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Your Weekend Photography Project – Bokeh

Bokeh refers to the quality of the points of light in the out-of-focus areas of a photo (typically in the background of an image when using a shallow depth of field). Bokeh can be subtle and it can be overt – it can accent a photograph or it can be the subject of a photograph. […]

10 More Tips to Prepare for a Once In A Lifetime Photo Op

Wow, Steve’s article is a tough act to follow, especially since many of his ten tips are MY tips as well! But there are even more things you can do to assure yourself that you are well prepared for your once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. There are also some tips that can help you to really enjoy […]

10 Tips To Prepare For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo Opportunity

It may be a tremendous opportunity that just arose or it may be a trip you’ve planned for years. It may be a trip to Moscow (not the one in Idaho) to see and photograph the people and magnificent architecture or a photo safari to the Serengeti to witness and photograph the semi-annual mammal migration. […]

What Photoshop Product Should I Buy First?

By Steve Russell Recently, a Beyond Megapixels reader emailed us the question, “I’m new to photography and was wondering what Photoshop I should buy first?” I responded to the email and got to thinking that this would make a good article. Comparing image processing software is a lot like comparing other things that are mostly […]

Beginner Tips for Better Photography

This is the first in a three-part series on improving your photography at every level of ability. This “beginner” article will be followed by “intermediate” and “advanced” articles over the next couple of weeks. ———- Congratulations! You’ve purchased your first digital camera and are ready to jump right in. Maybe you’re a little intimidated by […]

A New Spin on the Obligatory Fall Foliage Article

By Steve Russell The internet seems to become crowded with articles on how to photograph fall foliage at this time of year. We’ve done articles on the subject ourselves, such as Four Tips for Photographing Fall Foliage. The topic is so overdone that Steve decided to go with fall still life photos for his October […]

October Photo Challenge

By Steve Russell We haven’t had a monthly challenge in some time but we’re re-starting the feature and plan to have it every month going forward. The monthly challenge is designed to: • Add to the fun and enjoyment of photography • Get you out of your comfort zone a little • Provide a photography […]

Photography for Teens

When my daughter was in high school, she took a semester of photography as one of her electives. The class focused on film photography and darkroom procedures, so I gave her one of our film SLR’s to use. She has since stated that it was one of the best classes she took in high school […]

Tips for Finding a Model

This is the last article in the series about turning pro, creating a portfolio and finding a model to photograph. After reading yesterday’s article I know that you’ve decided to create your photography portfolio. Of course, you’re also asking yourself how you’re going to get enough photos to fill the portfolio. The easy answer is […]

10 Tips for Creating a Photography Portfolio – Part 2

Welcome back to the 10 Tips for Creating a Photography Portfolio. I hope you enjoyed last Wednesday’s first half of the article on the same subject. It was getting so long that I thought dividing it into two parts would be better for everyone. 6. How should I choose which photos to use? – Here […]