Post Processing - Milky Way in Lightroom

July 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Capturing night sky images is only half the battle, post processing is the key to truly amazing photos. You don't need to be a Photoshop master to get it done, a basic knowledge of Lightroom and it's powerful sliders is all you really need. This is a short tutorial on how to use Lightroom to really bring out the best in your Milky Way photos. Once...
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Never Fails

March 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I had been looking forward to last night for weeks. I had planned to meet another photographer at new spot that I had a really good feeling about. There is limited access and I had to do some hiking to scout it so I had high hopes. Conditions were perfect, clear and cold with just enough wind to keep the clouds away. I charged all my batteries and...
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Clearly An Illness

February 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I was looking at my weather app at lunchtime and feeling a bit disappointed at the outlook for the weekend. Rain, rain and more rain. No chance of clear skies to go out and shoot some under the stars. Then I noticed the forecast for Sunday morning and I got a little excited. Thunderstorms are supposed to be moving in and that means I might get some...
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How To Create A Watermark in Photoshop

February 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Watermarking your images before they are shared online doesn’t have to be a complicated process. I like to add a relatively small personalized one that has my name and my website in some corner of my images. Nothing that overpowers or takes away from a shot just something to let people know who took it and where they can see more. I have incorpora...
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My Dilemma

February 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Most of my photography takes place in the dark. About 80 percent of my shooting is astro and even when I’m shooting sunrise/sunset some portion of that begins or ends in the dark. While I’m not afraid of the dark, over 25 years in law enforcement has given me a healthy respect for it. Bad things happen more often in the dark and dangerous animals t...
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