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To SOOC Or Not To SOOC

By Steve Russell Before I get in to the “meat” of this submission, I wanted to make sure that everyone understands the relationship between the other writer for this blog, Tiffany Joyce, and me. We both write, independently, for Beyond Megapixels. We each decide, on our own, what to write about. However, we do communicate […]

Five SOOC Tips

Hello friends! I was just e-mailing with Steve Russell, our regularly featured guest writer, about his weekend photography shoot. He was lamenting the fact that he had over 500 shots to post-process after a photo-heavy day. I, too, find it sometimes wearying to conceive of hours of post-processing after a long day of shooting. I […]

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 […]

Having Fun With HDR

By Steve Russell Two weeks ago I wrote about night photography. In the article I included an image of the Amtrak station in Winter Park, FL, and said I would write more about it in my next submission. Over the last few years I’ve seen the Amtrack station many times and there is nothing remarkable […]

Learn From Your “Bad” Photographs

For every one great photograph that we post on-line, upload to Flickr, share on Facebook, or show our friends and family, there are twenty “bad” photographs hiding on our hard drives that never see the light of day. The reason? They’re overexposed. Or underexposed. Or composed strangely. Or out of focus. Or just… off. Here […]

Rounded Corner Tutorial

Last weekend I was messing around in the back yard, trying to determine how best to photograph subjects in harsh light where the sun was directly overhead (another topic for another day). I had my Lensbaby Composer on my Canon EOS 7D and was just messing around. When I got back to my computer and […]

The Beauty of Soft Focus

We talk a lot about how to achieve tack-sharp, perfectly focused photographs. We extol on the virtues of the Unsharp Mask in Photoshop, and enumerate the countless ways to steady our cameras in order to achieve perfectly crisp images. There is great beauty to behold, though, in a softly focused photograph – keeping in mind […]

Fix My Pic #1

Hello, all. Back in August I asked for volunteers for Fix My Pic, in which readers submit their own photographs for analysis and advice. This photo was submitted by Amit Khanna for our consideration. As seen here, the surfer is right in the center of the photograph. The photo might benefit by applying the Rule […]

The Main Reason I Upgraded to CS5

I am not alone in choosing to upgrade to Photoshop CS5 for, primarily, one reason: Content-Aware Fill. Adobe pimps this new feature, stating: “Remove unwanted image elements with astonishing ease, and see the space fill in as if that content never existed.” In his book, The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers (which I […]

Photo Fix in Corel Paintshop Pro X3

Quite some time ago I came across some old rolls of undeveloped film. I had them developed and put onto a CD, and when I opened the files I saw that the photo quality was very poor, due to the age of the film. I decided to try my hand and enhancing and improving this […]