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Happy Labor Day

We’re celebrating Labor Day here in the U.S. It was first celebrated in 1882 in New York City, and became a Federal Holiday in 1894 to help smooth the relationship between the government, the military, and the people, after the Pullman Labor Strike. Today it represents to us the end of summer, the beginning of […]

Dioptric Adjustment

If you’re having focus issues that you can’t quite explain or pinpoint the cause, you might need to adjust your camera’s diopter. Everyone’s vision is different, so your camera provides the ability to adjust the focus of the viewfinder to your individual needs. Your SLR camera has a small dial, typically near the eyecup, that […]

Unboxing – One of Life’s Great Joys

Let me ask you, as one photographer to another… are there many things better in life than unboxing a brand new camera? Not many, I think! A serendipitous sequence of events lead to the ability to buy my Canon EOS 7D with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit lens – which I have greatly coveted since […]

September 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 […]

Review – Mpix Photographic Products

I recently purchased a framed print from Mpix. I’ve heard Scott Kelby go on and on about them, and have seen their full page advertisements multiple times in every issue of Popular Photography that I own. So I signed up for a free account, created a personal album, and uploaded several shots from our recent […]

The Importance of Photo Projects

I cannot stress enough the role of photo projects in the honing of photography skills. Not only do photography projects give a boost to creativity, they also provide an opportunity to learn new techniques and improve upon the understanding of photographic concepts. A photo project might be just what we need to get over photographer’s […]

Photography Humor

Need a good laugh? Check out these websites geared toward photography humor. What The Duck. Bent Objects by Terry Border. Funny Photography Quotes I Crush Your Head Flickr Group Do you have a funny photography site to share? Let us know in the comments! * All images are used in accordance with the terms of […]

Volunteer for “Fix My Pic”

I am looking for volunteers for my upcoming article series, “Fix My Pic”. The series will give the readers of Beyond Megapixels the opportunity to submit photographs for analysis and advice. Topics may include exposure correction, composition advice, Photoshop enhancement, and the like. The intent of the series is to provide a learning opportunity for […]

Shortcuts and Rules of Thumb

Following are a few shortcuts and rules of thumb that help me in my day-to-day photography needs. Since I refer to them often enough myself, I thought I would pass them along to you. Using a Teleconverter Keep light loss in mind if you use a teleconverter in combination with your lens. In general, adjust […]

Encourage One Another

Friends, sometimes the internet can be a poisonous place. Denizens of the ‘net can be harsh critics indeed, and we all need to be reminded to be kind and gracious. To that end, I would like you all to do something for me, and for yourselves, this weekend. Encourage one another. By encouraging one another […]