In the middle of International Dark-Sky Week during Global Astronomy Month #GAM2013, Stellar friend Laurel of the Facebook page Stellar Eyes launched www.StellarEyes.Com. The website includes Astronomy news, astro-images for sale as Posters, blogs from the host and other included feature photographers such as yours truly.
I recently started a brand new Blog series for the StellarEyes.Com page entitled Astrophotography 101 which covers many of the basics of Night-Sky Photography. The first part of the series starts off talking about what to look for in camera bodies, lenses, and tripods. The next installment will cover gadgets often used by astro photographers such remote switches vs intervolometers, hot shoe bubbles, and more.
Days after the Page launched its already making an impact. Astronaut: Mike Fossum liked and commented on Laurel’s personal profile about the blog she wrote for International Dark-Sky Week entitled Turn out the Lights and Light Up the Night. He said “Laurel Nendza – Thanks for spreading the word! I prefer the view of the night sky on the left and have been known to drive long distances to enjoy just an hour or so!”
Laurel comments, “I think I fainted but I’m ok now and smiling from ear to ear!” - Great Job Laurel and Best Wishes on the Page. I look forward to more projects!
As mentioned above and in previous blogs, International Dark-Sky Week just passed and it was a huge success. I am already thinking of ideas for next years event. I would like to thank the International Dark-Sky Association for inviting me to help spread the word about the problems with light pollution. The goal: to use exterior lights more responsibly that is also more energy efficient. For more info please go to DarkSky.Org and when purchasing exterior lights, always look for the IDA approved Logo.
Wrapping up International Dark-Sky Week I wanted to mention the photo series from Eartksky.Org in honor of #IDSWeek which included my Dark River of the Milky Way Photo.
My time at the Denver Photo Art Gallery had lapsed so we quickly put together a 6 month extension. I am proud to announce that I will continue to show my Colorado Night Sky Photography at 833 Santa Fe Dr in Denver, Colorado. This is the premier Landscape Photography Gallery in Colorado. Occupying the same space as John Fielder’s Colorado, the gallery features top photographers from Colorado and the world including Kevin Neckers, Russ Shugart, and so many more. Its a real honor and humbling experience to stand with this cast at every First Friday event.
Plans for the Breckenridge Theatre Art Gallery show are beginning to develop. This show will open Second Saturday – July 13 from 4-6pm w/ refreshments. More details to follow.
Recently, Stellar Friend Holly of Mtn Town Magazine shared my Gore Range Monochrome Series on Twitter which happened to catch the eye of Frank Korver who does all about Nature Photography from Switzerland who gave me a sweet backlink from the Leisure section of his publication. Thank You, Frank and Holly!
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