How many potential photo ops do you see all the time and then drive right by, thinking you'll check it out one of these days? You know, a dirt road you pass by on the way to a somewhere else, or an overlook on your favorite parkway that requires a short hike and you just Read more... you know you want to.
Each month I post a monthly night photography events calendar on the first day of the month. Events listed on the calendar are suitable for wide-field and moderate-telephoto astrophotography using DSLR cameras, as well as for general night photography. The calendar does not include events or subjects that are more suited to telescopes or extreme telephoto Read more... you know you want to.
Warning: This is a Soapbox post. Proceed with caution. This is the first of a three-part article on exposure for night photography, as well as most other types of photography. In Part Two we’ll talk about choosing aperture, shutter speed, and ISO based on the scene. Part Three will look at how to evaluate the histogram Read more... you know you want to.
After I finished shooting on Mulberry Street, I walked to another favorite New York location, Madison Square Park. There’s a tiny island in the street where you can stand in front of a planter and get a great view of the Flat Iron Building with cars streaking by. By the time I got there, it Read more... you know you want to.
While I was in New York last week for the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference and the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show, I was able to spend a couple of nights in the city photographing. I didn’t have a lot of time, so I visited some of my favorite haunts for shooting rather than spend Read more... you know you want to.
I’m back home from the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference and the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show in Suffern, New York. This was my first year attending these events, so I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I have to say, I’m really surprised to learn that there so many men in this world who Read more... you know you want to.
I’ll be in New York until Sunday, attending the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference and doing a little night photography. I had hoped to get ahead on blog posts for the next several days, but it was not meant to be. I doubt I’ll have time to post anything while I’m away, so the Digital After Read more... you know you want to.
If you’ve seen me give a night-photography program, you know I’m a big proponent of being prepared. Indeed, with night photography, that’s the name of the game. You don’t just walk around at night with a camera looking for photos. You go out with the shot already in your head and you create it. With sunrise Read more... you know you want to.
Okay, I promise this will be the last snow or ice night photo I’ll show you until next winter. Spring has sprung and it’s time for warmer thoughts from now on. Personally, I’m already getting excited about shooting fireflies in a month or so.
Sometimes when the conditions are just right, the demarcation in the twilight sky is as vivid as the colors of twilight itself. I’m afraid I don’t know what those conditions are, however, although it seems to occur most often after a front has come through and cleared the air. If there are any atmospheric scientists Read more... you know you want to.