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Rocky Nook's the Enthusiast's Guide to Multi Shot Photography on time-lapse.

Enthusiast’s Guide: Time-lapse basics

(Editor’s note: Over the next several weeks, Photofocus features a series on multi-shot photography from Rocky Nook’s  “The Enthusiast’s Guide to Multi-Shot Techniques” by Alan Hess.) For a time-lapse series of

Gear Review: TetherTool’s Case Relay

There is nothing worse than doing an extended shoot and suddenly running out of power in your camera battery. Inevitably, it’ll happen right when the mood is perfect and things

Photographing a Dangerous and Extreme Force of Nature, Wildfires!

Nature is extraordinarily complex and beautiful, it is easy to forget in our modern world just how powerful its forces are.  But, being a nature photographer presents constant, humbling reminders of this fact! A large part of what drives me is wanting to experience every facet of nature, then create and share images of these forces at work.  In doing so I am often going into potentially dangerous situations for me and my gear.  

In my part of the world, wildfires are a necessity to the health of our ecosystems. But, they are, to put it bluntly, scary as @#$%!  Dangerous, fast, and unpredictable, shooting them requires gear and techniques that let you react quickly to the situation to keep yourself out of harm’s way, and out-of-the-way of the responder’s managing the scene.  Here is how I capture images and video of one of nature’s most beautifully dangerous forces, wildfire.

Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: Industrialization

In the late 1800’s the world was beginning to take shape into something more of what it looks like today. Industrialization was coming to cities and taking them, literally, to

Creating a Timelapse in Lightroom: Part One

I’ve long been interested in capturing stop-motion, through timelapses on my camera. With my recent move to mirrorless, I thought there was no better time to try out some new

Cinetics - Lynx

Cinetics Lynx Motion Control System Review

Those who know me, know i’ve been a Timelapse fanatic since the first time I got to hang out with Michael Shainblum in San Diego about 4 years ago. I’ve been even

The Best Method For Fireworks

The Fourth of July is this coming Tuesday. It’s America’s biggest party and we love to celebrate with fireworks. Making a good fireworks picture is satisfying and difficult. So here

Creating a Timelapse Sequence with Lightroom

Time-lapse photography is the closest thing to how you shoot as a still photographer.  It’s essentially clicking a shutter and making a single image, over and over again…potentially thousands of

Field Review: The Platypod Pro Max

Oh Platypod, I’m not going to lie. I love my platypods. I received their original version last year and it quickly replaced using a tripod 90% of the time. Yes,

How to Expose the Shot for Timelapse Photography

This is part 6 of a series on timelapse photography. Generally you’re going to avoid shooting in an Automated mode like Program, Shutter Priority, or Aperture Priority.  You need to shoot manual

Shooting Approach for Timelapse Photography

This is part 5 of a series on timelapse photography. If you are incorporating time-lapse footage into a normal shooting schedule, keep in mind that it is going to tie up your