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Stacking App Review - Finding The Best Stackers
For years, we've been using Photoshop to stack multiple exposures to reduce noise but this becomes a challenge when trying to stack more than about 4 exposures. And while some other options are available for astronomers, they're expensive and very complicated to use. So I've been watching for some better alternatives.

Finally, we have some good options. A few apps have appeared on the market that do good job of stacking and I took them for a spin to see how well they work. The results are a bit surprising - so much so that they change our recommendations on the best way to stack!

nightphotographyworkshop.com/articles-tutorials/stacking-app-review-best-stackers

#stacking #multipleexposures #noise #noisereduction #starrylandscapestacker #sequator #photoshop #review #night #nightscape #lightframes #darkframes #flatframes #training #tutorial #article #app #application #software #mac #pc


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What the heck is LLL?
It's an acronym for Low Level Lighting and it's what I would consider as the most important new trend in night photography. I'm not saying it's something everyone should be using but I will say it's a technique nightscape photographers will certainly want to be familiar with.

In my view, it's important because it gives night photographers a way to illuminate a subject with great results and without being overly obtrusive. It works well for short exposures, long exposures, and even time-lapse videos. I could go on but I'd rather let Wayne Pinkston take it from here because he posted a terrific article on the subject at http://waynepinkstonphoto.com/Low-Level-Landscape-Lighting. I hope you'll check it out and please, tell me what you think of it.

#night #nightphotography #nightscape #lighting #lowlevellighting
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Best Lenses For Night Photography - Article Updated 2017
I just released an update to one of our very popular articles - recommending the best lenses for night photography.  Check it out and see if your favorite is in there!  http://goo.gl/lYwrgD

#best #lenses #nightphotography #night #nightscape #review #article #gear #photography #lowlight #sigma #Sony #Canon #Nikon #tokina #updated
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How Do I Shoot A Great Panorama?
While our workshops primarily focus on night photography, we get a lot of questions about how to capture a good panoramic sequence. This may be because it's a common technique for reducing noise or because it's a great way to capture a scene with the Milky Way arcing across the sky but regardless I wanted to share some of our favorite techniques for capturing a great panorama...

Check out the full article at goo.gl/cQIP7B.

#tutorial   #workshop   #panorama   #panoramic   #techniques   #instruction   #article  
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PlanIt! For Photographers
If you haven't heard, there's a new photography planning app that works well for landscape and nightscape photography. It's available for both iPhone and Android so everyone can use it and it costs $5.99 to install.

In looking at other planning apps, I like seeing that TPE has added support for the Milky Way in addition to the sun and the moon. Plan It just seems to take that idea a few steps further. In some ways, Plan It is also like PhotoPills. For me though, Plan It feels like it gives more insight on a plan before I get to a location where PhotoPills seems to excel once I've been there. Either way, it's nice seeing that Android users now have access to a good planning tool for photographers.

Because Plan It is so deep, I found some of the video tutorials helpful - especially this video that looks at the tools from a Night Photographers perspective (51 minutes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BzNivgk17A&index=5&list=PLTmlTTxPbBbeu8Yx4paLUytV8z60SSL_w

Download From
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/planit!-for-photographers/id898876435?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yingwen.photographertoolspro

#nightphotography #planning #planit #landscapephotography #photography #photopills
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Club Training In March
I'll be winding up my free night photography training for the season with two last events at local photography clubs. I like to stir up interest in our workshops by sharing some of our full training program. And with so many changes this season to the planning & scouting section, I've been looking to work out the kinks and show it off. Besides that, the open discussions it leads to with the members are really interesting! I had a little surprise for the audience in my last presentation and it was a lot of fun to see!

On March 3rd, I'll be presenting for the Denver Photographic Society and then on March 9th for the Colorado Mountain Club. If you're in the area, I hope to see you at one of the events!

#training #colorado #denver #nightphotography #photography #photographyclub #coloradomountainclub #denverphotographicsociety #milkyway #rockymountainnationalpark
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New Article: Recommended Techniques For Noise Reduction
I'm happy to share that my training partner, +Darren White​ and I put our heads together and did some research to find the best techniques for noise reduction. We found some really interesting results and we share them in our article so everyone can benefit. We hope you'll check it out and let us know what you think!

http://www.NightPhotographyWorkshop.com/articles-tutorials/recommended-techniques-noise-reduction

#night #nightphotography #noise #noisereduction #imagequality #stacking #topaz #nik #denoise #dfine #median #pinlight
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Hi everyone! Coming up on Monday (2/15), I'll be doing some more training for my favorite local photography club, the Lone Tree Photography Club based in Lone Tree, Colorado. If you're in the area, I hope you can make it! :-)

#night #nightphotography #planning #scouting #stars #milkyway #training #teaching #learning #sharing
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Questions During A Break
This discussion started with what sounded like a quick question about focus stacking and the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop. But when +Darren White responded with, "well come over here, let's take a look", it became another great learning opportunity.

Our in-depth classroom training and our enthusiasm in helping our students be successful night photographers has earned rave reviews from our workshop students. All of our events include classroom training (even the single night events) because it makes that much of a difference. There's nothing like an environment where you learn about the techniques, get to go out and try them in great locations, go back in the classroom to see how it worked, and then go try it again.

"Very well organized and presented.  I appreciate your thoroughness and attention to detail.  Quality information, in-depth, presented professionally.  Great workshop...  You under-promised and over-delivered.  That's a great formula for success.  I hope to join you again at another venue."
- Peter from Massachusetts

More Student Testimonials:
http://www.nightphotographyworkshop.com/testimonials/

#classroom #training #night #nightphotography #lightroom #photoshop #discussion #focusstacking +Lynette Johnson 
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Night Photography Training with the Englewood Camera Club went really well this week. Once again, their members came out to pack that church pretty good and they were super interested in the topic. There were a few workshop attendees who added even more to the enthusiasm. I believe this was the third time I've presented to the ECC and once again, it was a wonderful experience!

I got to try out the sweeping changes I'd made to the Planning & Scouting section of my classroom training and it went really well. The audience was especially engaged with a lot of interesting discussion both during and after the event.

#nightphotography #training #photoclubs #englewood #colorado #camera #club #cameraclub #photography #night #planning

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