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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 […]

Weekly Linkies, 09/01/08

Put Your Picture on the Cover of a Lonely Planet Travel GuidePhotopreneurCompetition ends on September 8 so you best get moving if you want to join. Here’s What I Think of Your PicturesA Photo EditorRob tells you what he thinks of your pictures: “I want to see something real. I want to see something I […]

How to Use Your In-Camera Spot Meter

We’ve mentioned in previous posts how in-camera metering can be very unreliable. It can meter the scene differently even if the subject and lighting do not change. In the series of photos below, I left the camera at evaluative mode and took three shots at different focal lengths. I shot in AV mode with the […]

The New Nikon D90

The D90 is now available at Amazon.com for $1,198.95, body only. You can also purchase it with the 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens as a bundled kit for $1,278.75. Yup, they’re all ganging up on us in effort to drain our bank accounts right before Christmas. The blogosphere has been going […]

No Longer a Rumor: Canon 50D and the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

You can now pre-order these items. The Canon 50D retails at $1,400 at Amazon, body only. You can also choose to purchase it with the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens as a bundled kit for $2,099.99. Get ready to weep. Canon just issued a press release announcing the Canon 50D. At first glance […]

Light Modifiers 101

When going through the more advanced websites about lighting, you’re bound to run into a lot of terms you’re not familiar with. In this article, we’ve compiled some of the most mentioned equipment and techniques photographers today use to modify light coming from a hot-shoe flash or studio light. Barn DoorsBarn doors have four leaves […]

Weekly Linkies, 08/21/08

Congratulations, Leah and Samantha! Thanks to everyone who joined the photography book giveaway! It was so great hearing from you guys. We took note of your article suggestions and we will be writing about those soon enough. In the meantime, we direct you to some good reads around the Internets. Creating Your Own Photography BlogPhotocritic.orgNothing […]

Discovering the Eyepiece Cover

Cameras today meter a scene using Through-The-Lens (TTL) technology. This means that it measures the intensity of light as it enters the camera through the lens. The problem is that there are two ways for light to enter your camera. One is through the lens and the other is through the eyepiece. Excess light can […]

Back Up Your Files Regularly

Ever got the blue screen of death? CC Photo by Justin MartyYeah, just looking at the picture hurts. Here’s a pretty basic yet nevertheless friendly and hopefully timely reminder from Beyond Megapixels: Back up. This is what we do after every shoot: 1. We upload our photos to our separate workstations.2. We burn all the […]