Friday, March 13th, 2015

More Wild Photo Night Adventures!

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m honored to have been a guest photographer on six episodes of Doug Gardner’s wildly popular Wild Photo Adventures TV show over the past five years. One of the shows, which is about night photography, is in the current season and hasn't been available to view online until now. Watch Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Photographing Tuesday Morning’s Total Lunar Eclipse

This Tuesday morning (April 15) is the first of four total lunar eclipses that will be visible in North America during 2014 and 2015. Considering that I’ve been clouded out of the past four, I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to photograph at least one of them. Unfortunately, the forecast in my backyard isn’t looking Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Interactive Moon Phase Calendar


Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

More Lunacy-Photography During The Full Moon

Full Moon Over Waterfall

The full moon occurs tonight (actually 7:33 in the morning), which means the next few nights are going to be great for some types of night photography. You won’t be shooting many meteors or Milky Way scenes, but you can shoot landscapes illuminated by the moon, as well as shots that include the moon in Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Comet PanSTARRS and False Advertising


I'm not a big fan of traditional advertising techniques, especially those that insult my intelligence, or lack thereof. Show me a baby that Warren Buffet turns to for investment advice, or try to play on the fact that I’m an ignorant redneck in order to get me to drink your watery excuse for a beer, Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Crepuscular Comets & Crescents

Crescent moon in twilight sky

Tonight is the new moon, which means that tomorrow evening a very thin crescent moon will lie low on the horizon in the dusk sky after sunset, similar to the accompanying image. A thicker and higher one will occur on Wednesday night. And if all goes well, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere will Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Crepuscular Rays & Crescent Moon at Dawn

Crepuscular rays at sunrise

It has been one of those days, so no tome to go with tonight’s nightly photo. But check this out if you want to read more about twilight and crepuscular rays. 

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Throwing Light Under the Moonlight

Cabin under moonlit night sky

As I mentioned in last Wednesday’s post about the moon and in this ancient how-to post, photographing subjects under the light of the full or nearly full moon can produce exciting images, especially if you include the sky. With the right exposure, you’ll get a slightly darkened blue sky, similar to what you’d get by Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Nightly Image – Clouds & Moonlight

Clouds at night in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

The full moon occurs this Saturday evening at 11:39pm, which means the night sky is already getting light, with the moonlight washing out the fainter stars. This is the time to shoot landscapes illuminated by the moon, and if you include the sky, you’ll get a blue, daytime-looking sky filled with stars. Pretty cool! I shot Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Nocturnal Image of the Day – Venus and the Crescent Moon

Venus and crescent moon in twilight sky

New moon is a night photographer’s best friend. It’s the time to photograph the night sky and capture the stars and Milky Way in all their glory. And in the few days just before and just after the new moon, you have the bonus of a thin crescent moon in the twilight sky. In the days Read more... you know you want to.