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Canon Customer Service and my 7D

Have you ever experienced the sense that your skills don’t seem to be achieving the level of quality that you feel you’re capable of in your photographs? Have you ever been frustrated to open photo after photo in your editor, only to discover that what looked tack sharp on the camera’s display was, in reality, […]

An Exciting Announcement!

Announcing some very exciting news! Henceforth, Steve Russell and Tiffany Joyce are no longer just the content writers, but have also formed a partnership and have become the owners of Beyond Megapixels. There are many future plans for the website which will benefit you – our fans, readers, and loyal supporters. Forthcoming changes will include […]

Back to Basics: Exposure Explained

Exposure is one of the first, and one of the most confusing, concepts that a budding photographer learns. All of the numbers, abbreviations, settings and relationships can be overwhelming at first. Here is a simple guide to help clarify things. The Exposure Triangle: The three elements of exposure – commonly referred to as “The Exposure […]

Photographing Life Stages

One of the primary reasons that we pick up a camera is to record life events and life stages. Photographing people who are in their infancy, adolescence, prime, and old age present opportunities to capture beautiful, memorable moments specific to each age. As the photographer, we wish to be prepared for any given circumstance so […]

Your First Three Lens Purchases

Most new D-SLR camera owners find themselves pushing the capabilities of their kit lens in very short order. More than anything we want a collection of lenses that will accommodate just about any circumstance in which we find ourselves taking photographs. While no single lens can do it all, you will find that there aren’t […]

Product Review: Photo Art from Fracture

The folks at Fracture have developed a great new way to display your photographs. A Fracture is a photograph and frame all in one. The picture is printed on the backside of a piece of glass, which is adhered to sturdy, thick black matting. Since the photo is part of the glass, it is scratch-proof […]

Hidden Gems for Outdoor Photography

By Steve Russell Over the last six or eight months, Tiffany and I have offered a number of articles discussing ideas of where and what to shoot ranging from your backyard to personal treasures like ceramic frogs. This is another along similar lines. If you enjoy outdoor photography as I do, then finding a place […]

Tethered Shooting With A Canon DSLR

Tethered shooting is a useful photography tool. With the use of a USB or firewire cable run between the camera and a computer, the photographer can instantly review their shots on the computer screen. As the shutter is pressed, the images are recorded on the computer hard drive rather than the camera’s memory card. This […]

How To Photograph a Waterfall

The photo above demonstrates the lovely soft effect of photographing the motion blur of a waterfall. Here’s how you do it. 1. Arrive on location either just before dawn or just after sunset. The lower light level will help compensate the need to use a slower shutter speed in order to capture the motion blur, […]

What To Shoot When There’s Nothing To Shoot

(Hover your mouse pointer over the photos for notes.) I am of the school of thought that in order to become a truly excellent photographer, one must practice every single day. If the camera is only brought out for special events or specific assignments, the photographer is relegated to the “occasional” category and cannot truly […]