Photograph the Lunar Eclipse on January 31st, 2018
In a week there will be a very rare and long-awaited celestial event: a supermoon and lunar eclipse combo. On this night, the sun, Earth and moon will align and provide us with a stunning deep red moon – a blood moon! Continue reading
Ritz Camera is having a sale on select telescope models in time for the eclipse next week. Check them out here:
Meade Instruments Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST) for $699
Meade Instruments ETX80 Observer 80mm f/5 Achromat Refractor Telescope for $349
Meade Instruments EclipseView 114mm Reflecting Telescope for $189.99
Meade Instruments EclipseView 76mm Reflecting Telescope for $129.99
If you’re interested in renting telephoto lenses, be sure to take advantage of BorrowLenses’ Eclipse Sale! Take 17% off with code ECLIPSE17.
I have written a thorough guide to shooting the eclipse with the help of Hudson Henry (he did all the heavy lifting). I had his video captioned so that you can watch in a quiet environment if needed.
The eclipse is impacting my hometown of Brownsville, Oregon, which is also having their Country Music Festival the same weekend. Please be kind and patient with the locals.
Here are a few of my other favorite sky/outdoor photography tutorials:
The Top 5 Hikeable Peaks Photographers Will Love
High Dynamic Range vs Multiple Exposure Blending Editing for Photographers
How Lens Length Affects Apparent Background Size: An Example Using the Moon
Portraits de type Gatsby! My continuous lighting Great Gatsby-themed tutorial is in the French version of Digital Photo magazine. Learn how to use LEDs and bring the outdoors inside with How To Create Dreamy Great Gatsby Portraits.
Last minute coupon codes for mom, in memory of mom, or just for you! Check them all out on my Gear & Print Specials page. Here are my top 5 favorite products: Continue reading
My latest batch of discounts and special are live over on my site, including 50% off photo books, which expires tonight (2/24, 11:59PM).
Need some inspiration? Check out my Create Better Photo Books with 7 Vacation Shooting Tips.
Every few weeks a new fleet of print and gear specials arrive from a growing list of preferred vendors, like Shutterfly, BorrowLenses, and more.
See all of my latest coupons, discounts, and specials here.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
My portrait of Andrew Munday was used as an example of chiaroscuro in Ann Kullberg’s Colored Pencil Magazine, May 2015 edition.
See a behind-the-scenes tutorial of that exact shoot here.
Andrew Munday is the Director of Operations at DoorDash. He used to dabble in modeling until the successful startup took over all of his free time. 🙂
My work was recently published in Digital Photo Magazine as part of a larger article on portraits. Katherine Cheng is the model and you can see two other variations of my chiaroscuro portraits of her here and here. This will give you a good idea of how differently one person can look in three portraits taken in one session. Continue reading
I work out of a secure and centrally-located studio in San Francisco’s Design District as part of a collective of artist and developer stalls called Code and Canvas. We are a stone’s throw away from Creative Live, Left Space Studios, KQED, Anchor Steam Brewery, and on the map for SF Open Studios.
A very exciting development is taking place in our building: over 14,500 square feet is opening up for technical creatives including engineering designers, graphic designers, digital photographers, architects, potters, print makers, 3D printers, jewelry makers, clothing designers, and more! Affordable work space for creatives is very hard to come by in San Francisco. See the details below about the space and who to contact for more info. Continue reading