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Filters

A friend of mine just got a new Nikon D90 and has pestered the heck out of me requested that I write an article about filters. (Hi, Dys! Your wish is my command. Ha!) There are many, MANY kinds of filters, and many, MANY different brands of filters, that allow for a near-infinite level of […]

Copyrights and Licensing

A few days ago, the subject of copyright came up in the Beyond Megapixels Flickr Group discussion forum. I thought I would take the opportunity to explain some basics about copyrighting your photography work, and what different levels of licensing mean for the photos that you may wish to use in a public setting. It […]

New “Getting Started” Page

Hello, friends! You may have noticed the newest section of the Beyond Megapixels website, titled “Getting Started With Photography”. The link is up at the top of the page, below the links for “Home”, “Contact Us”, etc. I spent a good while last week, while Vernon was featuring articles written by guest bloggers (which I […]

Things to Consider When Buying Your First Camera

Here at Beyond Megapixels, we strive to provide a simple, unfettered look at the world of photography, and attempt to offer information geared toward beginners as well as more advanced photographers. In the hundreds of articles currently residing in Beyond Megapixels’ archives, there are posts focusing on such topics as technique, composition, recommended gear, and […]

Cold Weather Photography

I live in Arizona – today’s high is supposed to be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In December. Yeah, it’s a rough life. Talk to me again in July when it’s 110. I DO remember what it was like to live in colder climes – growing up in Maine, I had MORE than enough snowdrifts to […]

Tips for Keeping Your Camera Clean

I live in the desert. Well, the suburban sprawl that has encroached upon the desert, anyway. Bottom line, I battle with dust on a daily (hourly!) basis. There is dust EVERYWHERE, and as soon as I polish a surface the dust starts piling up again immediately. I’m serious. I stood there and watched it, once. […]

Event Photography – Restaurants

First off (and good morning to you all!), I’m looking for some advice. I need a Canon zoom lens that works well in low light levels. I’m thinking of the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens. Has anyone had any experience with this lens? Would you recommend something else? The reason I […]

Establishing a Post-Processing Routine

Having a post-processing routine is beneficial for many reasons, not the least of which is establishing consistency in the final proof of your photographs. I follow a fairly systematic approach when performing post-processing on a set of photographs – often times I’ll have a group of fifty photos or more from a photo shoot, and […]

Inspiring Emotion – Technical or Talent?

Every bit of the knowledge that I have about photography and post-processing is self-taught. I learned by reading, by watching, by doing, by trying, by failing, and by trying again. I’ve often wondered about how much my photography might be improved if I pursued a formal education in the subject. Would my photography actually be […]

Elsewhere

Beyond Megapixels has recently been given the honor of contributing as a guest writer for the following fine websites: The Digital Photography School: – Photoshop CS3 – Adding a Neutral Density Gradient Learn how to use Photoshop CS3 to create the effect of having a neutral density gradient filter on your lens.     Your Photo […]