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10 Quick Tips for Shooting the Milky Way

Ever wondered how to shoot the Milky Way? If so, we put together these ten tips and resources to help you successfully shoot the Milky Way and get clean beautiful images every time. 1. Scout the location. Look for places that have rock formations, unique structures and foreground interest to create depth and interest. In the photo above Stan Mo...
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Our Top 5 Favorite Stocking Stuffers

Our Top 5 Favorite Stocking Stuffers

We’ve got you covered with our selection of holiday gifts we love and use everyday!  You’ll love and use them all year long! 1. SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD $229.99
 We love this power packed little drive! It's the perfect gift for the photographer on the go. Designed for saving and editing high-resolution photos and ...
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REDISCOVERING THE JOY OF SHOOTING FILM

REDISCOVERING THE JOY OF SHOOTING FILM

“I love the look of film. I like the grain, the light leaks, and the imperfections.” A conversation about shooting film with Mike Caputo, film enthusiast and Hoya userWhen did you first get into photography?I’ve always had an interest in photography. Most of my memories are in photo albums taken with disposable cameras. I remember I took a photo...
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IFPC 2019 – FILTER PHOTO CONTEST

IFPC 2019 – FILTER PHOTO CONTEST

On July 16th, 2019, Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. launched its annual International Filter Photo Contest 2019 – an international competition that aims to reward those photographers whose works enhance the creative and unbound possibilities that filters provide. Application period: from July 16th to October 31st, 2019
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DIGITAL INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY: WHAT TO SHOOT FOR

DIGITAL INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY: WHAT TO SHOOT FOR

Hello! I’m Matthew Stuart Piper, Hoya’s new Infrared Ambassador, and this will be the first of a number of blogs on using Hoya’s R72 infrared (IR) filter. I’ll be starting out with basics and working up to more advanced content, so if the first few blogs are too rudimentary for you, just hang in there! Either way, enjoy the photography! Here’s ...
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Astrophotography around Los Angeles - What you need to know

Astrophotography around Los Angeles - What you need to know

Growing up in the sticks of Connecticut, I dreamt of city life away from the slow, quiet, semi-rural life. College gave me that chance and 14 years later I wouldn't change a thing.  After several years in San Francisco, I eventually settled in Los Angeles. The urban lifestyle has it’s perks, especially having access to just about anything 24/7 a...
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