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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 […]

Filters 101 (Part 2)

You can read the first part of this article here. •DENSITY FILTERS Density filters are like sunglasses that you would wear on a sunny day. They effectively darken the scene and are available in different strengths. The most commonly used type of density filter is the neutral density (ND) filter since it does not add […]

Filters 101

Filters are basically tools to modify the quality of light hitting your sensor. They used to play a more integral role in photography before digital cameras came along. Nowadays, a lot of people discount the importance of photographic filters thinking that they can replicate any effect they want during post-processing. This is not entirely true. […]

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 […]

Lens 101

Lenses can be categorized in two ways: whether it’s focal length is fixed or changeable and its focal length measurement. Fixed vs. Changeable Focal LengthLet’s say you are taking a picture of a group. How you take their picture is totally dependent on what type of lens your camera has. Prime lenses have a fixed […]

Tripod Heads 101

High quality tripods do not come with a tripod head. The reason behind this is that different tripod heads are designed for different applications. Ball and Socket Heads Ball and socket heads are the simplest and most compact tripod heads available. There’s only one knob or lock that controls the full movement of the camera, […]

Child Photography 101

CC Photo by maessiveThings you should know about child photography: + Children make for better portrait subjects than adults. Why? Not only are they completely adorable, they don’t pose. I’ve met enough adults that just won’t relax and stop posing. + Children can smell insincerity. They can smell fear. I used to teach kindergarten, so […]

Camera Straps 101

One of the things overlooked by most photographers who are just starting out is the camera strap. This is understandable since new cameras already have one included in the box. The problem is that these cloth straps were not made to feel you comfortable but rather to turn you into a walking advertisement. Not only […]