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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The Filter Every Landscape Photographer Should Own

The Filter Every Landscape Photographer Should Own

I started my photography career in the Pacific Northwest. A region of the US where lakes, rivers, and waterfalls dominate the landscape. So it was natural for me to spend my time searching for unique locations on Google Earth, and monitor sun and moon positions with the PhotoPills app to find the perfect combination of location and light to crea...
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Shoot Local

Shoot Local

When I first started out in landscape photography I was drawn to bold, dramatic landscapes and all I wanted to do was capture my version of all the iconic locations with as wide a lens as possible. Near/far compositions from talents like Adam Burton and Marc Adamus were a heavy influence. So much so, that I often forced that perspective into my ...
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It's Fall Y'all! Time To Plan Your Fall Color Trips And Gear!

It's Fall Y'all! Time To Plan Your Fall Color Trips And Gear!

It’s September, our favorite time of year for landscapes far and near. The creative opportunities are endless in autumn with the beautiful gold, crimson and orange peppered backdrops nature provides. Capturing fall color may seem easy, but creating a stunning image requires more than a quick snap of the shutter. Photos by Michael Ryan The most ...
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Introducing: Hoya NXT Plus Filter Series

Introducing: Hoya NXT Plus Filter Series

How do you improve on Hoya’s best selling NXT filter series? Simple! Use better glass, an improved multi-coating process, more multi-coated layers for better light transmission, AND add a new “Waterproof” Top-coat to repel water quickly away from the surface which makes it easier to clean and more fun to use. UV filters are most commonly used t...
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