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Reviewing the Oben CT-3561 Compact Travel Tripod with BE-117T Ball Head

As a landscape photographer, a tripod is an absolute necessity.  There is simply no other way to capture sharp images in the best light (sunrise and sunset) or show any kind of motion without a good sturdy base upon which to rest your camera for long exposures. The Tripod Trap I remember reading a blog post about tripods years ago.  …

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5 Post Processing Techniques You Should KNOW!

Processing your digital images is a source of major enjoyment to some. To others, it is a painful task. Whatever the case may be, we can all agree that adding the “little extra” that post processing affords can really spruce up your digital images.   Below are 5 techniques and a few tips that can make your images come to …

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The Art of Photographing Beer, Q&A with Photographer Rob Andrew

I love beer!  There is no better way to combine my love for photography and delicious craft beer than to take pictures of beer.  I’ve learned the hard way that photographing beer is not a simple task.  There is a lot that goes into setting the scene and lighting for a quality photograph.  Photographing beer really is an art.  This …

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Milky Way Photography

Although we sometimes find ourselves in the right place at the right time, capturing a compelling landscape photo often takes a great deal of planning to ensure the best chance of success.  When your goal is taking a photo with the Milky Way in the frame, there are even more variables at play that need to be considered in order …

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5 Great Ways to Reduce Noise in Your Photos

Even though the low light capabilities of today’s cameras continue to improve, noisy images are still a common challenge among photographers.  As much as we would love to capture photos with exposure settings that yield the cleanest possible image, many shooting situations call for us to make the choice between getting either a noisy photo or no photo at all.  …

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Why You Should Attend a Photography Workshop THIS YEAR

I can undoubtedly say that attending a photography workshop has been the single most important thing I have done in my personal development in this art form.  Like so many other things in life, learning photography is about more than just reading a few books, doing internet searches and scanning blogs and forums, and watching video tutorials.  Don’t get me …