Escalante, Utah with Jason Mihalick

Backcountry Shutter Photography

Join us back in the heart of the Southwest United States as we explore and experience some of Mother Nature’s greatest accomplishments. Escalante, Utah, is home to some of the most amazing textures your camera will ever witness. In addition to capturing beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and Monsoons: we will hit at least one local favorite slot canyon and capture the Milky Way. Weather permitting, of course.
WHAT DOES THE WORKSHOP COST INCLUDE AND NOT INCLUDE?

LODGING (Based on double occupancy – single occupancy available)
Food is NOT a part of this workshop – there are places to purchase food where we will be lodging.
In-field training on composition, creativity, lighting, filter use, and astrophotography
This workshop does NOT include your hiking gear

Havasupai Falls with Jason Mihalick

Backcountry Shutter Photography

It’s Havasupai Falls folks! We all know that this is one of the most sought out destinations for photographers worldwide, so join us as we explore some of the most magnificent waterfalls and beautiful blue waters man has ever experienced.
WHAT DOES THE WORKSHOP COST INCLUDE AND NOT INCLUDE?
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Transportation from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Kingman, Arizona, where you will stay one night at a local hotel
Transportation the next morning from hotel in Kingman to trailhead where you’ll board a helicopter that will transport us into the town of Supai, Arizona.
Transport of your gear from trailhead
In-field instruction on composition of waterfalls and landscapes, creativity, and proper selection and use of filters
In-field instruction on Astrophotography to include, but not limited to: tracking the Milky Way, composition, star trails, light-painting, and more
Your own cot in a group tent at private group campground
Transport of you and your gear from the town of Supai back to the trailhead
A second night of lodging after the trip in Kingman before we head back to McCarran International Airport where our trip will be finalized
This workshop does NOT include your meals, hiking/camping gear, and gratuity for guides and locals

Two Minute Read – Why Are Star Reflections in Water Elongated?

Why is the reflection of a full moon in the Snake River a stretched-out oval and not a round disk?

Why is the reflection of a full moon in the Snake River a stretched-out oval and not a round disk?

An interesting question came up during a recent NANPA webinar on “Chasing & Photographing the Aurora Borealis” presented by Carl Johnson.  Why is it that the reflections of stars, moon or sun in bodies of water always seem to have elongated shapes?  After all, when doing night photography, with a short enough shutter speed, the moon will be sharp and round; the stars will be tiny, sharp, points of light.  So why do they seem to stretch out when reflected in a lake, stream or pond?

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Weekly Wow! Week of September 17, 2018

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

"Great Hornbill, Kaziranga, India"

Showcase 2018 Top 100 winner “Great Hornbill, Kaziranga, India” © Peter Balunek

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, September 17, 2018.

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PHOTOGRAPHER PROJECT – Dark Skies of West Texas, Story and photographs by Kathy Adams Clark

Satellite photo of United States at night.

Satellite photo of United States at night.

If you look at a satellite photo taken at night of the United States, you’ll see a recognizable shape. The coastlines are outlined in light. Major cities are clearly defined. Yet, out in far West Texas, there is a dark area void of major manmade lighting.

This huge dark area is being preserved thanks to a major dark sky preservation movement by local entities.

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