Helpful Links


The following are links to sites pertinent to General Photography:

100 Waterfall Photography Tips This is a very useful set of links for photographing waterfalls. This is a website for photographers in New England that gives directions and descriptions to local waterfalls. Each state apparently also has its own facebook group where photographers share pictures and details about the condition of the waterfall, parking, etc.
Apply a Radial Filter to enhance a photo I needed to learn how to fix a small blown-out area in an image. Later I found this one, re-did the picture, and found it worked better
Fun 5 second photos using long exposures for creative images This article could go with the waterfall link. It shows a variety of uses for long exposures.
How to Recover Blown Out Skin or Overexposed Dress in Photoshop I needed to learn how to fix a small blown-out area in an image. This guy is very good, but very detailed and talks too fast if you are a beginner.
How to Recover Highlights and Color Tone Using Apply Image in Photoshop I needed to learn how to fix a small blown-out area in an image. This one didn't actually address limited blown out areas, but over-exposures in the entire picture. But the guy was nice and slow and had a different approach from any I've ever seen
Photographing Christmas Star & Star Trails I've assembled some articles about photographing the Christmas Star and star trails. These are the articles I read before I went out to do it myself.The conjunction is probably no longer visible, but the advice is good for photographing any planet, if you want to add it to our skills page.
Rick Sammon's guidelines for getting motivated and staying inspired This is the link to a talk Rick Sammon gave at PIX2015 which I think is full of good ideas.
Star trails with iphone 11: I heard you can take pictures of stars with iphones that have Dark Mode (Iphone 11 or 12).
Star Trails With iphone 12: I heard you can take pictures of stars with iphones that have Dark Mode (Iphone 11 or 12).
Tim Grey's Grey Learning I heard Tim Grey talk at a PSA conference a few years ago and signed up for his daily emails of advice on PS or LR immediately. These are free and excellent.
What's going in in this picture The NY Times posts a picture taken from its news archive, people comment on what they think the picture is about, then the next day the real article the picture was taken from is posted. You can subscribe to the series and it gets sent as a newsletter, free.
Where To look In The Sky The biggest challenge was knowing where in the sky to look for it. I used the Night Sky App described in this video.