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Ideal Shutter Speeds for Photographing Star Trails

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst7 Comments

Star trails are so much fun to photograph and create.  I think it’s natural curiosity to look up into the night sky and wonder what is out there.  As a photographer, it is even more enjoyable to capture images that show some of the amazing things that are happening above us every night.  As camera …

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How to find focus at night: A simple step-by-step guide

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst21 Comments

One of the biggest challenges when photographing at night is capturing images that are in sharp focus.  The reason is really pretty simple and should come as no surprise.  Our cameras have a much more difficult time ‘seeing’ when it is dark, just like we do.  Depending on how dark it actually is, and the …

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10 Sure-Fire Drone Photography Composition Tips

In Features, Photo Basics by Matt Gavin0 Comments

“Composition IS the masterpiece, lighting is the mood, technique is just the presentation” – Jim Harmer Flying drones, and drone photography are alot of fun, and taking the world by storm.  There is no doubt about it, it’s great to take your drone out and just fly it.  But we’re Photographers, right?  Our purpose for …

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Magic Lantern Features: Unlocking Your Camera’s Potential

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst4 Comments

Most photographers have probably heard or read something about Magic Lantern.  This is especially true for those who are Canon shooters.  Magic Lantern is nothing new.  It’s been around since 2009.  Although I had known about Magic Lantern since getting a Canon DSLR in 2013, it wasn’t until recently that I decided to give it …

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Ultimate Guide to Steel Wool Photography

In Features by GregNoel5 Comments

      What is Steel Wool Photography Steel Wool Photography is using long exposures to capture the motion of hot embers flying through the air through the act of spinning burning steel wool.  These embers are so hot that they glow very brightly, and as they fly through the air the camera sensor captures …

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10 Things to Know Before Taking Your First Drone Flight

In Features by Matt Gavin4 Comments

So you are ready for your first Drone flight?? You have bought your first drone, congratulations, welcome to a whole new world of fun and exploration.  But now what?  This article provides some tips on how best to prepare yourself for your first flight! Taking to the sky has never been easier!  Drones, remote-controlled pilotless …

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16 Ways to Improve Your Photography

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst5 Comments

  It probably goes without saying that we all want to improve our photography skills.  After all, that is the name of this website, so I assume you are here to learn ways to improve your photography.  That’s why I visit here regularly to read the articles from all the great writers and listen to …

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Get Focused! Image Stacking for Maximum Depth of Field

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst5 Comments

One of the primary objectives when making an image is to achieve proper focus to draw attention to a subject or areas of interest.  For some photographs, such as portraits, only the person or people in the image may be in focus.  In other situations, however, it may be preferable that everything in the image …