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Contest: Single Flash Drama

Hello all! I’ve got another contest to announce! Once we have mastered the basics of photography – the in’s and out’s of the camera, the exposure triangle, depth of field, and the like – our thoughts start turning toward the manipulation of light. Before we acquire the skills necessary to manage a whole studio full […]

Photography is a Conversation

Those of you who follow us on our Facebook Page have heard about a bit of trouble we’ve been experiencing here on Beyond Megapixels. Unfortunately, there is a person out there who, with changing IP’s and e-mail addresses, has been leaving lewd, hateful, and very inappropriate comments all over the site. For those of you […]

Sharp vs. Focused, and Depth of Field

A photo has to be in focus in order to be sharp, but a photo does not have to be sharp in order to be in focus. This photo is sharp (click to see original size): Zoomed in to original size, you can see that every detail of the motorcycle and motorcyclist are very clear, […]

Your Weekend Project – Soft Focus

Hi all! First off, I have a fun announcement. We have launched a brand new Google+ Community for Beyond Megapixels. Everyone is welcome to join, share photos, and talk about all of the things we’re learning about photography. Please head on over and join the conversation! Next week we’re going to talk a bit about […]

Focus Stacking in Landscape Photography

The creative use of depth of field is one of the first things we learn as photographers. To some it was an epiphany to learn that we can choose which aspects of our image are in focus – from the smallest portion to the largest landscape. We know that if we choose a small aperture, […]

Your Weekend Project – Motion

Hi friends! Another Friday is upon us, and that means it’s time for your Weekend Project. This weekend, the subject is “Motion”. Stop motion, or show motion. Take photos while in motion, or of something in motion around you. Create light trails, do long exposures of traffic or star trails, or freeze someone in midair […]

A Study in Leading Lines

The purposeful use of leading lines encourages the viewer’s eyes to travel along a specific path. Test it upon yourself… look at this photo of flowers: The image is pretty and colorful, but does not compel your eyes to fall on any one place or follow any particular aspect. Now look at this photo: The […]

Thirteen Goals for 2013

As I look back upon last year’s goals, I am reasonably satisfied with my success. I turned my spare room into a photo studio. I improved my portfolio. I got a macro lens. I entered (and won!) a photo contest. I took monthly (sometimes more often) photo excursions. And my husband got me this nifty […]

Happy Holidays from Beyond Megapixels!

Happy holidays from all (two) of us at Beyond Megapixels! I hope everyone has a safe, fun, stress-free Christmas and New Year’s. Here’s what’s coming up on Beyond Megapixels for 2013: – Setting and achieving your photographic goals for 2013 – Sequence photography – Vertical panoramas – Focus stacking – One day spent with a […]

Contest Winners!

The results are in! Thanks to all of the folks that voted. Without further ado, here are the winners of the “Your Photographic Style” contest! Third Place: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card: Leonhard’s Swimmer! Second Place: $50.00 Amazon Gift Card: Wells’ Leaf! First Place: $100.00 Amazon Gift Card: Woodbury’s Daughter! Congratulations! Your Amazon Gift Cards will […]