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Night Photography with Matt Hill, Gabriel Biderman, & JC

  by Domenick Delfino       Category Night Photography       Tags Matt Hill, Gabriel Biderman, night photography, Nikon D4S, Joseph Carey, Nikon

Matt Hill aka the “Nightowl” himself managed to escape quietly into the desert at the Valley of Fire in Nevada with Gabriel Biderman and JC for some night photography during their recent trip to NAB

JC captured this creative portrait by the light of the nearly-full moon, and the rear LCD of Gabe's camera using a Nikon D4S.

Gabe, the subject, is sporting a MeFOTO GlobeTrotter with his Fuji X-Pro 1

See more photos from their trip at JCPhotoMedia.comCarpe Noctem!

©JC Photo & Media

©JC Photo & Media

David Hobby's Mirrorless Field Report

  by Marketing MAC Group       Category Travel Photography       Tags milky way, astral photography, night photography, camping

 © David Hobby

We just got a wonderful love note from David Hobby, a.k.a. Strobist, while his vacation about his experience with his recently-purchased MeFOTO Backpacker Tripod: 

"Everything is a compromise: size, weight, cost, reliability, etc. While traveling, size and weight are at a premium. So I travel with a Fuji X-series camera (in this case, an X-E1) and a MeFoto Backpacker. At a fraction of the size and weight of a DSLR, it allows me to make real photos without being weighed down like a pack mule.

"For this photo of Monday night's campfire, as usual, everything was a compromise: the ISO of the X-E1 and 14/2.8 lens for noise, the shutter speed for controlling apparent star movement, and the aperture for sharpness. But the tiny, lightweight MeFoto Backpacker held solid through the 4- 6- and 10-second exposures I needed to record the stars in deep dusk above the campfire.

"With that picture in the can I started to get a little cocky, wondering if I could also get a decent astrophoto with my diminutive gear pack. Swapping to a 35/1.4 on the X-E1 (itself still on the MeFoto) we were able to reach well into the Milky Way without worrying about camera movement at all. As with the campfire photo, the limiting factor was actually the movement of the earth."

Thanks, David! We are very happy you chose MeFOTO and wish you many happy exposures. 

 © David Hobby

Parker Lewis's Steel Wool Fireworks: MeFOTO Instagram GiveawayWeekly Winner

  by Rachel       Category Giveaway       Tags steel wool fireworks, Parker Lewis, Instagram, night photography

Steel wool fireworks have always been a fascination of mine. While maybe not the safest activity (don't try this at home kids), the results of these unlikely ingredients: a wire hanger, 9-volt battery, and steel wool, of are none short of amazing. Parker Lewis of Mequon, WI captured them in action this week's winning photograph.

©Parker Lewis

"I have an intense love and fascination for the outdoors; and most of my photography reflects this interest. I utilized the help of a friend on a calm night after a snowstorm to create this image. Having seen steel wool used in other photographers' long exposure photography, I decided to create the spark-trail effect behind a tree to illuminate the blanket of snow that covered everything. When our shooting was done I was left with some cold hands and a number of photos of which I was very pleased with the resulting color and definition." -Parker


To find out more on our BackPacker giveaway and how you can enter, visit our Win! page.

Thomas O'Brien's Self Portrait: Instagram Giveaway Weekly Winner

  by Rachel       Category Giveaway       Tags Thomas O'Brien, night photography, time-lapse, stars, astral photography, great basin national park

© Thomas O'Brien

"The winning photo was a self portrait taken in Great Basin National Park.  The park sits on the border of Utah and Nevada on highway 50.  Its one of the darkest locations in the lower 48 states.  I set up my camera (5D Mark II with a Sigma 12-24mm lens) on the ground with a cable release and shot photos like I was taking a time-lapse then climbed up to the roof of my truck and did some poses trying to stay as still as i could. I would listen for the shutter to go off then hold the position 30 seconds. Once i thought i got a few decent photos i would climb back down to check the photos out then repeat, it's very difficult to stay completely still for 30 seconds. I can't wait to get back to out there, some of the most incredible dark skies and star viewing that I have ever seen."
– Thomas O'Brien

To see more of Thomas' amazing images, be sure to check out his website and follow him on Instagram.