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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.  … 
June 26th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Star Trails, Windmill and Tulips’ by William Lee – Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn, Oregon

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Long exposure nighttime startrails windmill tulips Oregon wooden shoe tulip farm
If you work with 135mm film cameras, you probably know an important function named “multi-exposure”, which allows a photographer to do multiple open-close actions for shutter on one single frame of film. With a film camera, you have no choice but to use the “multi-exposure” function to shoot a star-trail photo with blue sky. For … 
November 26th, 2012

Checkerboard Star Trails (Joseph Rossbach)

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Checkerboard Star Trails
Last month I had the pleasure of shooting in Zion National Park. My favorite fall color location for the past several years. In addition to the color of the Cottonwoods and Maples that burn brilliantly in early November, the park is also home to some of the most dramatic scenery in the Southwest. Deep canyons, … 
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 8th, 2011

Juniper and Star Trails

Posted By Michael Frye
Juniper and star trails near Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park
Here’s a new image, made last Tuesday evening near Olmsted Point in Yosemite. My friend Mike Osborne calls this the “Bowsprit” tree. What? I didn’t get it either until he explained that a bowsprit is the bent figure with arms splayed back at the bow of old sailing ships. Okay, yeah, this does sort of …