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How to photograph The Milky Way - beginner's guide. When I first started my 365 project I didn’t know how to take milky way photos at all, but it was something I wanted to learn.

How to photograph The Milky Way - beginner's guide

Now that I am halfway through my second year on tookapic, I think I have improved a lot (especially if I look back at my first attempts in which I didn’t have the settings on my camera right, and they were not worth sharing at all!). I have been asked by a few people to go through what I do when I photograph and post process these types of photos, so I hope the following will be helpful. If you have never tried to photograph the night sky. I hope that you will give it a try!

Helpful apps First of all, find a dark location away from city lights. The position of The Milky Way core changes depending on the time of year. To figure out where the milky way core will be at a particular time, you can use various apps and programs. Another popular app is the Photopills app. Camera, lens & settings Use your widest fastest lens. Use manual focus.

Shoot RAW. Editing. How to Prepare Your Images for Print and Display. If you’re into photography at some point you’ve probably had the desire to print and display your work.

How to Prepare Your Images for Print and Display

Whether it be for exhibition in a gallery or local community center, to hang on your own wall, or to give a print as a gift to a friend or loved one, you want to present your work in the best way possible. Treating it as the piece of art that it is. Displaying your printed work can sometimes result in a lot of angst, due to problems printing, decisions with regards to matting and framing, and finally, lighting. Many photographers believe an image isn’t fully realized until it has been printed and hung.

“The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.” – Ansel Adams While situations, intentions, and desires may vary from one photographer to the next, here are a few things to consider when preparing an image for print and display. Capturing the milky way in Vivid Sydney? - Fujifilm GFX. Having Fun With Symmetry Through The Lens Blog - Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos using symmetry as the main aspect in the composition in the Composing With Symmetry Photo Contest with chances to win a 'Pick Your Prize' option and more!

Having Fun With Symmetry Through The Lens Blog -

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Seth Mayer for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. “I run a commercial photography studio in San Diego CA photographing super heroes and monsters for licensors such as Lucas Licensing, Disney, Mattel, Warner Brothers, Playboy, Paramount Pictures and many others for advertising, catalog and product packaging worldwide.

I also create head shots for actors and corporate executives, and beauty portraits for individuals wanting to look great. " "Martina Verbeni" by maximilian_eheim "IMG_6941" by LukaszLisiecki "Drifting in an old, crooked canoe" by Michael_Higgins. Unique Flower Photography Using Multiple Exposures. Most of the new cameras from both Nikon and Canon now have the capability to create multiple exposures.

Unique Flower Photography Using Multiple Exposures

The technique is rather simple to set up, but the results can be both unlimited and unpredictable. So try using this feature to create some unique floral images. Set-up Select Multiple Exposure from your camera’s menu. The default option on this setting is, of course, OFF. 8 Reasons to Love Long Exposure Photography. Long exposure photography is not a new type of photography, but it is one that is gaining in popularity.

8 Reasons to Love Long Exposure Photography

Many photographers are buying Neutral Density filters (ND Filters – more on them below) to capture their own long exposures. It is quite an addictive form of photography. Over the last couple of years I have added many different ND filters to my kit. I use Formatt Hitech filters, though there are other brands that have them as well. Here are some reasons why I love this type of photography. 4 Refraction Ideas to Use Your Creativity. The application of science to photography is a great way of getting creative results with your work.

4 Refraction Ideas to Use Your Creativity

The camera itself is, of course, a product of scientific endeavor. 3 Tips for Creating Double Exposures In-Camera Using Flash. Have you ever wondered how double exposures are done in digital cameras?

3 Tips for Creating Double Exposures In-Camera Using Flash

I have. Back in film days, we knew that to double expose a frame, all you needed to do is rewind it back to the frame you have just exposed, thereby taking two separate shots using one frame of the film. Nowadays with digital SLRs, there is no film to re-expose and no rewind mechanism to go back to a previous photo so you can re-shoot on top of it. However, double exposure and multiple exposures can be done in post-production quite easily.

Macro Photography Tips - Video Tutorials. This time of year is a great time to get out and find some macro photography subjects.

Macro Photography Tips - Video Tutorials

So I dug around and found a few videos to help get you started if you want to try it. Macro Photography by Matt Granger First up is a lesson by Matt Granger as he teaches Tina (a new photographer) how to do macro photography. Follow along with her and try it yourself as they go through using a long zoom lens, hand held, natural light, adding flash, and using a tripod. Getting sharper images. 1X LEARNING - Autumn Walk by Jeroen Oosterhof. Are there websites for photographers other than 1x or 500px? - Quora. Is it Time to go Full Frame? Pros and Cons.

Has anyone ever said to you, “That’s a nice photo, you must have an expensive camera!”?

Is it Time to go Full Frame? Pros and Cons

According to photography legend Ansel Adams, “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!” Your camera is simply a tool, that you use to create your vision of the scene in front of you. A camera can only do what you tell it, so it’s not going to capture that “nice photo” all by itself. But, what if the camera doesn’t perform up to your expectations? Then, it may be time for an upgrade. Captured at ISO 6400 on a Nikon D750 full frame, this image shows great tonal range with very acceptable noise levels.

Photo Challenges. 52 week photography challenge for 2017. The original Dogwood Photography 52 Week Challenge was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world.

52 week photography challenge for 2017

In celebration of those who have completed the first challenge, a new challenge is now here! The challenge for 2017 has a higher difficulty level than the original challenge. While this challenge is a follow on to the original challenge here, it is also suitable to be completed as a stand alone challenge. There is no specific start date for this challenge. Each photographer is on their own journey, and only competing with themselves from week to week.

Beginners Tips for Night Sky and Star Photography. Star Photography My favorite type of personal photography is taking night shots of the stars (long exposure pictures). I am often busy shooting pictures of people at weddings, or apartments, or models, and it’s important for me to make sure I take pictures for fun regularly. Taking pictures for no one other than myself is highly rewarding, soul filling, and fun! I also love taking travel photos and HDR photos, in this article we will take a close look at exactly how you can take your own epic star photographs. 30 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 1250. 12 Steps to Successly Promote your Photography on Instagram. If you’re reading this and are interested in digital photography, chances are you’re a user of Instagram, the current goliath of social media in photography. Instagram has become home to over 300 million users in the four years it’s been around, and it seems ready to only get bigger. 300 million is a big, big number.

It can seem overwhelming, but it’s a great tool to not only create community, but also to become a better photographer. So how do you create a presence for yourself in all that noise? Deciphering Photo Jargon - Learn to Speak "Photographer" If you’ve ever been a little lost while reading your camera’s manual, or a photography magazine it could be that you just need to learn to speak “photographer” language. In this article I’ll go over some of the most common technical terms, as well as some less common slang or photographer jargon. By the end I promise you will have a better grasp on the language and be able to have a conversation with a seasoned pro and hold your own! Speaking “Photographer” – the Basics These are the terms you’ll find in your camera’s manual and in most beginner tutorials on how to use it.

Hopefully this will help you get a better grasp on them so the manual isn’t quite so foreign. Photography – the word photography comes from two old Greek words “phos” meaning light and “graph” meaning to draw. Lighting and Portrait Photography Terms Ambient light – also referred to as available light, is the light that is occurring in the scene without adding any flash or light modifiers.

Slang and Photography Jargon. RAW vs JPEG. RAW en JPEG Op het moment dat de camera een foto maakt, gaan er allerlei elektronische processen lopen binnen in de camera. Alle digitale camera's zijn uitgerust met een processor die deze bewerkingen voor zijn/haar rekening neemt. 12 Tips for Photographing Stunning Sunsets. ‘No good travel photo album is complete without the token sunrise or sunset picture!’

Many travelers seem to live by this mantra – however most sunset and sunrise photographs that I see are quite disappointing. They need not be – sunsets and sunrises are not that difficult to photograph! Tips for Photographing Stunning Sunrises and Sunsets Think Ahead – While sometimes wonderful sunrise and sunset shots can be taken spontaneously without any forethought it’s often the case that the best ones come out of planning. 11 Great Examples of Converging or Leading Lines in Photography - Digital Photography School.

How to Capture a Photo of a Bubble Bursting. Set yourself a high-speed challenge: Capture a bursting bubble I have always loved the idea of photography as being a way of taking an instant out of time, and preserving that moment forever. By freezing time in this way, a photograph can show something that may not normally be seen in day-to-day life, and can make an ordinary subject extraordinary. Digital-photography-school. Special Effect - How to Create Multiple Flash Exposures in a Single Frame. Many photographic techniques, rightfully, tend to focus on polished images. They vary anywhere on the spectrum from getting sharper images to capturing accurate skin tones. These techniques are important. However, sometimes they’re not very much fun.

Behind the Scenes of Marvellous Macro Insect Imagery. Top 5 Nik Collection Filters to Improve Your Landscape Photos. One of the best image editing programs available right now happens to be free. The Nik Collection by Google is a desktop photo editing software that was recently declared free of charge earlier this year. Today, the Nik Collection makes available over 55 filters that do everything from old camera and film simulation, to image sharpening, noise reduction, and basic retouching and correcting of photos.

10 Quick Lightroom Tips and Shortcuts. Lightroom is a powerful and complex program. How to Find and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Sharp Backgrounds. You are out photographing a landscape. You have a nice foreground and background in the frame, and you want as much as possible in focus. Getting Landscapes Sharp: Hyperfocal Distances and Aperture Selection. An important element of landscape photography is ensuring that all of the key elements within your composition are sharp. This can often include foreground objects that are a matter of meters from your camera as well as background elements that can be kilometres away. Getting Started with Off-Camera Flash.

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Digital-photography-school. How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images. An Introduction to Smoke Photography. Drill a hole in a frying pan to use your camera in a whole new way. These tips are brilliant. It's Your Image Do What you Like to it. How to Take Long Exposure Shots in Daylight. The Pop-Up Photo Light Studio Upgraded by SHOTBOX. Understanding Flash Metering modes. 26 Unique Special Effects Photos to Spark Your Creativity. The HDR Look in ON1 Effects 10 - f64 Academy. 5 Situations When Manual Focus is Better than Auto Focus. How to Take Long Exposure Shots in Daylight. Inside a Camera at 10,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys. Cheat Sheet: How Hyperfocal Focusing Works. How to Take Creative Landscape Shots using Intentional Camera Movement. How to Transfer a Photo to Wood - Video Tutorial. How to Take Long Exposure Shots in Daylight. 10 Things Nobody Tells Photography Newbies. Tips for Photographing in Different Weather Conditions.

7 Situations When Manual focus is better than Auto. How to Make Photos Look More Professional. How to Create Bokeh In-camera and Using Photoshop. Using Rain Puddles to Create Unique Photos. How to Create a Spectacular Background Using an El Bokeh Wall. How to Create a Spectacular Background Using an El Bokeh Wall. Bevestig een draagriem goed aan je camera. Understanding all the Different Image File Formats. 4 Tips for Effective Lighting Using Only One Speedlight. Sterrensporen fotograferen. 5 Lightroom Develop Module Secrets Revealed. Tips for Removing Digital Noise in Lightroom. sRGB vs. Adobe RGB. 5 Bad Photography Habits You Need To Keep Doing. Druppels op bloemen fotograferen.

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