Star trail photo of cabin at Bear Lake

How to Capture, Compile and Create Amazing Star Trail Photos

I’ve always been amazed with photos of star trails, more specifically circumpolar ones. Up until now, I always took one long exposure photo to capture the nightly movement in the … Continue reading How to Capture, Compile and Create Amazing Star Trail Photos

Moonburst over Balanced Rock Silhouette

Balanced Rock in Arches National Park is a little challenging to photograph when the moon is up. It makes it near impossible to get the rock illuminated, since the typical … Continue reading Moonburst over Balanced Rock Silhouette

Circumpolar stars over Arches National Park

After capturing my late night star trail photos in Arches National Park earlier this month, the battery in my Canon 60D was nearly empty. But that didn’t stop me from … Continue reading Circumpolar stars over Arches National Park

Arches, Stars and Jupiter Captured in a Photo

Arches National Park is amazing by day… but I strongly recommend people take it all in by night as well. While taking a family vacation in Moab earlier this month, … Continue reading Arches, Stars and Jupiter Captured in a Photo

Welcome to Utah – The Greatest State on Earth

I made what ended up being a really long drive on Friday. I hit the road in Salt Lake County around 1:30 pm and arrived in Monticello, Utah, around 6:30 … Continue reading Welcome to Utah – The Greatest State on Earth

Light painting photos at the Bonneville Salt Flats

I’ve already talked about my little photo excursion to the Bonneville Salt Flats, so tonight I just thought I would share a few fun photos I shot doing some light … Continue reading Light painting photos at the Bonneville Salt Flats

Photo of the Milky Way over the Bonneville Salt Flats

Last month, my late night photo session with the Milky Way while camping didn’t quite meet my desire for capturing the Milky Way. So I figured I would get a … Continue reading Photo of the Milky Way over the Bonneville Salt Flats

A starry night over the mountain lake

I really enjoyed sitting out under the stars while capturing photos of the Milky Way last weekend. I was amazed at the number of stars that I was able to … Continue reading A starry night over the mountain lake

First photograph of the Milky Way

Canon 60D | 10-22mm lens | 30″ | f/4.5 | ISO 1600 | RAW In my previous posts, I’ve alluded to my photographs of the actual Milky Way. Not to … Continue reading First photograph of the Milky Way

Different take on a Milky Way photograph

For weeks leading up to a family camping trip, I was searching for anything I could to help me find the best techniques for capturing a photo of the Milky … Continue reading Different take on a Milky Way photograph

Photobombed by the International Space Station

I was pretty excited to wake up at 2:45 am last Saturday morning and drive from our camping spot about two miles up the dirt road to Upper Barker Reservoir … Continue reading Photobombed by the International Space Station