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July 25th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Homo Borealis” by Mark Alberhasky – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Long exposure of man in Jökulsárlón, Iceland against backdrop of northern lights and aurora
I became interested in photographing the northern lights during December of 2013 after reading an article and seeing some wonderful images. I began doing research and found the prospect of seeing the aurora was both location and season dependent. While many U.S. photographers choose Alaska as their destination, I discovered that Iceland was a viable …
March 21st, 2014

Gearing Up for Joshua Tree… and 3 quick tips for making star trails

Posted By Jason Bradley
The silhouette of a Joshua tree after sundown.  Shot at 1.3 seconds, f18, ISO 200 and with a 14-24 Nikon f2.8 lens.
This year, next month really, we are returning to Joshua Tree National Park for another workshop.  Yes, I am known mostly as an ocean dude, but if the truth be known, I do all sorts of photography and have been venturing inland more and more over the last several years to explore California’s well-photographed landscapes.  …
July 2nd, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Ocotillo under the Milky Way’ by Russ Bishop – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Ocotillo under the Milky Way, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, Night Exposure, Stars, twilight, summer
Anza-Borrego in southern California is one of my favorite desert locations for its vast wilderness feeling. Just a short distance from Palm Springs, it is a sprawling preserve that encompasses 600,000 acres making it the largest state park in California and the second largest in the United States. Needless to say, you can find your …
June 26th, 2012

Summer Nights

Posted By Michael Frye
Bristlecone pine snag at night with star trails, White Mountains, California
Night photography offers wonderful opportunities to be creative. The low light allows you to use long exposures to record movement, like star trails or moonlit clouds. And since the natural light is so dim, you can easily overpower it with a flash or flashlight and add your own light to a scene. That aspect of …
August 24th, 2010

Light Up the Night 2

Posted By Ian Plant
In the first part of my series about night photography, I presented a landscape image taken at night using flash to illuminate foreground features. Night photography isn’t just for landscape scenes, however; wildlife can be fun to photograph at night too. You just have to be able to find them in the dark!  Twilight is a great time …