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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Know Your Gear

January 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Astrophotography is not easy. It’s dark, you have to shoot in full manual and often you can’t even see your subject all that well with the naked eye. You have to contend with some pretty spooky stuff, your lenses are prone to fogging and a stray beam of light can ruin a shot you went to great lengths to setup. The single best way to make it easier...
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