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It’s Okay, Really, It Is

There are photographers, myself included at times, that tend to over think the whole process along the lines of: 1. Will this customer or group of people like this subject? Will they like the way I think I want to photograph the subject? 2. I can’t photograph that subject; I’m the only one that will […]

Oh No! Someone Used One of My Photos

There are times when I struggle to decide on a subject for an article. Many times, to help me get over the “hump”, so to speak, I surf the web and read other photography blogs. Usually I’ll find an article on a subject I like or a comment in an article that pushes me in […]

Product Review – Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap

Sometimes I’m convinced that the worst piece of equipment in photography is the camera strap that comes with your camera. Not only is it a marginally functional piece of equipment, you get the same strap no matter how expensive your camera might be. If you purchase a brand new DSLR for $600 you get a […]

Sharpening De-Mystified

We all want absolutely tack-sharp photos. We all know that sharpness begins with the shot itself – there is no saving a blurry photo in post-production. We are somewhat familiar with sharpening techniques in Lightroom or Photoshop, but what is the best way to apply sharpening for landscapes? Portraits? Cars? Street scenes? When is the […]

Ten Attributes of a Good Photograph

By Steve Russell All of the attributes I’m going to discuss in this article have been discussed at one time or another in an article, or in multiple articles, on Beyond Megapixels. Aside from reminders being a good thing, we thought it would be helpful to have all of the attributes in one article in […]

Advanced Tips for Better Photography

By Steve Russell This is the third article about Tips for Better Photography. In early October Tiffany offered a list of five Beginner Tips for Better Photography and then a couple of weeks later she and I collaborated on ten Intermediate Tips for Better Photography. Of course, that means that I get/have to write the […]

Camera Etiquette at Weddings

We’ve all seen it. It usually doesn’t happen until the reception but all of a sudden people pull out their cameras and start firing away. You would have thought the paparazzi had arrived. I’ve seen people three-deep around the table where the bride and groom are preparing to cut the wedding cake. So crowded that […]

Understanding Light in Photography – Beginner Level

The word “photography” comes from the Greek, photos – light – and graphos – writing, delineation, or painting. In other words, photography is light painting. As humans, we don’t see color, we see light. The retina of our eyes contains two types of photoreceptors (light receptors) called rods and cones. The rods are more sensitive […]

Color Management – Printer Calibration

Yesterday I wrote about calibrating your monitor. It turned out to be somewhat long and I still could’ve written much more. Hopefully, today’s article on printer calibration will not be as long. If your monitor isn’t calibrated when you’re working on an image and you think that image is too red, then you may increase […]

Color Management – Monitor Calibration

Recently, Seepea, a reader of Beyond Megapixels posted the following comment at the end of one of my articles: “I have been serious about photography for about a year now and am still completely baffled by the area of color management. I love my pictures on the computer, but printed, not so much. Getting my […]