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The First Three Things to Learn in Lightroom

NOTE: This article pertains to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. Version 5 is also available, and the steps will be similar though may not match exactly. Lightroom is a very powerful tool for viewing, organizing, retouching and sharing your photos. At first glance, it may seem that the program is too complex to be mastered quickly. […]

When AWB Doesn’t Work

By Steve Russell For anyone who’s unfamiliar with white balance (WB), it’s the process of removing unrealistic color casts so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo and the colors are as accurate as possible. Most cameras today have various built-in WB settings including AWB or automatic white balance. […]

Is True SOOC Possible

By Steve Russell One of the great things about photography is there are few absolutes. Even an image that’s overexposed or underexposed can be interesting and compelling to some people. What really makes a good photograph is whether the photographer thinks it is. It doesn’t make any difference if I like it or if the […]

Discuss: Is true SOOC possible?

Here’s a question for you, my friends. Do you think it is possible to “get it right” straight out of the camera, with no post-production necessary? Or do you think it’s impossible to obtain the correct exposure, white balance, and color balance without post-production? I recently watched this video, in which Mark Wallace explains why […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fix My Pic #1

Hello, all. Back in August I asked for volunteers for Fix My Pic, in which readers submit their own photographs for analysis and advice. This photo was submitted by Amit Khanna for our consideration. As seen here, the surfer is right in the center of the photograph. The photo might benefit by applying the Rule […]

Color Correction Using Photoshop

Here is a great color correction technique that I recently learned while trying to address some haze issues that occurred during our recent trip to Maine. This technique can be used in any of the latest versions of Photoshop (CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5). I’m using CS3, as I am still saving for the upgrade to […]

What To Do When The Colors Look Wrong

Have you ever taken a photograph, looked at it on your computer or camera’s viewfinder, and find that the colors are off? The reds look more orange, or the blues look more green? There are four culprits you can look at when trying to discern the problem. One – Problems with the camera. Worst case […]

Photography Gadgets

If you’re like me, you LOVE gadgetry. I adore miscellaneous little inventions and attachments and whatnots that are fun and easy to use. Many of them, while being novel and cool, may also increase productivity, provide added convenience, or improve photographic outcomes. Here are a handful of gadgets that I’ve come across (many from the […]

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