Ever wonder what process goes into making beautiful star trail and Milky Way photographs? Join a live discussion on Thursday, October 24 with astrophotographers to hear their tips for breaking into the hobby and how to take your astrophotography to the next level.
Michael Shainblum, Filmmaker and Photographer
Ever since I can remember I wanted to be an artist. Not necessarily a photographer or a filmmaker or a director, just an artist. I have a drive to create and a passion to show the world through my eyes. I seek to capture the extraordinary and the unique. I find beauty in everything from the scale of our Galaxy to the way sunlight hits a glass of water from behind. In filmmaking and photography possibilities are endless. I strike with every project and photography to push the boundaries of what we think is achievable in these mediums. I am currently based in San Diego California and I have a Bachelors Degree In Professional Photography from Brooks Institute Of Photography in Santa Barbara.
See some of his work at http://500px.com/Shainblum
Josh Bury, Astrophotographer and Adobe Camera Raw Computer Scientist
Joshua Bury has worked as a Computer Scientist at Adobe since 2012. As a member of the Camera Raw team, he works to develop new tools and adjustments. He images the night sky from his home observatory and also enjoys photographing the landscape both during the day and at night. Joshua is also the developer of Observer Pro, an advanced planning tool for amateur astronomers. See some of his work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbury/
Alan Erickson, Astrophotographer and Adobe Senior Computer Scientist
Alan Erickson is a Senior Computer Scientist at Adobe. Alan took up astro-imaging in 2004, starting with a Canon Digital Rebel camera. He modified his own Canon Rebel XS in 2008 to increase its sensitivity and continues to image with that camera today. Alan has presented Photoshop techniques for astro-imaging at several conferences, including Advanced Imaging Conference, Midwest Astro-Imaging Conference, Northeast Astro-Imaging Conference, and the Texas Imaging Symposium at Texas Star Party. See some of his work at http://alanerickson.smugmug.com