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Contest Winner! Contest Announcement!

Last week we held a contest for the best photograph that represented flared fall light. Out of the many excellent contributions, Rachel N Leon Burkholder was chosen as our lucky winner! This was her lovely photo, submitted on our Facebook Page (click for full size): Congratulations Rachel! Please e-mail me at info@beyondmegapixels.com with your mailing […]

Your Weekend Project – Portraits Without Faces

The art of capturing a person’s portrait without including their face is gaining popularity in lifestyle photography. I see it quite often in family portraiture and wedding photography as well. It’s a fun way to include aspects of your subject’s personality that isn’t immediately apparent in their smile. This New Year’s weekend, I encourage you […]

Monthly Photo Challenge – December

The Monthly Challenge for December is bokeh. There is one thing about this challenge that make it a little more than just bokeh. For this challenge the bokeh must be of either light or snow as shown in the images included with the article. What Bokeh is: Bokeh is the out of focus portion of […]

Monthly Photo Challenge – November

It’s the 3rd of November and time for the monthly photo challenge. Last month it was Autumn Still Life. For November the challenge is photos of entry doors and gates. Grab your camera and go out and shoot photos of entry doors and gates. They can be interesting, whimsical, colorful or you just happen to […]

October Photo Challenge

By Steve Russell We haven’t had a monthly challenge in some time but we’re re-starting the feature and plan to have it every month going forward. The monthly challenge is designed to: • Add to the fun and enjoyment of photography • Get you out of your comfort zone a little • Provide a photography […]

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 […]

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 […]

September Photo Challenge

Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the technique in a single photograph, or in individual photographs that […]

Your August Photo Challenge Contributions

The August 2010 Photo Challenge Subject is “landscape”. The challenge runs all month long, so you have until the end of the month to share your shots! All of your efforts are very much appreciated and valued. Thank you so much for your participation. Here are some of the contributions that have been posted to […]

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