Browsing all posts in December, 2011.

Your Weekend Project – Portraits Without Faces

The art of capturing a person’s portrait without including their face is gaining popularity in lifestyle photography. I see it quite often in family portraiture and wedding photography as well. It’s a fun way to include aspects of your subject’s personality that isn’t immediately apparent in their smile. This New Year’s weekend, I encourage you […]

My Lightroom Workflow

A few folks have sent messages, asking for advice on how to manage a post-production workflow that includes hundreds of photographs. So I thought I would share with you all my personal workflow for post-processing, using Adobe Lightroom 3. Since my husband and I went off-roading last weekend, I have 171 photos to process of […]

Reflections on 2011

By Steve Russell In the last few weeks, Tiffany and I have each contributed articles about photography wish lists and goals for 2012. While I didn’t actually write down goals for 2011, I thought I would reflect on what I did and didn’t accomplish, photography wise, in 2011. For the most part, I’ve never been […]

Merry Christmas from Beyond Megapixels!

On behalf of Steve and myself, I want to wish you all a very wonderful holiday season filled with laughter, love, beautiful memories and fantastic photos! I thought I would share with you all my favorite poem, which I believe embodies the feeling we all want to cherish at this time of year. “A Note” […]

It’s Okay, Really, It Is

There are photographers, myself included at times, that tend to over think the whole process along the lines of: 1. Will this customer or group of people like this subject? Will they like the way I think I want to photograph the subject? 2. I can’t photograph that subject; I’m the only one that will […]

Oh No! Someone Used One of My Photos

There are times when I struggle to decide on a subject for an article. Many times, to help me get over the “hump”, so to speak, I surf the web and read other photography blogs. Usually I’ll find an article on a subject I like or a comment in an article that pushes me in […]

Photo Shoot/Edit Music Playlist

And now for something a little different! I have a couple of playlists on my iPod, one that I like to play during a photo shoot (unless the photo shoot is of a person, then I let them play their own playlist), and one that I like to play while I’m editing my photos. There […]

Going Pro – How to Prioritize Gear Purchases

Unfortunately, most of us work with a limited budget when it comes to purchasing photography gear. Once we consider taking our photography to the next level and going pro, having the right gear becomes even more important. Not only is it important to have the right gear to capture the shots, it is also important […]

Product Review – Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap

Sometimes I’m convinced that the worst piece of equipment in photography is the camera strap that comes with your camera. Not only is it a marginally functional piece of equipment, you get the same strap no matter how expensive your camera might be. If you purchase a brand new DSLR for $600 you get a […]

Ten Photography Goals for 2012

Last week Tiffany invited everyone to grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable. I thought I would suggest something a little stronger as I list my goals for 2012. So grab a cold one and get comfortable. To be very honest, I rarely write down goals but usually have them accessible in my head. […]

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