About Dave Morrow

Bamboo Rafting down the Lijiang River — XingPing, China

Hello World!

In a few words I’d consider myself a landscape photographer, workshop instructor & word slinger with a passion for travel, the truth, and all things strange.

Other than that I’m your average 30 year old, traveling, photographing, freak show. Here are some of my favorite pictures from 2012, 2013 and 2014. You can follow along with my adventures, at least through pictures, by visiting my On the Road & Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery or the Latest Work Gallery.

If you’re new to this website check out my Getting Started Page as soon as you’re done here. On the Getting Started Page you’ll find everything you need to explore this website!

One of the other things that really brings me happiness is teaching others the art of photography. I teach courses on location as well as online, including shooting and post processing. If you’re interested you can find more at the In the Field Star Photography Workshops & Tours Page or the Online Star Photography Post Processing ( Editing ) Group Workshops Page. More below the next photo…

A few of my star photography students woke up to shoot sunrise with me after a long night of shooting the stars at Mount Rainier. The lucky ones were still  warm and sleeping :)
A few of my star photography students woke up to shoot sunrise with me, after a long night of chasing stars.

It’s always awesome to see the skills students have learned or photos they have created after attending a workshop or taking a tutorial. For that reason I’ve created created my Star Photography Student Uploads Gallery which is a great place to see these pictures or even upload some of your own.


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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.

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About this Website

Since starting Dave Morrow Photography in early 2012 I took it upon myself to run the entire thing as a one man show. For me this was the only way to ensure everything was working correctly, my customers, workshop attendees and daily visitors were always satisfied, and allowed me to know all the inter-workings of my business from top to bottom.

One of the tasks that came along with this was website design, meaning everything you see here was designed, coded, and implemented by me and only me. At first I didn’t know a thing about any of these subjects, but over time I taught myself coding and everything else that goes along with running a .com business / photography business.

Due to my latest large website update I now use some freelance web designers to do these things for me.

That being said if you ever see anything I can improve on please get in touch and let me know. It’s my goal to bring you nice photography, informative travel details, tips, tricks, and new information on a constant basis.

OK enough about me, there are a few more interesting links included below you may like, check them out and have fun.


Star Photography Resources

Check out my Free Star Photography Tutorial which links to all of the star photography tutorials and resources provided on this website.

I also provide Star Photography Workshops & Tours which visit some of the darkest and most photogenic locations on Earth. Join me on an adventure under the stars like no other!

Taken during the Super Moon in August 2014. This particular night there was some nice fog in the valleys. As the Moon rose it cast rays of light into the valleys and gave a dreamy feel to the entire landscape.Here is a video I took through out the hike --> http://youtu.be/hhdGzPTajY0
Solo Backpacking Trip Under the Light of the Super Moon — Mount Baker Wilderness, Washington


General Photography Resources

You can find all the tutorials contained on this website at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com/LearnPhotography

Another great resource that’s just been added is my Get Started Page which provides you with a full site map of all the interesting and informative information contained on this site.

Interested in learning about different cameras or lenses? My Camera & Lens Reviews are a great place to start. I’ve also listed the camera gear I use on the What’s in My Camera Bag? section of this site.

Maybe post processing and photo editing is more your thing, check out these great Post Processing Before & After shots and techniques.

There are also some other links provided on the right hand side of the page to help you learn the art of photography and/or post processing.

Teaching a group of students my star photography post processing workflow at Mount Rainier National Park. Photo Credit: Kathy Vickhttp://mskathyv.smugmug.comhttps://www.facebook.com/kathy.vick
Early Morning Star Photography Post Processing Session After a Night of Milky Way Photography on Mount Rainier, Credit: Kathy Vick

Software Discount Codes

Two of my favorites software packages are Topaz Labs, HDR Soft the Makers of Photomatix.

You can also use this same discount over at Stuck in Customs. If you would like a discount when purchasing at any of these links just use the coupon code DAVEMORROWPHOTO when checking out to receive 15% off :)

Another group of star photography workshop students that stayed up through thenight to shoot sunrise with me @ Mount Rainier.
Teaching a 1 on 1 workshop @ Palouse Falls, Washington
My last group of star photography workshop students for the summer. We had a nice sunrise at Tipsoo Lake to finish the thing off:)
Sunrise shoot with my workshop group after a night of star photography

Quotes I Live By

A few thoughts of mine about accolades/awards/bragging rights & anything else that may hinder your creative processes in life.

“Allowing society to cripple your creativity with pre-defined awards ( bragging rights ) and place an established value on the beauty you create is giving away your path to the stars, to your dreams, and most of all your path to create something new, something beautiful, something that can not be defined by words, actions or ideas that the human mind has yet conceived.” — Me ( Dave Morrow )

“Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride.” — Hunter S. Thompson

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”  — Jim Morrison

Exploring Iceland with www.thefella.com and www.gregannandale.com. They have names as well, but no one really cares;)Photo Credit: Meghan Kesecker
4X4 Exploring with Conor MacNeill & Greg Annandale in Landmannalaugar Iceland

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” — Jack Kerouac

“All of life is a foreign country.” — Jack Kerouac

“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives… and to the “good life”, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.” — Hunter S. Thompson

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” — Aldous Huxley

“The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the dissatisfaction.” — Allen Ginsberg

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.” — Henry Ford

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age.” — Aldous Huxley

“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used”. — Hunter S. Thompson

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

My top secret camping location on the Oregon Coast
Camping Along the Central Oregon Coast

“You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.” — Thomas Wolfe

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” — Chris McCandless

“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” — Aldous Huxley

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” — William Blake

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Gibran

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Maybe there is no Heaven. Or maybe this is all pure gibberish—a product of the demented imagination of a lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate who has found a way to live out where the real winds blow—to sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested . . . Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.” — Hunter S. Thompson

Riding bikes in Yangshuo China
Paul Weeks & I Riding Bikes & Exploring in Yangshuo China
Barely survived a night of sleeping/freezing on the great wall in -2 Degree Celsius temps. Got some nice Milky Way shots tho:)
Just After Sunrise & An Awesome Night of Milky Way Photography on the Great Wall of China

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Stayin' Cool in Iceland
Glacier Climbing in Iceland

I hope you enjoy looking through the pictures, travel destinations, tutorials and other info included on this website. Thanks for stopping by.


Contacting Me

If you need to get in touch with me for one reason or another head on over to my Contact Page for more details.

Cheers, Dave

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