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Lenses

April 27, 2015 - I tell my students to invest in their lenses more so then there cameras. Why? The kinds of lenses that you buy -- brand,...
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ronaldzinconephotography's outdoor workshops

March 25, 2015 - Hello students of photography! After a brutal onslaught of winter weather, let's get ourselves excited about the upcomi...
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Basic camera-on-tripod astrophotography tips and techniques

March 16, 2015 - Astrophotography aka "night-sky photography" in its most basic form starts out with your everyday 35mm DSLR camera, a tr...
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Off-camera Shoe Cord -- Part 2

March 11, 2015 - From an article "Off-camera flash photography" pg. 60, EOS Magazine, January-March 2015 "Taking a Speedlite off-camer...
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Off-Camera flash (Part One)

March 03, 2015 - (from an article in the January-March 2015 EOS Magazine) Using a Speedlite as a creative light gives a new depth to i...
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Canon news

February 09, 2015 - Canon has announced the new EOS 5DS and 5DS R Digital SLR cameras. With a 50.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, the 5DS and 5DS R...
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Working in the Cold

February 04, 2015 - From an article in the February 2015 issue of Outdoor Photographer, page 54: "Years ago, cameras had to be taken apart...
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10 Tips for Moon watchers

January 22, 2015 - From an article published in "Welcome to Astronomy" by Astronomy Magazine: "The Moon offers something for everyone. I...
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Be an observer in 10 steps

January 13, 2015 - From "Welcome to Astronomy" guide, a supplement to Astronomy magazine: 1. Learn the sky basics Earth rotates once a da...
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Lights Out, America! We need new strategies to bring back the night.

January 06, 2015 - From a Focal Point article by Bob Guzauskas & Colin Henshaw published in the Sky & Telescope magazine on page 86: "We...
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Best cameras of 2014 for Nature Photographers

December 29, 2014 - This month's issue, December 2014, of Outdoor Photographer has listed the best cameras of 2014 for Nature Photographers.
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December 2014 Celestial Sky highlights

December 02, 2014 - December 5th: Observers in the Americas can see Aldebaran very close to the almost-full Moon. Binoculars may also show s...
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10 Tips for better wildlife photography

November 24, 2014 - Willdlife photography is not my "cup of tea" so to speak but here are 10 valuable tips to better wildlife photography fo...
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Limiting Factors (from Outdoor Photographer, November 2014, page 37.

November 18, 2014 - The following blog entry is quoted from George Lepp's "Tech Tips" section of the November 2014 issue: Question: With...
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astrophotography tips: First Photos

November 10, 2014 - First Photos Preparations: Make sure the battery is fully charged and the memory card offers enough space. Reduce the b...
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astro-imaging for $100 (from an on-line article)

November 03, 2014 - Astro-Imaging for $100 Constellation Orion - Image captured with Canon SX120 (10 exposures, 4 seconds each, ISO400) Is...
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The art and craft of photography

October 30, 2014 - This recent article, "the art and craft of photography" is from a photography magazine: "The first question to addres...
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Digital Mythbusting #10

October 07, 2014 - Cropping is the same as getting closer. Cropping, in this sense, is about cropping an image when processing, but it also...
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Digital Mythbusting #9

September 29, 2014 - RAW should be undexposed for highlights. This is another persistent myth that started early on in digital. Images always...
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Digital Mythbusting #8

September 23, 2014 - You can always crop for a better photo. Technically, this isn't a digital myth. Photographers used to do it with film, a...
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Digital Mythbusting #7

September 15, 2014 - Contrast is bad. With the popularity of HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography has come the rather arbitrary idea that con...
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Digital Mythbusting #6

September 08, 2014 - All noise is bad. Because cameras today are doing such a good job in controlling noise in digital photos, a rather arbit...
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Digital Mythbusting #5

September 01, 2014 - Sharpness is mainly about the lens and camera. The article "Sharpness: The Deadly Dozen," shows how much sharpness is af...
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Digital Mythbusting #4

August 25, 2014 - RAW isn't processed. This is one of those myths that has persisted forever. All cameras do some processing of the image...
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Digital Mythbusting #3

August 18, 2014 - What the camera captures is "real. The camera sees the world very differently than we do. Our eyes have far greater capa...
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Digital Mythbusting #2

August 11, 2014 - Auto white balance is great for color. I hear this all the time: "I shoot RAW, so I can shoot auto white balance and not...
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Digital Mythbusting (Outdoor Photographer) Part 1

August 05, 2014 - "Digital photography became popular at the same time that internet access and usage exploded in growth. The technology b...
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Capturing the Super Moon: Part 3

July 28, 2014 - Hey folks, Welcome to Part 3 of my 4-part series on how to capture the Super Moon or full moon! In my first part, I ex...
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The Super Moon!!!! Part One

July 16, 2014 - Hey folks, Did you miss the Super Moon last weekend or were you lucky enough to see it? How about capturing images of i...
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Astro imaging tips!

July 08, 2014 - Hello all, For those of you who have an interest in photographing the "night-sky" below are some tips and techniques fo...
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Metering and White Balance cards

June 23, 2014 - Digital cameras use sophisticated exposure systems with a choice of metering patterns to suit different lighting situati...
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Shooting Flowers

June 17, 2014 - From "The Essential Guide to Close-up Photography": Flowers are a favorite close-up subject. Not only do they create vi...
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Essential Photography Equipment

June 07, 2014 - Hello students! You know, we all have friends in our lives. Some are more closer to us then others. There are friends a...
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Rhode Island's largest telescope and dark-sky location

June 03, 2014 - Hey folks, was out the last two nights doing astrophotography from one of Rhode Island's darkest locations -- the Frost...
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What ronaldzinconephotography can do for you?

April 30, 2014 - Hello students of photography! Here are just a few listings of how my services can benefit you: Classroom instructio...
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