Listen along as Brendon Porter and Aaron King recount the funny, scary and weird stories from their photography adventures throughout beautiful Utah and the surrounding areas. We discuss what went well, what could have gone better and what we learned as we were out there.
When we aren't talking recent adventures, we learn from guest photographers in the area and worldwide who share the same love of landscape and astrophotography.
If you are a beginning landscape or astrophotographer, come along and learn from our mistakes and our successes. If anything, it will inspire you to find time to get out there and have a photog adventure of your own!
Corona Holes & A-Holes | Talking Aurora Science, Tips & Night Photography etiquette | Ep 160
MaryBeth Kiczenski and Kirk Keyes join me as co-hosts to talk about the new Coronal Holes and what that means for Aurora Photography and they get to be my audience while I share a story about people being A-Holes to each other out doing Milky Way Photography.
Aurora Season has begun and we are in a Solar Minimum. Which means we are in the valley heading back up to the mountain peak. The roller coaster that is the Aurora has an 11-year cycle as it goes up to the MAX and then down to the MIN and right now we are excitedly transitioning away from the min and heading towards the max again! During a Solar Minimum, Aurora Photographers pay close attention to when Coronal Holes open up on the sun and can plan on consistent Aurora activity while the coronal holes are pointing at us.
We have the coronal holes coming back around to face Earth and we are about to head into some more exciting Aurora activity, so I have on MaryBeth on to give tips for beginner Aurora Photographers and learn more about how to predict aurora.
Keep up on Aurora at SpaceWeather.com: https://bit.ly/3nMLeg7
Link to the Space Weather Woman YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3jZlFWT
Smoke & Mirrors talking Landscape & Milky Way Photography in Moab | Ep 159
Oh the smoke!! Car troubles in the thick mud at the Salt Flats & playing with water as a mirror in your composition!
Milky Way Photography already has the Moon & Clouds to fight with, this year the smoke became more of a problem than most years! In this episode I begin with talking about dealing with the smoke during the Out of Moab Conference.
Smoke Map at Airnow.gov: https://bit.ly/34sKaFA
After two nights of perfect skies we started getting it really bad by the time we were in Arches National Park but as you can see in Royce's image down below, it still was possible to come away with a great image!
Check out Royce's Image of Nic up inside the arch: https://bit.ly/3cVa2gR
Rounding out the podcast, I share a story of trying to get the mirror Milky Way out at the Salt Flats, dealing with car troubles and then a tip for making your own mirrors out in Moab.
Join MaryBeth and I in the Upper Peninsula! https://bit.ly/3jCLUSC
Erin Babnik | Story & Tips from the Keynote Speaker @ the Create Photography Virtual Summit | Ep 158
A fantastic treat for those of you who share my love of Erin Babnik! Erin joins the podcast to talk about her snowmobile workshop in the Dolomiti where she captured - BY HAND - an absolutely brilliant photo-stack of swirling snow and glowing Dolomite Mountains through the atmospheric clouds! Just love the image!
You can see her image "Reverie" here: https://bit.ly/3hWvDq5
The podcast begins with us plugging the upcoming CREATE PHOTOGRAPHY VIRTUAL SUMMIT! It is an online-only zoom conference where Erin Babnik will be kicking off the teaching as our Keynote Address. The Conference is in February over Friday Feb. 19th and continues for three days ending in the afternoon on Sunday Feb 21st.
After we talk about what she is teaching during her Keynote, I ask Erin about her process of finding images that match her quality level. Erin gets into detail about her process while at camera and then in post-processing to make the images we have grown to envy!
Learn more from Erin here at her website: ErinBabnik.com
Direct link to her Workshop Reading List: https://bit.ly/3i1iUCG
Thanks for listening and get out there for an adventure of your own!
Alyn Wallace | For the love of Milky Way Photography | Ep 157
Alyn Wallace joins me back in June during the heat of the Covid-19 lockdowns to share his love of Milky Way Photography. After we bemoan the lack of opportunities to go out with our cameras, Alyn talks about what makes his Milky Way Photography stand out, his tip for clean images and we both geek out over what we both absolutely love about Milky Way Photography.
Then Alyn shares his "what went wells" & challenges behind three of his favorite images. See if you can spot the very unique phenomenon that occurs in La Palma that is unique to Milky Way Photography in the Canary Islands.
Thank Alyn for joining us on the podcast by checking out his content over at his Website & YouTube channel!
Link to the Upper Peninsula Aurora Workshop with me and MaryBeth Kiczenski here: https://bit.ly/3jCLUSC
Blake Fair's Milky Way Near Death Words of Caution & 4 Years! | Ep 156
To celebrate - in a slightly macabre way - the four-year mark of the Photog Adventures Podcast, I invite on Blake Fair to share with us his near-death experience capturing the Milky Way out at Corona Arch!
Through his words of caution we all can be better prepared for going out on our for Milky Way Photography. You can read the news article about the experience here: https://bit.ly/2Fbevjc
Thank Blake Fair by following him over on his Instagram @FairImage!
Blake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fairimage/
Michael Ver Sprill | Milky Way Mike joins me to talk our FIRST 2020 Milky Way Adventures | Ep 155
Michael Ver Sprill of Milky Way Mike fame on YouTube, joins the podcast to share the story of his Covid-19 Quarantine and tell us about his FIRST Milky Way of 2020!
Mike went out to Assateague Island to get away from the New Jersey light pollution and captured three beautiful timelapses of the rising Milky Way Core over the Atlantic Ocean!
In one of his captures, he had an incredible looking timelapse that starts on the inside of a tent and while watching the Milky Way rise through the open door of the tent it moves THROUGH the tent opening and out to reveal the entire horizon! It is a VERY COOL timelapse that you need to check out his YouTube channel and see for yourself!
See his trip to Assateague & his timelapses here over on his Milky Way Mike YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/Qnwj76vpeUY
Trip to the Marshes & Wildlife Refuge: https://youtu.be/gG476KQuvIY
Follow Mike at Instagram and his website here: @Milky_Way_Mike and MilkyWayMike.com
After sharing Mike's first Milky Way, I take him and you through the myriad of failures that led to me seeing my FIRST Milky Way of 2020 all the way in April!
I share the fear that welled up in my imagination as I stood out there alone on that cliff wall capturing my SECOND SUCCESSFUL Dual-Exposure Milky Way Panorama!
Be one of the 26 students to get my Milky Way Course at the $30 discount before it goes back up to the full price of $97!