Got a surprise today…

I went to bed early last night, around 4am. I got up today and got ready to head to the studio. On my way to the studio, I didn't want to forget anything, I went back to my truck and grabbed my tripod for shooting macros today. We had maybe 45 minutes of light left... Continue Reading →

Clear your calendar…

This post goes out to the folks in the Seattle region of Washington state.  The last time we had skies clear enough to get some good night shots, there wasn't a moon to light anything up.  Well, I have some good news.  Here is my forecast for Saturday (December 15th) night: The sun sets at... Continue Reading →

The results from last night.

Last night was amazing!  The shots I recovered, less than amazing.  I got my tripod and other stuff setup and organized before midnight.  It was chilly out but there wasn't any wind to blow the cold down into you clothing.  There was a little fog hovering over the lake, making it look like a simmering... Continue Reading →

Going for the Moon

*The Featured image was shot on 3-31-18 from my hotel room with my cellphone.  It is a sunrise in Tokyo, Japan. I have had a few days to rest and get caught up on some sleep.  I haven't had a good shot at the moon in a while and tonight looks very promising.  From Seattle,... Continue Reading →

Here comes the moon!

latenyte.com has shown lunar forecasts before, and now here is a little explanation of how to read the charts for those that are not familiar.   To do this we will also need a copy of the solar forecast as well. Now that we have the solar and lunar forecast, we can see what time of... Continue Reading →

Apps for Photography

Recently we went over timeanddate.com and it lunar calendar.  It might be great for the studio, but maybe not so much in the field.  I just finished going through the book Capturing Light and in the beginning of the book the author discussed the app Helios for iphone.  That does me no good since my... Continue Reading →

Moonrise & Moonset

We haven't really discussed Moonrise and Moonset.  Most dictionaries will tell you these aren't even words, but they are words just as Sunrise and Sunset are.  When shooting night photography, the moon is your only natural light source.  So even though you may not be taking shots of the moon, it is still a good... Continue Reading →

No dice for Full Moon

This is the best I could do shooting through the low clouds we had last night.  The good news is last night is not going to be the last full moon.  I have a lunar calendar now hanging in my studio.  I have also noticed that not too many weather people give nightly forecasts like... Continue Reading →

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