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The Best Camera Settings for Star Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Brad Goestsch5 Comments

What are the best settings for star photography? The answer to this question can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. “Best” really depends on a lot of external factors. In short—you want to capture as much light as you can without over exposing your image. That is the simplest …

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9 Tips to take your landscape photography to the next level

In Landscape/Nature by Rusty Parkhurst21 Comments

Landscape photography has always been my favorite shooting genre. There’s something intriguing about being outside, soaking up the sights and sounds all around, and basking in the wonderment of our natural world. The ability to capture moments in time makes it all more interesting. Capturing amazing landscape images, whether they are in some epic location …

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How to Photograph Birds in Flight

In Landscape/Nature by Rick Ohnsman10 Comments

 “The bird who dares to fall, is the bird who learns to fly” I can’t cite the author of this quote, but I like what it says about taking chances and learning new things.  If you are stuck in a rut with your photography, maybe it’s time to “spread your wings.”  Few things will challenge …

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How to Photograph the Moon

In Landscape/Nature by Brad Goestsch11 Comments

This article will take you through the ins and outs of how to photograph the Moon. Capturing images of our nearest celestial neighbor requires patience, skill and a fair bit of luck. If you know about luck, you know that you have a surprising amount of control over it. Armed with knowledge and control, one …

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How to Create Stunning Milky Way Photos

In Landscape/Nature by Rusty Parkhurst16 Comments

Yes, it’s that time again! The time when the days become too long and the nights too short; when sleep deprivation seems to be the status quo for some; and when so many photographers voluntarily leave the comforts of home to hang out in the middle of nowhere in the dark for a few hours. …

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Four Ways Negative Space Can Improve Your Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Frank Gallagher2 Comments

Space is one of the primary design elements in art (along with line, color, form, shape, texture and value).  The thoughtful use of negative space can add another dimension to your photography.  In this article, we’ll explore negative space, what it means and how we can best use it. Positive & Negative Space If there’s …

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How to Get Started in Conservation Photography

In Landscape/Nature, Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher4 Comments

As photographers, we have a special appreciation for the landscapes, buildings and animals, as well as the people and cultures we encounter as we travel the world.  For many of us, those are our subjects and may even provide our livelihood.  Unfortunately, many species, places, cultures and buildings are under threat from development, neglect, disease, …