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Your Weekend Photography Project – Manual and SOOC

This weekend’s project is designed to get you back to basics, and to break you out of your automated settings habits. We can sometimes rely too much on our camera’s auto settings, or on our post-processing skills, rather than concentrating on our photographic abilities to get the shot we’re looking for. Sometimes it’s good to […]

Your Weekend Photography Project – Action!

As you may know, I spent August 25th through the 29th enjoying the events surrounding the MotoGP motorcycle race in Indianapolis, Indiana. I rented a Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens from Pro Photo Rental, which I will review next week (spoiler: I LOVED IT). I had a TON of fun honing […]

Your Weekend Photography Project

This weekend I challenge you all to capture an unusual point of view. Use a Manfrotto Magic Arm or a Joby Gorillapod to take remote photographs from improbable angles. Get down on the ground and shoot up from under the subject. Climb up on your roof (safely!) and give us a birds-eye view of your […]

YOUR Photo Challenge Contributions

Last week’s Personal Expressions Challenge received a lot of beautiful contributions. Here are eight photographs that especially resonated with us, click each one to see an enlarge version. All photograph copyrights are owned by those noted in the caption. No infringement is intended or implied. Tweet

Photography Challenge: Personal Expressions

This week I would like you all to participate in a personal challenge. Before photography is anything else, it is an expression of your inner personality. Whatever your reasons are for taking photographs – a professional obligation, a school assignment, capturing vacation memories, recording an important event – your personality and sense of creativity are […]

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, […]

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? […]

Your November Photo Challenge Contributions

The November 2010 Photo Challenge technique is “soft focus”, photographing the subject of your choice. The challenge runs all month long, so you have until the end of the month to share your shots! All of your efforts are very much appreciated and valued. Thank you so much for your participation. Here are some of […]

November 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 […]

Sometimes It’s Just About Having Fun

By Steve Russell We each use our photography equipment in our own way.  We have different cameras, different lenses and different flash equipment.  More importantly are the different ways in which we approach the same or similar subject.  A few minutes browsing a site like Flickr.com can really bring that home.  Wouldn’t photography be boring if […]