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Flash 101: Off-Camera Flash

This is the second part of Flash 101. You can read the first part here, which tackles on-camera flash basics. I associate on-camera flash with necessity. I mean, if I simply need to take a photo and there’s not enough light, then I use on-camera flash. For more creative shots, it’s best go for an […]

Flash 101: On-Camera Flash

Lisa’s note: Things have been a bit busy at the Jeff and Lisa household lately, which explains the lack of posting. Things should be back to normal soon though. To the new subscribers, hi! Welcome to Beyond Megapixels. Feel free to browse through the popular posts, and the rest of the archives. With that out […]

Filters 101 (Part 2)

You can read the first part of this article here. •DENSITY FILTERS Density filters are like sunglasses that you would wear on a sunny day. They effectively darken the scene and are available in different strengths. The most commonly used type of density filter is the neutral density (ND) filter since it does not add […]

Filters 101

Filters are basically tools to modify the quality of light hitting your sensor. They used to play a more integral role in photography before digital cameras came along. Nowadays, a lot of people discount the importance of photographic filters thinking that they can replicate any effect they want during post-processing. This is not entirely true. […]

Canon Announces the New Digital Rebel XS / 1000D and Speedlite 430EX II

In a very surprising move, Canon recently unveiled the Digital Rebel XS/1000D which is its newest entry-level DSLR only four months after the release of the Rebel XSi/450D. Apparently, the 1000D was developed alongside the XSi. Canon decided to release a new lower cost model to the Rebel 450D instead of keeping the Xti/400D in […]

Latest News In Photography, 06/09/08

PENTAX ANNOUNCES THE 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM LENSGOLDEN, CO. (June 3, 2008)…PENTAX Imaging Company has introduced the smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM lens designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. This standard lens with extra zoom offers outstanding, well-balanced handling, and covers the most frequently used focal lengths between […]

Tip for DSLR Beginners: Get a 50mm Lens

“I’m upgrading to a digital SLR. What camera model and lens should I get?” We get asked this often, and our reply is always the same. It matters little what DSLR you have, so long as you’ve got great lenses. And when you’re starting out, there’s really no need to shell out thousands of dollars […]

How to Make a Light Box and Macro Studio for Under $20

Ever wondered how pros take photos of random objects and make them look crisp and clean? The answer to that is a light box or what is sometimes referred to as a light tent. A light box is just simply a cube which is made out of a white translucent material. The object that is […]

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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. […]