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Mirror lock-up, a useful tool

The quest for pin-sharp images, especially when having to use long exposures, is greatly helped by using tripods and remote releases, but there’s also mirror lock-up to give you a hand, too. Working with a […]

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Giving panning a go

As well as using an ultra-short shutter speed to freeze motion, you can also help make sure the subject remains sharp by panning with your camera—a technique that can also come to your aid when […]

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Using filters to extend your exposures

You know that you can capture exciting photos using ultra-long shutter speeds, but most of the scenarios when you’d do this share a common factor—low ambient light levels, which in fact make extreme exposure times […]

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The magic of long exposure photography

‘Embracing the future as present joins past.’ It’s a phrase that summarises the notion of long exposure photography. 3.2-second exposure at ƒ/22 and ISO 100. Imagine standing in the gathering twilight on a beach, photographing […]

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Capturing the moon rise

The moon has inspired poets and painters for centuries, but there’s no reason why photographers shouldn’t get in on the act too. However, why stop at shooting just one moon? With a dash of photography […]

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Whizz! Bang! How to photograph fireworks

Fireworks can present a tricky shooting challenge because you’re not photographing a pre-existing scene; there’s no opportunity to compose your shot, shoot, and adjust it as necessary. Instead you need to trip the shutter before […]

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The trial and error of night photography

Here in the northern hemisphere, we’re approaching the shortest day, which means that whether we want to or not, we might find ourselves taking photos at night. Seeing as photography means ‘drawing with light’, it […]

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Bring dynamism to night-time cityscapes with starbursts and light trails

Shooting cityscapes at night can produce gloriously evocative images, but there’s always a chance that they can just look like over-exposed mistakes, too, with their various light sources resembling little more that shapeless patches of […]

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