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Worldwide Photo Walk 2010

The third annual Worldwide Photo Walk, organized by the ubiquitous Scott Kelby, kicks off on July 24th of this year. Last year, over 32,000 people in over 900 locations participated. There is no fee to participate, but signing up in time for the city of your choice before it’s full can be VERY tricky as […]

Review – Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3

PaintShop Photo Pro X3, by the good folks at Corel, offers a photo management and photo editing tool all in one. Geared toward the hobbyist photographer and novice photo editor, the program combines powerful organizational and editing tools within a user-friendly and affordable package. Upon first launching the program, the very first functionality the user […]

Five Tips for Great City Shots

This month’s photo challenge subject is “city”. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to post a handful of tips on how to get some great city shots. One – The rules of natural light still apply. Though tall buildings may cast shadows and provide shade during midday, the light still ends […]

Poll – Photo Editing

Long time readers of Beyond Megapixels are aware of this particular author’s loyalty towards Adobe Photoshop products. As a fledgling post-processor, PS CS3 was a bit intimidating, but now that I know it I feel that I can master just about any post-processing software, given time. In fact, I will be posting a review, then […]

Two Things That Convinced Me to Upgrade to CS5

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or are not a fan of Photoshop), you’ve already heard that Adobe recently released their latest and greatest version, Photoshop CS5. I currently own CS3, and for the most part have been happy with the level of capabilities that it offers me. However, after a recent conversation with […]

Honoring Our Soldiers

Today the United States celebrates Memorial Day, in which we remember and honor all of our military personnel, in current wars and past, for their brave service and dedication to our country. Whether you agree with the reasons for which they are deployed or not, all of our military men and women deserve our thanks […]

Six Tips for Shooting Without a Tripod

If you’re taking your average snapshot photograph – or even a well composed, well thought out photo – you don’t always need a tripod. I may be a photo addict who can’t leave home without a camera (even if I’m just walking the dog) but I guarantee you I most certainly do not lug my […]

Tips for grabbing candid shots

There’s no doubt that a striking portrait can make a beautiful photo. However, sometimes I think it’s a lot more fun to take candid pictures. Grabbing a shot when your subject is completely unaware of your presence can really show very compelling emotion. A forced laugh for the camera will never look as magical as […]

Play Games With Your Camera

Since the long Memorial Day Weekend is upon us (here in the U.S., anyway), entertain yourselves with these fun games you can play with your camera! The Acrobat Project: What you’ll need: A D-SLR with a timer and/or a remote shutter release, a tripod, comfy clothes, and a suspension of self-consciousness. The intent: To catch […]

Hot Weather Photography

Back in December we talked about cold weather photography, and ways to protect your gear (and yourself!) from the elements. Well, June is almost upon us, so now we’re going to talk about hot weather photography. This is a subject that is very pertinent to my life, since living in Arizona means we experience 115F/46C+ […]