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Your Weekend Photography Project – Manual and SOOC

This weekend’s project is designed to get you back to basics, and to break you out of your automated settings habits. We can sometimes rely too much on our camera’s auto settings, or on our post-processing skills, rather than concentrating on our photographic abilities to get the shot we’re looking for. Sometimes it’s good to […]

Your Weekend Photography Project

This weekend I challenge you all to capture an unusual point of view. Use a Manfrotto Magic Arm or a Joby Gorillapod to take remote photographs from improbable angles. Get down on the ground and shoot up from under the subject. Climb up on your roof (safely!) and give us a birds-eye view of your […]

Shoot What You Have, Shoot Where You Are

One of the lessons that I’ve recently learned and have tried to take to heart is a simple one… just shoot. Don’t obsess over having your entire lens collection with you so that you can get the “perfect” shot for any circumstance. Chances are you’ll miss the shot while you’re fumbling with a lens change, […]

Sometimes It’s Just About Having Fun

By Steve Russell We each use our photography equipment in our own way.  We have different cameras, different lenses and different flash equipment.  More importantly are the different ways in which we approach the same or similar subject.  A few minutes browsing a site like Flickr.com can really bring that home.  Wouldn’t photography be boring if […]

The Importance of Photo Projects

I cannot stress enough the role of photo projects in the honing of photography skills. Not only do photography projects give a boost to creativity, they also provide an opportunity to learn new techniques and improve upon the understanding of photographic concepts. A photo project might be just what we need to get over photographer’s […]

Encourage One Another

Friends, sometimes the internet can be a poisonous place. Denizens of the ‘net can be harsh critics indeed, and we all need to be reminded to be kind and gracious. To that end, I would like you all to do something for me, and for yourselves, this weekend. Encourage one another. By encouraging one another […]

How Have You Grown?

One of the things that I appreciate the most about my Flickr photostream is the growth that I can see emerging in my photographic abilities. I’ve maintained a Flickr membership since February of 2006, and have had an on-line presence since 2000. Throughout, I have taken thousands upon thousands of photographs, and have had several […]

Happy Independence Day Weekend

From all of us here at Beyond Megapixels, we’d like to wish all of our U.S. readers a happy Independence Day weekend! And for our non-US readers, well, we still wish you a fantastic weekend! Photo credits (in order of appearance): – “Consul General Hosts Independence Day Reception – June 30, Montreal” by US Mission […]

Friday Assignment – Learn and Apply Something New

This weekend I would like to encourage our readers to learn something new about the subject of photography, and apply what you have learned. Photography is an ever-evolving challenge, and we need to constantly renew and add to our skills toolbox. Here are some resources and suggestions to get you started and give you some […]

Play Games With Your Camera

Since the long Memorial Day Weekend is upon us (here in the U.S., anyway), entertain yourselves with these fun games you can play with your camera! The Acrobat Project: What you’ll need: A D-SLR with a timer and/or a remote shutter release, a tripod, comfy clothes, and a suspension of self-consciousness. The intent: To catch […]