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  • Rick Berk

    Rick Berk has been working in photography for almost 20 years, having started by photographing pro sports. Rick is a published landscape photographer and portrait photographer as well as photo educator.

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  • Lens Choice: How Changing Your Focal Length Affects Your Look - Part 2

    In my last article, we learned about the effect that focal length can have on our imagery, and took a close look at focal lengths ranging from 11 to 70mm. Here, we'll continue the discussion of focal lengths with special attention to focal lengths ranging from 85mm to 200mm. We'll also take a look at the effects you can achieve with a tilt-shift lens.

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  • Great Landscape Photography Made Easy: Working With Water in Motion

    Photographing moving water at different shutter speeds produces different looks, from a silky effect to frozen detail. When photographing the ocean surf, waterfalls, streams or any moving water, I often bracket the shutter speeds to create a variety of results.

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  • Solar Eclipse Pocket Field Guide

    August 21st is fast approaching, and by now, you've probably read all the articles and have already started packing for the big event. We've created a field guide for you to print out and keep with you on the day of the eclipse, for quick reference just in case. Please click on the link below to download the PDF. Good luck!

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  • The Big Day - Final Thoughts

    By now, you’ve been planning for this day for months. You’ve selected your camera and lens. You’ve bought a solar filter, you’ve read and re-read all the articles and you’re ready. At least you think you’re ready.

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  • Setting Up the SX60 HS

    The PowerShot SX60 HS is a powerhouse performer. It’s relatively inexpensive, will generate a big sun disk of August’s total solar eclipse and is a great family camera.

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  • Being Safe Using Solar Filters

    So far in our eclipse series we’ve discussed camera bodies and lenses that can be used to photograph the upcoming total solar eclipse. This article covers solar filters, the most important consideration for solar photography and direct viewing of the solar eclipse.

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  • Planning Multiple Exposure Sequences

    In this article, we're going to discuss using an image-editing program (such as Adobe Photoshop®), to stack numerous individual images of the sun into one finished composite image.

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  • Photographic Exposure of a Solar Eclipse

    Since the earliest days of photography, scientists worked at making a successful image of the corona during a total solar eclipse. The first correctly exposed photograph of the corona during a total solar eclipse was made on July 28, 1851 by daguerreotypist Johann Berkowski.

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  • Spectacular Totality

    Once totality begins, you’ll realize the importance of rehearsing this sequence over and over again in the days ahead of the eclipse. It’s the small things, like what do you do with the solar filter once it’s removed? You need to plan for that.

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