Become Your Dreams - Olympic National Park, Washington

It's great to be back with a new blog post for you all. With the launch of my How to Photograph the Northern Lights Tutorial & Star Photography Photoshop Actions & Luminosity Channels it's been an insane past 2 months.

My goal as always is to bring you all top notch content from all aspects of landscape, night and star photography! Do you have any comments or suggestions on new tutorials you would like to see on this website? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Let's Get to It!

For anyone that missed it I made a free tutorial for you all. It will show you how to post process / edit your Northern Lights photos from start to finish in Lightroom & Photoshop.

Fresh out of some amazing hikes in the Pacific Northwest, winter is quickly approaching which means awesome snowshoeing and travels abroad.

Recently we spent some time in the Enchantments of Washington State. This place is unreal! I'd highly suggest it to anyone that wants to escape reality for a week. We spent 5 days out here exploring, hiking and taking photos! 
Taken on a 5 day backpacking trip in fall of 2014.
Paul Weeks Shooting in the Enchantments of Washington State

The Shot

This is one of my favorite spots to shoot on the Olympic Peninsula. You can camp here, or even better hike up the beach for days without seeing a soul. The Wild Coast as they call it has is very remote once you get out there a day or two. It also has some really nice easy to access locations for day trippers.
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How to View & Photograph the Northern Lights then Edit Your Pictures in Lightroom / Photoshop

From planning and scouting to shooting and post processing, provided below is your definitive guide to becoming a master of viewing & photographing of the Northern night skies.

Armed with this tutorial and my Free 39 Page eBook provided below, you'll be on your way to capturing and post processing some great photos of the Aurora in no time!
The Northern Lights Dancing Through the Skies - 70 Degrees North,  Norway
Camera Settings: 20 Seconds, f/2.8, IS01200

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In February (2014) travel photographer Conor MacNeill & I ventured to the Arctic ( Norway / Sweden ) during the winter months to photograph the Aurora. Much of our trip was spent constantly watching the weather for clear skies and strong aurora activity.

After 10 days of chasing and photographing the Northern Lights I've compiled all the tips & tricks I used into a definitive guide allowing you to capture some great shots of the night sky in the far North.

If you're just interested in viewing the Northern Lights, then the Planning Section is all you will need!

Download Your Free 39 Page eBook
Below I've provided a free 39 page, Night Sky Exploration & Adventure eBook Bundle, which will be sent directly to your email address as a PDF file. Included in the eBook is everything you will need to get started in Night Sky, Milky Way & Star Trail Photography + some great night sky hikes as well!

Included in the free eBook bundle are the following 5 eBooks
3 Tricks for Focusing at Night
5 Simple Steps to View & Photograph the Night Sky
Dave’s Top 10 Planning Tools for Photography & Hiking
Star / Night Photography Camera & Lens Recommendations
3 Great Hikes for Exploring the Night

Planning Your Shoot

The most important and often overlooked step in all of photography is planning and scouting. You can greatly improve your chances of getting great photos of any kind by putting in some planning work prior to your next shoot or photography trip.

Dave's Star Photography Photoshop Actions, Luminosity Channels & Bonus Video Tutorial

I'm excited to introduce my Star Photography Photoshop Actions & Luminosity Channels plus a bonus video tutorial showing you exactly how to use them in your own post processing workflow.

Watch Dave Edit Two Photos Using the Actions in the Video Below

Using 100+ Star Photography Photoshop Actions & Luminosity Channels you can quickly and easily get great results, and learn the adjustments and tools used to get these results. I personally use these actions to edit each one of my star photos & can't wait for you to try them as well!

As an added bonus you'll also receive an in depth video tutorial showing you exactly how to use the actions, some of my favorite post processing tricks, a copy of my Under the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 Presets, + much more. Complete details below!
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Watch Dave Edit this Photo Using the Actions in the Video Below!

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