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Star Trails Part 2

Posted by Joel on September 15, 2013 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (2)

This tutorial is a follow up to my previous tutorial on shooting star trails.  If you have yet to read that tutorial I suggest doing so now.  This will pick up where that left off, the editing of a star trail photograph.  As I ended the last tutorial I mentioned that most star trail images will have airplanes, and other distracting elements in them.  This tutorial will teach you one trick to removing these objects without diminishing the actual image.  For this tutori...

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Photography Basics: Shutter, Aperture, ISO

Posted by Joel on May 31, 2013 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Part 1: Understanding the camera

Digital SLR cameras are very technical systems, and if a person intends to use one to its full potential he/she must first understand how it works.  The first question to ask is what does SLR mean?  SLR stands for single lens reflex.  This means that there is a single lens inside the camera which reflects the actual view through a camera lens to the viewer’s eyepiece.  In simple terms, you ...

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Star Trails

Posted by Joel on September 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a tutorial which is near and dear to my heart. Whenever I do a shoot at night I will shoot a star trail shot. There are a few different strategies which I will discuss, and I will detail the method which I use. Also, I will discuss basic knowledge of astrology, and how this can add an extra element to a star trail shoot.  This tutorial is in no way a full explination of how star trail shots can be done, it is merely a quick look into the concepts I use.  If you would like...

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Capturing the Milky Way

Posted by Joel on September 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This tutorial is designed to teach the reader how to capture the Milky Way Galaxy in still shot images with a digital SLR camera.  This tutorial will advise on what lenses and shot settings work best for achieving stunning still shots, and I will incorporate images I have taken to give examples of what can be achieved with these tips.  Also, I will detail how to set up a shot for maximum results.

Capturing the Milky Way Galaxy

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