Browsing all posts in February, 2010.

Comparing Two Canon Lenses

I had the opportunity to try out, compare, and contrast two different lenses a couple of weeks ago: the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens, and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens. Both are considered among the best general purpose lenses available on the market today. With their somewhat similar focal length and […]

Composition Tips – Simplicity

When composing a powerful or memorable photograph, keeping things simple often accomplishes the highest impact. The viewer can identify the subject of the photograph more easily, and appreciate its qualities. A photograph that is composed with simplicity in mind will often draw the viewer’s attention and emotion in a more significant way than a shot […]

Adding atmosphere to situations and landscapes

This post was submitted by Bob Campbell and if you would like to see more of his photography you can check it out here. Adding atmosphere to situations and landscapes is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now but have not had the chance due to the weather conditions of New England. […]

Poll – What Will You Photograph Next?

As photographers, we are always trying to expand our horizons and break free from our comfort zones. We at Beyond Megapixels would like to know, what photography subject will you challenge yourself with next? Vote in our poll, and leave more details in the comments! Click Here for PollOnline SurveyEnterprise Feedback Management | Website Polls […]

Photographer Focus: Devilicious-g

This post was submitted by Ghada Abdulkhaleq and you can check out more of her photography here or on her facebook fan page here.   We Dream Too I have been always in love with animals, specially cats and kittens, I do have a sweet connection with them, and most people say I do look […]

Gaining, and Keeping, Your Confidence

I’m betting I’m not the only photographer out there who thought they were pretty good, until they saw a photograph taken by someone else that just blew them away, and they thought, “I’ll never be as good as that.” Am I right? Show of hands. It happens to me all the time. And it can […]

Tips for Focusing in the Dark

Taking a long exposure picture in dark conditions can be a challenge, because the camera’s auto-focus capabilities find it difficult to “see” a point of focus. Manual focus can be hard, too, because you can’t see what you’re trying to focus on through the viewfinder! In keeping with this month’s “long exposure” challenge, here are […]

Lens Nomenclature Decoded

Have you ever looked at the text printed on the barrel or around the front element of your lens and wondered what all those numbers and letters and symbols meant? Some may be clear and obvious, some more obscure. Here’s a “decoder ring” of sorts, to help you sort it all out. Let’s take a […]

February 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, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Readers are encouraged to post their results in the Beyond Megapixels Photo Pool on Flickr. This month’s theme is “motion”. […]

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