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The Camera That’s With You

You have probably heard of the philosophy that the best camera is “the one you have with you.” The phrase was originally used by Chase Jarvis in his book The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You: iPhone Photography. The concept – so simple and yet somehow so profound – is being embraced by […]

10 Things I Learned from Jay Maisel

It’s finally September, and psychologically the end of summer. The triple-digit heat still holds Arizona in its grip, though, so I still spend my days inside, in air-conditioned comfort. Luckily for me I have a subscription to Kelby Training. Just because I can’t physically wander the streets, camera in hand, doesn’t mean that I can’t […]

Photo Analysis for Personal Improvement

We typically know, within a few seconds of viewing a photograph, whether we “like” it or not. It’s an automatic assessment, one that speaks to our instincts and our sense of aesthetics. When you’re learning to take great photos, though, it really helps to go through the process of understanding why we like or do […]

My Current Projects

I have a couple of projects going on right now. One of them is related to one of my goals for 2013. I went through the images that I’ve taken over the past several years, selected a whole bunch (over 200!) and printed them via SnapFish. My intent is to make some sort of wall-sized […]

Be Flexible

Before we get to the article, I wanted to remind you all that today is the last day to enter our photo contest! Please submit a single photograph that best depicts the drama that can be achieved with a single flash. Post your photo on our Facebook Page, Google+ Community, or Flickr Group Discussion (please […]

Your Weekend Project – Motion

Hi friends! Another Friday is upon us, and that means it’s time for your Weekend Project. This weekend, the subject is “Motion”. Stop motion, or show motion. Take photos while in motion, or of something in motion around you. Create light trails, do long exposures of traffic or star trails, or freeze someone in midair […]

Thirteen Goals for 2013

As I look back upon last year’s goals, I am reasonably satisfied with my success. I turned my spare room into a photo studio. I improved my portfolio. I got a macro lens. I entered (and won!) a photo contest. I took monthly (sometimes more often) photo excursions. And my husband got me this nifty […]

Trust Your Camera

Sometimes it’s okay to trust your camera. We spend a lot of time talking about using aperture priority, or shutter priority, or full manual mode. We teach you how to “take control” of your camera and dictate the outcome of your photographs for yourself. We show you how to compensate for your camera’s perceived weaknesses […]

Contest Winner! Contest Announcement!

Last week we held a contest for the best photograph that represented flared fall light. Out of the many excellent contributions, Rachel N Leon Burkholder was chosen as our lucky winner! This was her lovely photo, submitted on our Facebook Page (click for full size): Congratulations Rachel! Please e-mail me at info@beyondmegapixels.com with your mailing […]

The Photo That Got You Started

Think back to the time in your life when photography was still a mystery to you. For some, that was quite some time ago. For others, it was fairly recently. Now recall that one moment, and that one photograph, that sparked your interest to explore photography more deeply. For me, this is that photograph: This […]