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Photography 101 – Exposure Bracketing

The term “exposure bracketing” refers to taking a photograph at a baseline exposure, then “bracketing” that shot with one that is slightly under-exposed, and one that is slightly over-exposed. This method is used to increase the odds that you have captured the shot with the best exposure, which is especially helpful in tricky lighting situations […]

Intermediate Tips for Better Photography

Continuing where the first article, Beginner Tips for Better Photography, left off, now we’re on to Intermediate tips! For this article Steve and I will be combining our knowledge to give you a broader spectrum of advice. ———- Now that you’ve mastered the basics of photography and have gained a good amount of experience, you […]

Two Things Some Photographers Do That Make Me Shake My Head

By Steve Russell While we strive to write informative and helpful articles designed to teach or make you think, from time to time we, like most other people, want to rant a little so today it’s my turn to rant. These are things that I’ve either observed, read or heard. Most of the times I […]

Your Weekend Photography Project – Bokeh

Bokeh refers to the quality of the points of light in the out-of-focus areas of a photo (typically in the background of an image when using a shallow depth of field). Bokeh can be subtle and it can be overt – it can accent a photograph or it can be the subject of a photograph. […]

10 More Tips to Prepare for a Once In A Lifetime Photo Op

Wow, Steve’s article is a tough act to follow, especially since many of his ten tips are MY tips as well! But there are even more things you can do to assure yourself that you are well prepared for your once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. There are also some tips that can help you to really enjoy […]

10 Tips To Prepare For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo Opportunity

It may be a tremendous opportunity that just arose or it may be a trip you’ve planned for years. It may be a trip to Moscow (not the one in Idaho) to see and photograph the people and magnificent architecture or a photo safari to the Serengeti to witness and photograph the semi-annual mammal migration. […]

What Photoshop Product Should I Buy First?

By Steve Russell Recently, a Beyond Megapixels reader emailed us the question, “I’m new to photography and was wondering what Photoshop I should buy first?” I responded to the email and got to thinking that this would make a good article. Comparing image processing software is a lot like comparing other things that are mostly […]

Beginner Tips for Better Photography

This is the first in a three-part series on improving your photography at every level of ability. This “beginner” article will be followed by “intermediate” and “advanced” articles over the next couple of weeks. ———- Congratulations! You’ve purchased your first digital camera and are ready to jump right in. Maybe you’re a little intimidated by […]

A New Spin on the Obligatory Fall Foliage Article

By Steve Russell The internet seems to become crowded with articles on how to photograph fall foliage at this time of year. We’ve done articles on the subject ourselves, such as Four Tips for Photographing Fall Foliage. The topic is so overdone that Steve decided to go with fall still life photos for his October […]

Photography for Teens

When my daughter was in high school, she took a semester of photography as one of her electives. The class focused on film photography and darkroom procedures, so I gave her one of our film SLR’s to use. She has since stated that it was one of the best classes she took in high school […]