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
Recently, after posting some images of the Milky Way, I've was asked how I approach shooting the night sky and how to bring out color and depth. Its a little more complicated than a quick answer so I figured I'd write a guide. After thinking about all the steps and preparation it takes I decided on writing two parts. This is part one and is a brief explanation of some general settings, gear and practices you will want for photographing the night sky.Read More