Rachel recently completed her 100 nights project where she set out in 2019 to spend 100 nights under the stars. The images, experiences, and what she brought back to share with us inspire.
Her photography is deeply inspired by the night sky and the stories it tells. You can spot Rachel in the wild anywhere clear skies can be found. However, she lingers at sunrise and sunset when conditions are favorable. Rachel is a member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective, a PhotoPills Master, and teaches photography workshops at her home in the Canadian Rockies. She also teaches workshops in the California desert, the Azores in Portugal, Ireland, and Norway.
In this series, Rachel will share her technical approach to photographing the night sky under a wide variety of light conditions. These conditions include moonlight, the Milky Way and the ever changing light of the Aurora Borealis. From white balance, to blue hour blending, when and how to stack images for noise reduction, this session is packed full of technical expertise.
Rachel will also demonstrate how to bring those elements together in post-processing. She will edit both a blue hour blend with the Milky Way, and an Aurora image so you can see how shooting with technical precision offers more creative flexibility and exceptional image quality.