David Marx’s “Landscape Photography Tricks for the 21st Century” Presentation

March 13, 2012 | | Comments 6

Star Trails Over Electric Peak

Star trails over Electric Peak. This image was created by stacking together a series of short exposures.

I gave a short presentation last weekend at the Shooting the West XXIV Photography Symposium in Winnemucca, Nevada. I was approached by a number of students after the lecture with request for more information on my methods for “virtual scouting,” time-lapse video creation, and star stacking techniques. If you are interested, you can download almost the entire presentation as a pdf file by clicking on this link:

21st Century Landscape Tricks

I did make two changes to my presentation after the lecture. First, I added active hyperlinks to all of the websites and applications that I discussed. This links are now included in the pdf! I also removed the demo movies to keep the file size reasonable. Just in case you want to see them again here are the videos that I showed during the lecture.

3D Sunset Predictions Using Google Earth Demonstration:

Time-Lapse Video Demonstrations:

Jim Goldstein Photographing the 4th Dimension eBookI recommend reading Jim M. Goldstein’s excellent eBook on Photographing the 4th Dimension-Time if you would like to learn more about time-lapse or star stacking techniques.

If you enjoyed my presentation please consider joining me for an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom seminars or a digital photography field workshop. Thanks again to the Shooting the West committee and all the awesome participants. I hope to see ya’ll again next year!


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About the Author: David Marx is a digital photography instructor whose engaging teaching style inspires photographers of all skill levels. David is an Adobe Certified Lightroom Expert. To learn more about David's Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software training seminars and digital photography field workshops please visit or follow David Marx on Google+.