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Methods behind this 85mm PCE image

Nikon d810 Nikkor 85 mm tilt + shift PCE lens stitched images shifted at 30º increments To see or purchase the image The Method and Reasoning: With a full frame camera and an 85 mm focal length, Standing where I did would present a few problems: 1. I had to angle my camera upward to ... Read more

How to change the Perspective of the moon relative to a subject with a long focal length

How to change the Perspective of the moon relative to a subject with a long focal length: .. getting closer to or further from the subject will dramatically change the perspective of the moon to a given subject. The moon is always going to be rendered at approximately .55º in any lens’ angle of view. A ... Read more

The Supermoon superstar 

Holy Hill last night from 3.5 miles away at 600mm. This image was made at 5:30 pm, 72.9º azimuth from where I stood, and 3.1º altitude, just after the moon rose.  My original plan designed the larger than the Holy Hill spires moon (at 3.5 miles away with a 600 mm focal length the moon ... Read more

The Supermoon kisses Trinity Lutheran 

‘Blessed’  the supermoon over Trinity Lutheran Sunday evening. (11/13/2016). Ah, it happened just as I had hoped. I’d wanted to photograph a full moon over my country church on the hill for a long time .. but it never was quite the right sightline. But this evening at 4:31 I saw the big pink ball ... Read more

Eclipse and Clouds – Time lapse Image of the partial eclipse April 4

‘Ecliptic Dance’ – 20150404 This Morning starting at 4:57 AM (before the eclipse & before too many clouds!) exposures of the moon seen clearly and then hazy through clouds as it reaches partial eclipse (5:15). It was obscured by clouds often but still made an appearance to show its descending path from 11º elevation towards ... Read more

Fine art photographers cost of doing business – defining your costs

Pricing artwork is a daunting task to many new (and even experienced) artists. Don’t price your work with your emotions is a clear piece of advice. Once we make it past that hurdle its easy to implement a logical “left brained” mathematical formula to work with pricing. .. But before we even begin to take ... Read more

Making sharper pictures starts in the field – proper field techniques for sharper pictures

I got a question on Facebook today asking me a great question so I thought I’d share it here: Kristen, I’d like to know how you are getting such incredible detail in your shots please? Is that Photoshopped or is that your camera/lense? I mean it is an interesting effect…or do you just have an ... Read more

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