Hey guys, lots going on and lots to talk about, and it feels like it's been too long since I posted a star shot.
This is the Oregon Coast with the Milky Way arcing overhead and a
fishing trawler on the horizon. It's amazing how something that seems
to be a nuisance at the time can become a useful dynamic later after
consideration. ...And being forced to work with it! *laughing*
I like the "gentleness" of this image. What do you think about it?
This week I will be out of town working on an exciting local video
production called "Treeverse." I was honored to be asked to
be part of it, and then excited as it's developed into a sizable
production full of creativity and imagination. You can find out more
# here and # here
I will be doing timelapse and night photography of the event. Fingers crossed that we get a clear night for stars! A major shout out and thank you to # Dynamic Perception for supporting the production with a Stage Zero timelapse dolly system. If you are into timelapses- check out their system. It is incredibly powerful and incredibly simple to use. I could not rave enough about how much I am loving the Stage Zero and may run away with it to Mexico when I am supposed to send it back- wait, Canada is closer, so maybe Canada instead of Mexico. I will try to attach a sample video below of the kind of stuff I will be doing for this production. I am leaving this morning for the event and will be gone until Sunday. It's going to be an amazing week of photography, videography, timelapse, adventure and soggy mud.
A big thank you to all of you that responded to the video tutorial on Processing Stars! It was a major effort to put it together and get it online. Thank you for your support and interest. There will be more videos to come and in field workshops this summer.
It has been a wild ride pursuing this star photography thing. Lots of
surprises, challenges, excitement, setbacks, and learning. When I
first pointed my camera up into the night sky to try and take a
picture of the stars with my DSLR, my jaw dropped when my preview
screen lit up with more stars than my eyes could see or imagine were
out there. The shot was underexposed, out of focus, and noisy as hell.
Even though I was completely hooked at that first moment, I never
would have guessed or imagined that the excitement of that one star
shot would translate into the path it has become. We live in an
exciting time where the digital revolution is putting POWERFUL tools
at very affordable prices our hands. I encourage you to give a try at
taking star pictures. Drive far out of town, and point that camera up
into the sky! More than likely, your first tries will be out of focus,
underexposed and noisy as hell just like mine were- but as likely,
you'll feel that wonder of looking up into a starry sky and the
amazement that you can take a picture of it! In case you've missed the
posting in the past, if you do want to give shooting stars a chance,
I've made a video tutorial geared to show you tips and techniques for
"Your First Night Out Shooting Stars." It is not exhaustive,
but it will point you in the right direction and give you that push of
confidence and interest you may be needing to try it out. And,
hopefully you can skip the first year and a half it took me to figure
out how to even begin taking star shots!
Check it out # here
Thanks everyone for your support and interest in my work. It is continually a source of encouragement and inspiration for me!