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How to photograph the northern lights

Heading out to photograph the northern lights may test your patience, but when you finally do see them, the tips and advice in this guide to shooting the aurora borealis will have you coming home with some amazing photos of the night sky.

With 7 solar flares in the past 7 days and if you're in the right location, the information in this article couldn't be more timely.

Here are some tips from expert photography instructor Phil Steele on how to choose and use your tripod. It may seem simple but there are a few things you need to know to use it properly and effectively in order to protect your gear and take better photos.

It's nearly impossible to avoid the cliché photos of major attractions when traveling or doing travel photography. Here are some ideas on how to avoid the cliché shots OR how you could actually embrace and enjoy taking them anyway.

If you are thinking about buying a camera, it can get a bit confusing with all the options available. Here are 8 questions to ask yourself to find the best digital camera for you and your needs.

Here are 4 tips for creating depth and dimension in your images. Doing so will give them more interest and catch people's attention, getting you more "likes" and shares on your photos.

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