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    Create Sharper Milky Way Photos with Image Stacking and Irix Lenses

    Dinosaur Under the Milky Way ©Chris Maust

    Capturing the Milky Way can be a rewarding experience for any photographer. It can also be challenging and occasionally frustrating. Bringing out the detail in that big, bright band of celestial objects isn’t always easy. This article will explore one way to enhance your images of our galaxy, using a process known as image stacking. […]

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    An Interview with Night Photographer and Instructor Lance Keimig

    ©Lance Keimig. All rights reserved.

    One of the highlights of PhotoPlus Expo 2017 was a fun and informative nighttime photo walk along the High Line with National Parks at Night partner and photographer, Lance Keimig. I took the opportunity to ask him about a short interview in the near future and he graciously agreed. I’m pleased to say that we’ve […]

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    Explore Iceland with National Parks at Night

    Northern Lights over Iceland

    Iceland’s South Coast is a photographer’s dream. We’re excited to share the news of a wonderful opportunity to experience and photograph this incredible location with some of the best! Photograph this unique island as a member of a small group, in an informal atmosphere with one-on-one guidance from experienced professionals! You can bring along a […]

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    Star Trails and Time-Lapse: Two Shoots in One

    Star Trails ©David Mcalpine

    One of my favorite uses for a digital camera is wide-field astrophotography. That definition covers a lot of things, but basically, it means I like to point my lens at the night sky and capture what it holds. Of the countless photo opportunities “out there,” two of the most unusual and captivating effects you can […]

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    What to Look For in a Lens for Star Photography

    ©Stéphane Gonzales via Creative Commons

    Astrophotography is one of the most fascinating and rewarding ways to use a digital camera. Don’t let that fancy term discourage you. Star photos, Milky Way shots, photos of the moon and any similar type of photo all fall into this category. So does planetary imaging, but you don’t have to be shooting pictures of […]

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    A Comprehensive Guide to Photographing the Milky Way

    Milky Way taken with Irix 15mm f/2.4 Lens

    For many photographers, including myself, there are few things more rewarding than capturing spectacular images of the night sky. In particular, photographing the view of our own galaxy from here on Earth is one of the most satisfying things you can do with your camera. What many people don’t know is that shots like that […]