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How to Shoot Stail Trails : A Beginner’s Guide

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Long exposures are one of the most popular, and stunning forms of photography, because they often embody a sense of motion in a single photograph. What if you combine long exposures (as in, very, very long) with astrophotography? Star trails are one of the most mesmerizing things you can photograph using just about standard equipment. Although the theory is very simple (you simply need to shoot a 30 minute exposure, right?), it is much harder to master in practice.

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On the Meaning of Photography, and Digital Processing

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Ever since I took up photography a bit more seriously, the issue of digital processing and manipulation keeps popping up more and more often. And strangely, most of the time, the people that bring it up have nothing to do with photography and have little knowledge of the subject. Most of those times, I don’t even bother to counter-argue, but during the last month I’ve been forced to defend my views quite a few times, so I decided to sit down, put my thoughts into an order and try to document and communicate them with you, in an attempt to be heard and understood.

Editor’s note : This is a syndicated article by Fotis Athanasopoulos that originally appeared on his blog Through the Looking Glass. It is used here with permission.