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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 […]

Hot Weather Photography

Back in December we talked about cold weather photography, and ways to protect your gear (and yourself!) from the elements. Well, June is almost upon us, so now we’re going to talk about hot weather photography. This is a subject that is very pertinent to my life, since living in Arizona means we experience 115F/46C+ […]

What To Do When You Outgrow Your Camera

So, you’ve reached the point where your handy point-and-shoot just isn’t giving you the flexibility and control that you’d really like to take your photography to the next level. Or, you have a beginner’s D-SLR and you’d like to progress to something that has more capabilities and features. Perhaps you’re ready to explore the vast […]

Image Inspiration

Have you hit a photographic wall? Stuck in a rut? Would you like to gain a little inspiration to refresh your mind and lighten your outlook? When I have photographer’s block, I enjoy perusing the internet for inspirational images. I challenge myself to try to figure out and define how the images were captured – […]

Your May Photo Challenge Contributions

The May 2010 Photo Challenge Subject is “portrait”, and the Challenge Technique is “black and white”. The challenge runs all month long, so there’s still plenty of time 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 […]

What to Look For in a Laptop

I am currently in the market for a new laptop computer. If you read the Upcoming and Elsewhere entry that I posted on the 13th, you’ll have noticed that I listed a LOT of software that I will be reviewing and posting tutorials. That’s more than my current laptop can handle… plus, it only has […]

SOOC Challenge

This weekend I challenge you to share your “straight out of camera”, or “SOOC” shots. Sometimes we all need a little motivation to get back down to basics. We sometimes tend to allow our post-processing skills make up for less than perfect shots. We think, “Well, the exposure isn’t quite right, but I’ll fix that […]

Upcoming and Elsewhere

Upcoming: Look for the following article topics soon to be published here on Beyond Megapixels: – What to look for in a new laptop, geared toward digital photography and photo editing. – Software Review: Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 (and future tutorials featuring Paintshop Pro Photo!) – Software Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 (and future […]

Poll – Hobbyist, Amateur, or Professional?

We at Beyond Megapixels constantly strive to provide our readers with articles that are geared toward their specific interests. With that in mind, we have been posting monthly polls on a number of subjects in order to better know and understand our readers. This month’s poll is regarding the capacity in which our readers use […]

Photograph the Minutiae

(A picture of my kitchen, in a momentary state of cleanliness.) When we take photographs, we tend to stick to the significant events that happen in our lives. Vacations, holidays, graduations, birthdays, and other occurrences that will stand out in our memories in years to come. We take pictures of the places we’ve traveled to, […]