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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
Are you crazy? You can’t use a long lens for stars!

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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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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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