Skip to content

outdoor

How I got the photo: Spooky ghost on a swing set
My friend has six acres of property pressed up against Topanga State Park in California. I visited there in September,...
Six tips to capture autumn colors
With the autumn season upon us, now is the perfect time to go out and photograph the abundance of colors...
Don’t be like me: How not to smash your lens and knees
Think of this as a public service announcement. Today, I'm going to discuss how to avoid smashing your equipment, day...
How to find the Milky Way
The short version Northern Hemisphere: Wait until "Milky Way season," about April through October. Get away from light. Look south....
Mobile Mondays: The amazing app for clouds and weather, day or night
I often get asked about what mobile apps I use for night photography. When I mention that one of my...
How I got the photo: The Car Forest night photo
I wanted a vivid, bold composition of a subject that had been photographed a fair amount by other night photographers....
How I pack for night photography — tips for organizing your camera backpack
How you pack and organize your belongings for hiking or travel directly impacts your experience. This is true of all...
How I got the photo: Comet NEOWISE
Although I do night photography, I usually don't photograph specific celestial events. But I had never photographed a comet before,...
How I got the photo: Ojo Oro Arch Milky Way
I was instant messaging with a night photographer I had known mostly online for a few years when he extended...
Road trip! How to find the best places for dark sky night photos
Road trips are exciting. The long drives, strange music, late night taco stands, the fascinating conversations. But if you do...
How I got the photo: Owens Valley Radio Telescope Milky Way
Luck sometimes favors the prepared. I had put all my ducks in a row. Back in July 2018, I had...
How did I choose my night photography ball head?
I do long exposure photography almost exclusively, so I look for specific qualities in ball heads. If I am adjusting...

Six tips to capture autumn colors

With the autumn season upon us, now is the perfect time to go out and photograph the abundance of colors that signify the changing of the seasons. Whether you’re in the city or out in the county, creatively capturing the

Read More

How to find the Milky Way

The short version Northern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about April through October. Get away from light. Look south. Southern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about September through March. Get away from light. Look high up. Short and

Read More

How I got the photo: The Car Forest night photo

I wanted a vivid, bold composition of a subject that had been photographed a fair amount by other night photographers. This was photographed at a desert art installation known as the International Car Forest of the Last Church outside Goldfield,

Read More

How I got the photo: Comet NEOWISE

Although I do night photography, I usually don’t photograph specific celestial events. But I had never photographed a comet before, and I couldn’t stay away. Planning the location Finding where the comet would be visible was simple since it would

Read More

How to find the Milky Way

The short version Northern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about April through October. Get away from light. Look south. Southern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about September through March. Get away from light. Look high up. Short and

Read More

How I got the photo: The Car Forest night photo

I wanted a vivid, bold composition of a subject that had been photographed a fair amount by other night photographers. This was photographed at a desert art installation known as the International Car Forest of the Last Church outside Goldfield,

Read More

How I got the photo: Comet NEOWISE

Although I do night photography, I usually don’t photograph specific celestial events. But I had never photographed a comet before, and I couldn’t stay away. Planning the location Finding where the comet would be visible was simple since it would

Read More
fall trees reflections

Photographer of the Day: Michelle

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Michelle Photo: “A Reverie of Dreams” The color in this is magical and I love how it practically glows. The gorgeous still water reflections give this the perfect symmetry. Add in that person standing there and you have an

Read More

Enter to win a new camera, an education bundle, plus much more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, Xpozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away an educational bundle, with. courses from Joel Grimes and Serge Ramelli. You’ll also get a free one-year membership to ThinkTAP Learn!