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Arranging Elements in Your Photos

The different elements in your photo can either make or break the effect you are after. If things are not organized properly then everything will look chaotic. We all know how tempting it is to just shoot away when you find an interesting scene but taking a few seconds to actually study where the elements […]

Breaking the Rules of Photography

Why are there so many rules in photography? Here at Beyond Megapixels, we’ve published eleven Photography 101 articles to date and that’s barely even scratching the surface. Does this mean that you have to strictly follow these to be able to capture a good photograph? The rules of photography are merely rules of thumb. They […]

How to Use Your In-Camera Spot Meter

We’ve mentioned in previous posts how in-camera metering can be very unreliable. It can meter the scene differently even if the subject and lighting do not change. In the series of photos below, I left the camera at evaluative mode and took three shots at different focal lengths. I shot in AV mode with the […]

Light Modifiers 101

When going through the more advanced websites about lighting, you’re bound to run into a lot of terms you’re not familiar with. In this article, we’ve compiled some of the most mentioned equipment and techniques photographers today use to modify light coming from a hot-shoe flash or studio light. Barn DoorsBarn doors have four leaves […]

Discovering the Eyepiece Cover

Cameras today meter a scene using Through-The-Lens (TTL) technology. This means that it measures the intensity of light as it enters the camera through the lens. The problem is that there are two ways for light to enter your camera. One is through the lens and the other is through the eyepiece. Excess light can […]

Back Up Your Files Regularly

Ever got the blue screen of death? CC Photo by Justin MartyYeah, just looking at the picture hurts. Here’s a pretty basic yet nevertheless friendly and hopefully timely reminder from Beyond Megapixels: Back up. This is what we do after every shoot: 1. We upload our photos to our separate workstations.2. We burn all the […]

Macro Photography 101, Part 2

In Part 1 of Macro Photography 101, we discussed what a true macro lens is. In Part 2, we will be discussing depth of field, lighting, and specialist lens in Macro Photography. DEPTH OF FIELD We all know that when you use a wide open aperture then you will get a shallow depth of field […]

Macro Photography 101

Macro photography can be a confusing topic for many beginners. For one thing, almost all the lenses nowadays have the word macro printed on the barrel. Does this mean that it’s automatically a macro lens? What is a true macro lens? These are some of the topics that we will tackle in this article. MAGNIFICATION […]

Batch Renaming: Organizing Your Images with Adobe Bridge

The default file name your photos have are assigned by your camera. With our Canon gear, the files are named IMG_0001 (or _MG_0001 if the photo’s color space is Adobe RGB). This is actually fine if you’re just using one camera since the photos are saved sequentially. The problem arises when you are using multiple […]

Quick Photoshop Fix for Exposure Problems

The chances of getting under and over exposed photos are pretty high when you’re using your camera’s built-in metering system (which is why you need to learn how to shoot manual). Like we said before, it’s because your camera will meter the scene or subject into middle shade of gray. This in turn will make […]