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Basic Wildlife Photography Tips

When you look at the beautiful wildlife photos in a magazine such as National Geographic, it’s easy to be tempted to try your hand at getting out there and shooting some wild animals too – shooting with your camera, that is! Here are some basic wildlife photography tips: 1. Use a dSLR camera. I’m not […]

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 […]

Three Things I Wish I Knew Then

Sherry (who writes for PhotoBlog) and I were talking a couple of weeks ago about the things that we wished we knew, or that someone had told us, about photography when we first got started. Those tips or pieces of advice that would have helped us to avoid confusion or mistakes when we were first […]

Cold Weather Photography

I live in Arizona – today’s high is supposed to be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In December. Yeah, it’s a rough life. Talk to me again in July when it’s 110. I DO remember what it was like to live in colder climes – growing up in Maine, I had MORE than enough snowdrifts to […]

Examples of Great Composition

Hello friends, I’d like to start a discussion on photo composition. Sometimes it’s easy to define why a photo does or does not have great composition – sometimes it’s hard to define. There are a lot of great “rules” out there to keep in mind when composing a shot – balance, rule of thirds, avoiding […]

Elsewhere

Beyond Megapixels has recently been given the honor of contributing as a guest writer for the following fine websites: The Digital Photography School: – Photoshop CS3 – Adding a Neutral Density Gradient Learn how to use Photoshop CS3 to create the effect of having a neutral density gradient filter on your lens.     Your Photo […]

Review – The Digital Photography Book Volume 3

The Digital Photography Book, Volume 3 (Peachpit Press, copyright 2010) is Scott Kelby’s follow up to the first two volumes in the series – aptly named “The Digital Photography Book Volume 1″, and “…Volume 2″.  Scott uses his usual straightforward manner and unique brand of humor to describe some tips and tricks in his photographer’s […]

100 STEPS CLOSER TO THE PERFECT SHOT…

Dearest readers, I’ve been thinking for some time that whatever pros may say against digital, it is for a fact that digital cameras have enabled a lot more people to explore their talents and showcase their creativity. In fact, I most probably would not have been here writing this post had it not been for […]

Flower Photography Tips

I’m more into child and infant photography than anything, but I do enjoy taking pictures of flowers (and random unknown greenery, apparently) every now and then. I’ve picked up a few things over the years. The best time to shoot flowers is when it’s overcast, after a rain shower, or the usual early morning/late afternoon. […]