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A 10-Minute Guide to Getting Started in Astrophotography – Photography Article

Photographer Trevor Jones of AstroBackyard started doing astrophotography back in 2010 using his smartphone and point-and-shoot camera. After working on his craft for nearly a decade, Jones just made this 10-minute video guide sharing what he would do if he were starting out in astrophotography all over again today. Jones knows what it’s like to start out with a blank slate, as he knew nothing about either astronomy or photography when he first started out. But this is the kind…

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Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Manual and Avoiding Auto Mode Mistakes – Photography Article

Getting a proper exposure means that you’re letting enough light through the lens and onto your sensor/film to capture your subject and the environment. To achieve a proper exposure, you’ll have to balance shutter speed, aperture, and ISO according to your purpose. The key word there is “purpose.” What is Your Purpose? You can apply your settings almost like a painter applies brush strokes to the canvas. This means certain effects and aesthetics can be achieved with your camera settings…

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Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO – Photography Article

Just starting out in photography and want to learn the basics of shooting in full manual mode? Photographer Josh Collins made this helpful basic 11.5-minute tutorial that discusses the three corners of the Exposure Triangle — aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. There’s no shortage of introductory articles and videos on this subject on the Web, of course, but if you haven’t wrapped your brain around the three pillars of exposure yet, Collins provides simple explanations and visual examples of what…

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