Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Is That A Meteor In Your Photo, Or Is That Piece Of Space Junk Just Happy To See You?

Airplane light trails

Look in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a frog. Or maybe even Underdog! But, sorry to disappoint, it’s probably not a meteor. (Yes, there is such a thing as a flying dog. Those of you over 50 know what I’m talking about.) After every meteor shower, excited photographers send me photos of the Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Night Photos-Waterfalls

Full Moon Over Waterfall

The images on the “Night Photos” pages are selected from blog posts, but these pages include only a sampling of the relevant images. If you want to see all of the content for a certain topic, use the blog’s “Search” feature. Waterfall illuminated by the full moon

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Night Photos-Satellites

Big Dipper-Venus-Satellite-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

The images on the “Night Photos” pages are selected from blog posts, but these pages include only a sampling of the relevant images. If you want to see all of the content for a certain topic, use the blog’s “Search” feature. Venus, the Big Dipper, and an unidentified satellite shine in the twilight sky in this view from Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Visualize This! (Part Three of Three)

International Space Station over waterfall

In Part One, we talked about previsualizing this photo of the International Space Station. In Part Two, we executed that previsualization by making our exposures in the field. In this installment, we’ll discuss the post processing techniques used in Photoshop to put it all together. Wouldn’t it be great if all we had to do was Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Visualize This! (Part Two of Three)

International Space Station over waterfall

In Part One I said I had to previsualize the affects from five different elements in this scene of the International Space Station streaking over a waterfall during the full moon, and the cumulative effect from all of them. In this installment, let’s look at those elements in detail. In Part Three, we’ll look at Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Visualize This! (Part One of Three)

International Space Station over waterfall

Stay with me here. I have something very important to tell you. It’s so important that it’s going to take more than one blog post. I’m going to take you with me on a journey of PREVISUALIZATION as I create a night-photography image. Previsualization? Uh, Kevin, isn’t that a bit redundant? Is that even a word? You Read more... you know you want to.