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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 […]

Photography Humor

Need a good laugh? Check out these websites geared toward photography humor. What The Duck. Bent Objects by Terry Border. Funny Photography Quotes I Crush Your Head Flickr Group Do you have a funny photography site to share? Let us know in the comments! * All images are used in accordance with the terms of […]

Volunteer for “Fix My Pic”

I am looking for volunteers for my upcoming article series, “Fix My Pic”. The series will give the readers of Beyond Megapixels the opportunity to submit photographs for analysis and advice. Topics may include exposure correction, composition advice, Photoshop enhancement, and the like. The intent of the series is to provide a learning opportunity for […]

Shortcuts and Rules of Thumb

Following are a few shortcuts and rules of thumb that help me in my day-to-day photography needs. Since I refer to them often enough myself, I thought I would pass them along to you. Using a Teleconverter Keep light loss in mind if you use a teleconverter in combination with your lens. In general, adjust […]

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 […]

Better Point and Shoot Pictures

Has anyone ever said to you, “Your camera takes great pictures!”? Folks may have the tendency to believe that the camera makes the photo, but that is entirely not true. Any kind of camera, in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing, can take a great photograph. This applies to film SLR’s, digital […]

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 […]

Upcoming and Elsewhere

My next project in the process of self-education is the use of off-camera flash. With that in mind I began my perusal of the internet for good sources of information, and discovered Strobist. The site contains a wealth of information and takes a complete newbie to flash-photography through the entire learning curve; beginner education leads […]

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 […]

Landscape Photography Tips

In support of this month’s photo challenge subject, here are five tips to improve upon your landscape photography. One – Find your focal point. While the landscape itself may be the subject of your photograph, the viewer still needs a point upon which they can rest their eyes. Placing a point of focus within the […]