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Join a Meetup group

If you’re like me you’ll say “I think I’ll go and make some photos tomorrow.” Well, tomorrow gets here a week or two later and you still have not gotten out to make those photos. Then you start over again, “I think…” You see, we can all find things to fill up our time and photography is one that is often pushed to the back burner. Here’s a suggestion, join a photography group at Meetup.com. I joined a meetup and within a month I took over that group when the original organizer… Read more Join a Meetup group

Where have you been for the past three weeks?

In the previous post, I said I was going to post a photo a day of my yard. So, what happened? Well, that’s a very good question. As happens often with me when I set out to do a personal project, the universe has another plan! Several things have been going on some good and some not so good. I’ve felt a bit ill on a few occasions, staying in bed trying to sweat out a fever is not my idea of fun but it beats being really sick for… Read more Where have you been for the past three weeks?

15 tips for Creating Star Trails:

Using a tripod or some other way of mounting your camera to keep it absolutely still is a must for creating star trails. Also, be sure you bring the quick release mounting plate, if your tripod requires one, with you and your tripod to the location. I left the mounting plate at home once, while the tripod was in the back of the car. Since then I carry a spare mounting plate in my camera bag. Bring a flashlight (aka torch), cell phone, something, anything that emits a good amount… Read more 15 tips for Creating Star Trails: