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HDR and Beyond – Seeing is Believing!

1 On the Digital Photography School blog, Gavin Phillips writes,

What is High Dynamic Range Imaging? (HDR)

HDR is when you take 3-5 or 7 photos at different exposure settings, and then merge them into a single image using speciality software. What you get are beautiful photos with incredible detail, controlled lighting and accurate colour. You cannot reproduce an HDR image manipulating a single JPG or RAW image in Photoshop.

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Cold and spellbinding: An alignment of planets in the sunset sky

This might be a good time to turn your cameras towards the night sky, with Jupiter, Venus and the moon converging on one another.

Here’s a photo I took of a previous convergence, or conjunction as I believe the phenomenon is also known.

Conjunction of Moon, Venus & Jupiter with clouds

Dr. Tony Phillips writes on physorg.com,

The brightest planets in the solar system are lining up in the evening sky, and you can see the formation—some of it at least—tonight.

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Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011

No text on this page, just a collection of excellent photographs, many of them iconic ones that you will recognise.

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How Do I Calibrate My Computer’s Monitor for the Best Picture?

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Calibrating our monitors and printers is something that we, as photographers, should be particularly concerned with. Lifehacker recently made a blog post that talks about this, covering some of the options available.

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Great race car photos, and more

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On her blog, our member Noleen has posted about Stephan Cooper, accomplished car photographer. There are a number of photographs covering motor racing as well as some more personal work in the form of landscapes and portraits. She begins,

Famed photographer and author Scott Kelby listed Stephan Cooper as one of “The Best five photographers you might not have heard of” I am proud to say I can call this photographer a friend.

Landscape Steve

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Time lapse video of the Milky Way

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Chris, one of our members, sent me this link to a beautiful time lapse video of the Milky Way. The picture about is a grab of one frame and gives some idea of what the video is like.

Terje Sorgjerd, the photographer behind the viral video The Aurora, has done it again. Here, Sogjerd captures the Milky Way over El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain. Click through to watch, and get details on how the video was made.

Filmed between April 4 and April 11, 2011, the individual frames were shot using a Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon 17mm TSE, Canon 16-35mm II, Canon 24/1.4II, and Sigma 12-24mm.

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F-Stop Blues

F-stop-blues Florian, one of our members, sent in this article that he thought others might find interesting. It begins,

For years, lens makers have fought hard to market lenses of wider and wider aperture. Wide apertures (e.g., f /1.4 instead of f /2) but a series of measurement published on dxomark.com cast some doubts on the real benefits, for digitally equipped photographers, of these progresses.

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