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How to Make a Long Exposure High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photo

Your eye has a greater dynamic range than any consumer camera. When you look out at almost any scene, you can make out large amounts of both …

Shooting Insect Macros on the Cheap with a Reversed Lens

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to achieve high magnification in your photography, you <i>need</i> to know about the reverse lens macro photography …

Cameras

Extension Tubes: An Affordable Intro to Macro Photography

There are two ways to approach nearly every situation in life: dive in headfirst or get your feet wet before jumping in. This applies to photography, …

Macro Photography

Mold Becomes Strangely Beautiful When Captured in a Macro Photo Time-Lapse

Mold is something people usually don’t want to see, especially on their food, but it’s something that attracted the eye of Russian photographer Nick …

Time-lapse Photography

Testing the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 with Nightscape Photography

February has brought back the galactic core of the Milky Way into the sky. It is now rising in the east just before sunrise. Each week it will rise a …

Cameras

5 Tips for Capturing the Magical Beauty of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim …

Landscape Photography

6 Sky Events This Week: Primetime Jupiter, Asteroid Juno, and Zodiacal Light

Jupiter gives its best show of the year, and the elusive pyramids of light put in a rare appearance.<p>Watch the sky this week to soak in Jupiter's best appearance of 2015. You might also catch sight of a large asteroid and a ghostly light making tracks across the night sky.<p><b>Moon and Jupiter.</b> Look for …

Illusion of Lights: A Time-Lapse of the Night Sky Above the Western United States

In 2013, photographer Brad Goldpaint and his wife Marci quit their day jobs, sold all of their possessions, and began living out of a motorhome while …

Mystical Photos of Mushrooms Casting an Enchanting Glow

Mushrooms, with their different shapes, sizes, and colors, sometime seem like they exist in faraway, imaginary lands. German photographer Martin Pfister captures these mystical and magical qualities in his delightful series of macro fungi photographs. He's even developed a creative twist on …

Mushrooms

How to Avoid Star Trails by Following the ‘500 Rule’

Due to the rotation of the Earth, it appears as though the stars are moving through the sky in long exposures. Star trails can be a desired effect …

How to Use a Speedlight for Macro Photography

Macro photography isn’t something you can do by shooting from the hip like street photographers might do. There’s no doubt that you can take a …

Macro Photography

How to Make Use of Different Lighting Options in Macro Photography

The appeal of macro photography should be obvious to most, whether you’ve ever made a macro photograph or not — it’s all about the wonder and …

Macro Photography

8 essential landscape photography tutorials

In our new series of tutorials aimed at inspiring you to get out and get shooting with your digital camera, we've also tried to encourage you to …

How to Set Up a Lighting Studio for Macro Flower Photography

Like sunsets and the grand-kids, flowers are up there as a popular subject for photographing. They also suit close inspection with the macro lens, …

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The best way to invest for retirement income

<i>My wife and I have accumulated a good-size nest egg that we now need to draw on to pay retirement living expenses. Can you suggest a portfolio for generating current income?</i><p><i>—K.G., Dover, Delaware</i><p>When it comes to tapping savings in retirement, many retirees fall into what I call the <b>"</b>Income Investing …

20 Dos and Don'ts for Shooting the Moon

The moon is a very popular subject for photographers of all skill levels to shoot. But if you’ve ever tried to photograph the moon, you’ve probably …

Photography

Macro Photography without Macro Lens

Advertisement<p><b>Macro Photography without Macro Lens is possible</b> with some ways that let you to tackle macro photography reducing the spending …

Do You Really Need a Macro Photography Lens?

Macro photography can be one of the most satisfying types of picture making. A macro lens is designed for taking close-up pictures. However, do you …

Is your retirement ‘fully funded’?

If you want to get a sense how best to generate income in retirement, consider doing what corporate pension plans do. Determine the “funded status” …

Retirement

The retirement risks you can’t predict

Financial planners love rules of thumb when it comes to saving for and spending in retirement, and guidelines can help clients conceptualize a …

Retirement

Do you need a ‘safety-first’ retirement plan?

Imagine your financial adviser runs some projections and tells you that you have a 10% chance of outliving your nest egg in retirement. Can you live …

Retirement

Macro Photography Gear: Lenses, Extension Tubes, and Filters

One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to expand your photographic horizons is to use your camera to explore the world on a very small scale. …

The Magic of Fall in Macro Photography

Autumn is perhaps one of the most motivating seasons for nature photographers. This is certainly the case for brilliant Israel-based photographer …

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …

5 Masters At the Art of Macro Photography Whose Work You Will Want to Follow

Macro photography seems to pique the interest of most people, even non-photographers. We can’t help but be curious about the microscopic features of …

On Photographing the Milky Way: An Ode to Astrophotography

Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.<p>I was recently reminded of my first really successful …

Red Explosions In The Sky

Slovenian photographer Marko Korosec had the chance to take pictures of these little explosions in the sky during a trip to Italy while he was …