49 awesome photography tips and time savers Fitting your photography around the demands of family life (check out our ever-popular free family portrait photography cheat sheet) and the working week is often more difficult than figuring out the technical complexities of your camera. To help you get the absolute most from your photography time, we have come up with 49 of the best photography tips and time savers that are guaranteed to get you better results, help you edit your shots with ease and simply enjoy your picture taking more. From checking your kit before you leave the house to setting up your camera on location and tips for improving your photo composition, you’ll find plenty of suggestions for saving yourself time and getting organized – thereby reducing the chance of missing out on shots – long before you even press the shutter release.
World's Most Advanced Digital Camera Will Be Eye Of New Sky-Surveying Telescope A giant 3.2 gigapixel camera to photograph billions of stars and galaxies gets a financial green light. The camera will scan the southern heavens from a mountaintop in Chile.(Photo : SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) The world's most powerful and advanced digital camera, destined to become the "eye" of a telescope high in the Chilean Andes, has been given the green light by the U.S. Department of Energy. They have given the final approval for the construction of a 3.2 gigapixel digital camera that will become the core of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will begin capturing images of the entire visible southern sky in 2022.
eClips™ NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. Full Site Located: Grades K‑5 A video map of motions in the nearby universe (Phys.org) —An international team of researchers, including University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer Brent Tully, has mapped the motions of structures of the nearby universe in greater detail than ever before. The maps are presented as a video, which provides a dynamic three-dimensional representation of the universe through the use of rotation, panning, and zooming. The video was announced last week at the conference "Cosmic Flows: Observations and Simulations" in Marseille, France, that honored the career and 70th birthday of Tully. The Cosmic Flows project has mapped visible and dark matter densities around our Milky Way galaxy up to a distance of 300 million light-years. The large-scale structure of the universe is a complex web of clusters, filaments, and voids. Large voids—relatively empty spaces—are bounded by filaments that form superclusters of galaxies, the largest structures in the universe.
Free lensing: dismount your lens for the ultimate creative effect It’s a little-known fact, but if you remove the lens from your SLR and hold it a few centimetres away from your camera you can still take a picture. The technique, known as freelensing, allows you to twist and alter the angle of the lens, which shifts and skews the plane of focus. This can create wonderful painterly effects. While the process itself is relatively straightforward, it also involves a lot of trial and error. There’s an element of chance to capturing a good shot, and you’ll need to experiment with the twist and angle of the lens – bend the lens towards your light source to avoid light leak. It’s nearly impossible to get the lens into the same position twice, so it’s equally tricky to replicate a successful shot.
Planck’s Time. Fundamental Forces As we all know, the universe started from a Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago. The Big Bang theory states that the universe started from a “singularity”, a point where space and time came into existence. This point of origin was hot and dense. Theoretically time came into existence at 5.39 * 10^-44 seconds, which is known as the Planck’s Time: the smallest unit at which time can exist. At the Planck’s time all four fundamental forces (gravity, strong force, weak force and electromagnetic force) were combined into one unified force.
Introduction to Astrophotography By Landscape Photographer Stan Moniz Introduction to Astrophotography Have you ever wanted to take photographs of the night sky but not knowing how to get started? Stan Moniz offers a beginners’ guide to get you up and running with astrophotography sponsored by... Hoya
New 3D Map Of The Universe Features A Whopping 1.2 Million Galaxies The astronomical map you see here doesn’t depict stars, it shows galaxies — 1.2 million of them, to be exact, a new record for astronomers. This extraordinary new 3D scan of the universe provides yet more evidence that a mysterious substance known as dark energy is likely causing the universe to expand at an accelerating rate. The map encompasses 650 cubic billion light-years of space — about a quarter of the sky — and required the work of hundreds of scientists from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). BOSS is a program within the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) that measures the sound waves of the early universe, which left faint imprints on the cosmic background radiation — the “afterglow”, as it were, of the Big Bang.
BleronPhotography: How to use Lightroom to edit a Milky Way Photography? Do you like shooting milky way? Everyone wants to shoot milky way, but most of the time we end up having just a sample photography of milky way and the sky don't look like we really have photographed the milky way photography. In these days we have a very powerful software like Adobe Lightroom and after shooting just a little visibility of milky way than later we can go in Adobe Lightroom and try to make it more visible and at the end we will have a very beautiful milky way photography. Shooting milky way is the hardest type of photography at night. If we want to shoot milky way we need to plan our shoots starting with seeing when the milky way will be visible and then we need to find the perfect place for shooting milky way.
Solar Storm and Space Weather - Frequently Asked Questions NASA Goddard heliophysics scientists answer some common questions about the sun, space weather, and how they affect the Earth. This is part two of a two-part series. It addresses: 1.