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Six tips for gorgeous coastal photos

I love being on the coast; I feel at home. The waves and gulls call to me and I feel inner peace when I can smell that sea salty tang in the air. Nothing quite beats a gorgeous coastal photo to remind us of that feeling. So here are my six favorite tips for gorgeous […]

Fri Apr 19, 2024 23:01
Sharpening showdown: Topaz Photo AI vs Luminar Neo

Sharpening software can sometimes take away the blur. But with Luminar Neo and Topaz Photo AI both offering powerful AI sharpening tools, choosing the right one can be challenging. We use a blurry, rocky arch to figure out what works here. No, there will be no bird sharpening comparisons today! Sharpening software companies frequently like […]

Fri Apr 19, 2024 21:10
Experiment with your long lens (Part two)

Pushing your gear to different subjects can lead to more creative images. I started with photographing birds in my backyard. Got bored waiting. Ended up with some interesting plant images. See those original results. See below where that bit of experimentation with a long lens ended up. Gear I used the OM-1 camera fitted with […]

Fri Apr 19, 2024 17:00
Photographing all the cute critters this spring

Getting among cute critters this Spring, it’s not just about photographing them, but enjoying the experience and reacting with them on their level. During an outing to local botanical gardens, I was so fortunate to interact with a South Brown Bandicoot. These curious little critters were happy to pose for me. The experience I am […]

Thu Apr 18, 2024 23:06
Deal alert: Keep your gear safe and save up to $120 on dry cabinets!

Whether you’re a vintage camera collector, a professional photographer, or an enthusiast, a dry cabinet is a must have for keeping your gear protected. This is especially the case if you’re living in a location with high humidity. Storing your valuable photography gear in a regular cabinet or shelf won’t keep them safe from dirt, […]

Thu Apr 18, 2024 19:01
Milky Way panorama blend with arch

As I mentioned in an earlier article on noise reduction, it’s Milky Way huntin’ season for capturing the Galactic Core. To capture the arch, I use a panorama technique. In this instance, I captured and stitched together eight image slices for the stars and the foreground. Panorama equipment A panorama head makes working with multiple […]

Thu Apr 18, 2024 14:50

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