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2020 State of Rhode Island Art Exhibition

February 26, 2020 - Hey friends -- You can now see three of my night-sky photography images -- "The Northern Lights over Rhode Island", "The...
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Top Tips for Photography in Low-Light!

January 17, 2020 - Hello friends, Here are some top tips for photography in low-light! Analyse your images: There are many factors that c...
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Thin crescent moon with Venus conjunction over frosty drew observatory

January 04, 2020 - Hey folks, Just a quick blog post showing you my recent celestial capture of the thin crescent moon with our sister pla...
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Mercury's transit of the Sun

November 05, 2019 - Hey folks, Mark your calendars for next Monday, November 11 (Veteran's Day). Beginning at 7:34 AM, Mercury, our closest...
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50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing!

July 11, 2019 - Mark your calendars folks! July 20, 2019 @ 10:56 pm marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing -- when man...
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Important links and information

April 16, 2019 - Hey friends! Here are some important links to some great information that you can use as a quick reference, especially...
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Countdown to spring, warmer temps and photoshoots!

February 18, 2019 - Spring 2019 is only four weeks away and this means warmer temperatures and more diversity in the weather! I really look...
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Total Lunar Eclipse of January 20-21, 2019

February 06, 2019 - Mother Nature played a trick on us here in New England -- but this time, for the better! I am talking about the astronom...
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A New Year and a new total lunar eclipse!

January 07, 2019 - Hey - it's 2019. Welcome to a New Year of exciting astronomical and weather-related events! What better way to start the...
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Looking forward to a New Year 2019!

December 21, 2018 - Here we are in the major holiday season and rounding the corner to head into the New Year 2019! I, for one, am looking...
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Highly recommended links to websites and companies

September 14, 2018 - Hello friends: Below is some of my favorite go-to links to reputable companies that I often do business with when it co...
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Sidewalk astronomy

August 24, 2018 - Hear ye! Hear ye! Sidewalk astronomy is alive and well! For the past 2 months of our summer season, I have been on a mi...
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My trek to capture the summer Milky Way at Arcadia

July 19, 2018 - Downeast Maine is home to the most beautiful National Park in the Northeast -- Arcadia National Park. Located on Mount D...
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Astronomical public outreach at the Pawtuxet Valley Bridge

July 01, 2018 - Hello friends! Teaching adults and, especially kids, the night-sky is so important today with the new generation being...
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A Lunar Observer's tool kit

June 19, 2018 - For all you "luna fanatics", here is the some information and vital links that would be very helpful during your lunar o...
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This is my season!

May 14, 2018 - This is my season! Once our variable spring weather begins to improve and warm up, the atmosphere starts to perk. As for...
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NEAF 2018

April 20, 2018 - I will be attending my 5th NEAF (Northeast Astronomy Forum) the world's greatest and largest astronomy and space exposit...
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Field Test of the Vixen HR Eyepieces

March 24, 2018 - Vixen came out with a new line of what they call "high resolution" HR eyepieces for lunar and planetary visual observati...
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10 tips on pursuing astronomy, photography and extreme weather!

March 16, 2018 - #1 Start off at the shallow end of the pool. Don't overwhelm yourself! Learn by the "baby steps" approach and then take...
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Passion or obsession? Who cares? I love it all!

February 09, 2018 - Ok, I'll admit it. I am obsessed....oops, I mean passionate about three things: astronomy, weather and photography! Sin...
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Our Moon - A great target for observing and lunar imaging!

February 02, 2018 - Our natural satellite - our Moon - is truly spectacular! Without the Moon, our species would have never come to be as we...
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Are we losing the art and science behind photography with digital?

January 19, 2018 - It concerns me greatly that the trend has been and continues to move at warp speed towards marketing of digital cameras...
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Teaching Photography

January 12, 2018 - Hello friends! I would like to talk about my passion of teaching photography! It is no surprise that my three obsessio...
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Top Ten Tips when pursuing astrophotography

January 05, 2018 - Hello budding astroimagers! Here are my top ten tips for getting started in astrophotography: 1) LOCATION, LOCATION, L...
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A New Year to Look Forward To

December 22, 2017 - As of this writing blog, 2018 is only 9 days away! For me, this opens up a new journey into what nature will truly brin...
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Basic astrophotography

December 16, 2017 - "Astrophotography" aka night-sky photography, celestial photography, astronomical photography in its basic form can be a...
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More tips and techniques.....

November 21, 2017 - Here is a buffet of various tips and techniques you can apply when pursuing photography and/or astronomy! In normal day...
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Astronomy Clubs

November 04, 2017 - Hello friends! I attended my local astronomy club -- (Skyscrapers Inc.) -- last evening and I would just like to say wh...
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Twenty Years of Astrophotography

October 13, 2017 - Hello friends! Tonight I will be presenting "Twenty Years of Astrophotography" at this year's annual "Astro Assembly" c...
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Quick tips and techniques in beginning astrophotography

October 06, 2017 - Astrophotography a.k.a celestial photography, astronomical imaging, night-sky photography is both a challenging and yet...
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How to get started in backyard astronomy!

August 31, 2015 - Do you often look up at the night sky and stare in amazement of all those countless stars (suns)? Does it send chills up...
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Tips and Techniques on Capturing Lightning!

August 17, 2015 - To learn more about how I capture spectacular daytime and nighttime lightning read my new Blog post at: http://www.rona...
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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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Eyepiece Projection methods part 2

October 27, 2014 - Jupiter – Image taken with eyepiece projection technique (telescope: 900/120mm, eyepiece: 20mm) Object Position Take sh...
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Astrophotography tips: Eyepiece Projection

October 20, 2014 - Eyepiece projection (EP) is a great way to take detailed shoots of moon and planets. Photographed objects using EP are c...
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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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Ronald's top "10" photography tips!

May 27, 2014 - Hello folks, I often find that many of my students neglect to do some very simple but important things before and after...
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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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NEAF 2014

April 17, 2014 - Professional Photographers of America member since 2004 Hey folks, If you have never experienced NEAF (Northeast Ast...
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