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!
How many PERFECT Milky Way Photography nights are there in 2021? | Ep 163
Using the data from my 2021 Milky Way Photography Almanac, I know exactly how many perfect nights there will be next year! Join me here or on Facebook where I recorded this LIVE today and I will share with you that answer!
Also, I will teach about the unique differences of Southern Hemisphere Milky Way Photography and why they have a month-to-month advantage over Northern Hemisphere Milky Way Photogs.
GET MY 2021 MILKY WAY PHOTOGRAPHY ALMANAC: https://aaronkingcreative.clickfunnels.com/2021-almanac-pre-order1607025017776
FACEBOOK VIDEO LINK: https://www.facebook.com/aaronkingsphotogadventures/videos/737515047162725
Link to MaryBeth's Awesome Winter Panorama: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIMdTAEnX7p/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
The Opposites We Pray For | Ep 162
If you want a great sunset and I want a great Milky Way and beg nature for clear skies, I am going to ruin your landscape photography.
Skies. We constantly complain about them. We want the opposite sky than we are getting more often than not. Depending on our type of photography, we might benefit or lose.
In this episode, I talk about the different conditions, goals, mindsets and challenges faced by Landscape Photographers vs. Milky Way Photographers. We all want light but there is this curious love we have of LIMITED light. We want the light we have to exist but also be uniquely limited in some way so that it looks even more awesome to us.
Join me as I detail the differences in both disciplines of photography, share another story from the Upper Peninsula workshop and encourage all of us to get out there and enjoy the conditions coming up that actually gives BOTH types of photography really great skies!
I'd Rather be a Crack Addict than an Aurora Chaser | Ep 161
With three napkins filled with the scrawls of locations and weather predictions strewn around her, MaryBeth announced the next likely location for the workshop. Copper Harbor! A discussion and a decision later. We were heading West! MaryBeth had woken up early that morning to find us an opening in the skies so we had a better chance of seeing the Aurora should the conditions arise.
The evidence of her hours of meticulously checking multiple weather models & predictions filled the napkins with data written in a legibility only MaryBeth was capable of reading. As she gathered her nearly falling apart napkins she laughed to herself and commented aloud, "See what I mean about rather being a crack addict than an aurora chaser?" Implying that it might be even less crazy to be on crack than participate in the chase she loves best.
In this podcast, I share some of the what went wells and could have been betters about last week's Upper Peninsula Aurora Workshop.
From weather and aurora chasing, to the sights and waterfalls of the Upper Peninsula and my first chance using a Tiffen Fog Filter to capture Orion in the darkest sky most of us had ever been under, this past week lived up to the Photog Adventures motto of getting out there on an adventure!
Image of the before and after of the Tiffen Fog Filter on Orion: https://bit.ly/3fcuOtM
Tiffen Double Fog 3 Filter: https://amzn.to/35CNuj6
!! Be sure to pick up one that matches your lens !!
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!
Customer ReviewsSee All
Great show for beginners AND experienced Astrophotographers
Jeff Harmon really nailed it with his description during the intro of the last episode. I wish I had this podcast when I was figuring out astrophotography for myself, five years ago.
In that time I’ve run two residential summer camps in locations with relatively dark skies (currently in Southeast Elbert County, CO). I have immediate access to some awesome places.
I feel like an amateur could listen to any single episode and glean the information that took me years to learn about the basics of astrophotography.
Fun podcast, awesome guests, and I love that they discuss mistakes and how they learn new things by making them or not realizing that they could have done something differently.
Solid podcast from two nice dudes
I’m a listener and fellow landscape photography podcaster (Hey fellas). I think this podcast is quite solid. I appreciate how hard it can be to produce a quality podcast on this topic and these guys do a great job of it. Their enthusiasm is intoxicating and I love hearing from them interview some of the same guests I have with a different take. I can admit that not every episode excites me, but when they have great guests on and talk about stories with them, it’s always entertaining! Keep up the great work!
So down to earth
It's fun listening to something unscripted and natural and fun - they go where the conversation takes them and I love that!