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Ask Yourself Before You Click

Consider asking yourself any or all of these questions, before you click the shutter, and see how much your photography improves! What is my subject? This may seem like a rather obvious concept, to some. After all, we’re taking a picture of something, and that something should be the subject, right? However, we may find […]

Happy Independence Day Weekend

From all of us here at Beyond Megapixels, we’d like to wish all of our U.S. readers a happy Independence Day weekend! And for our non-US readers, well, we still wish you a fantastic weekend! Photo credits (in order of appearance): – “Consul General Hosts Independence Day Reception – June 30, Montreal” by US Mission […]

Photography 101 – How to Read a Histogram

I happened to be driving through the “fashionable” part of Arizona a while back (Scottsdale, for those of you familiar with the state), and saw a professional photographer arranging a wedding party in front of a fountain. The photographer was holding up an external, hand-held light meter to judge the exposure settings to be used. […]

Friday Assignment – Learn and Apply Something New

This weekend I would like to encourage our readers to learn something new about the subject of photography, and apply what you have learned. Photography is an ever-evolving challenge, and we need to constantly renew and add to our skills toolbox. Here are some resources and suggestions to get you started and give you some […]

Photography 101 – Exposure Compensation

The exposure compensation feature on today’s digital cameras does what the name suggests – compensates the exposure of the shot according to the conditions in which the photo is being taken. Exposure compensation is used to manually adjust the exposure to something different than what the camera’s meter is suggesting. The photographer can tell the […]

Some HDR Learnings

I’m an HDR novice, so I took the opportunity yesterday afternoon to futz around in my house and try to familiarize myself with the concept. I addressed things with an eye toward learning what works, and what doesn’t work. For the purposes of the exercise I used the HDR Photo Merge capability in Corel PaintShop […]

Traveling with your Camera Gear

I have a couple of trips planned for this summer during which I will be, of course, heavily dependent upon my camera gear. One is a ten-day trip to Maine, during which time my husband and I will be sailing, driving up and down the coast, visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and exploring […]

Tips for Critiquing Another’s Work

We live in a society that is in love with instant gratification. Items can be purchased instantly, information can be gained instantly, photos can be shared instantly, and feedback can be given instantly. Social networking via the internet is practically replacing any other kind of socializing, and with the ability for THOUSANDS of people to […]

Photography 101 – Battery Grip

I recently purchased an Opteka Battery Pack Grip / Vertical Shutter Release for my Canon Digital Rebel. The addition of this device greatly extends the battery life of the camera. It also has a vertical shutter release, which means when I am shooting in portrait mode I can hold the camera normally (i.e. with my […]

Sports Photography Tips

What’s your poison? Soccer? Football? Basketball? Your kid’s little league games? Whatever your particular sporting passion, here are a handful of tips to help you capture great action/sports photos. One – Get as close to the action as you can. Sometimes we can only afford “nosebleed” seats waaaay up high or waaaay in the back. […]