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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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How to Take Stunning Abstract Pictures With Movement & Zoom

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Camera movements have been used a lot to create an abstraction from a scene. The recipe is very simple: in a long exposure time move the camera while exposing. The result will look similar to the scene but in a more abstract way, in this small article I will discuss how to do it and what kind of results you can expect.

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How to Create a Panography

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A panography is a collage made from several photos overlapping the same scene in an unordered manner. The result imitates a collage made on paper cutting several different photos to create a bigger scene. It’s like a panorama for kids!

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How To Do the Harris Shutter Effect

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The Harris Shutter was invented by Robert Harris of Kodak for making color photographs with the different primary color layers exposed in separate time intervals in succession. The term Harris shutter is also applied to the technique or effect.

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