The seeming motion of the stars is due to the Earth’s rotation around its own axis. The stars form concentric rings around the point that the Earth’s axis intersects in the sky—for the Northern Hemisphere, this is roughly around the North Star.
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The popular photo editor and manager Zoner Photo Studio X has gained several unique new features just in time for Christmas. With its winter update, it has become the first Windows editor in the world to support the opening and saving of HEIF files. The new Smoothing Brush and Structure Cloning features in its Develop module make it easy to retouch portraits quickly while keeping them natural-looking. The Polarization feature helps users get more detailed clouds, and meanwhile the increased freedom for photo books lets them unlock their imagination.
Retouching has long been more than just removing pimples. Retouching tools are constantly improving, and today you can retouch portraits more conveniently and effectively than ever with tools based on “frequency separation.” These let you adjust skin’s color without blurring its structure, or for example soften wrinkles without discoloring the skin.
When you sit down with lenses that all offer the same focal length and aperture, you might think that they’ll all give almost the same outputs. But in reality their outputs vary in a variety of details. To see this difference “live,” check out our test of some Canon and Sigma lenses that—in theory—“meet” at the 35mm focal length.
Unite photos and video. That’s exactly what a timelapse video lets you do. You can capture action that stretches out for long time periods thanks to this technique. It’s easy to do—just prepare the right photos and then merge them into a video. Let’s take a look at how to do that.
They say that for a true photographer, there’s no bad weather or bad light. But some days you just don’t want to go outside. On those days you don’t have to give up photography—you just need to look around your home. You can find inspiration in every corner. And to make your search easier, we have some tips on things to photograph at home.
Naturally, classical reportage is mainly connected with the work of photojournalists. But reportage photography is currently also at the center of attention among wedding photographers, for example. It helps them tell a story and present the whole wedding-day atmosphere better. So let’s take a look at the challenges a reportage photographer has to know how to handle.
You want to photograph your child, and he’s not cooperating. This is a frequent problem for parents, and a nightmare for professionals who photograph children. Thankfully there are reliable ways to keep kids distracted. Take a look at how to make photographing children stress-free for everyone involved.