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Mike Berenson
Works at Colorado Captures
Attended University of Denver
Lives in Littleton, Colorado
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Spotlight On The Queen
Having just illuminated the stars in the southern end of the Milky Way, this was my chance to give the northern stars some love as well.  With Cassiopeia (the Queen of Ethiopia), Perseus, and the Andromeda Galaxy in plain view, it was a sight to behold!  And having this as part of my night photography workshop in Arches & Canyonlands, my students were thrilled.

And much as I tried to make sure everyone in my group was ready for this, one of my students clearly wasn't ready.  As soon as I came back down off the arch, she said "Why didn't you tell me you were going to do that?".  So not one to let a student of mine miss a great shot, I went back up and did it again just for her...

There is a lot more to this post... see the rest of the story, how I got the shot, and get free wallpaper from 
www.coloradocaptures.com/spotlight-queen.
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We have just 30 days to go before our season of night photography workshops begins!  

Learn To Capture Milky Way Stars
Night Photography Workshops with Mike Berenson & +Darren White 

Grand Teton National Park 
June 7-10, 2015 - goo.gl/qmqvLC 
September 21-24, 2015 - goo.gl/cVzi3H

Arches & Canyonlands National Parks 
May 22-25, 2015 - goo.gl/y7d3q2 
August 12-15, 2015 - goo.gl/y7d3q2 
September 10-13, 2015 - goo.gl/zr3QcW 
October 17-20, 2015 - goo.gl/waiZFx

#canyonlands   #mesaarch   #stars   #cassiopeia
#milkyway   #milkywayphotography   #lightpainting   #lightpollution   #utah   #canyonlandsnationalpark   #night   #nightphotography   #photographyworkshops  

#alyciamillersharing   #stunningmoment   +Stuning Moment by +Alycia Miller and +Christopher Prins +Britta Rogge
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Wish i could see that up close.
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2 Colorado Show Approvals
Good morning everyone!  I have good news to share today 'cause I just got approvals for two art festivals in Colorado.  The Park Hill Festival was new last year (in Denver) but the Breckenridge show is big and is nationally ranked.  :-)

Here are the details on 2 more shows I know I'll be attending.  If you're in the area and can make it to the event, I'd love to see you there!

Park Hill Art Festival - May 30th & 31st, 2015
http://www.parkhillartfestival.com/

Breckenridge July Art Festival - July 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2015
http://www.mountainartfestivals.com/breck_art_festival.php

#artfestival   #denver   #colorado   #parkhill   #breckenridge   #public   #free   #art   #festival  
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You sure can!! I got your back in encouragment,confidence  andFAITH in you and your work +Mike Berenson 
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Shadow Meets Milk
There's something about the way the light painted shadow reaches up the mountain, finally joining with the stretch of Milky Way stars that really makes this image come to life.  I'll admit that at the time, this wasn't my goal.  In-fact, it was a bit of a surprise to see this aspect of the image turn out so interesting.

In-fact, I even went back up to this crazy location a year later to try for another image where I intentionally cast shadows up the mountain.  In the end though, I found that this "accident" looked even better...

There is a lot more to this post... see the rest of the story, how I got the shot, and get free wallpaper from 
www.coloradocaptures.com/shadow-meets-milk.

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Learn To Capture Milky Way Stars - 
Night Photography Workshops with Mike Berenson & Darren White

Grand Teton National Park 
June 7-10, 2015 - goo.gl/qmqvLC 
September 21-24, 2015 - goo.gl/cVzi3H

Arches & Canyonlands National Parks 
May 22-25, 2015 - goo.gl/y7d3q2 
August 12-15, 2015 - goo.gl/y7d3q2 
September 10-13, 2015 - goo.gl/zr3QcW 
October 17-20, 2015 - goo.gl/waiZFx

#milkyway   #milkywayphotography   #mountains   #mining   #night   #nightphotography   #nightsky   #starrynight   #starrysky   #mayflowergulch   #colorado   #snow   #lightpainting   #miningruins   #silvermine   #stars  

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Fantastic!
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Title: Mitten Trails
Credit: +Tina Grimm 
Context: Night Photography Workshop Student - Right After A Workshop
Location: Monument Valley, Arizona
When: August 2014

After our night photography workshop in Arches & Canyonlands was over, Tina followed through on some more of her plans.  Among other locations she had in-mind, she headed down to Monument Valley to capture this awesome long exposure of West Mitten.  Congrats to her for using a lot of the techniques I taught her and for getting a great image!

What will you be doing with this year's tax return?
Consider taking your inspiration to another level with a night photography workshop where you Learn To Shoot Milky Way Stars!

Showing the images that students capture during our workshops is very telling.  Seeing images taken after the workshop is over gives an even better taste of how much exciting energy builds.  No doubt, it is quite high when the workshop comes to an end...  so much so that people often go out shooting some more of the great locations in the area on their own.  With workshops based in Moab, Utah and Jackson, Wyoming there's an incredible number of things to see and do nearby.

Learn To Capture Milky Way Stars - 
Night Photography Workshops with Mike Berenson & Darren White

Grand Teton National Park 
June 7-10, 2015 - goo.gl/qmqvLC 
September 21-24, 2015 - goo.gl/cVzi3H

Arches & Canyonlands National Parks 
May 22-25, 2015 - goo.gl/y7d3q2 
August 12-15, 2015 - goo.gl/y7d3q2 
September 10-13, 2015 - goo.gl/zr3QcW 
October 17-20, 2015 - goo.gl/waiZFx

#longexposure   #startrails   #monumentvalley   #arizona   #utah   #nightphotography   #photographystudent   #photographyworkshop  
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Send it my way thanks
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As a long-time windows and android user, I bought my first ever apple product.  I got an iPad air 2 with a keyboard case from Logitech.

I plan to use it primarily as a cash register at art festivals but it should also serve well in some of my adventures out under the starry night sky.  Of course, I'm a little new to the apple side for now but I'll get caught up soon.  I look forward to seeing how my art festival customers like the new checkout process and also to checking out the some of the best apps for night photography.
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Thanks for the info, Mike.  Cheers
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A nice way to start the week!  Someone from Missouri bought a print of my photograph "Rocky Mountain Reflection" captured at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park back in 2010.  Thank you Missouri!
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Heavin wow 😢 it made me tear up seeing this beautiful picture .
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Kickin' off the week with another approval to participate in a juried art festival this summer.  This one is with the Evergreen Fine Arts Festival in Evergreen, Colorado running August 22-23, 2015.

I'm excited to be a first-time participant in this local but nationally ranked art festival.  It's great being able to do events that are so close to home especially with this big one that was so competitive to get into!

See the festival website for more information at http://www.evergreenfineartsfestival.com.  I look forward to the event and I hope some of you can stop by!    :-)

#colorado   #art   #artfestival   #evergreen   #fineart   #fineartphotography   #fineartprints  
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Double Congratulations!!!!!!!You can do this with all the support from all your viewers. Remember keep that positive attitude at all times. Good luck and have a marvelous week
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Today is apparently a GREAT day for exposure... MSN is featuring one of my images in their article "Utah's Most Unbelievable Views" and I'm happy to be a part of it! This image was captured under Milky Way skies from Balanced Rock in Arches National Park - one of the amazing places I take students during my night photography workshops.
http://www.msn.com/…/utah%E2%80%99s-most-unbelie…/ss-BBhLJhq

#utah   #arches   #archesnationalpark   #msn  
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I am so glad to hear this compliment. I think thats what it was meant to be. Keep up the Magestic work Have a fantastic week + Mike Berenson
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Here's one of the signs I'll be showing in my art festival booth this summer.  It's a quote from David Attenborough and I hope it shows a little about my attitude and approach.  

Have a great day everyone!
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Your more than welcome. Truer words were meant for you +Mike Berenson 
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I'm getting my signage ready for art festivals this summer and I'm looking forward to getting the season started.  Next month...  :-)

#artfestival   #art   #artist   #photography   #colorado   #rockymountains  
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I love running into people I know at the festivals and I'll definitely keep my open for you - especially in my Colorado shows.  Thank you for your support +lynn hughes!  :-)
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Already looking forward to this summer, I'm even more excited to see someone buy a print of my image "Glorious Indian Peaks Alpenglow".  I captured this image at Lake Isabelle in Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness back in 2010.

Thank you once again, Missouri!

#printed   #sold   #print   #colorado   #indianpeaks   #lake   #lakeisabelle  
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+Basia Schwartz thanks God Blessed!!!!
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Kiva Ring View
Before our workshops get started, I like to do some scouting and exploring in the area around Arches & Canyonlands.  This time, I had my sights set on an overnight return to the False Kiva.  And while I was determined to capture the scene with good moonlight, before the moon rose I had some time to take a look at a few of the more creative perspectives that came to mind.

I liked how this one used just a curve from the kiva ring to lead the eye out into the dark canyons and the Milky Way skies.  For me, this simpler composition provided a stronger message to the viewer and seemed to work even better in this spiritually significant location...

There is a lot more to this post... see the rest of the story, how I got the shot, and get free wallpaper from 
www.coloradocaptures.com/kiva-ring-view.

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Learn To Capture Milky Way Stars - 
Night Photography Workshops with Mike Berenson & Darren White

Grand Teton National Park 
June 7-10, 2015 - goo.gl/qmqvLC 
September 21-24, 2015 - goo.gl/cVzi3H

Arches & Canyonlands National Parks 
May 22-25, 2015 - goo.gl/y7d3q2 
August 12-15, 2015 - goo.gl/y7d3q2 
September 10-13, 2015 - goo.gl/zr3QcW 
October 17-20, 2015 - goo.gl/waiZFx

#canyonlands   #canyonlandsnationalpark   #canyons   #utah   #milkyway   #milkywayphotography   #sky   #night   #nightphotography   #lightpainting   #starrynight   #starryskies   #stars   #falsekiva  

#alyciamillersharing   #stunningmoment   +Stuning Moment by +Alycia Miller and +Christopher Prins +Britta Rogge
#jpgphotogallery by +Christopher Prins
#promotephotography +Promote Photography
+BTP Daily Highlight +PixelWorld +ShowYourBestWork
#plusphotoextract   #soothingphotography   #btplandscapepro   #artistphtographeramateurorprofessional  +Fantastic Photos 

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky

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Hi
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  • University of Denver
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Colorado Captures, Rocky Mountain Fine Art Photography, Digital Night, Starry Night Photography
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Professional Fine Art Night, Landscape, and Nature Photographer and Workshop Instructor, Trainer
Introduction
Having found my love for photography deep in the tropical waters of the Caribbean, I found a great drive to share the wonders of the world with those who aren't so fortunate to see it for themselves.  Now, I use that same passion to drive me into the dark of the night in my home state of Colorado and beyond - still with the same underlying mission to share the wonders of the world with those who aren't so fortunate.
 
Join me on a photographic adventure - whether through my images or on one of my night photography workshops.  That's right, you can share the passion and see the techniques that result in magnificent nightscape images.  Either way, you're sure to pick up some inspiration along the way!
 
For those interested in learning more about my night photography techniques, be sure to check out my Night Photography Blog where I post articles that supplement the content I teach in my night photography workshops including "How To" Articles and Tutorials, Product Reviews, and Recommended Photo Gear.  Of course, let me know if you run into any questions.  I'm happy to help.
 
All Images Copyright Mike Berenson. All Rights Reserved. Please contact me before use in any publication.  If you're interested in purchasing a print, please visit my fine art print gallery
 
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I've helped people to fully appreciate the beauty of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming as well as the Milky Way and the starry night skies as a whole. And even more significant, I've helped people make their dreams of capturing the Milky Way come true.
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  • Colorado Captures
    Photography, 2009 - present
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Littleton, Colorado
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Littleton - Leadville - Breckenridge
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