2015 Star Photography Workshop Schedule – Out Now

After a sold out year in 2014, I’m excited to announce my 2015 Star Photography Workshop Schedule. I’ll also be releasing a workshop for Southern California and an international location within the next few months.

As an added bonus for attending any of my workshops you will receive a free copy of my Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorials,  Under the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 PresetsLuminosity 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 )

Click on any of the workshops below for complete details and registration

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
Crater Lake National Park Star Photography Workshops

Here are a few more of my favorite star photos!

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
This was taken at one of the locations we will shoot from during the Mount Rainier Workshops and The Night Skies of the Pacific Northwest Tour
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com
This was taken at one of the locations we will shoot from during the Mount Rainier Workshops and The Night Skies of the Pacific Northwest Tour
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
We will shoot from this location during the Night Skies of the Pacific Northwest Tour
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post here -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2013/12/flyin-high-crater-lake-oregon.html
We will shoot from this location during the Crater Lake Workshops and Night Skies of the Pacific Northwest Workshop / Tour

2015 & 2016 Star Photography Workshop Info // Moon Shadow – Mount Hood Oregon

ON SALE NOW! 2015 Star Photography Workshops

After a sold out year in 2014, I’m excited to announce my 2015 Star Photography Workshop Schedule. I’ll also be releasing a workshop for Southern California and an international location within the next few months.
 

 

The Shot
In 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!

As always, click the photo to see it full size on a black background:)
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post --> http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/05/the-wild-coast-olympic-national-park.htmlIn my opinion this is one of Mount Hood's most under rated vantage points, especially in the winter. We arrived just after midnight as the moon was starting to rise. With the moon still low in the sky it cast some awesome shadows and amazing light all over 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 photo. Slight cloud cover gives a nice glow to the stars with Mount Hood in the background. I wanted to portray the soft light of the moon that was cast over the entire scene. This shot is composed of two shots. 1 at a short exposure time to capture the stars at high ISO and another at a longer exposure time and lower ISO to capture the rest of the scene without generating as much noise. Snow + Night skies = Good times!

The Wild Coast – Olympic National Park, Washington

I’ve been spending a massive amount of time on the Olympic Peninsula lately. Last weekend we backpacked a few days into the rain forest to capture the streams and lush greens that spring brings to this part of the country.

Here is a quick video I took with my Nexus 5 this past weekend while hiking in the rain forest. If you listen closely you can hear a bunch of bird noises in the back ground. Click 1080P for best resolution:)

The Behind the Scenes shot shown below was taken from the same location as my Portfolio image ( included at the bottom of this blog post ) after the moon had risen a bit more. This particular weekend the weather was really nice so I threw my hammock in the trees right by the fire. With the waves crashing, and a nice breeze coming off the ocean, it was unbeatable.

Our camp fire burns as the moon illuminates the Pacific waters of Olympic National Parks Wild Coast.
Camping on the Pacific Coast / Taken at very high ISO, hand held, just after midnight.

The Shot
I’ve been scouting this location for a while, trying to get something new and unique as there are a ton of great shots from the beach seen in the foreground. This time of year The Milky Way rises in the South late in the evening. This still wouldn’t really give off enough light to illuminate the awesome landscape of the Pacific Coast.

Just the right soft light was necessary to show off all the small details and sea stacks cover the coast in this region of the country. After an attempt early in the year with a crescent moon there still wasn’t enough light.

Going back to the same location again with a 96% moon seemed to do the trick. As the moon rose from the East ( just out of the top left corner of this photo ), it lit up most of the landscape and threw some amazing shadows over everything else. The colors were soft, and a light fog / mist from the ocean’s surf started to cover the coast line. Multiple exposures were taken to experiment with exposure time, and the effect that these exposure times had on the color and feel / texture of the water.

Finally everything came together… an almost silvery moon glow coming off the ocean in the immediate foreground, a soft haze rising from the coast as it fades into the background, and the over all dreamy feel that the Pacific Coast provides at night, under a nearly full moon.