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Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers, All Under $100

It’s that time of the year again. I don’t know if I’m going to enjoy Christmas shopping as much this year what with the state of my wallet Oh, who am I kidding. I live for this shit. Below are relatively cheap gift ideas for your photography-inclined loved ones. Nikon Lens Pen Pro Kit$19.21We love […]

Studying Light in Photography

We’ve recently started publishing articles concerning light and how to control it. Most beginners would think that studying light is reserved for professionals but this definitely isn’t the case. Light is the most important topic in photography because, simply put, if there’s no light then there’s no photo. In this article we will discuss the […]

Review: Cactus Wireless Flash Trigger V2s

One of the least expensive ways to get started with off-camera flash photography is by using the Cactus Wireless Triggers. The Cactus is also referred to as the Ebay trigger since this is where it first caught the attention of photographers all over the world. This wireless RF flash trigger is distributed by Gadget Infinity […]

Quick Tip: Use a Reflector

WHAT ARE REFLECTORS? Sometimes, nature just doesn’t cooperate and you’re left with lighting conditions that are less than ideal for shooting. Reflectors act to redirect light in order to control shadows and highlights. They are come in different shapes, sizes and color and these all have some impact on how it’s going to reflect light […]

Some Lighting Tips for Beginners

One important thing that separates snapshots from creative portraits is learning to work with directional light. Directional light can mean anything from off-camera lighting set-ups to a window with sunlight streaming through it. Below are some examples on how you can make directional light work for you. FORM AND TEXTURE Form and texture are basic […]

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 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 […]