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Freeze Time with High Speed Photography

Someone recently forwarded me an e-mail which had some fantastic pictures. One of those pictures was of a balloon popping. The photo had been timed such as to capture the burst just at the right moment. I then realised that it is impossible to manually time a shot with such accuracy. I was also reminded […]

Crummy Weather Photography

February and March are crummy weather months in much of the country.  Certainly in NY – it’s one crummy, cold, dreary, nasty, cold, snowy, cold, muddy mess of a day after another.  So I did a shoot yesterday to demonstrate the different ways to adjust your settings and equipment to get better shots on crummy […]

Flash Diffusers

Flash is a tricky thing – in low natural light situations you need it and yet it often changes the exposure of your picture negatively.  That’s where a diffuser can come in handy.  I’ve been checking out these diffusers for my regular on-camera flash as I already have this one for my external flash.  They both are under $20.00 and […]

Photography in the News: Groundhogs

Today is Groundhogs Day.  Not exactly a holiday – it doesn’t get me out of work and unfortunately it’s not going to make the gray of winter move along faster.  In a few minutes some well dressed man with a top hat will reach his hand into the hole of a Groundhog pull him out […]

Photo Ohhhhhh Christmas Tree

It’s Holiday time and a shot that is on a lot of peoples minds is the Christmas Tree shot.  Last night we went out to dinner and a lovely women offered to take my picture with Lexi (my daughter) staring at the Christmas Tree.  It was very generous of her to offer to do so […]

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 […]

How to Get Soft Diffused Light from Your Flash

The biggest drawback from using a flash is that it gives hard flat light. More often than not, it causes unflattering shadows, unnatural skin tones and makes your subject look like deer caught in the headlights. Most cameras now will let you adjust the intensity of your flash by playing around with the flash exposure […]