Get the First 70 Pages of My New eBook, Photograph the Night Sky, For Free!

Cover-Final---Photograph-the-Night-Sky-copy-5This week I’m putting the finishing touches on my first full length book, Photograph the Night Sky.

It’s 170 pages of in-depth content on everything I know about night sky photography.

Photograph the Night Sky also contains detailed information & video tutorials on composition, scouting, planning & weather, as well as many other skill sets which apply to landscape photography.

The complete copy of this book will be available on Thursday, July 16th, but I want to give you the first 70 pages right now.

Everything else you may want to know is provided on the book’s main page linked below.

Click the link below & get your copy today!



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Free Star Trails Post Processing Video Tutorial

So you’re ready to capture and post process some star trail images? Let me show you just how easily this can be done! Using my free tutorials provided below I’ll show you my favorite methods to capture and edit your star trail images in a simple yet powerful manner.

First I’ll provide you with step by step instruction, next you can watch the free video tutorial to see these steps in action. Both are provided below the free eBook link below. If you haven’t taken any star trails images yet you can learn how to do so using my Free Star Trails Shooting Tutorial

Download your Free 70 page Star Photography eBook & access the tutorials below the next photo. 
You will learn how to take and edit / post process star trail photos as well as still frame photos during the workshop. This was taken from a view point high above Crater Lake. We will visit a ton of great locations within the park during the workshop.

Download Your Free 70 Page eBook

My new full length book, Photograph the Night Sky, has just been released & I want you to have the first 70 pages for free.

Photograph the Night Sky is Your Definitive Guide to Milky Way, Star Trail, Northern Lights, Moon & Night Sky Photography!

It also contains detailed information & video tutorials on composition, scouting, planning & weather, as well as many other skill sets which apply to landscape photography.

Click Here & Access Your Copy

Star Trails Post Processing Tutorial

After getting back from taking some star trails pictures here is my preferred method of post processing them explained in a very brief manner. I’ve also provided a free video below to show you these steps in action.
  1. Load all your images into a RAW photo processor of your choice such as Lightroom or Adobe Camera RAW.
  2. Adjust a single exposure out of the series to get the white balance, darks, lights and all of the other settings to mimic what you would like to see in your final image. Now sync all of your other images from the shoot to exactly match this image. This is very easy using the “Sync” option in Lightroom.
  3. Export all of your files to JPEG, TIFF or whatever other format you like. Note: If you choose TIFF and plan to export a few hundred picture files you either need a really fast computer with lots of RAM or some magic. I would suggest JPEG in the case of star trail pictures.
  4. Layer all of the files on top of each other in Photoshop. I like to use Adobe Bridge to do this using the “Load Files into Photoshop as Layers” function.
  5. Select all of the picture layers in Photoshop EXCEPT the bottom one and change the blend mode to lighten.
  6. Boom, that’s it. You should now see a picture that mimics one long star trail for each star location.  I go on to do many different other adjustments to this image after completing the steps above, but that’s for another tutorial:)

Free Video Tutorial

Dave’s Top 14 for 2014

This year I’m going to mix things up a bit and give you all a list with more than just photos. Scroll down and see what you think. I think there is some good stuff in there for everyone!

Enjoy & Thanks for Looking!

Top 5 Photos

Top 5 Video Tutorials

Top 4 Books