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Inexpensive Lighting Solutions

Would you like to know how I composed this photo? I had the baby’s mom hold up a black blanket while the baby’s dad stood in front of it and off to the side, and held out the baby. We bounced the illumination of a clamp light off of the white lid of a pizza […]

Road Tripping with your Camera

(Hover over the pictures for descriptions – these were all taken during some of our many road trips.) To say that I am a big fan of road trips is to utter an understatement of epic proportions. A road trip is my ideal vacation, and even if my husband and I are flying somewhere, I […]

Review – LensPen

You have GOT to get you one of these babies. This is a LensPEN Lens Cleaning System, and it is probably one of the handiest photography tools I have purchased in a long, long time. Certainly it’s the best ten bucks I’ve spend on gear. The LensPen is the size of a small magic marker. […]

The Rule of Thirds Explained

When I first started getting serious about my photography, I operated under the conclusion that a perfectly centered subject was the goal in composing an appealing picture. It seemed obvious to me that an off-center subject would make the photo look odd, so I needed to concentrate on framing it so that an equal amount […]

Link Love

Hi friends! I thought I’d share a little link love on this beautiful Friday morning. Well, it’s beautiful here in Arizona, anyway – sunny and in the 70′s. Hope your day is shaping up to be as lovely as mine! First off, if you’re joining us directly from the Beyond Megapixels Website, you may or […]

Macro Photography Without a Macro Lens

Love macro photography, but can’t afford a macro lens? These nifty little gadgets may be for you! A reverse mount adapter, or “reversing ring”, like this one from Fotodiox, is an adapter that attaches to the filter thread on the front of a lens and makes it possible to attach the lens in reverse. The […]

Poll – Your Dream Photography Vacation

One of the things that I love the most about travel is the opportunity to photograph new subjects and new places. As Sherry wrote about in yesterday’s post, I can get all annoying while on vacation, in my quest to photograph every little nuance of our travels. I think the highest destination on my list […]

Annoying people with your photography habit

I’ve learned over the years that there’s sometimes a fine line between enjoying your love of photography and just flat out annoying the pants off of the people around you. Depending on who those people are, different things may either make them curious about what you’re doing, make them think you’re crazy, or make them […]

Composition Tip – Avoid Mergers

Okay, this just looks weird. This is an EPIC example of a classic composition no-no – a “merger”. This poor giraffe looks like it has two heads, when really his buddy was standing behind him and looking off at an angle. But because of the way the shot was composed, what you see is just […]

Have Fun With Your Camera This Weekend!

I think it’s time to get out there and have some fun this weekend, my friends! We work hard, we have busy lives, but at the end of the day you really have to say to yourself, “Am I having any fun?” Well, are you? Last weekend, my husband and I went to the Phoenix […]