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Night Photo Summit: Inspiring night photographers across the galaxy
Stacking images for brilliant Milky Way photos
How does Aurora HDR do with a starry night sky?
Night photographer Ron Pinkerton: Made in the Mojave, part one
Under a bayou moon with night photographer Mike Cooper, part two
Under a bayou moon with night photographer Mike Cooper, part one
Timothy Little offers new perspectives on Cape Cod and the southwest at night, part two
Timothy Little offers new perspectives on Cape Cod and the southwest at night, part one
Best how-to night photography books
How did I choose my night photography tripod?
Why should you do night photography when it’s cloudy?
Five tips all night photographers should know

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Best how-to night photography books

When I began exploring night photography, I found a handful of instructional books that were inspirational and informative. The fact that I still love reading them is a testament to how great they really are. The first two books I

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Five tips all night photographers should know

(Editor’s Note: We welcome night photographer Ken Lee to Photofocus. He’s an expert at capturing the night sky, driving hours in a dusty car listening to weird music, staying out all night to create photos and hang out with other

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Long Exposure Noise Reduction (I’m Eating Crow)

If you look at your interchangeable-lens camera’s menu, you’ll probably find a setting for Long Exposure Noise Reduction. In fact, many cameras have this activated by default. It’s a cool tool, and here’s a simple explanation of how it works

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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