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How your power bills are paying for next door's solar panels: Report reveals subsidies for green schemes cost you a staggering $538 a YEAR

Electricity users who don't have solar panels are paying $538 a year to subsidise Australians who are benefiting from green schemes, a government …

Solar Power

10 Photography Lessons I’ve Learned Over 10 Years

When learning any new skill, it’s universally agreed that you need to put time into it to grow. There’s a popular theory by Malcolm Gladwell that it …

Visual Art

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …

Into the Woods: How Photographer Simon Baxter Captures His Moody Images of Nature

We can all appreciate the beauty and mystery of a forest enshrouded by mist in the early dawn. But few of us manage to capture the haunting quality …

15 Easy Tips For Better Sunrise Photography - Beautiful Pictures

Some people don’t believe in magic. But that’s until they see their first breathtaking sunrise light show. Photographers believe in magic and sunrise …

New-build homes with solar and storage? “It’s going to be the norm”

Including battery storage and rooftop PV in new home packages is soon "just going to be the norm", says home builder Metricon. Already, they're …

Batteries

Five Stunning Locations of Australia's Mornington Peninsula

Coal giant AGL cashes in on higher electricity prices

The veil has been lifted over how Australia’s big energy companies have been profiting from the big jump in wholesale electricity prices as the …

Wind Farm

Tips and Tricks for Night Photography of the Starry Sky

During the last year, I’ve become a big fan of night photography and the night sky. I’ve always enjoyed it but my hometown in Norway doesn’t have the …

How a National Park Changed the Way I Shoot: Lessons From Yellowstone (Part 1)

It's been several years since I first had the chance to visit Yellowstone National Park, but I can honestly say that it was an incredible experience …

National Parks

The hidden costs of renewable power | Financial Times

One of the less well-kept secrets in the renewables industry is the reason why funds that invest in these energy technologies can get away with …

Bay of Islands

Shoot for the stars - The beginner's guide to astrophotography

I’m not really a big astrophotographer, the skies are just too bright around here most of the time. I’ve dabbled with it here and there, but never …

How Including People or Manmade Objects in Your Landscapes Can Add a Sense of Scale

My natural instinct as a landscape photographer has always been to keep people and manmade objects out of my images. I want to create images of …

Landscape Photography

15 Tips for Taking Great Vacation Photos

Tell a story<p>The most engaging vacation photos will tell the story of your trip from start to finish. Taking pictures at key moments, such as …

Posing Tips | The Three-Point Checklist

It’s amazing what a huge impact small details can have on how a photograph is read. When shooting candids, you can capture natural body language that …

5 Hacks and Tricks to up your Landscape Photography Game

Landscape photography is something that most photographers do. You may be a beginner or an advanced landscape photographer, you may have your own …

Landscape Photography

Liberal Pundits Get Exactly the Wrong Message When Report Shows Just How 'Labor Intensive' Solar Energy Is

It all started with a simple graphic from the American Enterprise Institute that was designed to show the inefficiency of “clean energy.”<p>The graphic …

How to Find the Best ISO for Astrophotography: Dynamic Range and Noise

ISO is one of the three major exposure settings in the exposure triangle of a digital camera — shutter time, f/number, and ISO. Of the three, it is …

The New Guide To Learning Photography – The Old One Was Backwards

Familiarize yourself with your camera, learn the exposure triangle, learn composition rules, and then learn everything else (visual story telling, …

Storytelling

The Simple Art of Low Angle Composition - 4 Tips You Already Knew

Shooting at a Low Angle for Awesome Composition!<p>The first question we need to address is, <i>why take photos from a low angle</i>?<p>If we want to make a new …

Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer's Cheat Sheet

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the …

10 Tips for Better Beach Photography

The beach is an ideal setting for photography. With sparkling water and a blue sky, how can you take a bad picture? However, when you snap pictures …

Trump’s Budget Takes a Cleaver to Cronyism and Waste at the Energy Department

President Donald Trump released his budget blueprint today, and his proposal for the Department of Energy is a breath of fresh air.<p>This proposal …

Landscape Photography Composition Rules You Need to Start Using Today

When you look at a landscape photo, you likely know within just a split second if it's a good photo or not.You might not even be able to fully …

Landscape Photography

Need solar resource data or maps? We've got an app for that

Also available in: Español<p>Last month the World Bank launched a new Global Solar Atlas: a free, online tool that lets you zoom into areas anywhere in …

Psychologist claims wind industry dangerous to human health, pens epic takedown of ‘green’ energy

Writing for Watts Up With That, “the world’s most viewed site on global warming and climate change,” Helen Schwiesow Parker, Ph.D., laid out a detailed case suggesting the wind industry has caused “adverse human health effects,” including many negative psychological problems, such as depression. …

Behind the numbers: How renewables and storage beat gas

As policymakers begin to consult on policy design, the study aims to provide a quantitative basis for identifying emissions reductions opportunities …

Wind energy is not the answer

Urban voters may like the idea of using more wind and solar energy, but the push for large-scale renewables is creating land-use conflicts in rural …

You Can't Have Offshore Wind Power Without Oil

The Block Island Wind farm’s launch late last year signified the United States’ official entry into the offshore wind industry. And while European countries have been generating electricity by spinning turbines offshore since 1991, the US is eager to catch up. The federal government has issued 11 …