Browsing all posts in June, 2010.

Your June Photo Challenge Contributions

The June 2010 Photo Challenge Subject is “city”, and the Challenge Technique is “HDR”. 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 that have […]

Photography 101 – Battery Grip

I recently purchased an Opteka Battery Pack Grip / Vertical Shutter Release for my Canon Digital Rebel. The addition of this device greatly extends the battery life of the camera. It also has a vertical shutter release, which means when I am shooting in portrait mode I can hold the camera normally (i.e. with my […]

Sports Photography Tips

What’s your poison? Soccer? Football? Basketball? Your kid’s little league games? Whatever your particular sporting passion, here are a handful of tips to help you capture great action/sports photos. One – Get as close to the action as you can. Sometimes we can only afford “nosebleed” seats waaaay up high or waaaay in the back. […]

Worldwide Photo Walk 2010

The third annual Worldwide Photo Walk, organized by the ubiquitous Scott Kelby, kicks off on July 24th of this year. Last year, over 32,000 people in over 900 locations participated. There is no fee to participate, but signing up in time for the city of your choice before it’s full can be VERY tricky as […]

Review – Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3

PaintShop Photo Pro X3, by the good folks at Corel, offers a photo management and photo editing tool all in one. Geared toward the hobbyist photographer and novice photo editor, the program combines powerful organizational and editing tools within a user-friendly and affordable package. Upon first launching the program, the very first functionality the user […]

Five Tips for Great City Shots

This month’s photo challenge subject is “city”. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to post a handful of tips on how to get some great city shots. One – The rules of natural light still apply. Though tall buildings may cast shadows and provide shade during midday, the light still ends […]

Poll – Photo Editing

Long time readers of Beyond Megapixels are aware of this particular author’s loyalty towards Adobe Photoshop products. As a fledgling post-processor, PS CS3 was a bit intimidating, but now that I know it I feel that I can master just about any post-processing software, given time. In fact, I will be posting a review, then […]

Two Things That Convinced Me to Upgrade to CS5

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or are not a fan of Photoshop), you’ve already heard that Adobe recently released their latest and greatest version, Photoshop CS5. I currently own CS3, and for the most part have been happy with the level of capabilities that it offers me. However, after a recent conversation with […]

Photography Gadgets

If you’re like me, you LOVE gadgetry. I adore miscellaneous little inventions and attachments and whatnots that are fun and easy to use. Many of them, while being novel and cool, may also increase productivity, provide added convenience, or improve photographic outcomes. Here are a handful of gadgets that I’ve come across (many from the […]

June 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 or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the technique in a single photograph, or in individual photographs that […]

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