Browsing all posts in May, 2010.

Your May Photo Challenge Contributions

The May 2010 Photo Challenge Subject is “portrait”, and the Challenge Technique is “black and white”. The challenge runs all month long, so there’s still plenty of time to share your shots! All of your efforts are very much appreciated and valued. Thank you so much for your participation. Here are some of the contributions […]

Tips for Group Portraits

If you’ve ever felt pleased with your portrait sessions you might be discouraged by how different it is when you’re shooting a group portrait. It’s much easier to direct one or two people than it is with a larger group. More than once I’ve taken group photos (I’m especially fond of doing this at Christmas […]

What to Look For in a Laptop

I am currently in the market for a new laptop computer. If you read the Upcoming and Elsewhere entry that I posted on the 13th, you’ll have noticed that I listed a LOT of software that I will be reviewing and posting tutorials. That’s more than my current laptop can handle… plus, it only has […]

Fun photo technique – Zooming!

Although Tiffany has already challenged you to a Straight Out Of Camera theme this weekend, I wanted to introduce you to a fun, admittedly silly little photo technique that you might want to try over the weekend as well. The technique involves zooming in, only instead of the traditional method – which involves zooming in, […]

SOOC Challenge

This weekend I challenge you to share your “straight out of camera”, or “SOOC” shots. Sometimes we all need a little motivation to get back down to basics. We sometimes tend to allow our post-processing skills make up for less than perfect shots. We think, “Well, the exposure isn’t quite right, but I’ll fix that […]

Upcoming and Elsewhere

Upcoming: Look for the following article topics soon to be published here on Beyond Megapixels: – What to look for in a new laptop, geared toward digital photography and photo editing. – Software Review: Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 (and future tutorials featuring Paintshop Pro Photo!) – Software Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 (and future […]

Product Review – Photo Gifts by Bagettes

You may have noticed some contests going on here at Beyond Megapixels, sponsored by the good folks at Bagettes. Bagettes has been in business since 2003, and has been featured on “Good Morning America,” as well as in Life & Style magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Bagettes provides personalized and customized bags, totes, and […]

Backing up your photos

The word “backup” is one that tends to make people sigh. Backing up your important data is such a nuisance. It’s not hard to do but for some reason many people put it off and put it off because of the drudgery. Who has time to back up photos when there are more photos out […]

Poll – Hobbyist, Amateur, or Professional?

We at Beyond Megapixels constantly strive to provide our readers with articles that are geared toward their specific interests. With that in mind, we have been posting monthly polls on a number of subjects in order to better know and understand our readers. This month’s poll is regarding the capacity in which our readers use […]

Caring for memory cards

We spend a lot of time worrying and thinking about the type of camera we want to buy: Do we want a point and shoot or are we ready to step into the dSLR world? What brand? Which model? Once we narrow it down it’s time to think about lenses. There’s a lot to consider. […]