How To Use The Star Adventurer Star Tracker

 By Monika Deviat

 

A star tracker can be a handy tool for astrophotography, and I love using my Star Adventurer for widefield nightscapes. Due to the earth’s rotation, we see the stars move when we take long exposure shots of the night sky. How much they move across your frame depends on your focal length, camera resolution, and shutter speed. PhotoPills has a module called Spot Stars which can help you figure out how long you can shoot for to get accurate pinpoint stars or barely noticeable trails. 

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Firmware Updates For Sony Alpha 1 & Alpha 7S III

 By Ryley Smith

 

Sony has announced firmware version 1.3 for the flagship Alpha 1! This firmware update adds 8K 4:2:2 10bit recording and Lossless Compressed RAW for still images. Sony also announced firmware version 2.1 for the acclaimed Alpha 7S III, which includes the introduction of proxy recording during remote computer connect and improvements to Eye AF (autofocus) performance.

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Secondary Highway Episode Two – The Avery Stewart Homestead

 By Ryley Smith

 

The second episode of Robert Scott’s ‘Secondary Highway‘ is now on YouTube! ‘The Secondary Highway’ is a documentary photography project by Robert Scott, who is solving the mysteries behind the most iconic abandoned places discarded in the most picturesque landscapes. This episode interviews Roger MacKenzie, who gives us an intimate look at the story of the Avery Stewart Homestead, a small house built by a large man. 

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TCSTV Canon EOS R10 & R7 Hands-On Review

 By Ryley Smith

 

It’s safe to say there is a lot of excitement and interest in Canon’s new APS-C EOS R Cameras, the EOS R7 and EOS R10. To help you get an idea of how these cameras perform in real-world situations, TCSTV’s Dave and Evelyn got their hands on pre-production models to test these cameras out! They also collaborated with Chris Niccolls from DPReview TV along with Dan and Sally Watson, who all gave their initial impressions on Canon’s first APS-C EOS R Series cameras!

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DRY – The Sloughs Are Nearly Gone And Summer Is Yet To Come

 By MikeDrew

 

There were twisters of alkali blowing across Deadhorse Lake.

They were spinning columns of white that rose from the clouds of alkali blowing from the dried-out north end of the big, shallow lake. Waves of white dust rolled like fog along the shoreline until they reached the water where the ripples tugged at the bottoms of dust clouds and made them twist. Vortices swirled and rose into the air.

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New RØDE COLORS 3

 By Ryley Smith

 

Life is short, so why not add a little colour? With RØDE’s new COLORS 3 for the Wireless GO II and Lavalier II, not only will you be able to easily keep track of who is using each microphone in multi-mic setups, but you can also enjoy an extra pop of colour in your day! 

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What’s In My Bag: How A Food Photographer Captures The Delicious Details With A Macro & 3 Zooms

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Stacy Howell (@stacyhowellimagery) is a commercial photographer and food stylist who divides her time between NYC and Charleston, SC. With an eye for composition and light, she approaches each shoot with a rustic, authentic and story-telling style ranging from light and fresh, to dark and dramatic. Always showcasing food in its natural state, she loves to focus on the gorgeous details and colors that make you feel like you’re close to something delicious and beautiful. We caught up with her to see which Sony Alpha gear she relies on to capture all of the delicious details.

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