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Nikon D780 Review - Astrophotography

April 05, 2020 - Nikon D780 Review - Astrophotography The Nikon D780 is the long-awaited replacement for the popular D750. I've been usi...
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Pairing a Camera with a Telescope / Lens

December 28, 2019 - Pairing a Camera and Lens / Telescope for Astrophotography Astrophotography is a fairly complicated hobby, and there's a...
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MoveShootMove Star Tracker Review

October 07, 2019 - First Impressions This is a very small, lightweight, and portable star tracker. It's so portable that I can even fit it...
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Nikon D750 'Service Advisory' - Long Exposure Noise Reduction

May 23, 2018 - Recently, I discovered a weird 'glitch' caused by Long Exposure Noise Reduction on the Nikon D750. Note, this only appli...
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Sigma 14-24mm vs Nikon 14-24mm - Astrophotography

April 20, 2018 - This morning I had the opportunity to test out the new Sigma 14-24mm! For this test, I drove down to the local "dark" sk...
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What's in my Bag?

February 24, 2018 - I've gotten a number of questions on what gear I use, so I thought I'd share my favorite camera equipment! As a travelin...
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The Desert

January 16, 2018 - A New Beginning I've now spent 6 months living on the road. I love having the absolute freedom to go where I want, for a...
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Autumn in the Colorado Mountains

November 27, 2017 - Steamboat Springs By mid-September I arrived in Steamboat Springs, a beautiful mountain town in northern Colorado. I had...
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Star Tracker Tutorial

November 14, 2017 - Tired of grainy Milky Way photos? Don't want to spend $2,000 on a new wide angle lens? A star tracker is the easiest, an...
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The Power of RAW

November 05, 2017 - When many new photographers get their first DSLR, they tend to shoot in JPEG only. Shooting in JPEG is an easy way to go...
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Waterfalls and Wildfires

September 11, 2017 - After witnessing the Great American Eclipse, I had some free time to kill before the fall colors came to Colorado. Witho...
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Great American Solar Eclipse

August 25, 2017 - On June 14th I found the perfect spot to watch the Solar Eclipse: Square Top Mountain, in the Wind River Range. Using a...
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Yellowstone National Park

August 18, 2017 - The past few times I've been out West, Yellowstone was never a major destination. It was always much too crowded with to...
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Tamron 15-30mm vs Nikon 14-24mm

July 10, 2017 - UPDATE - January 31, 2018: I've gone through and uploaded some new test images to compare the performance of both len...
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Nikon, Tamron, or Rokinon - Best Lens for Astro?

June 26, 2017 - This week I finally had the opportunity to test the Nikon 14-24mm, Tamron 15-30mm, and Rokinon 14mm against one another.
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Sigma 35mm Art - Astrophotography Performance

June 25, 2017 - The Sigma 35mm Art is renowned for its sharpness and the Sigma Art series lenses are supposed to be some of the best on...
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ISO Invariance with a Nikon D750

April 22, 2017 - What the heck is ISO Invariance? To put it very simply, an ISO Invariant sensor will allow you to increase the 'Exposure...
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Rokinon 14mm vs Nikon 14-24mm

February 19, 2017 - February 2018 Update: Milky Way Tests First Look - RAW Examples These photos were taken straight out of the camera, as...
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Yosemite

November 27, 2016 - With only 1 week remaining, I made an abrupt turn East. I now needed to drive across California to Yosemite National Par...
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Mount Rainier

November 14, 2016 - With the North Cascades behind me, I began the long drive to Mount Rainier National Park. October was well underway and...
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Dharma Bum

October 09, 2016 - As I was exploring the North Cascades it soon occurred to me that my trip was turning out surprisingly like "The Dharma...
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A New Beginning

October 02, 2016 - After spending two weeks in Port Angeles, waiting for my broken phone to be repaired, I received an email that my phone...
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The Coast

September 17, 2016 - I ended up staying in Astoria for a few days, this was easily my favorite city I had visited on the roadtrip. But I knew...
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Goonies

September 17, 2016 - As I walked through the rainforest I could hear the waves crashing against the shore less than a mile away. A heavy blan...
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Headed to the Coast

September 17, 2016 - With Glacier National Park behind me, I was excited to finally reach the Pacific Ocean. Of course, things didn't work ou...
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Glacier National Park

September 01, 2016 - Arrival After a beautiful morning drive through central Montana, filled with storms and rainbows, I saw the mountains of...
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Grand Tetons

August 15, 2016 - After spending the first 35 days of my roadtrip in Colorado, I was ready to move on to Wyoming. The 8+ hour drive from C...
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Maroon Bells

August 01, 2016 - For my last Colorado hike I wanted to do a backcountry trip. The area around Crested Butte provided endless possibilitie...
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Monsoon

July 22, 2016 - “You get monsoons in the desert?” While I was staying with my new friends in Mesa Verde, our friend John mentioned th...
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A Change of Scenery

July 19, 2016 - This past weekend I was able to visit New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and head back to Colorado all in one morning. After my n...
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The Desert

July 16, 2016 - After a relaxing day in Durango, spent down by the river, I decided to drive over to Mesa Verde National Park. It was in...
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The Passing Time

July 12, 2016 - I recommend listening to this song while you read this blog post and view the pictures from the Great Sand Dunes. It rea...
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Into the Mountains

June 29, 2016 - After 4 days without a good nights sleep I finally had a backcountry campsite. Mill Creek Basin is a wonderful spot betw...
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Day 1

June 26, 2016 - Day 1 After a nearly sleepless night in my car, I awoke at dawn. I was in the Moraine Park area, a large meadow surround...
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Spring in the Allegheny National Forest

May 19, 2016 - Last week I took some time off work to head up to the Allegheny National Forest. The ANF is one of my favorite places to...
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Darkness to Light

March 16, 2016 - It’s been one hell of a day. It started at 5:30am as I stepped outside my room at the Gerace Research Centre. Light was...
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Back At It

January 23, 2016 - Now that winter is finally here in Northeast Ohio I can get some new snowflake photos! After some trial and error...
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Autumn in the Adirondacks

October 09, 2015 - Day 1: Cold, dark, alone. It's 5:15am and pitch-black outside. I force myself to crawl outside the warmth and comfort o...
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