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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 […]

Christmas Wish List 2012

Hello friends! I can’t believe another Christmas season is upon us. I hope everyone all of our U.S. readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are now rolling up their sleeves for the shopping season! With the invention of the Internet, I haven’t had to set foot in a mall during the Christmas season in a […]

Trust Your Camera

Sometimes it’s okay to trust your camera. We spend a lot of time talking about using aperture priority, or shutter priority, or full manual mode. We teach you how to “take control” of your camera and dictate the outcome of your photographs for yourself. We show you how to compensate for your camera’s perceived weaknesses […]

The Photo That Got You Started

Think back to the time in your life when photography was still a mystery to you. For some, that was quite some time ago. For others, it was fairly recently. Now recall that one moment, and that one photograph, that sparked your interest to explore photography more deeply. For me, this is that photograph: This […]

BMP Greatest Hits – My Lightroom Workflow

I will be traveling this week, heading back to my childhood home because of an illness in the family. In the meantime, I will be posting three of the most-visited articles on our site. Enjoy, and I’ll see you next week! ———- By Tiffany Joyce, originally posted 12/29/2011 A few folks have sent messages, asking […]

BMP Greatest Hits – How to Write a Photography Proposal

I will be traveling this week, heading back to my childhood home because of an illness in the family. In the meantime, I will be posting three of the most-visited articles on our site. Enjoy, and I’ll see you next week! ———- By Tiffany Joyce, originally posted 9/23/2010 Are you interested in going pro with […]

BMP Greatest Hits – 10 Personal Photography Project Ideas

I will be traveling this week, heading back to my childhood home because of an illness in the family. In the meantime, I will be posting three of the most-visited articles on our site. Enjoy, and I’ll see you next week! ———- By Steve Russell, originally posted 2/29/12 If you take photography classes or attend […]

Create A Custom Preset In Lightroom 4

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 comes with a bunch of great presets, and I find myself using a combination of four of them fairly often. I decided to create a custom preset that incorporates all four presets, so I can apply the effects with a single click. For a lot of my landscape photos, I like […]

Clarity vs. Sharpening in Lightroom

One of the last steps that we perform in post-processing is sharpening our photos. I find myself to be a greater fan of “clarity” when post-processing in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (or Lightroom 3), and apply it with a more liberal hand than I apply sharpening. But what is the difference between clarity and sharpening? […]