Browsing all posts in April, 2010.

Road Tripping with your Camera

(Hover over the pictures for descriptions – these were all taken during some of our many road trips.) To say that I am a big fan of road trips is to utter an understatement of epic proportions. A road trip is my ideal vacation, and even if my husband and I are flying somewhere, I […]

Review – LensPen

You have GOT to get you one of these babies. This is a LensPEN Lens Cleaning System, and it is probably one of the handiest photography tools I have purchased in a long, long time. Certainly it’s the best ten bucks I’ve spend on gear. The LensPen is the size of a small magic marker. […]

Mother’s Day Photo Contest

Bagettes has kindly offered to run a mothers day photo contest for us this month. I have listed the prizes below and I encourage everyone to enter! To enter you need to click here and enter your details. It takes about 5mins to enter.   Tweet

Targeting photographers as potential terrorists

I read something disturbing the other day about a hobbyist photographer who was harassed by guards at Disney World for taking pictures. It’s not the first time I’ve heard of such a thing, but it’s just as depressing each time I read an account of people being targeted as potential terrorists for photographing something just […]

The Rule of Thirds Explained

When I first started getting serious about my photography, I operated under the conclusion that a perfectly centered subject was the goal in composing an appealing picture. It seemed obvious to me that an off-center subject would make the photo look odd, so I needed to concentrate on framing it so that an equal amount […]

Five more wildlife photography tips

Back in March I wrote a post giving you some basic wildlife photography tips. Hopefully those helped you out a bit if you were looking to explore the joys of shooting wild animals – shooting them with your lens that is! Since it’s a form of photography that many people are curious about I thought […]

Camera shake, resulting in blurred photos

The following post has been submitted by Scotch Macaskill and you can see more of his photography over at his blog. Camera shake, resulting in blurred photos, is a constant hazard when photographing wildlife with a telephoto lens and is probably the main cause of unusable wildlife photographs. To combat camera shake, you have three […]

Link Love

Hi friends! I thought I’d share a little link love on this beautiful Friday morning. Well, it’s beautiful here in Arizona, anyway – sunny and in the 70′s. Hope your day is shaping up to be as lovely as mine! First off, if you’re joining us directly from the Beyond Megapixels Website, you may or […]

Surviving a Yellowstone Wildlife Shoot

The following article was submitted by Randall Thorne and you can check out more of his work on his website peacefulwalks. As a nature videographer, I have occasion to film wildlife as well as inspiring landscapes. My footage is then edited into short, 3-minute videos crafted primarily for the purpose of relaxation. Although the end […]

Macro Photography Without a Macro Lens

Love macro photography, but can’t afford a macro lens? These nifty little gadgets may be for you! A reverse mount adapter, or “reversing ring”, like this one from Fotodiox, is an adapter that attaches to the filter thread on the front of a lens and makes it possible to attach the lens in reverse. The […]