Everyone is talking about it … the imminent death of Google Reader on July 1st, 2013 … and a ton of you are still using it. It’s time you did something about it, or you’ll lose all the RSS feeds you’ve ever collected! Not a happy thought! Here’s what you can do to stay connected to Beyond Photo Tips.Read More »The Death of Google Reader & How To Stay Subscribed to Beyond Photo Tips
Susheel Chandradhas is a Photographer and videographer. He has been taking photographs and studying photography since he was a kid. His classmates all believed that he would write a book on photography... Instead, he writes this blog (because - isn't a community more fun?). His passions include photography, parkour, wide-angle lenses, blue skies, fire extinguishers and fast computers.
Science is amazing. Scientists look at the world around us, and try to understand it in increasing detail every time. Seeing Light Itself Who would… Read More »1 Trillion FPS. Photographing Light Itself
A friend writes to me:
I’m no photographer, and therefore I’ve never understood what makes a photograph amazing? Nationalist sentiments aside, what’s in the photo – “Heroes of Iwo Jima” that makes it so awesome and memorable? Also, the National Geographic Magazine picture – “Afghan Girl“, what’s so special about that?
What’s special about those photographs? Why are they ascribed the words ‘awesome’, ‘memorable’, ‘special’? I have the answer for you. It’s all in the camera. Back in the day, they didn’t have cameras that counted megapixels. They had special films, and it’s the film and the cameras that make these photographs special. Also, the world was black & white. Really! Not kidding! That’s why I have the highest megapixel camera I can afford to buy today. And believe me… I’ve got some memorable photographs.
Ok, ok, so I really was kidding. I was trying to buy time, because the real answer isn’t as simple as that.Read More »Memorable Photographs – How They Got That Way
Shooting tethered for the first time can be tricky, and doing it for the first time in front of a client is definitely not recommended.… Read More »Tiny Tips 19: 5 Top Tips When Shooting Tethered
DSLR and Film cameras don’t just have one metering mode, they usually have three or four different modes. How does one know which mode is most appropriate for any given situation?
As with most things related to photography, the answer is to know what each of these modes does. We start by understanding what a light meter does. Let’s look at what 4 of the most well-known camera metering modes do, and how you can use them.Read More »Light Metering Modes, and When to Use Them
Deep down, no matter what anyone says, we don’t like to be told that our pictures are no good. We love the pictures we take – the ‘art’ we make – no matter how lame it may actually be. I’ve got nothing against that. But sometimes, we need to ask for our photos to be critiqued, so that we can get better.Read More »Photo Critique – A Short Guide to Giving and Taking it
What’s ‘Bokeh’? It’s a word of Japanese origin used to describe the aesthetic quality of the ‘out-of-focus’ area of a photograph. Typically referring to the… Read More »Tiny Tips 18: How to get Great Bokeh from your Lens
Viewing photographers’ portfolios are probably best viewed full screen! Art needs its own space. This is why art galleries offer an environment that an artist can mould and control to their need.Read More »The Best Way to View a Photographer’s Online Portfolio
If you’re buying your first serious camera, you are probably considering the purchase of a single lens that allows you to do ‘everything’ as you take a walk: a ‘walkabout lens’. Let me help you understand what your first multi-purpose lens should be able to do for you.Read More »The Best Walkabout Lenses
I know some people who like to take sharp photographs. Because of this, their images tend to have a certain set of parameters to ensure that their images are crisp and clear from foreground to background.
Are you like that?Read More »How to Get More Detail in Your Photographs
The Book is “the moments between” by Andy Day. Buy it here.
The Moments Between is an account of three “traceurs” (practitioners of Parkour) on a road trip through Italy … on a quest to discover themselves, their abilities, communities, new training grounds, and new possibilities in their own Parkour training.Read More »Book Review: The Moments Between
How did you discover photography? When I was young, an aunt gave me a toy camera. The photographs it produced seemed magical. I was around 7-8 years old at the time and creating these images as I travelled left a lasting impression on me.Read More »Helping Your Child Discover Photography