Category Archives: Night and Low Light

How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps (With 6 Epic Examples) ~ Jason D. Little

I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who claimed to not be fascinated to some degree by the night sky. There’s just something hypnotic about gazing upon objects that are billions of years old and light years away, yet so many … Continue reading

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7 Tips For Making Better Photos In Mist And Fog ~ Jason D. Little

I don’t know about you, but on days when fog or mist dominate the atmosphere I feel similarly overcome by sluggishness. Staring out the window into the haze, I figure I’ll just take it easy while I wait for conditions … Continue reading

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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE ~ Phil Moore

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is upon us. Your tree is all decorated and presents are piled up underneath. So how do you take photos of your Christmas tree? Here are a few tips: Link…

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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ~ Keith Jones

Holiday lights brighten the mood no matter where they are. They might be in a downtown area, at a mall, or even at your own home. For those who love taking pictures, those lights can represent an opportunity to capture … Continue reading

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12 Tips for Better Nighttime Event Photography ~ Ben McKechnie

There’s no way around it: doing nighttime event photography is tricky. Festivals, ceremonies, parties, and parades involve fast action, difficult lighting conditions, and hectic environments. It’s no wonder that first attempts at nighttime event photography often result in blurry and … Continue reading

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This Eclipse Photo Shows the Power of Shooting RAW ~ Michael Zhang

Here’s an eye-opening example that shows the power of shooting RAW. Photographer Dan Plucinski captured a beautiful photo of the solar eclipse yesterday, and this is the before-and-after comparison showing the straight-out-of-camera image (on left) compared to the edited one … Continue reading

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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ~ Rajib Mukherjee

On August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a rare celestial event: a total solar eclipse. For those who will be in the path of totality, a 70km wide stretch running from Oregon to South Carolina, this will be … Continue reading

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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse ~ Frank Espenak

Photographing an eclipse of the Sun is fun and easy. However, you will need to use a special Solar Filter to protect your eyes and your camera. Gives Instructions for Point and Shoot Cameras also…

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How to Plan, Shoot and Edit the Milky Way ~ Video Tutorial ~ The Finer Photo

This is a great basic tutorial on what you need to know. Watch…

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Rear Curtain Sync vs. Front Curtain Sync (Video) ~ Outdoor Photography

Low-light or ambient-light conditions can present particular challenges to your photography, but there is a tool that can offer you another creative opportunity to add interest to your photographs. In this video, you will learn how to use front curtain … Continue reading

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