Author: Grant Kaye

Born in Hawaii, educated in New Zealand, and now living in Lake Tahoe, Grant Kaye specializes in landscape, night-sky photography, motion-controlled time-lapse, and creative filmmaking. His clients have included Red Bull, MSNBC, Yahoo, and many others. See more of his work on his website or join him for a workshop.

Using Your Histogram to Make Better Photos

Camera Settings, Photography

Learn what histograms are, how they are used in photography, where to find them in your camera, and how to edit using them....

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Photo Pills Guide for Sky/Night Photography

Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Photography

A complete guide to using Photo Pills for planning and visualizing your landscapes and nightscapes. Learn key features, see specific...

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Ultimate High ISO Photography Review: Canon 5D Mark IV vs Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III

Gear Reviews, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Photography • One Comment

Capturing the center of our galaxy with long exposures is magical but also more within reach than ever before with modern cameras. We'll...

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How to Shoot Aviation Photography

Aerial & Aviation Photography, Photography

Aviation photography is exciting and challenging. With the right gear, knowledge, and skills, even new photographers can produce great...

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Fundamentals of a Good Travel Production for First-Time Videographers

4K Cameras, Videography • One Comment

What to bring on a low-budget, small-footprint documentary shoot without sacrificing lighting, audio, or stabilization – plus other great...

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An Introduction to Frame Rates, Video Resolutions, and the Rolling Shutter Effect

4K Cameras, Videography

Gain some historical context for frame rates, learn how to quickly combat rolling shutter effects, and prime yourself on the basics of...

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Intro to Portable Power for Photo and Video

Gear Reviews, Photography, Time Lapse Photography

Battery technology has greatly advanced in recent years and prices have come down markedly from where they were just a few years ago. I...

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Memory Card Basics: Choosing the Right Memory Card for Video and Time-Lapse

4K Cameras, Camera Settings, Time Lapse Photography, Videography • One Comment

Choosing the right memory card for a DSLR video or time-lapse project is a critical decision. Memory cards have three fundamental...

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Product Photography Lighting and Best Practices

Lighting, Photography, Product Photography • 11 Comments

This post covers the basic concepts behind product photography lighting and discusses best practices that will hone your craft and make...

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High Dynamic Range vs Multiple Exposure Blending Editing for Photographers

Photography, Photography Editing • 4 Comments

Have you ever noticed when photographing a sunrise or a sunset that your DSLR camera can’t capture the brightest and darkest part of the...

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