Taping Windows During a Hurricane

Some homeowners apply masking or duct tape to their windows in preparation for a hurricane. The theory being, the tape will prevent the windows from breaking. The fact is, tape will do nothing to help preserve your windows or protect your home. There are far better things to spend your…

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Night Photography Using Moonlight

I came across a bunch of really nice night photographs the other day that a few people had taken using the light of the moon. At first I was skeptical that the pictures I was looking at were real, in that they seemed like they were heavily modified. The foreground…

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How To Take Pictures of Fireworks

Much like lightning, taking pictures of fireworks is actually not that hard. Since fireworks are on display at night, you can leave the shutter open for as long as you like. The explosion and light show acts as a giant flash bulb, exposing the shot. All one has to do…

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Motorcycle Smartphone Mount – RAM Mount X-Grip

I needed a smartphone mount for my motorcycle for a couple reasons. Carrying a cell phone in my pocket while riding was quite inconvenient. There’s just no way to pull the phone out when navigating by GPS, and adjusting the volume while listening to music is difficult at best. I…

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Canon EOS 6D Review: What an Upgrade!

Last Christmas (after I made sure all the kids and wife got their toys), I bought myself a new Canon EOS 6D to replace my aging Canon Rebel xTI. It was really start to show signs of old age. It was suffering from dead pixels and at only 8 megapixels,…

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Photographing Stars and the Milky Way

Photographing the stars or the Milky Way at night isn’t all that difficult. However, unlike most other photography disciplines, whether it be landscapes or portraits, the equipment makes all the difference in the world. The equipment isn’t cheap either. The reason being, there isn’t a whole light to work with,…

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Pictures of Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods is an incredibly beautiful 1,367 acre State park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was designated as a National Landmark in 1971. Aside from the awesome beauty one of the cool thins is tourists are allowed to climb on the rocks, and with a permit, are…

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