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Why Long Exposure Photography?
Long Exposure Noise Reduction (I’m Eating Crow)
Photographing the Supermoon
Timelapsing Car Streaks at Night
Shooting Landscapes? Go the Extra Mile
How to Use HDR for Nighttime Photography
How to Photograph and Composite the Moon
Photowalk: Downtown Portland Bridges
Why Shooting Raw Matters
Need to Shoot at Night? Three Essential Pieces of Lighting Gear
Learning From the Unexpected
Getting Started with Nightscapes

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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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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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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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Photowalk: Downtown Portland Bridges

You can sign up for more information here and to see your spot h We’ll walk and make pictures and talk and trade beta on cameras. Maybe we’ll end up at a restaurant or bar afterwards. We’ll wrap up after

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Why Shooting Raw Matters

I just wrapped up teaching several workshops at Photoshop World. I led a night sky timelapse workshop. Shooting raw was absolutely essential to getting great results. The range of detail needed to capture the Milky Way just couldn’t be captured

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Learning From the Unexpected

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mark Morrow. Not all shoots go as planned. In this video, I shared a few thoughts on learning from the unexpected, and the benefit of utilizing public parking garages after hours for

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Nikon D800, 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @14mm, f/4, 19minutes 55 seconds, ISO 100.

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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Firework Photography Tips

Today is the Fourth of July. A day that traditionally means fireworks in the United States. While you may or may not celebrate this holiday, summer is a season filled with fireworks. Sporting events, amusement parks, and national holidays… it’s

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Long Exposures Without a Tripod

A fun technique when shooting water is to go for the long exposure. The water goes silky and becomes great to look at. For many, this type of shooting means a solid tripod and a remote release. But what happens

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What was I thinking? Nighttime HDR without a Tripod

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/23262675 w=640&h=400] A shoot recently in Washington, DC. The winds were 20 mph. No tripods allowed. My camera only would shoot three exposures in auto-bracket mode. Adobe Photoshop to the rescue. ________________________

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Levi_Sim_HDR_Cover

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

Read More
Levi_Sim_PDX CoverPhotoblog-1

Photowalk: Downtown Portland Bridges

You can sign up for more information here and to see your spot h We’ll walk and make pictures and talk and trade beta on cameras. Maybe we’ll end up at a restaurant or bar afterwards. We’ll wrap up after

Read More
RawBanner

Why Shooting Raw Matters

I just wrapped up teaching several workshops at Photoshop World. I led a night sky timelapse workshop. Shooting raw was absolutely essential to getting great results. The range of detail needed to capture the Milky Way just couldn’t be captured

Read More
mark-morrow-photofocus-serendipity

Learning From the Unexpected

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mark Morrow. Not all shoots go as planned. In this video, I shared a few thoughts on learning from the unexpected, and the benefit of utilizing public parking garages after hours for

Read More
Nikon D800, 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @14mm, f/4, 19minutes 55 seconds, ISO 100.

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

Read More
© w. brian watkins

Firework Photography Tips

Today is the Fourth of July. A day that traditionally means fireworks in the United States. While you may or may not celebrate this holiday, summer is a season filled with fireworks. Sporting events, amusement parks, and national holidays… it’s

Read More

Long Exposures Without a Tripod

A fun technique when shooting water is to go for the long exposure. The water goes silky and becomes great to look at. For many, this type of shooting means a solid tripod and a remote release. But what happens

Read More

What was I thinking? Nighttime HDR without a Tripod

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/23262675 w=640&h=400] A shoot recently in Washington, DC. The winds were 20 mph. No tripods allowed. My camera only would shoot three exposures in auto-bracket mode. Adobe Photoshop to the rescue. ________________________

Read More

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