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How and Why to Use High-Speed Sync

How do you use high-speed sync? When would you use it? How do you set it up? These questions will all be answered by the end of this 5.5-minute video and the article below. What is It? High-speed sync is the ability to sync your strobes to a camera when ...

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How to Photograph Bioluminescent Oceans

There are certain natural phenomena that most photographers would love to capture. Aurora, eclipses, meteors, rainbows, eruptions, lightning and tornados all present challenges to the photographer, not least of which is (with the exception of eclipses) having a camera pointed the right way when they happen. Bioluminescent algae is no ...

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Get Pin-Sharp Photos in 90 Seconds

The popularity and widespread use of focus stacking in landscape photography have dramatically increased over the last few years. The concept typically reserved for macro photography has quickly won over countless outdoor photographers worldwide. With more and more landscape enthusiasts using wide angle lenses to capture images with dramatic foreground ...

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How to Read and Use the Histogram on Your Camera

Even though photography is an art form and the final result is considered to be an artistic expression of your thoughts and ideas, there is a strong technical side to all of this. You’re using a very advanced technological camera to capture the images and you need to know and ...

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Use Your Flip-Flop as a Grad ND Filter

Can you use a flip-flop — or any solid item, for that matter — as a graduated neutral density (AKA grad ND) filter? Sure. But, it doesn’t work in all situations. Does this Photography Hack Work? Sure it works. Below are the two photos I took – totally unedited. On ...

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How to Photograph Bugs in Front of a Sunrise

I’ve been taking photos for a long time. That said, I got into the bad habit of taking tons of disjointed photos. That is, I was not thinking of my work as project-based nor was I using my photos to really tell stories. Over the last few years, however, I’ve ...

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