The 500 and 300 Rule For Photographing The Night Sky

500 Rule Aside from gear related questions, probably the most common question I hear related to night photography would have to be, “what are your settings?” It’s a completely valid question, and I remember my puzzled reaction the first time I learned it for myself. Your settings for astrophotography are quite different from most other types of ph...
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Infinity Focus and Hyperfocal Distance : Maximize Depth of Field in Astrophotography

Focusing on the Milky Way - Using Infinity Focus and Hyperfocal Distance to Maximize Depth of Field in Astrophotography About this Post This blog post is all about getting in-focus images of the Milky Way and your foreground subject in a single exposure, without using blending or other compositing techniques. Find Infinity Focus During my astro...
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Using Off Camera Flash for Astrophotography

Using Off Camera Flash for Astrophotography I’ve started using off camera flash more and more in my night sky images, so I thought I would share this technique with all of you. Some folks will simply not care for the results of this technique, and I completely understand that perspective - it's subjective. There are other ways to capture dynamic ni...
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What's In The Bag? - An Update On My Lenses

What's in my bag? I recently went through an anti-GAS phase - not sure if that’s a thing. If you have never heard of “GAS” before, it's an acronym that stands for Gear Acquisition Syndrome. In short; you see cool photography stuff and then you buy cool photography stuff, whether or not it’s necessary to further your craft. Luckily, I learned early...
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Getting Started With Wildlife Photography - Tips and Tricks

Getting Started with Wildlife Photography Being relatively new to wildlife photography, this is all pretty fresh in my mind. I've picked up a lot of little tips and tricks that have improved my work along the way, and I'm sharing them with you here. Feel free to comment with your wildlife photography tip! My camera hasn’t hardly left my hands in t...
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My Process for Printing Landscape Photographs

My Process: Preparing and Printing Images There are countless ways to go about this entire printing process. Simply put, this is the method that I have personally developed while preparing for an upcoming gallery show, in which the main images will be large prints I created at home. This works for me, but it might not work for you. I encourage you...
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Airick and Liz - Cambria Pines Lodge Wedding - Antique Aero Reception - Star Wars

"I love you. I know." Airick and Liz created a special day that was totally "them," and shared it with their family and friends. From the Star Wars details to the airplane hanger reception, their wedding day was a ton of fun to photograph. I'm so happy for these two as they start this new chapter in their lives together. The force will be with t...
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6 Reasons You Should Be Printing Your Photos

6 Reasons You Should Be Printing Your Photos (As seen on PetaPixel) As a photographer I spend a lot of time taking photos, editing, blogging, and posting to social media. To what end? Are the photos meant to be viewed for the 24 hour period that FaceBook displays them and then just gone forever? And then I scrounge up another photo to share and th...
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Eric and Maritza - Bakersfield Wedding St Phillip the Apostle & Petroleum Club

Last weekend's weather for Bakersfield was as follows: Friday - terrible wind storm, thick dusty skies Saturday - blue skies and spring perfection Sunday - thunder and lightning and hail, oh my! Can you guess which day Eric and Maritza tied the knot? If you guessed Saturday, you would be correct - their love made the storm pause. (these are a...
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The Canyon Villa - Intimate Italian Villa Wedding Venue - Olive Inspired Styled Shoot

Just a few miles off the main road in Paso Robles wine country, The Canyon Villa is a gorgeous Italian Villa, perfect for intimate wedding events and vow renewals. The Villa is a bed and breakfast, and with Chef William at the helm, the food alone is worth a visit. The owners, Katherine and William, were so warm and welcoming, inviting me up to sc...
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