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Night photographer Dave Dasinger: Exploring the realms of the desert, part one
Mobile Mondays: How to do astrophotography with your smartphone
Combining the Olympus 8mm fisheye with PhotoPills for a unique night view
Photographing safely during COVID-19: A night photographer’s perspective
Night photographer Ron Pinkerton: Made in the Mojave, part two
How to find the Milky Way
Make a portrait with the Milky Way
Weekly Wrap-Up: November 24-30,2019
Enthusiast’s Guide: Image stacking for astrophotography
Photographer of the Day: Don Komarechka
Photographer of the Day: Nic Taylor
Photographer of the Day: Michael Hoffman

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How to find the Milky Way

The short version Northern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about April through October. Get away from light. Look south. Southern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about September through March. Get away from light. Look high up. Short and

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Make a portrait with the Milky Way

You might be thinking, wha?!? How is this even possible? Well, with a little bit of Lightroom Classic and Photoshop magic by blending two exposures, you can create a magazine-worthy portrait with the Milky Way. Serge Ramelli shows us how

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The weekly wrap-up from Photofocus for November 24-30,2019.

Weekly Wrap-Up: November 24-30,2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all! We have a feast of great articles from the week on Photofocus. Leading off is Julie Powell with her take on Xpozer prints, followed by a great review of two micro four-thirds wide-angle zooms from Bryan

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Astrophotography | Photographer: Don KomarechkaCurator: Bryan Esler

Photographer of the Day: Don Komarechka

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Don Komarechka Photo: “Crystal Cosmos” Sometimes fisheye lenses can just take a photograph to the next level. This is one of those cases. Don’s “Crystal Cosmos” is captured beautifully. Upon first glance, I thought he had shot

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Astrophotography | Photographer: Nic TaylorCurator: Bryan Esler

Photographer of the Day: Nic Taylor

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Nic Taylor Photo: “Plas Curig” I really like Nic’s usage of putting a tree in the foreground of this shot. While the night sky is impressive, the lit tree is what really brings it all together, especially

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Astrophotography | Photographer: Michael HoffmanCurator: Bryan Esler

Photographer of the Day: Michael Hoffman

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Michael Hoffman Photo: “Night Light” Michael’s photograph, taken at East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville, NJ, is a beautifully composed image. With the lighthouse to the left lighting up the night sky, the stars are bright and airy.

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Astrophotography | Photographer: Ken LeeCurator: Bryan Esler

Photographer of the Day: Ken Lee

Category: Astrophotography Photographer: Ken Lee Photo: “Red Menace” Ken captures a one-of-a-kind astrophotography image here, taken from inside an old military vehicle at a decommissioned World War II airfield. Ken’s technique of lighting the interior of the vehicle with a

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Getting Started with Nightscapes

Winter is the perfect time to practice nighttime photography. I took advantage of the long nights during my Christmas holiday to make some photographs with a friend who hadn’t done nighttime work before, and the tips I shared with her

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Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

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Easy high key lighting with two lights

Creating high key light is making sure there is enough light on your background so it is pure white, with no shadows. This can be done using strobes or LEDs or a mixture of both types of light. There are several

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