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Upcoming and Elsewhere

Upcoming: Look for the following article topics soon to be published here on Beyond Megapixels: – What to look for in a new laptop, geared toward digital photography and photo editing. – Software Review: Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 (and future tutorials featuring Paintshop Pro Photo!) – Software Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 (and future […]

Taking pictures on Mother’s Day

I thought it was a perfect example of serendipity that Tiffany posted yesterday about photographing the minutae because today I wanted to talk about bringing out your camera for Mother’s Day – not because Mother’s Day is minutae, so to speak, but because it’s a day where it’s nice to capture some memories. Not everyone […]

Review – Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

(Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30), Aperture: f/2.8, Focal Length: 100 mm, ISO Speed: 200) The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens is a good starter lens for folks new to macro photography. While macro lenses get quite a bit more extreme with respect to focal length and magnification, not to mention size and weight (and […]

Mini Light Studio

I took this photo, of the bower vine blooms and roses currently blessing our back yard, with the use of a mini light studio that I put together a couple of weekends ago. The studio consists of: – My kitchen table – Two clamp lights – $9.00 each at Lowe’s – One tri-fold foam presentation […]

Photographing your home

I’ll make a confession right now: I am incredibly nosy about homes for sale. If I spot a “for sale” sign in my neighborhood, particularly if I like the exterior, I will go home to fire up my laptop and look it up on the realtor’s website. I love to look at the interior of […]

May Photo Challenge

Spring is officially here, with summer right around the corner! Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the […]

Weekend link love

As much as I love to write about photography – not to mention get out there to shoot my own photos! – I also really enjoy spending part of my evening browsing around and looking at other beautiful work out there. There was a time that depressed me a bit. I’d think, “look at how […]

Pros and Cons: Natural light vs. studio

In my previous post I created a poll to find out which type of setting Beyond Megapixels readers prefer, natural light or using a flash set-up in a studio. If you haven’t taken the poll yet, please do so! As of the time of this entry there is an overwhelming 82% who say that, like […]

Poll: Natural light vs. Studio light

Tomorrow I’ll be posting a comparison to look at the pros and cons between shooting portraits (or other subjects) in natural light and shooting them in a studio with a full lighting set-up. Both are equally valid methods to approach photography and both have their good points and bad points. Naturally there are some situations […]

Change your perspective!

If you’ve ever taken some photos only to find them decent but lackluster when you get them open in Photoshop you’re not alone. It’s happened to me a lot where I come home with 100 pictures on my memory card and there might be some nice snapshots but nothing that really screams “show me to […]