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Six Tips for Photographing Wildflowers

Spring is just around the corner (well, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – our friends in Australia will be coming up on wintertime in a couple of months!). With spring comes wildflowers. I live in the desert of Arizona and we’re about to reach our peak wildflower season. Here are some tips […]

March Photo Challenge

Another month, another 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 […]

Your February Photo Challenge Contributions

The February 2010 Photo Challenge Subject is “motion”, and the Challenge Technique is “long exposure”. The challenge runs all month long, so there’s still plenty of time to share your shots! I thought I would feature some of the contributions that have been posted to the Flickr Group thus far: This image, by SusZ Photoist, […]

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”. […]

YOUR January Photo Challenge Contributions

We’ve been seeing some fantastic contributions to our January Photo Challenge. The theme is “beginnings”, and the technique is “bokeh”, and we’ve been seeing some great shots in the Flickr Group that incorporate one or the other, or both! Please keep your contributions coming, we still have ten days left before we initiate February’s theme […]

January Photo Challenge

As discussed in our Plans for 2010 post, this month we kick off some new collaborative features here at Beyond Megapixels. Each month we will be running a month-long “challenge”. There will be one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject and post to the Beyond Megapixels Photo […]

Plans for 2010

Hello, friends! Sherry (from BMP’s sister site PhotoBlog) and I (Laura!) have been collaborating on some big plans that we have for our readers, beginning in January of 2010! It IS right around the corner, believe it or not. We want to provide more opportunities for our readers to participate in site activities, and deepen […]

Creating a Photo Montage

Recently I was invited to join the F.O.A.M. group on Flickr. F.O.A.M. stands for: Food Outside Abstract Myself Participants in the group take daily photos of food, outside, an abstract shot, and a shot of themselves, then arrange the shots into a montage (a term often used interchangeably with “collage” and “mosaic”, but they’re really all […]

Freelensing

While perusing the Internet for new photography techniques, I came across something referred to as “freelensing”. This technique is achieved by detaching the lens from the camera but holding it in place, then shifting the lens around to focus the shot. Shafts of light are “leaked” into the image, a high degree of bokeh is […]

Gems – Black and White

I wanted to share some great black and white photographs that I’ve come across during this week’s perusal of Flickr’s “Creative Commons”. Most of these are from amateur and hobbyist photographers who have a great eye for composition and a natural talent. I’d like to acknowledge these photographers for their creativity. For more incredible black […]