Myth:You can’t take good photos unless your camera has a lot of megapixels.

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Lake Atitlán, Guatemala (latergram).

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Truth: Despite being one of the most commonly held beliefs about digital photography, a photo’s quality is determined by many more factors than megapixels. As The New York Times explains, “a camera’s lens, circuitry and sensor — not to mention your mastery of lighting, composition and the camera’s controls — are far more important factors.”

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