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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Macro Photography 101, Part 2

In Part 1 of Macro Photography 101, we discussed what a true macro lens is. In Part 2, we will be discussing depth of field, lighting, and specialist lens in Macro Photography. DEPTH OF FIELD We all know that when you use a wide open aperture then you will get a shallow depth of field […]

Macro Photography 101

Macro photography can be a confusing topic for many beginners. For one thing, almost all the lenses nowadays have the word macro printed on the barrel. Does this mean that it’s automatically a macro lens? What is a true macro lens? These are some of the topics that we will tackle in this article. MAGNIFICATION […]

Batch Renaming: Organizing Your Images with Adobe Bridge

The default file name your photos have are assigned by your camera. With our Canon gear, the files are named IMG_0001 (or _MG_0001 if the photo’s color space is Adobe RGB). This is actually fine if you’re just using one camera since the photos are saved sequentially. The problem arises when you are using multiple […]

The Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Review

We needed a new camera bag so the whole camera bouncing off the asphalt would never happen again. Like we mentioned in that post, I was leaning more towards the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW. The comments were very enthusiastic reviews about it. We saw it and really liked it, but decided it’s a bit on […]

How Tough is your Digital SLR?

When going through online reviews of different DSLRs you will often find a category where they rate a unit’s build quality. Build quality refers to how much abuse your unit can take before you have to retire it to DSLR heaven. The biggest factor that affects a unit’s build quality is the material used for […]