Steve Anchell

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Steve Anchell Posted: Apr 01, 2006 0 comments

If you want to make an immediate improvement in your photography, move up to medium format. Not just because of the larger format, which will instantly provide better resolution and quality, whether you use digital or film; more importantly, the larger viewing screen will assist you in defining your subject and refining your composition. I have seen near instant improvement occur...

Steve Anchell Posted: May 01, 2008 0 comments

The D3 is positioned as a pro camera, priced and marketed to those whose livelihood depends on consistently creating the best possible images, be they photojournalists, sports or fashion photographers. The two things that someone who makes a living in photography looks for in any new camera is quality and "what can this camera do for me?"

Don't let...

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Steve Anchell Posted: Oct 01, 2007 1 comments

Recently, I had an assignment to photograph food for publication. It was to be photographed at the home of the writer. Not knowing what to expect I arrived with a carload of strobes, Photoflex light modifiers, Avenger light stands, and various sizes of white and black foamcore to reflect and block light. The food was laid out on a table under a large chandelier. I took one look...

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Steve Anchell Posted: Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Steve Anchell, All Rights Reserved

Well, I don't know if I should really call this a self-assignment, as it came my way when I was called upon to supply a chapter for a book. The only problem with the assignment was that I only had 30 days to complete it, including illustrations. Even though I have done just about everything in photography from...

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Steve Anchell Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Steve Anchell, All Rights Reserved

It's half past midnight on All Hallow's Eve. I'm surrounded by Killer Clowns from Outer Space, spooks, goblins, and witches. Fortunately, I have a camera and lots of film or nobody would ever believe...

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Steve Anchell Posted: Jul 01, 2004 1 comments

It's four in the morning. The late winter sky is spilling over with stars and the moon has completed her journey over the horizon. I'm wearing a T-shirt, heavyweight long-sleeve western shirt, sweater, and my favorite cotton duck jacket from...

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Steve Anchell Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments

Adobe Photoshop users soon come to realize that almost every technique can be done in more ways than one.

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Steve Anchell Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

It was a hot and thirsty afternoon. A light thundershower had left the parched earth thirsting for more. Four of the roughest, toughest photographers in the Wild West met on the empty street in front of 21st Amendment liquor store. A challenge had been made and they were here to accept. Rough and ready "Wild Bill" Ellzey, sporting a Nikon D70, was leaning against the...

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Steve Anchell Posted: Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

Even though I am pretty handy with Adobe's Photoshop there is always more to learn and so many new avenues to explore. As a photographer, I want to learn and play with as many of the new techniques as I can, applying those to my own work that are most appropriate. And as much as I would like to take a workshop with John Paul Caponigro or Eddie Tapp it just isn't...

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Steve Anchell Posted: Nov 01, 2007 1 comments

If photography is your pastime, you can afford to indulge in toys. If it is your occupation you tend to be more selective about what you spend your money on; toys are an extravagance--you couldn't afford 'em when you were struggling, and you don't need 'em now that you have a client base which likes your style.

But what if a toy is also...

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