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Time-Lapse Photography.

Time-Lapse Photography Kev Hilton Time-lapse photography enables us to see movements that we might otherwise miss, as it speeds up time. Past approaches to time-lapse involved having to take individual photographs at regular points in time and then make them viewable as a movie, almost like a nickelodeon. Nowadays however, a number of digital cameras have the facility for running time-lapse programmes to create a movie file, making the whole process much more straight forward.   The full-frame Nikons I use require the basic shot to be set up first in photo mode, shifting then to movie mode to set the Interval, and the Shooting Time. There is also an option for Exposure Smoothing if Read More …



Tips for Photographing the Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights

Here are some tips to help you make the most out of any potential opportunities you may have for a sighting of the Aurora. Generally the Aurora are at their most active during the months of March and October, in Northern Sky.   Viewing Conditions Occasionally sightings are possible in the UK, you can find out when you are likely to be able to see them by signing up for an alert e-mail from the likes of Aurora watch by Lancaster University, or the British geological survey. In addition a number of apps are available for Android and iPhone. Weather, obviously a mostly clear sky is required, so keep an eye on the weather forecast Read More …



Panorama Photography

After providing members with a fascinating evening on Panorama Photography back in December, Peter Newman has very kindly contributed an article for the website.     Spherical panoramas are becoming increasingly popular in social media with Facebook and Google providing the facility to upload and move around a 360×180 image on a phone screen. I have written this article with the aim of providing an overview of panoramic photography, to demonstrate what is possible and hopefully inspire members to go out and give it a try. Panoramas are useful in several circumstances; to expand and enhance the view, to increase image resolution, to facilitate an optimal shooting position in cramped spaces, to enhance the viewing Read More …