A Source of Photography Inspiration

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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10 Tips for Using Long Telephoto Lenses

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Long telephoto lenses are typically used for wildlife and bird photography but they can also be used for macro shots and landscapes, here are a few tips to improve your long focal length shots.

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Planning a Twilight Shot

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Sometimes you get lucky when taking a great twilight picture. This article discusses how to plan your shots so that it’s easier to take more great photos.

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Photography Effects: Atmospheric Optics at Sunrise & Sunset

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Besides the colors, there are a lot of neat things happening at sunrise and sunset. The atmosphere can create a lot of interesting effects in the photos when the sun is low in the sky including mirages, flashes of different colors, strange distortions and amazing colors. In this article I will discuss how to photograph these events.

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