Get Crisp Stars in your Sky Shots

January 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
One of the most common questions that come up when discussing night photography is: “How do I get my stars to not look like lines?” Nighttime landscape photography is different from daytime landscape photography in that high ISO is not only perfectly acceptable, but sometimes necessary. You see, you can’t just use a low ISO and keep the shutter ope...
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The Arctic of Lexington

January 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I decided to shoot up to Lexington, MI on Saturday morning in hope for a sunrise photo shoot with an icy shoreline. Well I got my wish. When I first made it there, around 6:15 am there was not a cloud in the sky but there was a LOT of ice. I searched in and around the icy shore and got a feel for how strong the ice was. A couple of times I fell abo...
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Turning Night into Day

January 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I started doing “Night to Day” images almost by accident. I had set out to take a star trail photo and had taken just a simple 30 second exposure at a high ISO to check my framing. When I got back to my computer I looked at the file and played around with the processing and loved the way the night looks as if it’s exposed like a daytime shot. The m...
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How I Process My Images

January 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
This is just a quick video I made to not only show everyone how I process my photos but to hopefully give you some insight, tip, or trick which can help you out in your processing as well. Comments and feedback are always appreciated.
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Feisol CT-3441s Review

February 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I recently went through a tripod upgrade and I thought I’d share my experience. As those of you who are looking for a new tripod, it can be a tedious task. With material options, height, weight, options, vendor preferences; there is a lot that goes into this decision. Through all of this, not all local stores carry all different brands, nor do loca...
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