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Mike Berenson
Works at Colorado Captures
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Lives in Littleton, Colorado
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Mike's Students Win Big At The Lone Tree Photography Show

I stopped by Lone Tree Photography Show reception yesterday and I'm glad I did.  I didn't participate in the show with any of my own work but I figured I'd show some support to many of the photographers I knew who did.  It was great to see how well they placed!

I couldn't help but notice three of my former students who'd won - Todd Miller with a Best Of Show and First Place in the Landscape category, Jesse McLaughlin with Second Place in the landscape category, and Todd Christensen with Second Place in the Animals category.  I think there might have been some more that I might be missing…  I was so very happy for them and all the photographers who won and/or participated.  They put on a heck of a show!

If you've ever wanted learn how to capture your own nightscape images, this is your chance to follow in these 3 photographers footsteps.  Those who've gone rave about Mike's night photography workshops in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Utah or Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  Spots remain open so now's a great time to line yourself up with a great night photography training event.

Upcoming Night Photography Workshops
• May - Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Utah - Sold Out 
• June - Colorado Photography Festival (Symposium & Workshop) http://coloradophotographyfestival.com/speeches.htm
• June - Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado  (6 of 6 spots available) http://www.coloradocaptures.com/rocky-mountain-national-park-night-photography-workshop-june2014
• August - Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Utah (6 of 6 spots available) http://www.coloradocaptures.com/arches-canyonlands-national-parks-night-photography-workshop-august2014

#landscapephotography   #landscape   #awards   #awards2014   #awardwinning   #photographyworkshop   #nightphotography   #nightphotographyworkshops   #nightphotos   #milkyway   #meteorshower   #turretarch   #doublearch   #archesnationalpark  

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Dropped Off Prints For Show At The Littleton Museum

Wow!  I just dropped off 25 of my favorite photography prints at the Littleton Museum for the upcoming show and reception.  Seeing all these pieces lined up (frames, acrylics, layered plaques, and canvas) reminds me that this is a great opportunity to show off my work!

The reception is this Thursday evening and I hope to see some of you there if you can make it!  This exhibit at the Littleton Museum is for Best Of Show winners from the 2013 Littleton Eye Of The Camera Show & Competition.  :-)

Opening Reception
• Date/Time: Thursday, April 17th; 5:30-7:00pm
• Location: Littleton Museum
• Address: 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, Colorado 80120
• Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1hoFr
• Exhibit Run Dates: April 18th – May 25th
• Reason For Show: 2013 Best Of Show Winner

Hours of operation for the Littleton Museum after the reception:
• Tuesday-Friday: 12 noon to 5 pm
• Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm 
• Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

#colorado   #coloradophotography   #littleton   #bestofshow   #museum   #artshow   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #night   #nightphotography   #nightscapes   #nightscapephotography   #artreceptions   #reception  

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Nice!
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Goðafoss Golden Winter Glow

With wintry weather settling into northern Iceland, I knew my chances for night photography were pretty low.  But in the daylight hours, I figured the overcast skies would give me a good chance of seeing some color at one of Iceland's biggest waterfalls - Goðafoss.
 
And with all the new snow, the scene was especially pretty.  I just had to make sure to watch my step to avoid joining the patches of snow that broke away and fell over the edge down into the watery abyss below.  For this image, I was already in position when the afternoon sun peeked out from behind the thick clouds - creating a golden glow on the scene.  Against the deep blue of the flowing Icelandic waters, I thought this golden glow was especially beautiful...

There is a lot more to this post...   see the rest of the backstory, how I got the shot, and get free wallpaper from http://www.coloradocaptures.com/godafoss-golden-winter-glow.

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Upcoming Night Photography Workshops
• May - Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Utah (SOLD OUT)
• June - Colorado Photography Festival - Symposium & Workshop http://coloradophotographyfestival.com/speeches.htm
• June - Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado (5 of 6 spots available) http://www.coloradocaptures.com/rocky-mountain-national-park-night-photography-workshop-june2014
• August - Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Utah (6 of 6 spots available) http://www.coloradocaptures.com/arches-canyonlands-national-parks-night-photography-workshop-august2014

#iceland #icelandphotography #icelandscapes #icelandtravel #flowing #glacier #longexposure   #longexposurephotography #waterfall   #water   #waterfallphotography #godafoss   #snow   #winter   #bluewater      

#alyciamillersharing   #stunningmoment   +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Miller and +Christopher Prins +Britta Rogge
#jpgphotogallery by +Christopher Prins
#promotephotography +Promote Photography
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+PixelWorld +ShowYourBestWork
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#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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very good lighting it hit the water just right to make a lighter tone in some areas its quite stunning actually... :)
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Aurora Curtains In The Arctic Night

On an adventure on Iceland's Snæfellsnes Peninsula, I was overjoyed with all the color I was seeing in the illuminated sky above.  A solar storm brought a steady stream of Aurora activity and although the skies were mostly overcast, I found a few openings in the clouds to gaze up at the lights dancing above.
 
In this image, I captured curtain shaped beams of light nearly overhead, reaching up higher into the sky with constellation Ursa Major (aka the Big Dipper) appearing in the background.  I decided to show off the light and texture of the skies without all the vibrant colors.  In doing so, I found the absence of color and the absence of a foreground combined for a feeling of loneliness in the cold, glowing arctic night...

There is a lot more to this post... see the rest of the backstory, how I got the shot, and get free wallpaper from http://www.coloradocaptures.com/aurora-curtains-arctic-night.

This is a little different image than I typically post... any thoughts? I'd welcome your suggestions if you have any. Thanks!

#iceland #icelandphotography #icelandscapes #icelandtravel #longexposurephotography
#aurora   #auroraborealis   #auroraborealisphotography #northernlights #glow    #night   #nightphotography   #nightscapes     

#alyciamillersharing   #stunningmoment   +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Miller and +Christopher Prins +Britta Rogge
#jpgphotogallery by +Christopher Prins
#promotephotography +Promote Photography
+BTP Daily Highlight +BTP Landscape Pro
+PixelWorld +ShowYourBestWork
#plusphotoextract 

#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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+Lisa Myers - Nice!  I like that!  :-)
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Nik Collection - Do You Use Them?

With my training schedule getting into high gear this summer, I thought I'd upgrade to the latest version of Google's Nik Collection of post-processing software.  I like that I get so much for $149 and am able to install it on both my laptop and my desktop.

And while I don't use the Nik filters all that often, it is very nice to have them.  So I thought I'd ask...  Do you use the Nik filters and do you like them?

#nightphotography   #photographytips   #photographyworkshop   #postprocessing   #training   #landscapephotography   #software   #nikcollection   #nikcollectionbygoogle   #nikcolorefexpro4  

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Some great images, +Elvin Wilmer!  I really enjoyed seeing how you used Silver Efex Pro selectively to get some full color images with a great aged feel!  :-)
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Raising The Bar On Night Photography

I've given my training materials a full update for the 2014 training season and a new theme: "Raising The Bar On Night Photography".  I'm also lined up for a variety of events where I’ll give variations on this same theme including the Colorado Photography Festival, my own workshops, several smaller events for local photography clubs, and even a few bigger ones that are still in the works.

I'm excited that the first event kicks off the 2014 training season next Monday, April 21st.  This first training event will take place for members of the Lone Tree Photography Club in Littleton, Colorado.

Here’s the full training schedule(current as of 4/14):
4/21 - Lone Tree Photography Club
5/8 - Southwest Jeffco Camera Club
5/13 - Englewood Camera Club
5/14 - Roxborough Arts Council
5/23-26 - Night Photography Workshop in Utah
6/7-8 - Colorado Photography Festival
6/19-22 - Night Photography Workshop in Colorado
8/17-20 - Night Photography Workshop in Utah
10/18 – Night Photography Classroom Training in Colorado Springs

#photography   #photographytraining   #photographyworkshops   #nightphotography   #nightphotographyworkshops   #training   #colorado   #utah

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EPOD Woohoo!

I made the EPOD (Earth Science Picture of the Day) today with my image from Lake Irene in Rocky Mountain National Park!  What a great honor!  Check it out at http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/04/lake-irenes-milky-way-mirror.html.
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Why thank you, +Charles Bedford!  That's really nice of you to say and very much appreciated!  :-)
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May Arches Workshop Sold Out

I'm happy to announce that our May workshop in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in coordination with +Darren White has sold out.  With that, Darren and I have full class of night photographers looking forward to some great conditions at our highlight event in May.

This image comes from last year's event at Arches National Park and includes me doing some light painting under Delicate Arch with Milky Way stars in the background.

If you didn't make it into this event, please check out one of my other great events for 2014 including training in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Utah or Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  Spots remain open so now's a great time to line yourself up with a night photography workshop.

Upcoming Night Photography Workshops
• May - Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Utah - Sold Out http://www.coloradocaptures.com/arches-canyonlands-national-parks-night-photography-workshop-may2014
• June - Colorado Photography Festival (Symposium & Workshop) http://coloradophotographyfestival.com/speeches.htm
• June - Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado  (5 of 6 spots available) http://www.coloradocaptures.com/rocky-mountain-national-park-night-photography-workshop-june2014
• August - Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Utah (6 of 6 spots available) http://www.coloradocaptures.com/arches-canyonlands-national-parks-night-photography-workshop-august2014

#archesnationalpark   #archesnp   #nightphotography   #nightscapes   #nightsky   #nightskyphotography   #delicatearch   #lightpainting   #lightpaintingphotography   #utah   #starrysky   #starrynight   #photographyworkshops      

#alyciamillersharing   #stunningmoment   +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Miller and +Christopher Prins +Britta Rogge
#jpgphotogallery by +Christopher Prins
#promotephotography +Promote Photography
+BTP Daily Highlight +BTP Landscape Pro
+PixelWorld +ShowYourBestWork
#plusphotoextract 

#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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wow! incredible!
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First Friday Gallery Update

I'm still at the Grace Gallery but I'm also trying a new location in Denver's Art District On Santa Fe with friend Greg Thow.  On this last First Friday night, I saw some good crowds and a lot of interest at the Denver Art Society.  It was exciting to see!

I lined up my wall space with 7 pieces (shown in the image)…  3 of them sold by the end of the night.  :-)

#art   #artdistrict   #santafeart   #denver   #canvas   #canvasprints   #nightphotography   #colorado   #acrylic   #metallicprints   #artdistrictonsantafe  

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your welcome +Mike Berenson 
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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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2014 Night Photography Workshop Schedule

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I've helped people to fully appreciate the beauty of Colorado, Utah, and Arizona 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 starry night sky come true.
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Colorado Captures, Rocky Mountain Fine Art Photography, Digital Night, Starry Night Photography