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Summer is concert season in my world, and it got me thinking about all the awful concert photos that I see posted on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and all the other sites I find in my web travels. So, since taking great concert photos really only takes a couple of setting adjustments on your camera, I […]

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Ever since I understood what a screen saver is, and the benefits of having one, I have been on a mission to use the best possible photography on mine. At first it was just some stock photos that came with the computer, but early on I discovered Webshots, and I have been hooked ever since. […]

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Depending on the season and the location, rainbows can be a rather regular sight. I once heard that Hawaiians boasted that their tropical state had at least one per day. Here on eastern Long Island they are not quite that common, but this summer and fall, there have been more sightings, and photos, than usual […]

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Who found some time this evening as the Harvest Moon rose over the Peconic Bay? This photographer did, but was disapponted that the sky still had too much haze to capture the moon just rising over the horizon. No worries. Photography is about improvising, so I worked with what I had. The thing to remember […]

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The first big leap most photographers with a new D-SLR make is moving their camera settings from full automatic to semi-automatic by turning the dial from Auto to P. This is a giant first step, and if you have done that, I heartily congratulate you! That means that you are now controlling your ISO settings […]

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Every photographer who gets serious about the craft figures this out sooner or later. All the features of the best camera body means nothing if you don’t have a good, sharp lens. High resolution? Nah, that just uses memory. Better burst modes? Nope, again, more data to take up hard drive storage.  Improved shutter lag? […]

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Sometimes it just takes a simple adjustment to turn an average photo into one worthy of a place over the mantle. And, you don’t always need to launch Photoshop to get great results. Lightroom, a Photoshop companion program, can handle many exposure and color adjustments quickly and easily, and often with just one or two […]

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Shooting the Moon

March 19, 2011

As an one-time avid player of the card game Hearts, I was lucky to shoot the moon rather often. However, once I began seriously aiming for the real moon in my photographic pursuits, I found the task a bit more challenging. Today was another attempt, since this full moon-on March 19, 2011, is a super […]

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Capturing images in the dark can be a tricky, requiring very slow shutter speeds and a bit of trial an error. However, shooting a full moon is as easy as snapping any image in the light of the midday sun. Just use the sunny 16 rule-set your aperture (f-stop) to 16 and your shutter speed […]

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