POTD: Wind Farm Stars

Star trails over a wind farm in eastern Colorado.
Star trails over a wind farm in eastern Colorado.

I enjoyed teaching a night sky photography class with a small group of clients last night in Limon, Colorado. Despite some early cloud cover, conditions improved after dark and we ended up with some nice shots. The image above is a 25 minute composite (50 x 30s exposures).

Learn how to create images like this on your own!

Join me in the field or online to explore creative photography techniques.

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Live Training Aug 27th: Luminosity Masking

Discover luminosity masks
Discover luminosity masks August 27th online

When: Saturday, August 27th
Time: 10am-Noon US Mountain Time (Noon-2pm Eastern)

Topics include
  • Creating Luminosity Masks with Photoshop actions
  •  Selecting the right mask
  • Adding/Subtracting and Intersecting Masks
  • Using Adjustment Layers with Luminosity Masks (curves/Photo filter/brightness-contrast)
  • Using Blending Modes to create unique effects (glow, vignette)
  • Using Luminosity Masks with HDR and High-Pass Sharpening Techniques

I will be presenting live online on how to create and use luminosity masks using the custom actions from my eBook, Mastering Luminosity Masks (Available for download here).

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See Denver in a Whole New Light

Join me in Denver, Colorado September 22-25 for a creative photo safari!
Join me in Denver, Colorado September 22-25 for a creative photo safari!

Creative Photo Safari: Mile High Cityscapes

September 22-25
Denver, Colorado, USA

Join me to explore the artistic side of Denver as we photograph the art and architecture of Colorado’s capitol. You’ll learn creative composition, texture blending, and post-processing techniques while exploring the photogenic downtown Denver area.

RSVP Deadline: August 22nd, 2016

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South Texas Birding Experience 2017

Join me in South Texas, June 2017

Photograph birds  in South Texas, June 2017

A Bird Photo Studio in the Rio Grande Valley

Great Kiskadee eating a water bug

I’m pleased to announce my dates for the South Texas Birding Experience 2017. For next year, I am offering two small group (max 4) sessions for getting some of the best bird photos in all of the USA. There is nowhere else I’ve been where I can capture closeups of small birds, including unique species like the green jay with perfect backgrounds.

  • Session 1: June 1-5, 2017 
  • Session 2: June 7-11, 2017

All Inclusive Photo Safari Includes:

  • Three days of private access to the photo blinds
  • “Ask me anything” field and classroom instruction (including processing and critique)
  • Single-occupancy air-conditioned lodging on site
  • All meals and happy hour
  • Transportation from the lodge to the shooting sites

Space is extremely limited, so place your deposit now to reserve your seat on this trip.

I hope you can join me in Texas!

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Colorado Night Sky Class Now August 21

Night Sky Photography Class in Colorado, August 21st.
Night Sky Photography Class in Colorado, August 21st.

Due to inclement weather, I’ve rescheduled my Night Sky Photography class to Sunday, August 21st in Limon, Colorado.

I will be teaching techniques for night photography, including:

• Setting up your camera for night photography
• Locating and photographing the Milky Way
• Photographing stars
• Creating star trails
• Light painting techniques

I hope you can make it!


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