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Shooting Portraits in a Bedroom with a Reflector and Natural Light

These natural light bedroom photos are stunning.

Here’s an inspiring 5-minute behind-the-scenes video by photographer Irene Rudnyk, who shot a series of gorgeous portraits in a bedroom using only natural

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Finalist Shots of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

Check out the great images from 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now in its 53rd year, and this year’s edition certain won’t disappoint. Today the competit

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Tips and Tricks for Night Photography of the Starry Sky

Go out to get your Milky Way photos before it disappears for this season.

Here are a few tips and tricks for you so you can get out under the starry sky and do some stunning night photography.

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My visit to Chernobyl and the abandoned city of Pripyat – DIY Photography

A creepy remembrance of Chernobyl.Before you read the rest of the article, and it will be a long read, please allow me to share a few thoughts with you. Visiting the abandoned city of Pripyat and the disaster site of Chernobyl was an experience that I was looking forward to for a very long time. While I was there […]

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NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free – DIY Photography

NASA provides some great images free with no copyright.No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like. […]

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Photographer Jonathan Irish shot 59 national parks, all in 1 year | Digital Trends

Experience every National Park captured by one photographer over one year.

Most people won’t ever visit all 59 U.S. national parks, but one photographer did just that. Even more amazing is that Jonathan Irish did it in just one year.

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Capturing Gorgeous Portraits in the Snow with the Sony a6500

Spectacular snow portraits captured with a Sony A6500.

Tag along with photographer Manuel ‘Manny’ Ortiz on a recent trip to a snowy park with his favorite portrait subject (his wife), favorite portrait lens (th

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Legends of Fall

Colorado and Wyoming are beautiful in the Fall but the season is very short lived. Go out for picture taking and miss the golden Aspens by a week and the trees will be barren. I was lucky enough to catch the last of the season near the Colorado Wyoming border. Enjoy the images.

~Chuckie

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Moon photography failure

It was 5 p.m. in Fort Collins and I realize that the moon would be rising to the East at about 7:44 according to the time and date website. Dutifully cooking dinner and racing out the door, I headed down to Denver to catch the Harvest Moon rising behind the Denver Skyline.

To my surprise 7:44 turned into almost 8 p.m and the darkness would be too stark a contrast between the moon and the lights of the buildings. The sun was blown out in my attempts at one to two second exposures. Add to that the oblong shape the moon creates as it moves across the sky.

The lesson I learned fro the outing is the only way I could capture the moon and a nice cityscape is to capture a double exposure. Tackle a beautify long exposure with an ND filter then wait for the moon to position itself into the shot then take the second exposure.

To make the best of the trip, I waited for the moon to leave my field of view and snapped a few shots of the skyline from Sloan’s Lake.

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Early mornings at Rocky Mountain National Park

 

%22sprague-lake-at-sunrise%22It was 4 a.m. and I was back at Rocky Mountain National Park waiting for the sun to rise to yield some of the prettiest crimson highlights that I’ve seen at sunrise. It is my plan to catch a majority of all the lakes at RMNP at sunrise just for the super saturated colors you get for a ten minute window before sunrise.

There should have been a full moon in the picture but the moonset calendar is a little off and the moon set at 5 a.m. rather than at sunrise which was 6:30 a.m. My previous outing included Bear Lake and my next outing will include Bierstadt Lake.

This image was shot using a Nikon D500, Sigma 18-35 f/1.8, ND4 + ND8 filter, ISO 100, f/16, 30 sec. exposure.

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