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Subject Goals for 2011 and Beyond

My husband and I spent the weekend buzzing around town on his motorcycle (sorry to rub in the fact that we’re enjoying 70-degree weather here in Arizona at the moment). As such I didn’t bring my camera along, even though I continued to look at the day with a photographer’s eye. I really must get […]

Street Photography

The buzz and excitement surrounding the discovery of Vivian Maier’s vast collection of photographs has generated a renewed interest in, and curiosity about, street photography. Street photography reveals a candid look at a city’s population, architecture, and events. It can also be used to deliver a personal, social, political, or environmental message. Photographs are taken […]

Shoot What You Have, Shoot Where You Are

One of the lessons that I’ve recently learned and have tried to take to heart is a simple one… just shoot. Don’t obsess over having your entire lens collection with you so that you can get the “perfect” shot for any circumstance. Chances are you’ll miss the shot while you’re fumbling with a lens change, […]

Review: Kelby Training

A couple of weeks ago, I finally subscribed to Kelby Training. I say “finally” because I have been mulling over the purchase of this subscription, and an accompanying subscription to NAPP, for quite some time. Everyone I consulted with about these memberships responded with the same advice: “Do it. You won’t regret it.” So, since […]

Beating the Intimidation Factor

In my recent article, Six Tips for Finding a Photography Mentor, reader Tropicartist56 posted the following comment: My experience has been that having a Mentor without being able to afford “high end” equipment is frustrating… and also being able to tweak your pics in Photoshop. There are no “natural” photos anymore… if it’s not put […]

Six Tips for Finding a Photography Mentor

Photography is fast becoming a learn-it-yourself craft, but sometimes you just can’t glean all you want from YouTube how-to videos, books, magazines, or even websites like this one. Many people learn best by having things personally explained or physically demonstrated to them. Sometimes, you just really need a person to speak to; an expert in […]

Photo Project for Young Families

By Steve Russell This article falls within the “I wish I had done that” category.  After my children were grown and off to college or on their own, a woman I knew showed me a photo album that really made me wish I had done the same thing with my family.  The reason I didn’t was […]

December Photo Challenge

Hello, friends! Before we get to the monthly challenge, I have a quick request. We’re fast approaching the new year, and I’d like to give you all the opportunity to suggest some article topics to be featured here on Beyond Megapixels. So, what kinds of articles would you like to see in the new year? […]

What Does Your Best Shot Say About You?

I spent some time before writing this article searching for the photographs that I, personally, consider to be among my best shots. Here are three of them: In considering these shots, and others that I’m fond of, it’s easy for me to see that I gravitate towards landscapes. I know precisely why that is – […]

Set Your Goals for 2011

Setting periodic goals for yourself is an excellent way to continue to enhance your photography skills. We are now less than two months away from 2011 (it sneaked up on us so fast!), so now is a great time to start thinking about what you’d like to accomplish in the forthcoming year. Following is a […]