Handy Photography Cheat Sheets

posted on 4th of november, 2014


Here is a handy link to some visual cheat sheets that will be highly beneficial for beginners in understanding many basic photography principals including manual settings & exposure, angles, focal lengths, aperture, ISO, shutter speed, histogram deciphering, shooting modes, depth of field, cropping, lighting and much more.

For those of you (like me) who get bored reading about these things in long winded, technically over worded articles that either just make me feel like an idiot, or put me to sleep, these will be great. Happy shooting!! 

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How to Shoot the Aurora: 10 Tips from an Alaskan

posted on 4th of november, 2014


Being born and raised in Northern Alaska the first question anyone asks me whenever they find out where I live is, "Do you see the aurora?!!". The answer is yes, and even after all these years I still am awestruck by it. Those nights where they're especially spectacular I try and remind myself of the frequent tourists I meet who have saved for years to come here, only hoping to catch a glimpse of what I can walk on my front door and see a solid 8 months of the year. They're efforts are sometimes thwarted by extreme cold (-50 degrees), or clouds, or ice fog as a result of the extreme cold. I am no expert aurora photographer like some of my neighbors, but I've learned a few things a long the way that might be helpful, time saving, and help you "Lower 48ers" get that shot you'...

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Posted by Sebastian423 on November 06, 2014
Great guide thanks for sharing !

Lovely photo!
Posted by Perstock on November 06, 2014
Hi, thanks for that!
Very rarely its possible to see the aura even here in Stockholm - lets say one time every ten years. But leaving the city out to the archipelago some fifty kilometers to the east (in the sea with a lot of tiny islands) we can see it a couple of times each year. 600-800 km further north of where i live its common.
And its fantastic!
By the way - Kalas means party in Swedish, so Cheers!

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