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I own far too many cameras. In all honesty, its probably a photographer thing. Or maybe just a someone-who-likes-to-take photos thing. Unfortunately, the overabundance doesn’t end with cameras. I also have lenses, an external flash (or three), a light stand, Pocket Wizards, and quite a few other gizmos needed to create beautiful, stunning, portraiture. Only I don’t do that anymore. […]

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There are very few things I miss about our “sticks and bricks” lifestyle. Overall, living the life of a nomad suits our sense of adventure and we don’t mind the inconsistencies that come with it. Everyone once in awhile though, I get to photograph a family and realize how much I loved it. I photographed […]

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Beautiful Nightscapes usually have some foreground elements. This can often be a silhouette, but being able to see elements in the foreground can be very helpful as well. One of our favorite images capture in Bryce National Park was enhanced with some light painting. Consider both images, and see which you like more. Foreground Subject […]

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We’ve gone over basic gear and camera settings, and now its time to start talking about what you are shooting. Composure in night photography is made more difficult by the darkness of it all. Your foreground is made up mostly of silhouettes (unless you are light painting, more on that in a future post), which […]

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Last post, we talked about basic gear. This post, we’ll talk about camera settings. But first, lets talk about star movement. Star Movement Stars move across the sky. This isn’t actually true, as this movement is caused by the earth’s rotation, but we’ll ignore that for now. For our purposes, the stars move, and we […]

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