Scenic Vistas from Planet Earth

Before we get started, the crew here wants me to remind everyone that tomorrow is the last day for the Beach Camera Sizzling Summer Sweeps and that the Colors of Summer Photography Contest will end tomorrow as well. So, hurry up and join in if you want to win cool prizes! Over on Facebook for […]

Photos That Changed History: Apollo 11

Last Friday was the 43rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. History Geek and the other members of the “OMG Space is Cool” club requested — quite stridently — that I dedicate today’s entry to at least one of the photographs taken during the lunar excursion. Since I owe History Geek a favor for […]

Photograph for Prizes: Join In Our Photo Contest!

We love photography and photographers — whether professional or amateur. In order to encourage more photography, we’re launching a Monthly Photography Contest. We’ll be running this contest one week out of the month so stay tuned to this space if you want to join in. This month’s theme is The Colors of Summer. Snap a […]

Interview with Michael Yon

A few weeks ago we contacted Michael Yon, a writer and photographer who is best known for his Dispatches from Iraq and Afghanistan covering the wars there. After giving us permission to use his photograph of Major Mark Bieger and Farah as part of our discussion of historical photographs, Michael Yon also agreed to answer […]

Beach Camera Sizzling Summer Sweeps!

While we love photography at Beach Camera (after all, it’s in our name), we also enjoy doing other things on occasion. The Space Aces enjoy playing with the telescopes and staring into the night sky trying to find new stars, galaxies, or asteroids to gawk at. Some others here love working in their gardens, making […]

Photos That Changed History: Major Mark Bieger and Farah

We’ve reviewed enough historical photos on this blog in the past few weeks. However, as History Geek likes to remind me, despite what Francis Fukuyama’s book may have been called, history will never end as long as there is any creature possessing the requisite intellect and self-awareness to observe, remember, and pass down word of […]

Photos That Changed History: The Tetons — Snake River

I love nature. It’s very pretty and majestic. Mrs. Bird and I like to take trips up to see the Catskills, the Adirondacks, and we’ve even been down to the South to see the verdant forests covered in kudzu. Kudzu. A plant native to Japan but that has devoured most of the southeastern United States […]

Lenses, Lenses…Which To Use And What Do They Do?

So, you’ve decided to move from a simple point-and-shoot to an SLR. That means that you’re probably going to be changing lenses depending on what you want to capture. However, there are a lot of different kinds of lenses — which one is the best fit for what you want to do? Let’s go over […]

In Honor of Independence Day

The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and […]

Photography Tips and Tricks: Fireworks

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the US and if there’s one thing that is a great thing to capture on film, it’s fireworks. However, getting great shots of fireworks displays can be very tricky if you don’t know what to do. While some cameras do have a “Fireworks Mode” on them, you may be dissatisfied […]