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Annoying people with your photography habit

I’ve learned over the years that there’s sometimes a fine line between enjoying your love of photography and just flat out annoying the pants off of the people around you. Depending on who those people are, different things may either make them curious about what you’re doing, make them think you’re crazy, or make them […]

The First Photo I Was Ever Proud Of

This is the first picture that I took that I was ever really proud of. This is the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. I had just gotten my very first digital SLR, specifically for the trip to Maine that we took that year. I remember clearly that on that day I was determined […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gaining, and Keeping, Your Confidence

I’m betting I’m not the only photographer out there who thought they were pretty good, until they saw a photograph taken by someone else that just blew them away, and they thought, “I’ll never be as good as that.” Am I right? Show of hands. It happens to me all the time. And it can […]

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 […]

Four Things Photography Has Taught Me

1. Patience.  It has never been my strong suit. Yet it is absolutely required to first learn photography, then to exercise what you’ve learned. I used to get frustrated because I couldn’t make the shot happen – the one that I envisioned within my mind’s eye. Now, I try more often (it’s still a work […]

Photographer Diaries: A Special Thank You Note!

The moment of truth is finally here. What I’ve been working for for the past ‘seems like forever’ long.. that which has given me sleepless nights.. that which had given me good dreams and nightmares (the last of which I had a couple of hours back!).. that which will be my most prized possession (along […]

Photographer Diaries: The disadvantages of having an SLR..

An odd topic to be talking about, and with answers that are pretty obvious too, but since I love reading what all of our wonderful readers have to say, I want to share this with you. There’s absolutely no doubt about the fact that dSLRs are fantastic devices, outperforming any P&S out there. The colours, […]

Memories… The first step in my photographic journey…

Hello beautiful people! I have a question for you. Do you remember the first picture you took? The first vacation you went on with your own camera? The first photo trip with fellow shutterbugs? Tell tell.. I was rummaging through my old desk drawer and I came across a photo album. Inside that photo album, […]