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Created on August 25, 1916, The National Park Service oversees 61 national parks in the United States. I would imagine most of us are familiar with a few of the parks due to their popularity in the realm of photography. The NPS also oversees numerous other...
Brad Goldpaint - Transport the Soul, Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018
When I'm looking for some Monday Motivation, I often go right to the best. Who and what are the "best" is often debated, but I think it's going to be hard for anyone to argue that the winner in the Royal Greenwich Museum's Astronomy Photographer of the...
Milky Way Photography for Beginners - Post Processing
Welcome to the final installment of our series devoted to beginning Milky Way photographers. In Part One, we covered research options such as apps that we use. Part Two covered the field portion of Milky Way photography. In this part, I will talk about several post-processing techniques...
Milky Way Mike, aka Mike Ver Sprill, is an expert at shooting star trails with digital cameras. He has a great video on removing planes from star trails, titled "How I Edit Out Planes and Create Star Trail Time Lapses (Full Tutorial)." In this tutorial, he discusses...
Richard Tatti / Nightscape Images YouTube Page Screenshot
Monday Motivation is about introducing people that we at MilkyWayPhotographers.com find inspiring. Richard Tatti / Nightscape Images is one. His YouTube channel is nearing 50 videos - each one focusing on a different subject or an aspect of nightscape photography. His excellent photography, the quality of his...
Introduction To The World Of Time-lapse Photography - by Joe Choi
Let's face it, even though we are photographers video is cool and can tell a story. I was inspired early in my photography journey by a local photographer/videographer on the concept of time-lapse photography. The coolest effect was how it could compress the perception of time. The...
Hey aspiring Milky Way photographers, how is your year going so far? I am back with the second part of our series "Milky Way Photography for Beginners." In Part One, I covered my process in the office that I go through - Moon information, location...
Monday Motivation - Royce Bair, Clarence Spencer, and Eric Benedetti - Creating Natural Lightscapes with Royce Bair
One of the most popular videos on Photog Adventures' YouTube Channel is “Creating Natural Nightscapes with Royce Bair & Friends.” It’s a presentation given on March 14th, 2017, featuring Royce Bair,  Eric Benedetti, and Clarence Spencer. They discuss the value of low-level-lighting, tracking mounts, and custom Astro-camera...
Google Maps is helpful in not only figuring out drive times, but also getting a virtual "feel" for the terrain.
Jacksonville's Main Street Bridge, officially the John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge. Recently I've become a traveling photographer. For the past nine years I have been crisscrossing the country as part of a traveling product representative. Believe it or not, it wasn't until...
Tips For Using Google Maps for Milky Way Photography
Conducting research is a prime task when it comes to photography. Milky Way photography and other genres require us to spend anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours researching. The research can cover anything from specific photography tips to location research. Here are...
Cloud clover can destroy a Milky Way photography trip fast. I had a conversation a couple of years ago with another photographer. During that conversation, I had an "aha" moment. We were discussing a trip he wanted to make, and he was worried about the cloud...
Light Pollution Filter Mega-Comparison by B&H Photo Video
9 Light Pollution Filters Tested: Do They Really Work? Light pollution is the bane of Milky Way photographers. The garish yellow, orange, or blue colors that artificial lights cast upon our landscapes and night skies often make processing astrophotography images difficult.
There might be as many ways to post process an image as there are camera brands on the market. One technique that has been getting popular in the last few years has been using luminosity masks. If you search YouTube, you will find numerous videos on the...
Moon Window of Opportunity | Milky Way Wednesday every week @7pm MT Milky Way Wednesday.
Basic Milky Way photography is pretty simple. Sure, some things that go into the process such as location, weather, and moon research. Overall though, once you have done it once or twice, it is like riding a bike. When it comes to taking your...
Milky way in light pollution, Expose to the right histogram before and after
How is this possible? When you think of photographing the Milky Way, you usually think of doing it from a dark location away from light pollution. What if I told you it was possible to photograph the Milky Way from your back yard?! There's...
GAIA 2 - App Review - GAIA GPS - MilkyWayPhotographers.com
One topic that I very rarely see mentioned within the photography world is navigation aids. Be it a compass, GPS, etc.; there does not seem to be much information out there. While I am not up to speed like I used to be on this topic, I...
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Every week, I am going to bring to you nuggets of Milky Way photography information that I find from around the web. These nuggets can include YouTube channels or videos, gear and app reviews, or just perhaps a retelling of a misadventure. In this first edition...
Bert Kaufmann from Roermond, Netherlands, Chicago (2550963495), CC BY 2.0
As a child, I remember seeing the Milky Way when visiting my grandparents in rural Klickitat County, Washington. It dominated the night sky in the summer, stretching from the north, up overhead, and on the southern horizon. To a child, more stars than could be counted filled...
Maneuverability allows for this Jeep to navigate along the cliff side in Death Valley confidently. 2018 Copyright Marybeth Kiczenski
A short guide on the basics of 4WD and AWD for photographers. It may surprise some, but I am a huge automotive enthusiast that works auto shows. The idea for an article about four-wheel drive systems arose from my daily interactions at...
How to Remove Coma Aberration From Your Astro Images. Using Photoshop to Correct Coma in Post-Processing
What is Coma Aberration?Before we start talking about how to remove or even avoid coma in your astrophotography images, lets first talk about coma aberration. It is an imperfection in some lens designs that result in stars appearing distorted, sometimes looking like they have a little fuzzy...

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