Sunday, December 4, 2022

Aaron Martinez

I am a West Texas-based landscape and nightscape photographer and photojournalist. I started my photographic journey in August 2014 and since have been published on a National Geographic site, twice as a contributor to the Pentaxians yearbook, in New Mexico Magazine in February 2019 as one of the winners of their annual photo contest, and in dozens of online and print pieces as a photographer at the El Paso Times in Texas. I also teach occasional post processing and shooting workshops and travel regularly for photojournalism, landscape, and night photography alike.

Pentax Astrotracer Guide – 2021 Edition: What it is and How...

Pentax’s Astrotracer is a game-changing feature created with night photographers in mind. It has strengths and weaknesses. But overall, this feature alone makes the...

What’s In My Camera Bag #3 – Milky Way Edition

"What's in my camera bag," is a question that's often asked, often by beginners, sometimes by a pro breaking into a new genre. Over...

Learn to Shoot the Night Sky with Sigma Ambassador, Babak Tafreshi

Precision Camera and Video is hosting an online webinar where you can learn to shoot the night sky with National Geographic Photographer and Sigma...

Pentax D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 Review – For Astro!

The Holy Grail for Pentaxians? Shipping early July in 2020, to say the Pentax HD D FA* 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW was a highly...

Focal Length Blending: An Easy and Powerful Creative Technique – with...

I still remember the first time I watched a Nick Page tutorial on how to create a focal length blend. Considering I was beginning...

Add “Star Glow” to Your Milky Way Photos

I will show how I add “star glow” to some of my images in Adobe Lightroom with an adjustment brush. I won’t be going through how I process an image from start to finish. Instead will use an example photo to quickly show how to add “star glow” to the brightest stars to give the picture a little more pop.

How to be Honest in Your Photo Captions

Since before the introduction of the program, we all know as Photoshop, people have been creating remarkable images and art with their computers. However,...

Pentax D FA★ 50mm f/1.4 Review

Released in 2018, the Pentax 50mm f/1.4 D FA* marked Pentax’s official jump into modern, fast full-frame primes. Made for all applications, including Milky Way Photography, the lens was quickly praised by the community and lens reviewers alike.

Pentax K-1: The True Best Night Photography Camera

Packed with a ton of night photography-specific features, I’m here to tell you why the Pentax K-1 is truly the king of night photography...

Prime or Zoom – Which Lens Combination Is Right For You?

The time has come for some new gear. You want to upgrade to a mid-range focal length like a modern 35mm and 50mm prime...