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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 […]

Keep a Photography Journal

Sometimes when Lisa and I are out, I would get this great idea for a photograph that I would like to try out but more often than not, I’d forget it before we even get home. Fed up, I decided to start a photography journal. Lisa wanted to join me and got a Moleskine for […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Shoot Autumn Leaves

CC Photo by Nicholas BelowAutumn is all about color and leaves. Red, orange and yellow suddenly becomes the predominant color of nature instead of the usual green. What you need to know is that red, orange and yellow are advancing colors. This means that if you look at different colored objects at a same distance […]

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 […]

Review: The Digital Photography Companion

Disclaimer: O’Reilly sent us a copy of The Digital Photography Companion by Derrick Story for review a few weeks ago and they also provided two extra copies to raffle off to our readers, but this is not a paid review. This is our honest editorial opinion. There are a lot of photography books aimed at […]

Freebie: Share a Photography Tip for a Chance to Win a $50 Gift Card

We’re all about sharing our photography tips and tricks here at Beyond Megapixels because we like making information accessible for all. Now we’re asking you, dear readers, to share some of yours. As you know, when you purchase something from Amazon.com through our links, we receive a small commission for those sales which helps keep […]

Hyperfocal Distance: Maximizing Your Depth of Field

In our article on Macro Photography, we discussed how shallow depth of field can be used to isolate your subject. This, however, is useless in landscape photography since you will need most, if not everything, in focus. To do this, you will need to learn how to maximize your depth of field and learn something […]

Histogram 101

WHAT IS A HISTOGRAM? Stated simply, a histogram is general overview of the how light or dark the different tonal values are in your photo. To make sense of this we have to look at each part of the histogram. The photo below was taken right of a camera’s LCD showing a histogram. The x-axis […]

Lessons in Photography and Life from The Duck

Every now and then, we like going through the What The Duck archives. They’re so amazingly spot on and we often find ourselves laughing out loud. Here are four lessons from The Duck: 1. You’ll have a hard time finding something that insults a photographer more than being told, Those are nice pictures! That must […]