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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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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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A Guide to Long Exposure Photography – Photography Article

In the past few years, long exposure photography has become increasingly popular. Images in which the water seems to turn ethereal, the clouds turn into long, wispy streaks, or the lights from cars turn into long lines have an otherworldly quality that can be incredibly appealing. Since I’ve had a few people ask me how I go about shooting my long exposure images, I decided to write a guide. What Gear Do You Need? You obviously need a camera with…

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