Photo Tips from the Pros Series: Cowboy with a Camera

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Star trails are something that can be a lot of fun to capture at night. Using an intervalometer or remote shutter you can setup to capture these using several different methods. Firstly you must make sure your camera is setup to be focused on the stars and then you can try capturing the star trail.

The first method you can use to capture star trails is by setting your camera into BULB mode and locking the shutter to take an extremely long exposure using a lower ISO and capturing anywhere from 10 minutes to hours. 

The second method is the one in which I prefer to use and that is to capture many exposures and then blend the images in post processing. For instance, this image here was captured using 600+ 20second exposures and then blending them together in a  "Lighten" lay mode in Photoshop. Once the star trail was processed I then used one of the single exposure image to get the Milky way to pop out of the image by layering the star trail and one of the single exposure photographs. 

With the star trail I lower the opacity until I find the balance that I wanted with the single exposure and star trail combined. 

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The Beauty of Killbear

Lynn Johnstone

Lynn Johnstone

Thousands of visitors and campers have been coming to Killbear Provincial Park for decades. For many, it has become a tradition to come with friends and family. The beauty of Killbear lies with its distinct beaches, varied wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Killbear is renowned for its countless camping areas, great hiking trails and it is simply a dream for both professional and amateur photographers alike to capture stunning photos! 

Although camping season is coming to a close at the end of this month (October 29th to be exact) it has been a very busy and active 2017 season for Killbear. There have been many great events, concerts and talks throughout the spring and summer months. The Friends of Killbear will continue to help continue building programs with the Park to entertain, delight and educate our campers and visitors.

So if you haven't visited Killbear Provincial Park please take the time to check out our site as well as Killbear section at Parks Ontario. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. And look for yourself all the awesome things that you can do and discover when you either visit or camp at Killbear. It will be an unforgettable experience that you will never forget.