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The Story Behind the Photo

Photography provides us with the ability to freeze a moment in time; to make it static and permanent. Every photograph has a story behind it that is just as much a part of the picture, even though it may be unseen by the person viewing it. For instance, this is a photograph that I took […]

Kiss Me, I’m Irish!

I really am. Well, part Irish. My great-great-great grandparents on my mother’s side came from the Emerald Isle. Nowadays, though, you don’t have to be Catholic or Irish to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. So wave your shamrocks with pride and celebrate the beauty that is Ireland. Also, you don’t really have to kiss me. An […]

A Brief HDR Tutorial

“HDR” stands for High Dynamic Range imaging. The definition from Wikipedia is, “a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wider dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the wide range […]

Video Tutorials

Like many people, I am a visual learner. I absorb information best when it is demonstrated to me, or taught directly to me by another person. For this reason, I really value the efforts put forth on KelbyTV. The site is organized into several sections, or channels. Photoshop User TV features tips and tricks about […]

Six Tips for Photographing Wildflowers

Spring is just around the corner (well, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – our friends in Australia will be coming up on wintertime in a couple of months!). With spring comes wildflowers. I live in the desert of Arizona and we’re about to reach our peak wildflower season. Here are some tips […]

Five Tips for Better Portraits

Portrait photography is not only a highly popular genre for professional photographers; it’s also a nearly unavoidable subject for photographers of every skill. Any time you compose a picture with a person as the subject, you’re taking a portrait. As the world of photography continues to develop, we strive to take portrait pictures that capture […]

Ancestors

I’m currently kind of obsessed with researching my ancestors. I signed up for a trial membership with one of the popular ancestry research websites and have been sifting through the clues I find there. I’ve gone as far as the great-grandparent stage of my maternal grandmother’s side of the family, but my grandfather’s side remains […]

Guest Posts and Photo Projects

Did you know that we enthusiastically welcome guest posts here on Beyond Megapixels? It’s true! All you have to do is go to the contact us link at the top of the page, fill out the form, and let us know your guest post idea! We’ll then contact you back and let you know how […]

March Photo Challenge

Another month, another 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 […]

Photography Publications for 2010

“Exposure Digital Field Guide” was published in November 2009. This book is precisely what it says, a field guide that can fit in your camera bag and gives you great tips on correctly exposing your picture in a variety of situations. “Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography” was newly published on February 23rd, 2010. This updated […]