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Easy tips to help you photograph the moon
Ideas for night photographers while staying at home
Five tips all night photographers should know
Creative ways to play with camera movement
Tips for amazing night sky photography
Photographing Nashville for the fun of it
Seven tips to photograph fireworks and architecture
How to focus in the dark with infinity focus
Photographer of the Day: Robert J. Cooney
Why Long Exposure Photography?
Long Exposure Noise Reduction (I’m Eating Crow)
Photographing the Supermoon

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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 Ramelli tells us just how to elevate our night sky

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Photographing Nashville for the fun of it

If you want to be a better photographer you need to practice. I do it all the time. Practice is stellar because you can give yourself an assignment and have no one looking over your shoulder. I was in Nashville

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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, you’ll see a massive amount of steam coming from the

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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 her in the future. Please welcome Leanne to Photofocus. If

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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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Moonrise Over Adler Planetarium
Last week I went back to the place where we had the failed supermoon attempt at the third Out of Chicago photo walk.  I checked out The Photographer's Ephemeris on my iPad and had a pretty good idea that the moon would rise directly behind Adler Planetarium from my location. The sky looked a bit hazy again and I was concerned that clouds had rolled in over the lake.  But just a few minutes after the apps prediction, I noticed a glow forming just to the right of the planetarium. It took me a few moments to realize that this was not an artificial light from the planetarium.  It was the moon!
I ran up and down the sidewalk, looking for the best angle.  It was surprising how moving 30-40 feet changed the entire shot. I saw the statue of Copernicus silhouetted by the moon and went for it.  10 seconds later and the moon was too high for the silhouette.
 
Out of Chicago
Things have been extremely busy lately, but look forward to another photo walk coming soon and a few surprises in the next month or so.

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 long time. A supermoon occurs when the full moon coincides

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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.

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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 stars and the shadowy mountains of Switzerland. All too often

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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 any good pictures because the experience alone was worthwhile. For

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nashville_skyline_P1223026_2560p

Photographing Nashville for the fun of it

If you want to be a better photographer you need to practice. I do it all the time. Practice is stellar because you can give yourself an assignment and have no one looking over your shoulder. I was in Nashville

Read More
potd-robert

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, you’ll see a massive amount of steam coming from the

Read More
header-photofocus-leannecole-long-exposure

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 her in the future. Please welcome Leanne to Photofocus. If

Read More
levi-sim-noise-reduction-cover-1

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

Read More
Moonrise Over Adler Planetarium
Last week I went back to the place where we had the failed supermoon attempt at the third Out of Chicago photo walk.  I checked out The Photographer's Ephemeris on my iPad and had a pretty good idea that the moon would rise directly behind Adler Planetarium from my location. The sky looked a bit hazy again and I was concerned that clouds had rolled in over the lake.  But just a few minutes after the apps prediction, I noticed a glow forming just to the right of the planetarium. It took me a few moments to realize that this was not an artificial light from the planetarium.  It was the moon!
I ran up and down the sidewalk, looking for the best angle.  It was surprising how moving 30-40 feet changed the entire shot. I saw the statue of Copernicus silhouetted by the moon and went for it.  10 seconds later and the moon was too high for the silhouette.
 
Out of Chicago
Things have been extremely busy lately, but look forward to another photo walk coming soon and a few surprises in the next month or so.

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 long time. A supermoon occurs when the full moon coincides

Read More
Timelapsing-CarStreaks-Featured

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.

Read More
stars CMR Fotografie

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 stars and the shadowy mountains of Switzerland. All too often

Read More
Levi_Sim Extra Mile Cover-1

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 any good pictures because the experience alone was worthwhile. For

Read More
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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 or the shadows under trees and porches. This scene is

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Photo of the Day: Under the Gateway

Category: Architecture Photograph: Under the Gateway, by Murray Fox Originally shared on the Photofocus Google Plus community. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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