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The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Milky Way Photography

With the low light capabilities of digital cameras drastically increasing in recent years, Milky Way photography is booming in popularity.  As a result, it is becoming more and more common to see photographers staying out past sunset and late into the night.  The easiest way to ensure that you capture a compelling Milky Way photo is to do the proper …

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Getting Started With Star Trail Photography

There is no need to put away the camera and head inside after the sun goes down and darkness falls. If the sky is clear and the conditions are right, you may still be able to make some great images. This article will take a look at making star trail photos, from the gear you need and basic camera settings, …

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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 …