Sunday, January 16, 2022
Mindshift BackLight photo backpack giveaway - round 1

Chase The Milky Way Mindshift Backpack Giveaway Winner!

I'm sure you've all been wondering who won our "Chase the Milky Way" Mindshift BackLight bag giveaway. Drum roll please - and the winner is: Jeff LaSante of Texas Jeff's entry...
Thor's Rainbow, cropped. Copyright 2019 Kirk D. Keyes

Luxli Viola RGB LED Light Panel at Thor’s Well

Low-Level Lighting and Milky Way Photography with the help of the Luxli Viola RGB Light. I've long been a fan of light-painting photography. In the 1980s I'd seen the "Space...
Trona-Pinnacles - Stanley Harper

Chase The Milky Way – New Mexico Inspiration, Trona Pinnacles Beginnings

Trona Pinnacles, an area of iconic landscape features in the California desert served as my first "Chase The Milky Way" adventure. Here is how I got there. IT STARTED IN...
Milky Way Photography for Beginners - Part One

Milky Way Photography for Beginners – Research, Location Scouting and Apps

In Part Two, I cover the "In The Field" portion of a Milky Way adventure - from pre-trip items you should look at to prepping the camera before the...
Group Photo at Crater Lake

Photog Adventures 2020 Milky Way Photography Workshops

Photog Adventures Milky Way Photography Workshops for 2020 are ready for registration and already selling out! Milky Way Photography Workshops Have you always wanted to learn Milky Way Photography or Astrophotography?...
Creative Nightscapes and Time-Lapses: Your Complete Guide to Conceptualizing, Planning and Creating Composite Nightscapes and Time-Lapses 1st Edition

Creative Nightscapes and Time-Lapses by Mike Shaw – Book Review

You know how it goes, it's a lot like the hero's journey. In my quest to travel from ignorance to wisdom, I often turn to Google, and it's child...
Milky Way Photographers "f/2.8 and be there" T-Shirt

Milky Way Photography T-Shirts

Are you looking for the perfect t-shirt to wear when you're out shooting the Milky Way? Have you been trying to look as good in full daylight as you...
Introduction To The World Of Time-lapse Photography - by Joe Choi

Introduction to the World of Time-Lapse Photography

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...
anonymous, Lens-coma, CC BY-SA 3.0

Testing Lenses For Coma

As a nightscape and Milky Way Photographer, one of the top criteria I use when selecting lenses is to look at the shape of stars when shooting at wider apertures. Their shape is affected by several lens aberrations. And they are most apparent in the corner of the image. Coma is one of those aberrations. And you don't need any fancy gear to be testing lenses for coma.
SpaceX Dragon Human Launch 2020

SpaceX Launch from American Soil was a Huge Success!

With today's SpaceX launch, SpaceX and NASA have successfully completed the PINNACLE MOMENT of what was imagined long ago at the onset of the Commercial Crew Program. Launching astronauts...