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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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ImprovePhotography Sets New World Record In Light Orb Photography

Improve Photography has beaten the Guinness World Record for the most light orbs to be captured in a single long exposure photo. The attempt was made on November 7, 2015 by Jim Harmer, Nick Page, Jeff Harmon, Brian McGuckin, Darin Mellor, and Norman Peay in Page, Arizona.  The team captured 235 light orbs in a single exposure of 27 minutes, …

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11 Tips For Taking Cozy Campfire Pictures

Although the official start of summer is months away, many of us are already dreaming up fun outdoor adventures. Camping is often synonymous with summer, and one of my favorite things to capture while camping is sitting around the campfire–roasting s’mores, singing songs, reading stories, talking and laughing. Taking pictures of a campfire scene, though, can be tricky. Keep these …

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My Favorite Little Tricks for Reducing Noise in Night Photos

I recently had a client order a very large 7’ (2.1 meter) print of a night photo I took in Iceland.  The project really tested my post-processing skills because making a very large print of a high ISO photo is difficult to do without noise ruining the shot. I want to share with you a few techniques I’ve learned that …

How to Photograph a Wedding in Low Light

One of the first things I do when I book a wedding client is make sure that we have a chance to discuss their wedding day timeline together. I know that I can help my couples have the best pictures possible simply by using my experience and knowledge of light to help them plan out the timing of their day. …

11 Essential Tips for Shooting a Night Landscape

Generally speaking, after the sun goes down, most photographers pack up their gear and head inside. After all, the good light has passed and it’s time to relax after a long day. Admittedly, I’ve been guilty of doing this very thing on many occasions, as the lure of the comfortable couch or easy chair is quite enticing as the daylight …