Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hangout with Starry Night Landscape Photographers

A Google+ Hangout w/8 "Starry Night Landscape Photographers" (click to see YouTube video)

Last night I hosted and moderated a Google+ video "Hangout" with seven other starry night landscape photographers. There was some great information shared during this hour-long broadcast, which was recorded and saved on YouTube. We discussed and reviewed 21 of our night photos. And because video quality can sometimes be lacking, you can also follow along with higher resolution views at this website.

Our eight "star" panelist were Ben Canales, Brad Goldpaint, David Kingham, Greg Gibbs, Jack Fusco, Mike Berenson, Mitchell Prout, and myself, Royce Bair.

Learning curve: There are some production errors in my first attempt at hosting this many people—such as not moving the "camera" screen to the person who is talking (I eventually get better, so bear with me).  In future broadcasts, I may bring in a full time producer, so I can concentrate on hosting my guests.

Behind the scenes: After we ended the broadcast, we all stayed online for another hour, talking, sharing stories, information, and experiences (too bad this wasn't recorded, as these off-the-record chats were the best part of the evening).

In future hangouts: I plan to do some one-on-one interviews and bring in more public discussion and interaction. Your suggestions would help me plan these future events.

Links mentioned in the broadcast. Here are some of the items mentioned in last night's hangout:

International Dark Sky Association
RegiStar by Auriga Imaging (Mike uses for stacking sky exposures)
Rigel Systems Starlite 2-RED LED Flashlight (preserving your night vision)
...Starlite Mini 2-RED LED Flashlight
Brinkmann MaxFire Marine Dual Xenon Spotlight (used by David and Mike)

Night photography forums and tutorials:
...via Mike Berenson
...via David Kingham
...via this blog (there are dozens of tutorials and how-to articles here)

Night photography workshops: David Kingham Mike Berenson Brad Goldpaint Royce Bair

Featured Post: Shooting Stars eBook Review — How to Photograph the Stars and the Moon
Advertisement: Hot Weekly Photography Deals - Amazing discounts (updated twice a week).


  1. Nice job putting this together, I enjoyed listening/watching the recording.

  2. Enjoyed watching last night and I look forward to the future ones as well.

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. Very much enjoyed seeing everyone's photos and I look forward to more Hangouts like this one.

  5. Great use of our internet technology to bring together a great panel of experts! Love Royce's work, fantastic nightscapes!!

    More of this sort of thing... Please!!

  6. These are such gorgeous photography blog, I love her style so much. Your photography is always absolutely wonderful. Good Luck with getting the offers, you're super talented so you totally deserve them!

  7. Neun weitere Grund, warum Druckvorstufe Outsourcing an DMT-Gruppe ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg
    Holen Sie es von hier
    Bildretusche in groupdmt

  8. Hi
    this is really very helpful article. I go through this site really very nice information.thank for sharing such a nice information.

  9. Your website 텍사스홀덤사이트 is really can be the kind of data which needs to really be shared round the internet.

  10. We offer notary services and procedures that are intended to be as quick, easy, and straightforward for our clients as possible.

  11. Divine Soft Technology produces some of the Best Dynamic Website Development Services for customer satisfaction and needs by providing dynamic website designing services at affordable prices within a short period.


  12. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this article plus the rest of the site is also really good.


  13. Its wonderful as your other articles : D, regards for posting .

  14. I surprise how so much attempt you put to create this kind of wonderful informative site.

  15. Its an amazing website, really enjoy your articles. Helpful and interesting too. Keep doing this in future. I will support you.

  16. Khobar presents a delightful selection of Belgian chocolates, renowned for their superior quality and exquisite taste. belgian chocolate in Khobar can indulge in the rich flavors and smooth textures of Belgian chocolates, experiencing the true essence of this beloved confectionery tradition.

  17. Cabo San Lucas Villas offers luxurious cabo vacation rentals that redefine your holiday experience. Experience the pinnacle of comfort and elegance in our handpicked villas, providing the perfect backdrop for your unforgettable getaway in Cabo San Lucas.

  18. Refrigeration Deliveries – Texas are the lifeline of businesses dependent on temperature-sensitive goods, ensuring that products like fresh produce and medicines reach consumers and clients in optimal condition. These services play a crucial role in Texas' diverse and dynamic economy.