner, believe it or not. We want to provide more opportunities for our readers to participate in site activities, and deepen […]

Tips for Keeping Your Camera Clean

I live in the desert. Well, the suburban sprawl that has encroached upon the desert, anyway. Bottom line, I battle with dust on a daily (hourly!) basis. There is dust EVERYWHERE, and as soon as I polish a surface the dust starts piling up again immediately. I’m serious. I stood there and watched it, once. […]

Keeping It Cool

A Wordless Wednesday contribution. Credit: Snerkology Media. Tweet

Developing Custom Metadata in Adobe Bridge

Last week, in my post about establishing a post-processing routine, I mentioned that I would write some instructions on creating custom metadata to append to your photographs. Custom metadata is useful for a variety of reasons – to help categorize your photographs, to assign keywords and searchable tags, and to establish copyright and photo ownership. […]

Event Photography – Restaurants

First off (and good morning to you all!), I’m looking for some advice. I need a Canon zoom lens that works well in low light levels. I’m thinking of the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens. Has anyone had any experience with this lens? Would you recommend something else? The reason I […]

Make it Pop

This is an image that I shot of the Grand Tetons, with Jenny Lake in the foreground, during my vacation in Wyoming this past summer. This is straight out of the camera and completely unaltered. It’s a pretty enough shot, but weirdly hazy, and certainly not representative of the sight I saw with my own […]

Establishing a Post-Processing Routine

Having a post-processing routine is beneficial for many reasons, not the least of which is establishing consistency in the final proof of your photographs. I follow a fairly systematic approach when performing post-processing on a set of photographs – often times I’ll have a group of fifty photos or more from a photo shoot, and […]