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Beyond Megapixels gets Google PageRank 4

Hi, Beyond Megapixels readers! We’ve recently discovered that Google has (finally) given us PageRank 4. We’ve been popping up on the first page of photography-related searches on Google since December 2007, and now it’s official. We’ve been neglecting the blog lately, and this is just what we needed to get things going again. Ah, the […]

Tips on How to Take Better Portraits

Although portraiture is probably the most popular field in photography, it is still one of the trickiest to do well. The difficulty lies in that a lot of factors have to come together to make a great portrait such as lighting, location and the how well you can capture the personality of the subject. This […]

Shoot from the Hip

If you’ve been taking pictures for a long time then you’ve probably experienced burnout – you keep taking pictures of the same things and framing it the same way and basically feel like your creative tank is running on fumes. When this sort of thing happens, I’ve found the best way to see things differently […]

Another Round of Photo Contests

A while back we published some articles on interesting photo contests that were available to both amateurs and professionals. We just came across some new ones that might help you gain exposure for your work and possibly some cash to sustain your growing photography addiction. We are not getting compensated for any of these mentions, […]

How to Fix Washed Out Skies in Landscape Photos

More often than not, the sky will always be brighter than the ground when you take landscape photos. Even if you adjust your camera’s exposure compensation, the sky will almost always end up looking washed out.The easiest way to avoid this problem is by purchasing a Graduated Neutral Density (GND) Filter. This filter has a […]

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm Lens Review

We first heard of this lens during one of our visits to our local Canon shop. We were just browsing through their list of lenses when we found the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS. We were surprised that it cost just under $300 considering its maximum focal length and the fact that it had Image Stabilization. […]

The Canon EOS Rebel XSi / 450D

We interrupt this mini hiatus of ours with breaking news. Canon just released an announcement regarding its new upgrade on the Digital Rebel line – the EOS Rebel XSi / 450D. Here are the features: 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System 3.5 frames per second 3.0” LCD with Live View shooting 9-point […]

How to Create Bokeh in Your Photos

Bokeh is a photographic term used to describe a lens effect wherein the background of the photo is out of focus. This effect is used to blur out distracting backgrounds and give emphasis to the the primary subject of the photo. There are two ways to get bokeh when taking pictures. The first is by […]

How To Clean Your Camera’s Sensor

Slap on a telephoto lens, and take a shot of a plain white surface using a small aperture like f/16 at +1 stop over exposure, open the image in Photoshop, and apply Auto Levels. At 100% magnification, you should be able to see all the dirt sitting on top of your sensor. Sensor cleaning is […]