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Star-Tracking Equipment

Automated trackers use a standard camera tripod (plus a few bits on top) to track the stars. Generally these are designed to be used with a camera and lens only, although they may take a lighter scope.

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Focus Stacking

Focus stacking is a technique used to increase depth of field in a shot with post production. This works especially well for shots using long lens and in this case, a macro lens.

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Backpacks

You thought carrying all that camera gear, extra lenses, tripod, and water inside a single strap messenger bag would work out just fine. But no, you were wrong. Nothing quite dampens the excitement of being outside and photographing a new place, like an aching back from carrying all your gear on a several mile hike.

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Color Calibration

Color reproduction, loading color profiles and calibrating monitors & printers can become an endless tangled mess that leads to frustrating headaches. Proper use of a color chart can get you a lot closer to actual colors and save you a lot of time dialing in your...

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25 Common Photography Terms You Need to Know

Learning digital photography seems like a tough task—especially when you’re met with all kinds of technical jargon that leaves you clueless and itching for a dictionary. Or worse, leaving you trying to explain what you just learned by using phrases like “that hole you...

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