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Server Upgrade

Hi Everyone Just wanted to let people know that we are doing a server switch this weekend. Hopefully nobody will actually notice The server upgrade should make the site load a lot faster and allow us to post images that have been submitted to our site by readers (sorry for not posting these before). Thanks! Tweet

Post Processing: How much is too much?

I was reading a magazine today and I came across this news item about a photojournalist being disqualified from the Danish Press Photo Awards for excessive manipulation of photographs using Photoshop. He was asked to submit the original RAW files for some of his pictures and there was an unbelievable difference in the original and […]

What to do with soft focus.

What do you do when you have a shot that you really love but the focus is soft, or off altogether? I recently did an impromptu shoot with friends and I captured this shot of the cutest little guy.  I love his energy and focus on the ball what I don’t love about the shot […]

Wildlife 101

All photographers, regardless of their skill level, seem to be drawn to one area of photography over others. My passion is wildlife photography especially birds. Still life photography bores me stiff and I’d rather face down a charging moose then try to take a candid of the bridal party with the mother-of-the-bride looming over my […]

Photography as Therapy

It’s been too long since my last post.  As bloggers, as writers, as photographers, as people I’m sure you can relate to my recent state of being – some change has happened in my personal life that I needed a step back.  It had been seven days since I picked up my camera.  And that […]

Competition: Postcards! Now Closed.

The guys over at Uprinting have decided to run another small competition especially for BeyondMegapixels. These guys do some cool postcard printing so I look forward to seeing the lucky winner’s postcards. How to Enter: Leave a comment at the end of this blog post, describing what you would use the free postcards for. Winners […]

Learning from Flickr

I can get lost in Flickr for hours.  I start browsing through our own Beyond Megapixels group and then I wander through friends pages and then to their friends and their friends friends.  I was doing this last night on the couch with my husband and he asked me what I was doing looking at […]

IS THIS A GOOD PICTURE?

A little something about judging a photograph… When you look at a photograph, how do you decide whether you like it or not? Ask yourself this question – is this a good picture? And consciously or subconsciously your mind tries to answer many questions that help’s it answer the first one. Judging whether a work […]

Competition: Postcards!

The guys over at Uprinting have decided to run another small competition especially for BeyondMegapixels. These guys do some cool postcard printing so I look forward to seeing the lucky winner’s postcards. How to Enter: Leave a comment at the end of this blog post, describing what you would use the free postcards for. For […]

D700 LOVE

I name things.  My MacBook is named Maggie, my iPhone is named Little M, my D40x was named DeDe and now I have the D700 and I need to come up with a good name for her.   Yesterday I had posted this photo on my twitter page (are you following Beyond Megapixels?)  and a […]