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Your Weekend Project – Drip Drip Drop!

I just had way too much fun taking pictures of drops of water. This is a GREAT rainy-day (or cold winter day) photography project. It’s also a great teaching method if you have children or teens interested in photography! Here’s what you need: – A camera (naturally!) – A tripod – An external flash – […]

An Inexpensive Speedlight Studio

One of the most often-asked questions we get is, “What do I buy to get my Speedlight off of my camera and start taking great pictures in a small home studio?” I have a Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash (which I LOVE, by the way), and recently picked up a few things to make its […]

Christmas Wish List 2011 – Prepare for Black Friday!

With Christmas a little under seven weeks(!) away, and Black Friday only TWO WEEKS away, now is the time to get your shopping game plan together! Here are my recommended gift items for the photographers in your life. Grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable, because I have a LOT of gift ideas! For […]

Part 2 – Relating To and Learning From Other Photographers

Steve started things off excellently with his list of ten ways to relate to and learn from other photographers. So excellently, in fact, that I had to give him a hard time because he used many of the ideas I had for my own article. That’s what we do, though – in giving each other […]

How to Relate To and Learn From Other Photographers

This past weekend, the community where I live and work held their annual art festival. It’s not large by art festival standards in central Florida and vendor participation was probably negatively impacted by the weather and another art festival going on the same weekend in downtown Orlando. Nevertheless, a photographer friend of mine, my wife […]

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 […]

Camera Etiquette in a Crowd

We’ve all been there. We’re at an event or a popular landmark, trying to photograph a memory, and we get bumped with a camera bag. Or, we inadvertently bump someone else as we’re positioning ourselves for a shot. Or you miss the PERFECT shot because someone wouldn’t be courteous enough to move. We need to […]

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 […]

Review: Studio Lighting 101 Workshop by SnapFactory

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Studio Lighting 101 Workshop hosted by Mark Wallace and Snapfactory in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Wallace is a fixture in the photography world, well known for his approachable and engaging instructional videos on Adorama.tv’s Digital Photography One on One series, Pocket Wizard tutorials, and more. The one […]