Perseid meteor shower, supermoon coming; good time to buy ‘Photography …

August 6, 2014 - Supermoon

The print on a cover of a book says it all: Jennifer Wu knows how to sketch a Perseid meteor showers. She nailed one over Half Dome in California’s Yosemite National Park in 2010 for a cover of “Photography: Night Sky,” published by a Mountaineers Books of Seattle (see a print above).

Wu is a California-based inlet and landscape photographer specializing in a night sky. She has co-authored a book with James Martin, a prolonged determined veteran photographer, subtitled “A Field Guide for Shooting After Dark.”

With a Perseid on a approach (peaking Aug. 12) only days after a super moon (peaking Aug. 10), a entrance week is a time to sketch after dark. This 176-page full-color paperback ($21.95) could assistance we make a night photos of your life.

The book is really technical and created for photographers who already have a satisfactory volume of ability (plus some costly equipment), though a techniques are good explained and lead readers by a process.

For a book cover, Wu stayed adult all night for several nights in a row. She had dual cameras sharpened during two-second intervals, that is what it takes to constraint a shining peep of light from a meteor that seems to come out of nowhere and disappears only as quickly.

Photo tips a authors explain embody photographing star trails, moon phases and twilight; capturing phenomena such as auroras, noctilucent clouds and those fickle meteors.

Buy a book, move your camera rigging and uncover adult Tuesday during one of Portland’s dual Perseid parties.

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