🌎Traveler | Photographer | Educator🌵 🎥Timelapse & Aerial Director / Cinematographer ⛺️@seanparkeradventures 🌌Milkyway Workshops & Content Licensing:
Finally found myself scrambling up / down Camelback Mountain via echo canyon today. I was super surprised how crazy the hike ended up being. I was under the impression it was pretty straight forward but nobody shows how much you have you scramble up boulders and hang on to railings and such. Pretty fun and wild. Anyways, I’m pretty excited to be staying at @mountainshadowsaz near the base of the mountain for a few days! #shotoniphone
My spring Milkyway Workshops are filling up! Only a few spots remain open for my Joshua Tree workshop March 8-10! Learn how to create compelling compositions such as milky way panoramics, startrails, light painting, and more! My workshops are a lot of fun and more importantly, safe and educational. I operate insured and location permits and am CPR / AED certified. I also enforce the leave no trace and leave it better ethics. Link in bio for more information and my schedule!
Sonoran Sunsets ⠀ There have been some amazing sunsets these last couple of days in desert! Check out my story and live video to see how this shot came to life. I jotted down my challenges and notes to self for this shot at the bottom of this post. ⠀ How’s the weather where you are? Have you guys been seeing pictures of the crazy polar vortex? ⠀ EXIF - Single Exposure ⠀ Camera: Sony a7s2 Lens: Tamron 15-30 f/5.6 Shutter: 1/30 ISO: 400 Tripod: @vanguardworld ALTA Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber Memory: @pnyusa 512gb Elite SD Card ⠀ Challenges: I was overwhelmed by the pure beauty of the sky in an area I’ve never been before, so I wasn’t sure what to shoot when the sky lit up. I thought I arrived in enough time to hike up the trail to the top of the mountain but I was wrong. I was also live on IG and shooting handheld at the same time which was a mistake. I wish I set up the tripod so I could shoot a tighter aperture to get everything in focus and at a lower ISO. ⠀ Notes
Spring 2019 Night Sky Photography Workshops are filling up! Join me in Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona, Joshua Tree, and Death Valley! More locations are being added including 2 storm chasing adventures, Australia, Iceland, and Norway! See my website for more information. Link in bio!
Total Lunar Eclipse seen from the Sonoran Desert last night! Here is a “timelapse” photo showing all the stages of the eclipse as it rose over the Tucson mountains. This photo was challenging to create and is not a composite. I set up my camera and took a timelapse of the eclipse, then took one long exposure for foreground, then stacked it all using exposure / layer blending in photoshop. I’m not great at photoshop stuff so it took me like 2 hours just to edit it making this image 8 hours of work 😂. I shot this with a side angle lens which is why the moon looks small. In reality the moon was a bit larger than a full moon but you couldn’t really tell with the naked eye. Anyways I hope you enjoy the image. Weather was pretty poor here on the west coast so my workshop client and I made the best of it. How was the view where you live? I’ll be answering any questions and responding to comments when I can. I’m just now getting to bed! PS I just launched my spring milkyway
Make sure to look up at the Total Lunar Eclipse Wolf Moon tonight! It’s the only total lunar eclipse for 2019! Crossing my fingers we get some open patches in the clouds here in Tucson! To find out the times and viewable locations of the eclipse, visit the link in my bio!
Still hard to believe we got 2 straight mornings of snow In the desert last week. Waking up to a blanket of white fluffy snow in the Sonoran desert was something out of a dream. Have you seen my new short film that I released on Monday where I captured this rare event? Link in bio.
Sonoran Snow ——————— Here is my latest 2-minute short film on the snow that fell in Tucson last week! This is a pretty rare occurrence (once every few years for only a few hours.) Make sure to swipe left to watch the 2nd half since Instagram limits posts to 1 minute! Also be sure to visit the blog for additional photos and behind the scene content! Link in bio. Music by talented @rob simonsen.
Sonoran Snow . Swipe left to see the collection! . Yesterday sure was magical! Woke up at 5:30am to photograph our 2nd straight day of snow in the desert with my friend Ryan. We headed out to SNP East area and spent the whole day exploring, taking photos, aerials, and timelapses! Here are 10 of my favorite images from the day. You can see 30+ more images on my Facebook page. Link in bio. What a great start to the new year! ———————— Single exposures ———————— Camera: Canon 6D Lenses: Tamron 15-30 & Canon 70-200 Tripod: @vanguardworld ALTA Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber Memory: @pnyusa 512gb Elite SD Card
There is so much to be thankful for this year! I’m not even sure where to begin but I went to some amazing places and met some wonderful people along the way. Thank you everyone for another great year and I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year! #topnine2018 app
Northern Lights dancing over horses and a church in Iceland. Music by @m83music ——————— Camera: Sony A7III Lens: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Shutter: 1 second ISO: 6,400 Tripod: @vanguardworld ALTA Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber Memory: @pnyusa 512gb Elite SD Card
Rainier . I’m missing the mountains right about now. Especially Mt Rainier near Seattle, Washington. I’m considering adding another workshop to the 2019 schedule at this location. Who would be interested? . PS - thank you to all those who came by my photography show in Tucson last night. It was so fun meeting and hanging out with you! If you missed it, I’ll be set up at the 4th Ave Street Fair this weekend :) ——————— Focus Stack ——————— Camera: Sony A7S2 Lens: Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 Shutter: 1/4 seconds ISO: 100 Tripod: @vanguardworld ALTA Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber Memory: @pnyusa 512gb Elite SD Card