A few people asked me recently how I created my Startrail image which is below. It's easier than you think and all you really need is some time and a sturdy tripod. Read on to learn how..Read More
There are powerful, crystallized feelings that are experienced when skiing and snowboarding the backcountry of Arizona. They are mysterious, fantastic, gigantic, fleeting, and always require attention. Most backcountry photographs capture a thin cross-section or single layer of these feelings. This project was born as an attempt to explore new ways to convey those feelings.
The setup began with immense planning around the position of the Milky Way rising in relation to Fremont Peak depending on the time of night. Under the warm winter sun we began by hiking and then snowshoeing up to the inner basin arriving just before sundown. Troy continued on in the waning light and begin ascending up the north side avalanche chute to prepare for the light painting once it was dark enough. Abe remained in the middle valley and set up two cameras capturing alternate angles of the mountain. Over the next few hours communicating via radio we went back and forth and getting the angle and perspective just right.
We had planned to...Read More
I thought I should update those in Northern Arizona that I have a show for the months of March, May and June at the Artists Coalition Of Flagstaff, which is now located in the Flagstaff Mall. The show ranges from landscapes captured during my past two years overseas in New Zealand and Australia to the night sky as seen in both hemispheres.Read More
To start out our trip, we left on the 9pm train from Flagstaff, Arizona to Union Station (LA) California. We had a great send off at the Lumberyard (my favorite restaurant) and I want to give a big thanks to everyone who made it! It really made our day. You all are awesome! After boarding the train we spent nearly 15 minutes finding a seat before we set off. It was dark and surprisingly quiet compared to past trains. Every hour on the hour I woke up to the nearly full moonlight on the countryside whizzing past. I didn't get much sleep but it was a beautiful sight.Read More
In this blog post i'm going to show you why I shoot RAW instead of JPEG and the differences between both. There is no easy way to say whether RAW or JPEG is better for you. In the end, you have to think about your workflow and what you want out of the final image. If you want to tinker with your image to get that perfect exposure that you see on magazine covers or gallery walls then raw is for you. If you want to bracket many exposures and layer them into an HDR to achieve that ethereal look, then you guessed it, RAW.Read More