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How To Take Photos of the Sun with your DSLR

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In the coming days the Sun will get a lot of attention. On May 20th, the US west coast will be able to see an annular eclipse of the Sun and then on June 5/6 Venus will transit the disc of the Sun, an event that will only be repeated in 105 years. In this article I will present basic information on how to photograph these events and the Sun in general using a DSLR camera.

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How to Photograph the Milky Way

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Photographing our own galaxy: The Milky Way is a great experience. From a dark location without light pollution the dusty band of the Milky Way is a wonderful sight to the naked eye and it looks even better in long exposure photographs.

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Making Cloud Panoramas

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Cloudscapes show the beauty of clouds in the sky. Sometimes clouds can take unusual shapes or colors and sometimes they are just beautiful against the blue sky. A panoramic format can be  a good tool to show the sky because to our eyes it will look more natural.

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Making Abstract Photos in Front of Your TV

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With the Superbowl coming this is a fun project to try and you can use it too with other sports and with non-sports broadcasts. The idea is very simple, take slow speed images of your TV producing abstract images that can look good or interesting either as a single photo or as a complete set.

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Multi-Level Sharpening an Image

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I can’t even start to count the number of books, articles and tips that are written about sharpening. There are so many recipes and so many methods that it gets confusing. In this small article I will describe a simple technique to control the amount of sharpening in an image.

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Five Things I Learned With My First SLR

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Purchasing my first digital SLR was an incredible time for me. I had seen the many beautiful photos that were possible with interchangeable lenses, auto-bracketing, and manipulating your manual settings…and couldn’t wait to get started.

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