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Event Photography – Restaurants

First off (and good morning to you all!), I’m looking for some advice. I need a Canon zoom lens that works well in low light levels. I’m thinking of the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens. Has anyone had any experience with this lens? Would you recommend something else? The reason I […]

Make it Pop

This is an image that I shot of the Grand Tetons, with Jenny Lake in the foreground, during my vacation in Wyoming this past summer. This is straight out of the camera and completely unaltered. It’s a pretty enough shot, but weirdly hazy, and certainly not representative of the sight I saw with my own […]

Establishing a Post-Processing Routine

Having a post-processing routine is beneficial for many reasons, not the least of which is establishing consistency in the final proof of your photographs. I follow a fairly systematic approach when performing post-processing on a set of photographs – often times I’ll have a group of fifty photos or more from a photo shoot, and […]

Monday Miscellany

Hello, friends! Welcome back, and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! (For our friends outside of the U.S., well, I hope you had a great weekend!) Today, on this lovely Monday morning, I thought I would share some links, news, and other interesting things going on in the realm of photography. So settle […]

Portfolio Tips

The possession of a portfolio is an integral part of selling your photographs – whether you are selling your own prints, or selling your skills as a photographer. Creating a collection of the work that you are the most proud of establishes your skills in a visual way that will draw potential clients and customers. […]

Inspiring Emotion – Technical or Talent?

Every bit of the knowledge that I have about photography and post-processing is self-taught. I learned by reading, by watching, by doing, by trying, by failing, and by trying again. I’ve often wondered about how much my photography might be improved if I pursued a formal education in the subject. Would my photography actually be […]

Creating a Photo Montage

Recently I was invited to join the F.O.A.M. group on Flickr. F.O.A.M. stands for: Food Outside Abstract Myself Participants in the group take daily photos of food, outside, an abstract shot, and a shot of themselves, then arrange the shots into a montage (a term often used interchangeably with “collage” and “mosaic”, but they’re really all […]

For Jocelyn

My very good friend Jocelyn has been diagnosed with breast cancer. A local restaurant hosted a benefit party for her on Tuesday night, and I provided the photography. I thought I would share some of my favorite shots with you. I think more than anything else, I enjoy photographing parties. I love getting candid shots […]

Elsewhere

Beyond Megapixels has recently been given the honor of contributing as a guest writer for the following fine websites: The Digital Photography School: – Photoshop CS3 – Adding a Neutral Density Gradient Learn how to use Photoshop CS3 to create the effect of having a neutral density gradient filter on your lens.     Your Photo […]

Straightening a Photo in Photoshop

I was recently hired to do the photography for a wine event at a local restaurant. Much to my chagrin I discovered that, in a couple of photos, my tripod wasn’t quite straight at the time, and I ended up taking a few slightly crooked pictures. What may have once been a BIG problem is […]