Colorado Night Sky Class Now August 21

Night Sky Photography Class in Colorado, August 21st.
Night Sky Photography Class in Colorado, August 21st.

Due to inclement weather, I’ve rescheduled my Night Sky Photography class to Sunday, August 21st in Limon, Colorado.

I will be teaching techniques for night photography, including:

• Setting up your camera for night photography
• Locating and photographing the Milky Way
• Photographing stars
• Creating star trails
• Light painting techniques

I hope you can make it!

RSVP HERE

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Tested: Singh-Ray I-Ray 700nm Filter

Steam Shovel Nikon D810 with Singh-Ray I-Ray 590 filter.
Steam Shovel
Nikon D810 with Singh-Ray I-Ray 700 filter.

A while back, my friends at Singh-Ray filters asked me if I’d be willing to test a new infrared filter. Late last week, I got a sample copy of the new Singh-Ray I-Ray 700nm filter to test and review. Here are my findings.

Why should you choose an infrared filter?

First, let me start by asking why one would want to use an infrared filter instead of converting a digital camera to infrared. There are several reasons why you might want an infrared filter:

  • You don’t have an extra camera lying around to convert to IR
  • You don’t want to spend $275-$400 to convert a camera
  • Filters are easy to pack when traveling, and work with all your cameras
  • You have a full-spectrum or dual-spectrum camera which requires filters

Continue reading Tested: Singh-Ray I-Ray 700nm Filter

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Nikon 105mm f/1.4 Portrait Lens Announced

Nikon's newest portrait lens: 105mm f/1.4E ED Nikkor
Nikon’s newest portrait lens: 105mm f/1.4E ED Nikkor

Today, Nikon announced a new fast prime portrait lens, the AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED Nikkor. This is a super-fast lens that should deliver amazing bokeh when used at or near its maximum f/1.4 aperture. It is designed to cover FX (full-frame) Nikon sensors, but will approximate a 161mm telephoto lens if you use it on a DX Nikon DSLR, such as the Nikon D500. Continue reading Nikon 105mm f/1.4 Portrait Lens Announced

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Mile High Cityscapes: Denver Photo Safari

Photograph the Colorado capitol at blue hour
Photograph the Colorado capitol at blue hour

Join me September 22-25 for an urban-themed location workshop in Denver, Colorado. On this tour, we’ll explore the Colorado capitol with an emphasis on art and architecture. The late September weather in Denver is perfect for evening/twilight shooting, too.

I have arranged for discounted lodging in downtown Denver within walking distance of most of our locations, including:

  • Colorado Capitol & Courthouse Buildings
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Union Station & 16th Street Promenade
  • RINO Art District (street art near Coors Field)
  • Denver Botanical Gardens
  • Denver City Park
Union Station is a great location for creative architectural photography.
Union Station is a great location for creative architectural photography.

If you’re looking to experience urban creativity with your camera, then this is a great photo safari for you. We will learn long exposures, blue hour shooting, multiple exposures, texture blending, and more in the Mile High City.

Instructor: Jason Odell
Limit: 10 Photographers

RSVP HERE by August 22nd for discounted lodging at the group hotel

Denver's RINO art district is home to a huge variety of street art.
Denver’s RINO art district is home to a huge variety of street art.
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Colorado Night Sky Photography Class July 31

Join me July 31st to photograph the night sky!

Join me July 31st for a special night sky photography class!

Photograph the stars and Milky Way over the massive wind farm near Limon, Colorado. I will teach you how to set up your camera to capture stunning night sky photos, including time-lapse star trails and more. Visit the link below for complete details and to register.

Limited to 10 photographers; register here.

The Night Sky Photography Handbook is available here

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