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A Splash of Color in Lightroom

Here is how to add a splash of color to a black and white photo, using Lightroom 3. The original photo (SOOC): I want to make the entire photo black and white, with the exception of the red stairs. In the Develop module, click on the Adjustment Brush, and in the tool menu that appears, […]

Review: Lensbaby Composer Pro

Oh, oh, oh, how I LOVE the new Lensbaby Composer Pro. Lensbaby has revised their original Composer with heavier construction, a Double Glass 50mm selective focus optic with drop-in aperture discs, and upgraded swivel ball and focus mechanisms. Where the swivel and focus on the original Composer felt a little “gritty”, the swivel and focus […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Beyond Megapixels

On behalf of Steve and myself, we wish all of our US readers a wonderful, joyful Thanksgiving. (For our non-US readers, well, Happy Thursday!) We’ll be back next Monday with new content – we’re going to take this time to reflect on the blessings of our lives, one of which is the support and interaction […]

Your Weekend Project – Drip Drip Drop!

I just had way too much fun taking pictures of drops of water. This is a GREAT rainy-day (or cold winter day) photography project. It’s also a great teaching method if you have children or teens interested in photography! Here’s what you need: – A camera (naturally!) – A tripod – An external flash – […]

An Inexpensive Speedlight Studio

One of the most often-asked questions we get is, “What do I buy to get my Speedlight off of my camera and start taking great pictures in a small home studio?” I have a Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash (which I LOVE, by the way), and recently picked up a few things to make its […]

Christmas Wish List 2011 – Prepare for Black Friday!

With Christmas a little under seven weeks(!) away, and Black Friday only TWO WEEKS away, now is the time to get your shopping game plan together! Here are my recommended gift items for the photographers in your life. Grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable, because I have a LOT of gift ideas! For […]

Part 2 – Relating To and Learning From Other Photographers

Steve started things off excellently with his list of ten ways to relate to and learn from other photographers. So excellently, in fact, that I had to give him a hard time because he used many of the ideas I had for my own article. That’s what we do, though – in giving each other […]

How to Relate To and Learn From Other Photographers

This past weekend, the community where I live and work held their annual art festival. It’s not large by art festival standards in central Florida and vendor participation was probably negatively impacted by the weather and another art festival going on the same weekend in downtown Orlando. Nevertheless, a photographer friend of mine, my wife […]

Camera Etiquette in a Crowd

We’ve all been there. We’re at an event or a popular landmark, trying to photograph a memory, and we get bumped with a camera bag. Or, we inadvertently bump someone else as we’re positioning ourselves for a shot. Or you miss the PERFECT shot because someone wouldn’t be courteous enough to move. We need to […]

Monthly Photo Challenge – November

It’s the 3rd of November and time for the monthly photo challenge. Last month it was Autumn Still Life. For November the challenge is photos of entry doors and gates. Grab your camera and go out and shoot photos of entry doors and gates. They can be interesting, whimsical, colorful or you just happen to […]