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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

Easy tips to help you photograph the moon

When it comes to photographing the moon, many people struggle with capturing it in its full glory. Whether its lack of detail or it comes out too dark, the moon

Creative ways to play with camera movement

I was tasked with capturing an outdoor art installation called “Prismatica,” and realized that utilizing shutter lag and movement techniques would get me the best and most unique outcome.

Tips for amazing night sky photography

Photos of the night sky always greet us with awe and wonder. Have you ever wondered how to get perfect exposure while still capturing light streaks? In this video, Serge

Photographer of the Day: Robert J. Cooney

Category: Street Photograph: Robert J. Cooney I’m a huge fan of long exposures. And Robert’s capture here is certainly unique. In addition to the bus whizzing by on the street,

Why Long Exposure Photography?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Leanne Cole, an incredible photographer from Melbourne, Australia. See more of her work here, and we hope to see more education from

Photographing the Supermoon

On Monday we’ll experience the largest supermoon in more than 60 years. That’s not as long as we needed to wait for a Cubs’ World Series win, but it’s a

Timelapsing Car Streaks at Night

Timelapses are really cool ways to show time progression and I love to create one or two in every city I travel to. Over the summer, I had a short stay at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta and shot a really cool timelapse of car streaks outside the hotel. It didn’t take long and was a lot of fun to produce.

Photo of the Day: Risenstock Starshow

Category: Architecture/Landscape Photography by Originally shared on the Photofocus Facebook page. Richard braved freezing cold temperatures to capture the magnificent night-time sky above Uri Switzerland. This shot masterfully combines crystal-clear

Shooting Landscapes? Go the Extra Mile

Landscape photography brings its own rewards. Being in a beautiful place at a tranquil time of day is therapeutic. Add good company, and it doesn’t really matter if you make

How to Use HDR for Nighttime Photography

Making pictures at nighttime can be challenging. Parts of a picture that are lit with street lamps or other lights are very bright compared to the darkness of the sky

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