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How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

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When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the faint details will be washed out by the extreme light pollution and if we were to shoot the Milky Way under unfavorable atmospheric conditions, our attempt would be futile.

Unfortunately, most of the tutorials online only work in locations that are at least 2 stops darker than most of the dark locations in Singapore and so, we need to do more in post-processing to unveil the elusive Milky Way and more complex workflow is required if we’re shooting at much brighter locations. Read more…

6 Flash Alternatives Beginners Should Always Keep in Mind

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That pop-up flash on top of your camera can come in very handy, but if you’re a beginner, try giving these alternatives a shot to produce more creative, atmospheric images. Read more…

Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography

Landscape photographer Tim Cooper is a name we just recently shared with you. Today, we’re sharing his work with you again, this time in the form of a presentation he shared at a B&H event earlier this year. In it, he gives a detailed look at the world of macro photography. Read more…

external 26 Popular Photography Cheat Sheets —Digital Camera World

Digital Camera World has collected all their best cheat sheets ranging from posing guides to optimal aperture settings to home portrait studio set-up.

 
Jul 27, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Get The Best Performance From Your Camera Lens —The Online Photographer

This narrative walkthrough teaches the basics of manipulating your lens to achieve optimal results in your shots.

 
Jul 26, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Things I Learned After My Photo Hit #1 on Reddit, and Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Posted It

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Last night, I posted a photo I took (shown above) in 2012 to Reddit’s /r/pics subreddit.

After I posted it, the upvotes slowly began to trickle in. Within the hour it had amassed around 4000 upvotes, peaking at around 6500 and holding the top spot for a long while. Recognition! Sweet, sweet recognition! It felt great.
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external A Primer on Reducing Noise In Photoshop

 
Jul 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

This Interactive Map Shows Where You Can’t Fly Drones for Aerial Photography

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Just got your hands on a drone and can’t wait to use it to shoot aerial photographs? First, make sure you only use it where it can legally fly. If you’re not sure where to look for this info, there’s a new website designed just for you.

It’s called Don’t Fly Drones Here (DFDH), and is an interactive map that shows off limit areas of the US by shading them in with red.
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Hotel WiFi Speed Test Can Keep You Well Connected When Traveling with Your Camera

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Want to make sure you can upload your travel photos quickly from your hotel room? Hotel WiFi Speed Test is a service that can help you plan ahead when you’re roaming the world with your camera.
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external 10 Ways To Give Your Business A Personality Customers Will Buy —Financial Post

There’s an old saying in sales: People buy from people they like. A successful entrepreneur, innovative manufacturer, creative marketer, and inspirational leader shares his wisdom on how he makes sure his company is easy to like.

 
Jul 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »