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Gaining, and Keeping, Your Confidence

I’m betting I’m not the only photographer out there who thought they were pretty good, until they saw a photograph taken by someone else that just blew them away, and they thought, “I’ll never be as good as that.” Am I right? Show of hands. It happens to me all the time. And it can […]

Tips for Focusing in the Dark

Taking a long exposure picture in dark conditions can be a challenge, because the camera’s auto-focus capabilities find it difficult to “see” a point of focus. Manual focus can be hard, too, because you can’t see what you’re trying to focus on through the viewfinder! In keeping with this month’s “long exposure” challenge, here are […]

Lens Nomenclature Decoded

Have you ever looked at the text printed on the barrel or around the front element of your lens and wondered what all those numbers and letters and symbols meant? Some may be clear and obvious, some more obscure. Here’s a “decoder ring” of sorts, to help you sort it all out. Let’s take a […]

February 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, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Readers are encouraged to post their results in the Beyond Megapixels Photo Pool on Flickr. This month’s theme is “motion”. […]

Posing Tips and Shots for the “part-time” Wedding Photographer

This post was submitted by Jason and you can check out more of his work at So you’ve been asked to take some pictures at your friend’s wedding, but you’re not sure what pictures you should take during a wedding or even how to pose everyone properly. Tip #1: Know what photos and style […]

Composition Tips – Balance

Balance is a key concept when composing a photograph. However, “balance” does not necessarily mean “centered” or “symmetrical”. A photograph can be balanced even when the subject of focus is to one side. A photograph can be off-balance even if the subjects are perfectly aligned. Let’s look at some examples. In the shot of the […]

Taking Pictures in Public

Last weekend I went to our area Farmer’s Market. As is my habit, I took my camera along with me. There’s just something about the rows of baskets and piles of produce that make me want to capture the color and just plain goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. A couple of times I got […]

Summer in Winter

A butterfly at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona. I thought I would share an image of summer to help us all get through this long winter! A Wordless Wednesday contribution. Photo Credit: Tiffany Joyce Tweet

How to Introduce Your Child to Photography

This article is written by Kathy Wilson, who writes on the subject of Photography Colleges. If you want to see the world through a child’s eyes, there’s literally no better way to do it than give them a camera and ask them to photograph anything that they think is interesting. A friend recently sent me […]

Food Photography

I have a love that competes with my passion for photography. That love is for food. Actually, my cooking hobby came first – I have a vast collection of cookbooks, a website full of my Grandmother’s recipes (and my own creations), and I’m always messing around with something in the kitchen (and I must say, […]