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Stacking images for brilliant Milky Way photos
You might hear the term "stacking" in photography. One can stack for focusing, perspective or star trails. This, however, is...
How does Aurora HDR do with a starry night sky?
I had just sat down to begin processing an image of a starry sky and a faint Milky Way. I...
Night photographer Ron Pinkerton: Made in the Mojave, part one
Ron Pinkerton is a gifted night photographer who incorporates his love of the desert and its rich history in his...
Under a bayou moon with night photographer Mike Cooper, part two
This is the second of a two-part interview with Texas-based night photographer Mike Cooper. We cover the more technical aspects...
Under a bayou moon with night photographer Mike Cooper, part one
Southern-based night photographer Mike Cooper has covered broad expanses of the Midwest and Southern United States, offering fantastic glimpses of...
Timothy Little offers new perspectives on Cape Cod and the southwest at night, part two
This is the second of a two-part interview with Cape Cod-based night photographer Tim Little. Read part one, found here....
Timothy Little offers new perspectives on Cape Cod and the southwest at night, part one
Timothy Little makes a living specializing in night photography and light painting. I sat down with him and talked with...
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...
How did I choose my night photography tripod?
I do long exposure photography almost exclusively, so I look for specific qualities in tripods. If I photograph a series...
Why should you do night photography when it’s cloudy?
It's (almost) the weekend. You finally have some time away from your job. You're ready to hop in the car...
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...
Are you crazy? You can’t use a long lens for stars!
Wondering what to get the photographer on your list who has “everything?” Take a look at the Photofocus Holiday Shopping...

Stacking images for brilliant Milky Way photos

You might hear the term “stacking” in photography. One can stack for focusing, perspective or star trails. This, however, is stacking for starry night skies, including the Milky Way. The idea here is to take several photos — one right

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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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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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