There are some great opportunities, and challenges, in photographing the night sky. This is especially true if you want to include the Milky Way as in this photo below. Here are four steps to make it easier for you.1. Plan the location.You are looking for the darkest sky possible. In order to capture the Milky Way you will need to find a south facing location (in North America) where you are at least twenty miles or so away from a city or town. Plus the scene should ideally have no light sources... continue reading
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My June weekend at the North Rim was a chance to visit the annual Star Party which is held during the new moon. Amateur astronomers with awesome 'scopes share the views of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars with all the visitors and educate you as well. After taking in some spectacular views of these planets it was time to shoot some milky way starscapes. We found a great place to dry camp off of service road 22 just a few short miles from the park entrance, a large clearing about the size of 2 football... continue reading
About 6 to 7 months ago, I lost all interest in photography. From one to the other day, it was simply gone. I couldnt find a reason within myself. I searched a lot, did a lot of meditation, NLP etc, but I couldnt find any reason why I had lost all interest in something I truly loved to do before.I tried to let it go, bannishing the blocking thoughts, but that was easier said then done. Months went by before I contacted a former NLP teacher of mine, and I asked if he would be able to help me, by... continue reading
Showy Milkweed is very attractive to butterflies, especially Monarchs.They see the beauty in a plant we simply think of as a weed. Seeing the wildflower in bloom makes it easier to appreciate its beauty. Showy Milk Weed Blooming in California's Yosemite National Park. Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Wild Sunflowers) are considered weeds by many people but their sunny yellow flowers welcome spring to desert areas with much beauty.Advice for nature photographers: don't overlook the plants at... continue reading
Sometimes I don't have any idea what to shoot. Trying to capture something special is not easy..We need to have some inspirations to take stock photos. Do you agree?A picture suddenly come to my mind..let's shoot something like this. So I bought Corn fakes and milk from the supermarket . Set up tripod, set camera timer, one hand hold a jar of milk and pour it down slowly; focus manualy on the splash.. After few attempts, finally I captured what I want!Here is the photo!Hope you like... continue reading
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