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Determining a time-lapse approach
Portrait Tips: Make a Thanksgiving time-lapse
Making construction time-lapses simple — use a Platypod
Get started with nighttime time-lapses with a free Viewbug membership
Enthusiast’s Guide: Creating a time-lapse from still images in Photoshop
Enthusiast’s Guide: Camera settings for time-lapse photography
Enthusiast’s Guide: Doing the numbers for time-lapse photography
How could I forget the first rule of making a time-lapse?
Enthusiast’s Guide: Time-lapse basics
Portrait Tips: Family reunion posing time-lapse
Gear Review: TetherTool’s Case Relay
Portrait Tips: The Best Selfie Method — Shoot a Time Lapse

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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 photographs to work properly and be worth watching, the camera

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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 are finally going exactly as you wanted. In a recent

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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.

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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 the next level. Ships were being built larger and larger.

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Creating a time-lapse in Lightroom: Part two

In part one of this tutorial, you learned how to create a time-lapse in Lightroom, with a setting of 24fps or 29.97fps. But what if you want to use a nonstandard frame rate? Lightroom doesn’t allow you to manually adjust

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Julie Powell - Rose Red (1 of 1)

Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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