Well I apologize for the tardiness of the April Photos of the Month post! BUT in my defense a lot has gone on on over the last number of weeks! The launching of INSIDE the LENS was probably the most time consuming, and while I am on that you can check out the YouTube channel for that RIGHT HERE. I also made a trip to Guatemala, there will be more on that later 😉 Now on with the April Photos of the MONTH!Continue Reading
Night Shots from Jasper National Park!
I love the mountains! Like a lot! And Jasper National park is my favorite place to be in the mountains, not only that but it is an INCREDIBLE place to gather some unreal night shots! This last trip I took at the beginning of March 2016, has produced some of my best night shots to date! Continue Reading
It’s February, so I can now tell you what the January Photos of the Month are!
The January photos came with a very pleasant start to 2016, in terms of weather. We had a couple cold weeks, but typically this time of year we run back and forth from a vehicle, and that’s about it… So with some decent weather I was able to venture out and take some decent photos! Check them out!Continue Reading
Ya, the December photos are on time at least!
See back on track here in 2016, check me out posting the December photos of the month when I am supposed to!! Well December photos bring pretty lights, dark skies, and SNOW…. Which I suppose can be used to a photographers advantage but it sucks to be in. Just think of those cold nights where you are all huddled in your warm beds at 1 am, now imagine me freezing my tail off laying in the snow trying to get some sort of photograph as to impress all you people! Ya you better like these…Continue Reading
These terrific photos from September saw the start of FALTUMN!
Each month I take you through the top 5 images of the previous month.. Didn’t know how else to say that… Anyway September is now behind us, kids are back in school mode, the long summer evenings are gone, and the leaves are of course exploding with color with seriously make for some totally terrific photos! I love Faltumn. Click this word FALTUMN and you will see why. Here we go the best of September begins!Continue Reading
My Most Excellent Photos Determined by YOU!
It’s September, so it’s time for this months photos of the… Month… Too many Month’s in there… Each month I round up my most popular, and most excellent photos and share the top 5 in a post! This August I managed to drive through the mountains, saw plenty of sunsets, a few meteors, and even managed to catch the green mist briefly! If you have missed the last couple months be sure to visit June’s and July’s Photos first! Be sure to comment your favorite one!Continue Reading
The Jesse Martineau Photography Store, now buy stuff! …. Please…
Well the day is upon us, the day I have finally got my act in gear and done something I should have done a long, long time ago… Just in this galaxy vs. another one… Anyway I used to think this was going to be impossible due to my lack of knowledge in the whole eCommerce side of things, but fortunately for me I learned how to read recently, thus, I can learn via the Internet… Today I launch the Jesse Martineau Photography Store!Continue Reading
Are those real? Well yes!
I get a lot of comments on my photos. Posting once a day for nearly 2 straight years is going to get that. MOST people have a solid understanding of some of the nature in the world. But every so often I get a slew of comments claiming that Photoshop has created something that it really hasn’t! To be honest, I kind of like that, it means that I am blowing minds! So I concocted a list of 7 photos that people have said “Are those real?”Continue Reading
12 night photos that I had to stay up late for is more like it…
As many of you do know, I stay up late. But it’s for a good reason, the nighttime can give us some incredible sights that we typically never see! So today I have picked 12 night photos that will make you think twice about heading to bed at 9:30…Continue Reading
But it’s dark out! Why are we going on a night shoot?
Ummm cause it’s awesome! Night photography is incredibly fun, and I do it a lot. The awesome part of a night shoot is seeing the incredible images that you can come up with, even in the dark! Today I will take you through a night shoot I had recently, get ready!Continue Reading
The Green Mist is here to destroy us all!!!
So I like to take some photos of the Aurora Borealis, but I also like to theorize about what is actually going on (or just what is going on in my brain) so here we are. The Green Mist has cost billions of dollars in research, countless environmental damage, and we are still no closer to discovering its real purpose!Continue Reading
We are on an Aurora Borealis roll here as I answer the question “How do I shoot the Aurora Borealis?” If this is the FIRST post you are seeing in this series HOLD ON! Start right HERE to find out why I love shooting the Aurora, and then over to HERE for part one of this 2 part discussion on shooting the Northern Lights!!
Last time we talked about location being extremely important in capturing incredible Aurora shots. Now we are going to get a bit more technical… So if technical just isn’t your thing, well just enjoy the pretty pictures ;-P
Last post I talked about my love of the Aurora Borealis, I suggest you first read that HERE I believe it will inspire you! Today I want to share a little bit of how to shoot the Aurora Borealis, I will do this in a couple of parts, so I don’t bore you with my lack of wit and charm… Ok I know not all of you have the correct location for Aurora Borealis capturing, BUT maybe one day you will want to come visit your old friend Jesse, and I won’t have to spend all night explaining to you what to do when we are out shooting…
The Aurora Borealis comes in many shapes and sizes, and also intensities. So people ask “How do I shoot The Aurora Borealis?” all the time. I have trial and errored A LOT, so hopefully we can remove some of the error, and in turn, maximise your time capturing mind-blowing images!
The Aurora Borealis, is there anything more astounding?
One of my dreams was to see the Aurora Borealis going off one day, I grew up on the West Coast of Canada and we were not in an ideal location to see them. However I moved near Edmonton, Alberta 8 years ago, and well, I GET TO SEE THEM ALL THE TIME!!! Ok sorry it is hard to cover my enthusiasm, but can you blame me? I am shocked to find out that people live here, rarely see them! Of course most people are not as willing as myself to venture out at 2am to track them… I have talked about shooting at night before HERE, but let’s go a little deeper.
|A Gif of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Taken in the dead of winter.|