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Jim Hamel

With the advancement of digital cameras, photographing the Milky Way is within reach of most photographers. In this guide, we take a look at what is required to get the best night time shots of this incredible night sky feature. There is a lot more planning involved than you might think.

Before and after sharpening picture of a coastline

We all spend a lot of time and effort to make our images as sharp as possible. We invest money in equipment to capture the sharpest images possible. We also use a variety of shooting techniques to make sure that our pictures are crisp. Even after doing all that, however, most of the time our ... [Read more]

Shot of the Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach using a Neutral Density filter

If you've ever wanted to master the art of long exposure photography, taking photos measured in full seconds or multiples of seconds, you'll need to know more about the Neutral Density Filter. Guest author Jim Hamel goes through selecting a ND filter and then the 5 steps to mastering it. Used properly, camera filters and the 10-stop ND filter will allow you to achieve effects that are not possible to add in post-processing. It will add a real “wow” factor to your photos especially when there is water, clouds, or moving lights involved

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