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Using Your Nexus 10 or Nexus 7 to Transfer Picture Files from Your Camera’s Memory Card to an External Hard Drive

So you’re ready to ditch the heavy laptop and start traveling full time with your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10?

Let’s get this straight, I love my Macbook Pro, but it adds significant size and weight to my travel backpack and is only used for web browsing and memory card to hard drive picture transfer. Given that most of my trips don’t involve post processing pictures on the road, it was time to look into other options. The following page will teach you how to use your Nexus 10, Nexus 7 or other Android device that supports Nexus Media Importer and the setup described below to transfer pictures from a memory card to external back up hard drives. If you enjoy post processing pictures on the road, this may not be the option for you, but if you’re ready to rid yourself of some  extra weight and travel light, I am here to set you free.

When I travel there is really only one way to go, as light and minimal as possible. I currently carry a Lowepro Pro Trekker 600AW Backpack which is amazing for fitting all my camera gear, a tripod, and minimal clothes along with my Google Nexus 10. If you are interested in seeing all the camera gear I carry the “What’s in My Camera Bag” page on this website will help you out.

I fully tested this setup below on my recent trip to china and fully approve. Here is what you need and how to set it up! I have provided detailed step by step instructions along with helpful graphics. Follow them carefully and you’re an expert in no time;)

Sit back, relax, enjoy a beautiful picture first, then scroll down & let’s get started!

from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

What You Need 

If you decide to use other devices than what I provide below they must be USB2.0, USB3.0 will not work! I have tested all of the hardware below and it works great for this setup. I am sure there are other devices that work great as well, but have not tested them in the field.

How to Set It All Up

Disclaimer: I would highly recommend testing this entire setup prior to taking it on
the road. You will want to make sure that all picture files transfer
correctly, and that you can export the picture files from your travel hard
drive to your computer after the process is said and done.  

Formatting Your Hard Drive
In order to have your hard drive recognize your Nexus 10 as well as either your Windows or Mac computer you will need to format it correctly prior to
use. If you have a Mac this will be very easy using the Disk Utility
Program that comes standard on all Mac Operating Systems. If you have a
PC, well, you will need to find a friend with a Mac, or find another
work around. In terms of work arounds, if anyone knows how to set this up on Windows, feel free to leave a note below:) Note: Although you do need a Mac to set this up, at no other time in the process does it matter what kind of computer you have. And… the good part is this only takes about 5 minutes:) Upon doing so the hard drive can be read by your Nexus Device along with a Mac and/or PC device.

ATTENTION: All information on hard drives used in the following formatting procedure will be completely erased and gone forever. If you have important stuff on a hard drive you plan on formatting for this setup, I would suggest backing that information up twice prior to driving forward.

  • Once you are on a Mac Computer with the external hard drive plugged into the computer, open your Disk Utility Application as seen below and select your external drive on the left-hand side of the application. In this case mine is the 1TB BUFFALO HD-PCTU
  • Once you have selected your hard drive, select the Erase option within the application. Note: Do not select the contents within your hard drive which also shows up on the left-hand side. For example as seen in the Erase Hard Drive Graphic & Formatting Step 1 Graphic below, I would NOT want to select MAIN, which is contained in my 1TB BUFFALO HD-PCTU hard drive. Selecting MAIN would keep the following steps from working.
  • Go ahead and name the Hard Drive whatever you like, select Format as MS-DOS ( FAT ) and select erase per the Erase Hard Drive graphic below.
  • The step above is not really necessary with a brand new hard drive, but I always like to do it anyway to make sure the drive is completely clear and good to go.
  • Once your disk is done erasing, you can drive forward.
Erase Hard Drive

 

  • Next select the Partition option as I have on the Formatting Step 1 Graphic below.
  • Select Format of MS-DOS (FAT) and Volume Scheme of 1 Partition. 
  • Before moving on, select the Options… button which is right below your Volume Scheme Setup.
  • Once you have done this, select the Master Boot Record option as shown in Formatting Step 2 Graphic.
  • Now select OK within the Master Book Record Options Menu.
  • Once you revert to the Menu shown in Formatting Step 1, you can click the Apply button on the bottom right of this menu.
  • Your hard drive is now ready to be used with your Nexus 10.
  • I always eject my hard drive in Finder before un-plugging it from the computer.
  • Copy this same process for your other external hard drive if you plan on running a mirror copy backup as I suggest.

 

Formatting Step 1
Formatting Step 2

Nexus Media Importer Setup

  • Open the Nexus Media Importer App installed on your Nexus Device.
  • Select the 3 vertical dots in the top right-hand corner of the app. Reference the ORANGE box in Graphic 3 of the Software Setup Section if you can’t find it.
  • Select the Preferences Option
  • The next step is to mimic all of the selections you will see on the following two graphics I have provided labeled Preferences 1 and Preferences 2. This will make sure that everything runs smoothly when you start importing files.
Preferences 1

 

Preferences+2
Preferences 2

Hardware Setup
If you plan on doing a mirror backup to both of your hard drives, then you will have to do the transfer process twice. For my 32GB memory cards it takes about an hour for each one. Keep in mind, when set up correctly you will not use any storage space on your Nexus 10 to do this transfer. All of your picture files will transfer directly from the card reader to the external hard drives. You can click on the picture to see it larger than it’s current display size.

Please note that these numbers are all labeled  accordingly in the graphic “Hardware Setup” below. I have added the noted numbers to each end of the connection so you can see exactly where they go.

  1. Connect the power plug from your Anker Hub to a wall outlet with the hardware provided in the package. DO NOT push the power button on the hub yet.
  2. Connect (1) hard drive to the Anker Hub on the side with (4) USB ports. The hard drives I suggested come with USB2.0 connection wires that will work perfectly. You can use any one of these ports, they all work the same. Upon full transfer you will connect the other hard drive and perform the same task again if you want a mirror backup of your files. Only connect one hard drive at this time!
  3. Connect your Memory Card Reader to the USB2.0 Male to Female OTG Cable. The female end of the OTG cable connects to your memory card reader and the male end connects to the Anker Hub. Plug into another one of the (4) ports on the Anker Hub.
  4. Connect the Nexus 10 Pogo Cable to the Nexus 10 and also plug it into the single USB power port on the short end of the Anker Hub. This will keep your Nexus 10 powered during the process as well as free up plug space since you will only have to use one power plug for the entire setup. Great for traveling when you have only have a single power adapter. 
  5. Connect the USB2.0 Male and Female ends of the Micro USB B/Male to USB2.0 A/Female OTG Host Cable to the (1) Ziotek ZT1311551 HC1 7.5-Inch USB 2.0 A Male to B Micro Cable.
  6. Plug the Micro USB Male OTG cable end into your Nexus 10.
  7. Plug the Micro USB Male end of the Ziotek Cable into your Anker hub. Please note this is a Mirco B USB3.0 port on the Anker Hub, but the Micro B USB2.0 connection wire will still fit just fine.
Hardware Setup



Software Setup
Now that you have all the hardware setup turn on the Nexus 10 and open the  Nexus Media Importer
App which is installed on your device ( If you don’t have it yet, go ahead and download now ). Once the media importer is opened. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you select the Advanced option in the top bar of the Nexus Media Importer App Screen. I have circled this in RED and denoted it on Graphic 1 below along with adding a few other color coded tips.

  • Turn on your Anker Hub. This power button is located directly next to the “7” on the Hardware Setup graphic above.
  • Upon turning on the power and giving everything 10-20 seconds to fire up and register with your Nexus 10 you will see the following screen shown below on Graphic 1.
  • Trouble Shooting: If for some reason the menu squared in GREEN does not show up, select the button squared in PURPLE  on the right and the app will show you all of the hardware which is plugged in. Usually the menu that is shown with the GREEN square around it will pop up right away.
  • (Graphic 1) Select your memory card reader as the top source and your hard drive as the bottom source. I have denoted both of these in BLUE.
Graphic 1
  • After Selecting the two sources shown in BLUE in the graphic ABOVE ( Graphic 1 ). You will see the following screen shown in the graphic BELOW ( Graphic 2 ).
  • ( Graphic 2 ) Note that I am using a Nikon D800, so the folder you see squared in RED on the LEFT side of my Nexus 10 Screen may be labeled differently depending on your camera make and model. No matter what your file is named, just click through your folder options on the LEFT until you find the one that holds your images. For the Nikon D800 this folder is labeled DCIM. Go ahead and select that folder.
  • ( Graphic 2 ) As you can see my hard drive files show up on the RIGHT of the Nexus 10 Screen. Prior to going on a trip I added a bunch of different folders so I can just throw pictures in them as I go. In this case I am going to dump all my pictures into the folder labeled “7” and denoted in RED. Go ahead and select the location where you would like to send your pictures.
Graphic 2
  • (Graphic 2 ) Once you have selected the file that contains all your pictures on your memory card and the folder where you would like to send them on your hard drive as denoted above proceed with the following.
  • (Graphic 3) First select the downward arrow which I have denoted in RED in the graphic BELOW.
  • (Graphic 3) Upon doing so you will see a small drop down menu, select the “Select New / All” button which I have denoted in BLUE. All of your pictures on the left-hand side of your Nexus screen will be selected in an aqua color if you have done things correctly.
  • (Graphic 3) The next step is to select the “Copy” button on the drop down screen which I have denoted in PURPLE.
  • You are DONE! The pictures will now transfer from your memory card to your hard drive, just sit back and relax. I would suggest NOT using your Nexus 10 for other functions during this process as it will sometimes stop the import process:(
  • Once the process has fully completed and all pictures have transferred to your hard drive go ahead and verify by opening the folder in which your transferred all the pictures to. In the case of Graphic 3 below, I would open the ‘7’ file within my Nexus Media Importer. Keep in mind that the importer will render a small square image of both RAW & JPEG format files so you can see that they are there.
  • (Graphic 3) For those of you that would like to mirror backup your picture files to another hard drive ( HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ) , first disconnect your currently connected hard drive by selecting the three vertical dots on the top right of your Nexus Media Importer Screen ( denoted in ORANGE ) and select the Disconnect button.
  • After disconnection you can turn off the power to the Anker Hub and disconnect your hard drive.
  • Next, plug in your new hard drive, and repeat the process as provided above. I suggest having all the folders on each external hard drive being exactly the same to keep things in order.
Graphic 3

Hopefully you enjoyed the tutorial. Feel free to leave any questions you have below or visit my Learn Photography Page for a full list of all the tutorials contained on this website!

Star Photography Workshops – Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

The Current Dates Are Sold Out for 2015

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Located in Oregon’s high desert region Crater Lake is well known for it’s unique landscapes, beautiful vistas, and of course clear, dark night skies.

This workshop will take you to some of Crater Lake’s best Milky Way, night sky and star photography locations, providing in depth one on one and group instruction along the way. Complete details, including what you will learn, 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 location within the park during the workshop.
We will shoot from this location and many more during this year’s workshops. 

Overview

During this workshop you will be receiving  in depth 1 on 1 and group instruction, providing beginners with a strong foundation to build upon and already knowledgeable star photographers more information and new views to work with. We will start the workshop out with a sunset shoot, then move directly into our star photography session learning all of the topics provided below. An optional sunrise shoot at another one of my favorite locations is also provided for anyone that wants to join!

This workshop includes 8+ hours of photography instruction
and exploration in the pristine wilderness of Crater Lake National Park.  Please reference the “What Will I Learn?” Section for full details on the skill sets and specific instruction you will
receive during the workshop. Answers to all other questions you may have as well as signup and payment options are provided below that.

As an added bonus for attending any of my workshops you will receive a free copy of my Star Photography Post Processing Video TutorialsUnder the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 Presets, Luminosity Masking Video Tutorial
& my new eBook, Photograph the Night Sky. Upon registering  for the workshop you will receive the products right away, no
need to wait til the summer. ( 125$ Value )

If you’re interested in seeing all of my star photos or want to learn a little bit more about myself, the Full Star Photography Portfolio & About Me Page should be helpful. I also provide other workshop options & destinations. Head over to my Star Photography Workshops Page for complete details.

Please contact me at David.R.Morrow32@Gmail.com if you have any questions that are not covered in the following paragraphs starting right below 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 Workshop Students Woke Up to Shoot Sunrise After a Long Night of Star Photography – Note: Taken at Mount Rainier National Park

What Will I Learn?

Although I do provide Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials as free and added bonus
with the workshop, you do not need to know anything about either
program, nor own any post processing programs to get the full benefits
of the workshop.

  • Learn the key points of planning for your adventure to the stars or your shoot as some call it.
  • In depth knowledge of “The BIG 3”, ISO, Aperture and Exposure and
    how they pertain to the broad array of night shots you may want to
    capture.
  • The 500 Rule: Selecting the optimal exposure time for different star photography scenarios.
  • Troubleshooting 101: How to set up for the perfect night shot in any
    conditions. This includes focusing at night, multiple exposure images,
    etc.
  • Using your creativity and external light sources to bring the night
    to life, while still capturing a natural looking and well lit photo.
  • How to capture great shots of the Milky Way and the other worlds that surround us.
  • How to photograph star trails while decreasing noise or light
    pollution in your shots and a basic verbal overview of using Photoshop
    Blend Modes to combine these shots.
  • The ability to capture a sharp foreground as well as the Milky Way or stars in the background.
  • Using multiple exposures, settings, and advanced tools to improve the level of your star photography.
  • Depth of Field Blending to achieve ultimate sharpness throughout the
    entire picture. Techniques provided for night/star and landscape (
    sunrise / sunset ) photography. We will cover how to effectively capture
    the full depth of field using multiple exposures, as well as a verbal
    overview on how to combine them using Photoshop.
  • Effectively capturing all necessary RAW picture data in the field,
    to minimize post processing at home and come away with over all better
    photos. This part of the workshop ensures that you did not blow out
    highlights, lose dark areas, or degrade any of the color or other
    picture data while out shooting. It’s nice to leave each shoot knowing
    you got the shots you wanted, without any doubts. We will cover all
    these bases for landscape ( sunset / sunrise ) and night/star
    photography.
  • Open floor session. Each one of you provide something you would like
    to learn and we will all go through the process step by step.
  • The sunset shooting session will also include my “In the Field”
    landscape photography workflow providing all the tricks and techniques I
    use to capture all of my non-night related photos.

Anything else you may want to learn, as I stated above, these workshops are anything goes… so ask away:)

The workshop schedule & more details below the following picture.

from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post here -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2013/12/flyin-high-crater-lake-oregon.html
The Milky Way Rising – Another location we will visit and photograph at the workshop. 


What Should I Bring with Me?

Please note you can take the workshop without all of the following requirements, but I can not promise you will achieve the great results you would otherwise.


A DSLR Camera, any will do, but keep in mind star photography is one of the few fields where a better camera really does help to produce better results. A full frame / 35mm sensor will really help you to capture the best of the stars, but is not required. Renting a camera and lenses is always a great option. There are a bunch of websites that provide this service. Here are a few: Some great & affordable options for full frame rentals are the Nikon D700 or the Cannon 5DMKII.
www.lensrentals.com
www.borrowlenses.com
For those of you from the Seattle Area, Glazer’s Camera has one of the best and more affordable rental programs around.

  • A wide angle lens is very important. Any lens between 8mm-24mm will work depending on your camera. You will also need an aperture of at least f/3.5 minimum speed. These can also be rented at the links provided above. I currently shoot with a Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G a Nikkor 16mm f/2.8 fisheye and a Nikon D800 for all my star shots.
  • A tripod. Any will work but the bigger/stronger the better.
  • A big memory card. Two 16-32 GB cards are preferable.
  • Batteries, batteries, batteries, I carry at least 2. Long exposures drain the battery quickly. I also carry a car cigarette lighter plug inverter in my car. It is not necessary, but nothing’s wrong with more battery juice for an early morning shoot or a quick power up on the way to a new location. You can find them at Walmart or online for 20-30$. Here is an example.
  • Camera Timer – Even a cheap knock off works, check reviews online before buying these brands to avoid a let down.
  • Waterproof / resistant hiking boots with good tread. We may experience some melted snow on the ground. 
  • Layers, a winter jacket, light jacket and under layers.  Temperatures can range between 30-75 degrees Fahrenheit during this time of year. 
  • Warm gloves / Hand warmers are always nice to have as well, but are not required.
  • Winter hat
  • A head lamp, It does not have to be anything expensive, but must have RED light option. Something like THIS works just fine.
  • Tasty treats, snacks, food or anything you may like to eat or drink over the time we are together. Food is not included in the workshop cost, nor will it be provided.
  • Water for the night and the next day. A 2 day water supply is the best bet:)

 

Workshop Schedule

  • Meet at the Crater Lake Lodge Parking Lot in the late afternoon on the date of your workshop.
  • Upon signing up you will receive an email from me which provides you with the GPS coordinates for this location as well as a map view. The email will also provide you with meeting times and other logistics that you will need for the workshop.
  • After that I will drive as lead vehicle as we head to our first location for a sunset shoot.
  • From there we will work our way around to some of my other favorite locations within the park to capture the stars, Milky Way & night sky.
  • The workshop will end at approximately 2-3AM.
  • From there you are welcome to grab a quick nap and join me for a sunrise shoot or call it a night.

from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blogpost here --> http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/03/what-dreams-become-crater-lake-oregon.html
One of the locations we will be shooting at. Note: There will not be so much snow during our workshop. 

Registration & Payment

The cost of the workshop is 325$.

I limit workshops to 8 students to ensure maximum time with
each participant . When the workshop is sold out, you will no longer be
able to make a payment by selecting the dates below.

Upon payment you will receive an email providing you with full logistics including meeting times and locations.

My refund and cancellation policy, as well as some other info is included below the sign up and payment section. 

Secure
payment is carried out through PayPal, but you can also pay with credit
or debit card. Follow the step by step instructions below to pay using
either method. I only accept full payments for my one night workshops.

  1. Click on the workshop date in which you would like to attend below. 
  2. A sales page will open showing the date you selected. On the bottom right side of this page, select Submit Order.
  3. Your cart will be prepared for you on a new page.
  4. If you are paying with PayPal you are now at the PayPal log in page. Go ahead and log in to pay.
  5. If you are paying via credit or debit card select the Pay with a debit or credit card option below the PayPal log in area.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at David.R.Morrow32@gmail.com.  Upon initial email contact I would be happy to talk with you over the phone as well.

To sign up and pay, click the date below in which you would like to attend.

SOLD OUT

Cancellation Policy

The workshop
will only be canceled if the weather conditions are dangerous and may
cause safety issues such as lightening or extreme snow/rain. Due to the
dynamic and ever changing weather at Crater Lake, this can only be
decided on location at the time of the workshop. Please note, refunds
will NOT be given due to workshop cancellation for dangerous weather as
denoted above. If you are planning on spending more than 500$ for the
workshop + travel included, it may be a good idea to purchase trip /
workshop insurance in case of cancellation due to weather or unforeseen
events.  Due to the fact that there are many different travel / trip
insurance companies out there I do not directly provide any options on
this website, but do highly recommend looking into it.

Transportation

You are responsible
for your own transportation to/from the workshop and within the park
during the workshop. During the workshop I will be driving as the lead
vehicle to the different destinations making it easy for everyone to
find their way around. I will provide detailed instructions on driving
directions, along with other necessary info through email to everyone
that signs up. During the summer when these workshops are held you will
be able to travel throughout the park with any type of vehicle.

Can I Bring a Friend?

Of course, if
your friend is to carry a camera they must pay for the workshop, if they
do not have a camera it is free of charge. We are shooting in a
National Park after all, I do not own the land, nor care if we have some
people that want to star gaze with us:)

Refund Policy

If you are not able to
make the workshop for any reason you may cancel up to 60 days in
advance and receive a refund of 100$ out of the 325$. Within 60 days of
the workshops no refunds can be given. If you can find someone to
directly fill your spot this is acceptable as well. The monetary
transfer shall be between the two parties and not involve Dave Morrow
Photography. Please let me know if you decide to take this route for
paperwork reasons.

Lodging Arrangements 

The workshop wraps up around 2-3AM, giving us 2-3 hours before sunrise. Since there is an optional sunrise shoot, I suggest anyone that wants to partake in this shoot take a quick nap in their car.

If you are not planning on shooting sunrise and would like lodging for the night or at any time during your stay Crater Lake’s Lodging and Camping Pages have more details. 

Another option is finding a local place to stay on websites such AirBNB & Orbitz. I use both of these sites while out traveling and find them to work very well.

Here are a few more of my favorite star shots:

from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

Nothing's Shocking - Ruby Beach, WACheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

Galaxy Number 9 - Lake Tahoe, NVread more about my trip to Lake Tahoe at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comSo I figured it was time to give the D800 a run at high ISO and long exposure at the same time. This shot was taken as ISO640 with an exposure time of 628 seconds. I usually don't turn on Long Exposure NR, but for this it's a must. Still a lot of noise in the RAW file, but not enough to destroy the picture. Hope you like it:)

from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

read more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

When We Were Stars - Palouse, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

Come Join Us - Second Beach, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

Star Dance - Rowena Crest, ORread more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

The Dream Catcher - Palouse, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

The Night Watch- Ruby Beach, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

A Passing Glimpse - Mount St. Helens, Washingtonread more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

When Worlds CollideCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

Welcome to Dave Morrow Photography

Ready to Explore? Check Out the Free Tutorials, Photos & eBooks Below
Photo Location: North Cascades, Washington State

Hello & Welcome,

If you’re a photographer, traveler, explorer, hiker, or just interested in following my travels, learning some cool photo / travel tips, and seeing some beautiful photos along the way, this site is for you!

Provided below is a “site map” that will help you find your way around this website. There are also menus on the top and side of
each page that will help you to browse!

As you will find, this website contains everything you’ll need to get started and continue to learn all aspects of night, travel, or landscape photography. When I say all aspects, this means not only taking photos, but scouting / planning for trips, finding your artistic vision, learning composition, post processing work in Lightroom and Photoshop, and growing as an artist and/or explorer in general. When I learn something new, I usually post it on the website to share!

If you want to get a better feel for who I am, the gear I use, or where I’m currently exploring, head on over to the About Me Page , the What’s in My Camera Bag Page, or my Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery where I post day to day snapshots of what I’m doing, and where I’m exploring.


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


Just Here for the Photos?

I know some of you are just here to look at pictures, which is great, as that’s my true love as well. I think you will enjoy your time at the following links provided below the next photo.

For those of you interested in a print, I work directly with each customer to ensure the best quality print arrives at your door. Full details & contact info at my Buy Prints Page.

from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blogpost here --> http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/03/what-dreams-become-crater-lake-oregon.html
The Milky Way Rising Over the Pacific Ocean – Olympic National Park, Washington

Keep in mind, if you ever want to learn how to take photos like this, keep scrolling down, all that info is provided below!


Photography Tutorials, Resources & Tools

The best place to head for all my tutorials ( free & paid ) is my Learn Photography Page. You can also visit the Dave Morrow Photography Store which contains all of my paid tutorials, workshops, and tours.

Contained on this page are all the tutorials that I provide on this website, along with some great links to other photographers’ tutorials that I like as well. Here are a few of the most popular and informative links and pages provided below the next photo!

www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.  We will shoot from the exact location you see in the picture above  Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops
Starry Night Skies – Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Star Photography Workshops & Tours

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 :)
Hangin’ Out with a Group of Workshop Students After a Great Night of Milky Way Photography

Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate enough to teach hundreds of students star photography, both online and out in the field.

My workshops range from online Photoshop training to single and multi-night out door exploration workshops which will teach you all aspects and skills required to capture and edit / post process some amazing night, Milky Way or star photos. Shown below are the Star Photography Workshop options which I provide.

Mount Rainier National Park Star Photography Workshops
1 Night Star Photography Workshops
2 Night / 3 Day Star Photography Workshop & Post Processing Class
Night Skies of the Pacific Northwest || 6 Day / 5 Night Star Photography Workshop
Online Star Photography Post Processing Group Workshops

Dave’s Favorite Blog Posts

Along with taking photos I also enjoy creating unique and informative blog posts to go along with each one of my photos. These posts can include information on hikes I’ve done, locations I’ve explored, along with travel and scouting tips, plus much more!


Share Your Own Star Photos

I’ve created a gallery for you to upload and share your own star photos with others. I’ll pick out my favorite from time to time and share them across social media and on my website. You can also join my star photography photo community over on Google+


About the Website

To allow you to get a little bit better understanding of what I’m about, who I am and why I’ve created this website, I wrote an About Me page along with some other resources you may find interesting.


A Few More Thoughts

If you made it all the way down here you’re doing well! I really appreciate you taking the time to look through what I’ve made here, it means a lot to me! The pages and links provided above are just the tip of the iceberg of what’s provided on this website, so keep digging and there’s no telling what you’ll find :)


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Feel free to check out some of my favorite photos provide below then go explore the rest of the website! Click on any of the photos below to see them full size on a black background. Enjoy


 

from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post & sign up for my 2015 & 2016 Star Photography Workshop Mailing list -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/06/2015-2016-star-photography-workshop.htmlIn my opinion this is one of Mount Hood's most under rated vantage points, especially in the winter months. We arrived just after midnight as the rising moon was sitting low in the sky casting shadows and amazing light over most of the landscape.With a tall snow embankment on my left, the moon's light didn't touch the foreground but blazed it's light across the remainder of the landscape. Slight cloud cover gives a nice glow to the stars with Mount Hood looming in the background. When printed full size you can see the snow flakes sparkle in the light, but standing there it almost felt like there were small blinking lights covering the ground.This photo is composed of two shots ( same composition ), 1 at a short exposure time / high ISO to capture the stars without creating star trails. Another shot was taken at lower ISO and longer exposure time to capture the rest of the scene without generating as much noise. These two shots were taken seconds apart to capture what I saw that night. Fresh snow + night skies = Good times!
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/05/the-wild-coast-olympic-national-park.htmlThis shot came as the 96% moon rose from the east just out of the top lefthand side of this picture's frame. The moon illuminated the entire landscape and made the pacific ocean shine and glitter in the darkness of the night. Such an awesome sight to see, and easily one of my favorite shoots of the season thus far. Over the past month I've spent most of my time exploring Olympic National Park. A few weeks ago I camped out down by those sea stacks by the little outcrop of logs and beach( seen in the photo ) on my return from 3 day camping trip up the parks
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/05/painted-in-sky-lost-lake-oregon.htmlI've been wanting to get up to Lost Lake to shoot the Milky Way for a while now. After a few failed attempts in the past with clouds covering the sky I finally got a few shots I liked this past weekend.There were intermittent clouds, so I waited and waited and waited until the Mount Hood ( approx 11,000 feet ) and the Milky Way were visible to click off my shutter.In this photo I really wanted to convey the soft light and color tones that the stars leave on the water and surrounding landscapes when there is not much ambient city light to ruin the scene. After standing there long enough, and letting your eyes adjust, the stars twinkle brightly in the water.Thoughts, critique and comments always welcome!This is a single exposure processed in Lightroom & Photoshop.
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read more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops
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