How to Plan the Perfect Sunrise/Sunset

This is the continuation from my post from the other day where I talked about using The Photographer’s Ephemeris to help plan your photo.    This post is about how you can plan that perfect sunrise/sunset photo by also using a program called Heavenly Opportunity.  Rather than make a lengthy post about it, I decided to try my hand at writing a tutorial which is basically a working example for you to follow.  You’ll need to read the manual for both programs first as this is not a detailed tutorial on how to use each program.  You can download the tutorial here. Hopefully it makes sense, but feel free to post a comment or contact me if you need some clarification.


Persistence pays off!

Back in June I was looking at the Wasatch mountains from my back yard as I watched the moon rise just above them at sunset. Seeing the full moon just above the mountains as they were bathed in alpenglow was pretty cool.  All I could think of was how that would make a great photograph. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to get my gear and go someplace with a far less obstructed view so all I could do was enjoy the view for now.  But the seed was planted!

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Let’s Shoot the Supermoon!

I came across this post today about shooting the Supermoon and thought it would be a good idea for everyone to give it a try.  I’ve never really been very successful at getting a really good landscape or cityscape image with the moon in it, so here’s my chance.   This also a good time to talk about one of the tools to help plan specific images like this.

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Great resources for learning photography

Whether you’re just getting into photography, or you’re looking to take your photography to the next level, this post is for you. I thought this would be a good time to share some of the resources that I’ve found to be very helpful. Continue reading “Great resources for learning photography”