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Shadowlands: Five Tips for Capturing the Beauty of Back-Light Macro – Guest Article by Steve Russell

June 27, 2014  Author:  

How is it that one can walk by, even photograph, the same thing thousands of times year in and year out – and not really… READ MORE >

GUEST POST, RMSP NEWS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

The Bugs are Back! Guest Article By Steve Russell

May 9, 2014  Author:  

The Bugs are Back After my usual winter hiatus from bug-art photography, I dusted off my 65mm (Canon MP-E 65mm macro) and 90mm (Tamron macro… READ MORE >

GUEST POST, RMSP EXPERIENCE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

7 Quick Tips for Shooting Birds – Guest article by Steve Russell

March 4, 2014  Author:   (1)

Desperate for sun, warmth and shooting opportunities I recently joined a group of experienced wildlife photographers in the San Diego area to shoot birds. What… READ MORE >

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Random Acts of Photography – Guest Article by Steve Russell

January 15, 2014  Author:  

In the lowlands of the Pacific Northwest’s late fall and winter it is usually light-starved, wet and 50 shades of gray. Occasionally, though, the sun… READ MORE >

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Arachnophobobes, Avert Thy Eyes: The Annual Spider Issue – Guest Article by Steve Russell

November 13, 2013  Author:  

They’re creepy and they’re crawly; they cause more screams and heart palpitations per millimeter of length than just about any other creature; and they make… READ MORE >

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

The Tamron 90mm Macro VC Lens: Handheld Heaven – Guest Article by Steve Russell

September 3, 2013  Author:   (1)

My Tamron 90mm 2.8 1:1 Macro Lens has been very, very good to me. I would have been content to use it as my primary… READ MORE >

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Dragonflies – Guest Article by Steve Russell

July 18, 2013  Author:  

It’s easy to miss them – as I did for years riding my bike fast around the local lake – and easy to dismiss them… READ MORE >

RMSP EXPERIENCE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Shooting Into the Sun: Back-light + Flash = Cool Effects

June 20, 2013  Author:  

I have long shot macro mostly with side- or front-light, although using a macro twin flash gives me the flexibility to shoot in most any… READ MORE >

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

A Matter of Perspective: Shooting Butterflies from All Angles – Guest Article by Steve Russell

April 25, 2013  Author:  

Starving for small, living creatures to shoot during the winter months, I visited the Butterfly House in the Seattle Science Center hoping to get a… READ MORE >

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Arctic Snowy Owls in Washington – Guest Article by Steve Russell

March 25, 2013  Author:   (2)

I have long admired Paul Bannick’s photographs of Arctic Snowy Owls and, living in the Pacific Northwest, it never occurred to me that I would… READ MORE >

TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Eat or Be Et – Guest Article by Steve Russell

December 28, 2012  Author:  

This is a photography blog, but sometimes subject matter themes present themselves at timely moments of the year. As we humans celebrate our holidays by… READ MORE >

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Shooting Dragonflies: Show Up, Watch Stuff Happen, Shoot it When it Does (Part 2) – Guest Article by Steve Russell

October 4, 2012  Author:  

See Shooting Dragonflies: Show Up, Watch Stuff Happen, Shoot it When it Does (Part 1) here. Shooting Roosters Some roosters startle easily so shooting with… READ MORE >

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Shooting Dragonflies: Show Up, Watch Stuff Happen, Shoot it When it Does (Part 1) – Guest Article by Steve Russell

September 13, 2012  Author:   (1)

Dragonflies are remarkable subjects to shoot. They come in brilliant arrays and combinations of colors from cherry red to sky blue to emerald and olive… READ MORE >

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Macro Mating Revisited: Guest article by Steve Russell

August 6, 2012  Author:   (2)

It’s been almost two years since I last wrote about shooting bugs in the act of procreation, and you know what? They’re STILL doing it!… READ MORE >

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Raindrops, Dew, and Bubbles – Macro Heaven: Guest Article by Steve Russell

July 6, 2012  Author:   (1)

Raindrops, Dew, and Bubbles: Macro Heaven Climate change has hit hard in most of the nation, but the Pacific Northwest continues to experience even cooler… READ MORE >