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10 Tips for Using Long Telephoto Lenses

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Long telephoto lenses are typically used for wildlife and bird photography but they can also be used for macro shots and landscapes, here are a few tips to improve your long focal length shots.

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Planning a Twilight Shot

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Sometimes you get lucky when taking a great twilight picture. This article discusses how to plan your shots so that it’s easier to take more great photos.

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Photography Effects: Atmospheric Optics at Sunrise & Sunset

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Besides the colors, there are a lot of neat things happening at sunrise and sunset. The atmosphere can create a lot of interesting effects in the photos when the sun is low in the sky including mirages, flashes of different colors, strange distortions and amazing colors. In this article I will discuss how to photograph these events.

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Easy Infrared with a Point & Shoot Camera

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Infrared photos capture a mix of visible and invisible light creating a unique representation of a scene. The results are often surprising and unexpected. Many infrared images have a dreamy look. In this article I will discuss how to take infrared photos with a point and shoot camera without converting the camera to infrared.

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Using MathMap to Post-Process Images

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Mathmap is a plugin for Gimp a free image-editing software. With MathMap you can change an image in any way you want defining a formula to run over the photo. There are several pre-defined formulas to be used. Formulas can be chained into a pipeline to define a series of transformations to be done over the photo.

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Using Live-View for Landscape Photography

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Most modern cameras have a feature known as “live-view” that can be used to see the image in the LCD of the camera instead of the viewfinder. Modern LCDs are big and have a lot of resolution so they can be used to get a sharp photo, proper exposure and the right depth of field for landscape photography.

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Tips & Resources For Photographing Satellites

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Some satellites are so bright that they can be the brightest objects in the sky after the moon. The International Space Station can reach the same brightness as Venus and flares from Iridium Satellites are known to even double that brightness. With your camera and almost any lens you can photograph this man-made objects as they cross your skies.

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