Part 1 | Total Eclipse of the Heart | How I Shot The 2017 Great American Eclipse

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“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men often get laid asunder.” ~ Robert Burns Full disclosure: I didn’t know that a total solar eclipse was going to happen. I kinda feel pretty silly admitting that, but alas ’tis true. My friend Howard made a passing comment about “the eclipse next year”, to which I thought to myself “What the what?” And thus my adventure began. You see, up until late 2016 I mainly tracked tornadoes and Milky Way visibilities to shoot, along with humans in candid mode in my international travels. But an eclipse? I thought you needed thousands …

Call The Photographer

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Photo Credit: Kawika Singson | Instagram: @kveekshawaii Being a photographer isn’t an easy passion to have burning inside of you, and it requires much more grace than non-photographers will ever realize. The reason being is that in the moment of snapping photos you are the annoying person to others who simply won’t stop taking photos. Your passion of capturing life around you is momentarily being flogged, put under a heat lamp, and ridiculed. The heart that you are wearing on your sleeve is being stomped on. “In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, and …

Making The Leap—DSLR to Mirrorless Camera

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It’s been a year in the making, saving my hard-earned pennies, but as of today I’ve graduated from intro DSLRs to professional DSLRs with my first full frame mirrorless camera. Why this one specifically? For years now I’ve been wanting to enhance my astrophotography for when I photograph the milky way galaxy, moon, stars, and any shots at night. I have done very in-depth research over the last year as well into the offerings out there and the Sony a7S II has been getting across the board rave reviews for how amazing it shoots in low light. It was a …