Hello, I’m Tiffany Joyce, and I am a professional photographer, freelance writer, and professional blogger. I’m very pleased to share my passion for photography with the Beyond Megapixels community and thank you, our readers, for your continued generosity and support.

I’ve been taking pictures since my early childhood – first with an old brownie camera that a friend gave me when I was seven or eight, then through a long line of point-and-shoot models, until I got my first digital camera in 2000. And that one wrote to a floppy disc! These days I’m using a Canon 7D and I couldn’t be happier with it. I’m also a big fan of Photoshop CS5 and became a member of NAPP in 2010. I enjoy the artistry and creativity that photography enables me to explore – I find myself gravitating toward wide-angle landscape photography, but enjoy all different genres of the art. I love the technical aspects of light and composition, and all the gadgetry that is available to us digital photographers. Most of all, I love being part of a photographic community that believes in encouraging one another.

I currently live in Chandler, Arizona (though I long for my home town of Portland, Maine). I became a content writer for Beyond Megapixels in August of 2009, then purchased the site in March of 2011. I have also published photography related articles for The Digital Photography School, SnapSort, FotoMaf, and PhotoDoto. Feedback and communication is the most rewarding aspect of any on-line presence, so please feel free to e-mail me at info [@] beyondmegapixels.com, post on our Facebook Page or leave comments in my entries.

Steve Russell

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  • Kim Siebert

    Hi Tiffany , hello Steve. I came accross your site from a list of 100 Aweseom Photo sites. I like the overal ‘tone’ of your site and it’s readability. You have a lot of great topics featured.

    I just wanted to stop by and say hello.

    Photography is my life and literally saved my life and without it, I would be lost.

    You’ll be seeing alot of me around these parts! And I hope you don’t mind. I like to share, I like to share (a lot) because I am self-taught and self-taught through a LOT of trial and error (as your poll suggested most of us are) –

    I find it really important to share knowledge, as kharma will always come back around and be of benefit to you. If it weren’t for people like you and Tiff, I would not have evolved so much as a photographer, I am self-taught in regards to the fact that i apply multiple strategies in order to get the results that I want, and without being provided a starting point – I would have NO CLUE.

    Sites like FLICKR and The Photo Argus. *the Photo Argus is the most comprehinsive photog site on the planet* if you can’t find what you are looking for on Photo Argus, then it doesn’t exist. Another new website out there for FREE profile management, which gives you an actual WEBSITE is called Carbonmade – this website features a terrific amount of talent, this website is a portfolio management site that caters to graphic designers, animators, illustrators, photographers and other creative artists. You should go check it out, click on featured photographers and be prepared to be blown away! :)

    I like to share whatever I know so that just in case one day, my struggles won’t be someone elses. And then hoepfully, they will have that mind-set as I do, *to share* and be nice to fellow photographers! (as there are so many professional photographers out there who are just plain nasty, unapproachable, and just plain MEAN) These types of photogs, act as if they are entitled in the worst way…

    Photographers like this, give nice photographers a bad name. Just because you make a ton of money and are great at what you do, doesn’t give you license to be an over-all jerk. I don’t have time for that type of behavior AND because of this stigma, I would NEVER call myself a professional photographer if I DID get to that level of expertise.

    But, on the other hand, I have met several photogaphers who have, in fact – helped me like Gavin Seim of Seim Effects and he also does Pro Photo Show pod casts. He created Seim effects presets and actions for Aperture, Photoshop and most importantly, Lightroom. He was a terrific help when I was getting started with Lightroom, I was stuck and needed help and always answers his phone when hes not on jobs and always returns emails. (i had purchased his Lightroom presets – THEY ARE AWESOME!)

    I also met my adopted ‘photo-mom’ when first getting started. I had questions on what camera to buy, how to get started in the ‘biz’, and tons of other questions. She took me under her wing and taught me Photoshop basics, I went on several shoots with her and realized that I loathed doing weddings (well, 2nd shooter is fine, – but primary no way.. a wedding photographer is a different breed of photographer.

    I have so much respect for wedding photogs because of the amount of planning involved. The amount of control that is needed. The creativity involved. The patience required. I just don’t have it in me! I need to be able to do my own thing and not worry – I only like to do candids, posing is awful and I am terrible at it, which is why 2nd shooter is best for me – and I rather enjoy it. (WITH my earbuds so I can listen to my music which helps me relax.

    Now, 3 years later, I teach HER stuff! How the tables were turned!!

    Her name is Janice Leach and she is a great woman, she could sell an air conditioner to an Eskimo she is such a great sales person.

    And there are a couple others that I met on flickr who will always be my friends even though they are 1/2 way accross the world. Flickr is a terrific place.

    See ya later guys.



    I can’t wait to see how your site evolves – you guys have a great place here!

    I’m so glad I found you.

    Peace guys!



    (im still learning, so if you go there – be kind if you have any ridicule or comments. I am a delicate flower!)