Competition Winners

Finally, I’ve been able to properly evaluate and publish the winners of the Beyond Phototips Detail Everywhere competition. We received an un-expected 43 entries, each of them showing your expertise and fondness for photography. Now, here are the winners; without further ado. The Winners First Place First Place: Explorer by Aaron Koolen Second Place Second…

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Beyond Phototips’ Photography Contest

I’ve been wanting to organise a photography competition on BeyondPhototips.com ever since the PhotoProjects got a positive response. Now, we’ve got our first year under our belt, the Beyond Phototips Flickr Group, and some prizes in hand! and I think we’re ready to go… photo credit: simpologist The publishers of Tom Ang’s book Fundamentals of…

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Lessons in Creativity that you can learn from Parkour

You’ve watched Casino Royale, or Babylon A.D.? Yes? Then you’ve seen traceurs in action. Photo: amfdesigner   They’re the guys who run around cities, jumping over walls, climbing the outsides of buildings and generally doing ‘impossible’ stuff. Their ‘sport’ is called “Le Parkour” or “FreeRunning” and the practitioners are called ‘Traceurs’. Their goal is to…

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19 Radical Skateboard Photography Tips

Skateboard photography can be quite interesting and exciting for a photographer. Skaters can be found in most cities and towns, either in skate parks or out on the streets. Below, you’ll find a collection of skateboard photography tips and great example photos. The tips aren’t massively in-depth because the intent isn’t to lecture about these…

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7 Ways To A More Observant Life

Every single person can benefit from being more observant. Not just photographers, though photographers have the most to gain from being observant… (this is such a ‘duh’ moment… but humour me and do read on) This is the second part of a two-post series on why a good photographer is also a good observer. In…

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How did you all get so good?

This is a guest post by Podcaster, John Arnold. Photo: Floyduk There’s no fighting it – the standard of modern day amateur photography is way better than it was even just a decade ago. The quality of the submissions I see on the PhotoWalkthrough flickr group is excellent – occasionally spectacular. You, dear reader, are…

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Beyond Phototips on Flickr

Here’s another development: Beyond Phototips has now got it’s own official flickr group. Check it out, and be one of the first to sign up. I was going to wait a bit later until I’d announced… Um, this was the surprise that I mentioned a couple of days ago, so step closer and lend me…

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The Fine Art of Observation

Photography is as much the art of observing and appreciating things as it is the art of capturing them on film. No matter which branch of photography you prefer, you will find that the best photographs are a result of a photographer seeing things that most people miss out on.

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Happy Birthday, Beyond Phototips!

Photo: Don Solo Congratulations are in order… to every one of you. Why? Because you’ve helped me bring BeyondPhototips through it’s very first year of existence. And now that we’re a year old, there’s got to be a grand Birthday bash. So that’s what we’re going to do… We’re going to have a great time…

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