Browsing all posts in September, 2008.

Weekly Linkies, 09/27/08

The last giveaway is now closed. Thousands of subscribers and only eight entries. Dude. On the bright side, we appreciate the entries even more because there were so few of them. Thanks to everyone who joined! As for the rest, we’d love to hear your suggestions so we can offer better things next time around. […]

Quick Tip: Use a Reflector

WHAT ARE REFLECTORS? Sometimes, nature just doesn’t cooperate and you’re left with lighting conditions that are less than ideal for shooting. Reflectors act to redirect light in order to control shadows and highlights. They are come in different shapes, sizes and color and these all have some impact on how it’s going to reflect light […]

Review: The Digital Photography Companion

Disclaimer: O’Reilly sent us a copy of The Digital Photography Companion by Derrick Story for review a few weeks ago and they also provided two extra copies to raffle off to our readers, but this is not a paid review. This is our honest editorial opinion. There are a lot of photography books aimed at […]

Freebie: Share a Photography Tip for a Chance to Win a $50 Gift Card

We’re all about sharing our photography tips and tricks here at Beyond Megapixels because we like making information accessible for all. Now we’re asking you, dear readers, to share some of yours. As you know, when you purchase something from Amazon.com through our links, we receive a small commission for those sales which helps keep […]

Canon Announces EOS 5D Mark II

A lot of people have been wondering when the replacement of the 5D would come out. I remember reading a lot of rumors online about the so-called Canon 6D and when the estimated launch would be. The long wait is finally over folks. Canon has just announced the release of the Canon 5D Mark II. […]

Hyperfocal Distance: Maximizing Your Depth of Field

In our article on Macro Photography, we discussed how shallow depth of field can be used to isolate your subject. This, however, is useless in landscape photography since you will need most, if not everything, in focus. To do this, you will need to learn how to maximize your depth of field and learn something […]

Histogram 101

WHAT IS A HISTOGRAM? Stated simply, a histogram is general overview of the how light or dark the different tonal values are in your photo. To make sense of this we have to look at each part of the histogram. The photo below was taken right of a camera’s LCD showing a histogram. The x-axis […]

Lessons in Photography and Life from The Duck

Every now and then, we like going through the What The Duck archives. They’re so amazingly spot on and we often find ourselves laughing out loud. Here are four lessons from The Duck: 1. You’ll have a hard time finding something that insults a photographer more than being told, Those are nice pictures! That must […]

Arranging Elements in Your Photos

The different elements in your photo can either make or break the effect you are after. If things are not organized properly then everything will look chaotic. We all know how tempting it is to just shoot away when you find an interesting scene but taking a few seconds to actually study where the elements […]

Breaking the Rules of Photography

Why are there so many rules in photography? Here at Beyond Megapixels, we’ve published eleven Photography 101 articles to date and that’s barely even scratching the surface. Does this mean that you have to strictly follow these to be able to capture a good photograph? The rules of photography are merely rules of thumb. They […]

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