Camera Technique

Photographing Night Skies: Part II; the capture

Photographing Night Skies Part II: the capture.   Photographing at night can give you dazzling results, but your camera technique had better be spot-on! Using maximum apertures and high ISO’s are one of the techniques and as such require particular care in the shooting and post-processing of the image. In the last newsletter I discussed …

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Photographing Night Skies: Part I; the gear

Photographing Night Skies Part I: the gear.   Photographing after the sun goes down can offer some of the most exciting and yet challenging opportunities for a photographer. Night photography stretches the capabilities of the photographic medium, will most likely challenge the capabilities of your equipment, and will test the limits of your photographic technique. …

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Photographing The Northern Lights

This last week I was fortunate to” catch” the northern lights and make some awesome photographs. Actually if you want to photograph the aurora borealis it requires good planning, patience, and a significant amount of luck. Aurora Borealis is named after the Roman Goddess of Dawn (Aurora) and the Greek term for northern wind (Boreas.) …

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Going Wide!

Going Wide! While a wide angle lens can be a lot fun, it can also get a beginning photographer into a load of trouble. The larger the area included in the photograph the more complex the composition becomes, and hence the harder it is to complete a succinct and striking photograph. Used properly a wide …

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