Browsing all posts in October, 2011.

Color Management – Monitor Calibration

Recently, Seepea, a reader of Beyond Megapixels posted the following comment at the end of one of my articles: “I have been serious about photography for about a year now and am still completely baffled by the area of color management. I love my pictures on the computer, but printed, not so much. Getting my […]

Review: Studio Lighting 101 Workshop by SnapFactory

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Studio Lighting 101 Workshop hosted by Mark Wallace and Snapfactory in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Wallace is a fixture in the photography world, well known for his approachable and engaging instructional videos on Adorama.tv’s Digital Photography One on One series, Pocket Wizard tutorials, and more. The one […]

How To Get Studio Experience

Many camera owners consider studio photography as the apex of photography, the sign that you’ve arrived as a photographer, so to speak. I don’t particularly agree with that but I do know that there’s a lot more to it than pointing a camera at a subject and pressing the shutter release. In studio photography the […]

Photography 101 – Exposure Bracketing

The term “exposure bracketing” refers to taking a photograph at a baseline exposure, then “bracketing” that shot with one that is slightly under-exposed, and one that is slightly over-exposed. This method is used to increase the odds that you have captured the shot with the best exposure, which is especially helpful in tricky lighting situations […]

Intermediate Tips for Better Photography

Continuing where the first article, Beginner Tips for Better Photography, left off, now we’re on to Intermediate tips! For this article Steve and I will be combining our knowledge to give you a broader spectrum of advice. ———- Now that you’ve mastered the basics of photography and have gained a good amount of experience, you […]

Two Things Some Photographers Do That Make Me Shake My Head

By Steve Russell While we strive to write informative and helpful articles designed to teach or make you think, from time to time we, like most other people, want to rant a little so today it’s my turn to rant. These are things that I’ve either observed, read or heard. Most of the times I […]

Your Weekend Photography Project – Bokeh

Bokeh refers to the quality of the points of light in the out-of-focus areas of a photo (typically in the background of an image when using a shallow depth of field). Bokeh can be subtle and it can be overt – it can accent a photograph or it can be the subject of a photograph. […]

10 More Tips to Prepare for a Once In A Lifetime Photo Op

Wow, Steve’s article is a tough act to follow, especially since many of his ten tips are MY tips as well! But there are even more things you can do to assure yourself that you are well prepared for your once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. There are also some tips that can help you to really enjoy […]

10 Tips To Prepare For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo Opportunity

It may be a tremendous opportunity that just arose or it may be a trip you’ve planned for years. It may be a trip to Moscow (not the one in Idaho) to see and photograph the people and magnificent architecture or a photo safari to the Serengeti to witness and photograph the semi-annual mammal migration. […]

What Photoshop Product Should I Buy First?

By Steve Russell Recently, a Beyond Megapixels reader emailed us the question, “I’m new to photography and was wondering what Photoshop I should buy first?” I responded to the email and got to thinking that this would make a good article. Comparing image processing software is a lot like comparing other things that are mostly […]

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