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Daily Archives: May 17, 2011

Your Complete Guide For Photographing Star Trails

Ever seen those pictures where the stars streak across the sky in a big arc? Or maybe the whole sky looked like it was spinning?

What you saw was star trails. The streaks were light left behind on the sensor or film from the star as it traveled across the sky in front of an open camera shutter. In fact, it only seems that way. What actually being recorded are stationary stars and the rotation of the earth that makes them spin.….more  The article tells you how, what you need, when, as the headline says a complete guide

Travel and Landscape Photography by Brian Jannsen

Brian Jannsen is a professional photographer specializing in Travel and Landscape Photography. His work has been widely published in books, calendars and magazines throughout the world, and a browse through his portfolio quickly confirms Brian’s natural gifting.  His eye for perspective, attention to detail, and ability to make time stand still in a breathtaking moment, all align flawlessly in his work…..more of this interesting article

City Scapes at night

If you have a tripod and live in a city then night photography is something you will enjoy, how could you not. Add in some water and your opportunities for extravagant imagery multiplies. Exposure is an issue because your camera may want to even out the light and dark areas so you end up with pictures that are just too light with burnt out highlights so be prepared to play with the exposure compensation control. Focusing can also be a problem as the camera’s auto focus struggles in situations where there is not much light, as all your main subjects will be beyond infinity you can put the camera into manual focus and set it to infinity (the sideways 8 symbol). Long exposures or high ISO settings are likely to introduce more noise than you would want but put up with it and enjoy the results anyway.

This post on Lightstalking will give you lots of inspiration

Emmanuel Huybrechts

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