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Off-roading with my camera

(Click on photos to see larger versions.) Most weekends my husband and I head out to explore the many off-road trails that Arizona has to offer. We have seen hundreds of stunning sights from the safety and comfort of our Jeep. As our skills and confidence have grown, we have tackled more and more challenging […]

Composition – Rule of Thirds

By Steve Russell It’s important to be very knowledgeable about the technical aspects of your camera. Otherwise you won’t know the best way to maximize your camera’s capabilities to capture the best images you can. This is true regardless of the make or model of your camera. Unfortunately, being an expert in all of the […]

My Favorite Subject to Shoot

By Steve Russell With today’s equipment and technology, photography has become so simple and ubiquitous that anyone can take photos. Whether you use a $6,000 professional model camera or your cell phone, you can capture photos. However, all the equipment and technology available won’t guarantee that you will take good photos. That has to come […]

Going Pro – How to Prioritize Gear Purchases

Unfortunately, most of us work with a limited budget when it comes to purchasing photography gear. Once we consider taking our photography to the next level and going pro, having the right gear becomes even more important. Not only is it important to have the right gear to capture the shots, it is also important […]

Wildlife Photography

In the article I wrote a couple of weeks ago, How To Relate To and Learn From Other Photographers I mentioned a photographer I had met at a local art show. I also featured a number of his photos. Today I’m very happy to introduce Greg Stephens as a guest contributor to Beyond Megapixels. Greg’s […]

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 […]

The 5 P’s of Photography

By Steve Russell If you’ve served in the military or spent very much time around someone who has, you’ve probably heard of the five P’s. If you have heard of them, the ones for photography are somewhat different. They are Planning, Preparation, Patience, Perseverance, and Photoshop. How much time do you need to capture an […]

Ten Tips for Photographing Birds

By Steve Russell Birds are one of nature’s greatest achievements. From the tiny bee hummingbird, the world’s smallest bird at 5 centimeters (2 inches) long and 1.8 grams (0.063 ounces) in weight, to the ostrich, the world’s largest bird at 2.7 meters (9 feet) tall and weighing 156 kilograms (345 pounds), variety is the name […]

John Shaw Nature and Digital Photography Seminars

By Steve Russell If you stop learning, you stop creating history and become history. Vadim Kotelnikov The quote above has been said many different ways and attributed to many different people. I like the version above. It’s one of life’s truths, and because photography is a piece of life, it’s true in photography. I strongly […]

Product Review — Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM Super Telephoto Lens

By Steve Russell Before I begin this article, I would like to ask each of you to remember the people of Japan. The challenges and hardships they are enduring go far beyond the events of the earthquake and tsunami. I once lived in Japan for two and a half years and learned first hand that […]

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