Matthew Newman Photography@matthewnewmanphotography

Capturing the light in the darkness.
Wide-field Astrophotographer
Adventurer
Medford, Oregon

www.matthewnewmanphotography.com/

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Matthew Newman Photography

Here is something to think about.

With 80% of the world never having seen the milky way with their own eyes, due to light pollution. Did you ever stop to think about how simple it would be to reduce light pollution? All you have to do is turn off your lights outside, or have more efficient lights and we could reclaim our night skies. And in turn, it would create a snowball affect as less lights, means less power needs, which mean less pollution all around.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help reclaim the night skies, check out @idadarksky

Capturing the light in the darkness,
Matt

#astronomy #astrophotography #milkyway #darkskies #idadarksky #nightsky #universetoday #longexposure #naturesophotogenic #matthewnewmanphotography #twanight


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Matthew Newman Photography

Come out and join me at @risecoffeehouse Tuesday night at 7pm. I’m going to be sharing my photography, talking about night photography and sharing stories behind the pictures.

Where:
Rise Coffeehouse
1123 East Jackson Street Medford, Oregon

When:
Tuesday, October 16th at 7pm

#risecoffeehouse #matthewnewmanphotography #astrophotography #nightphotography


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It’s been an incredible honor to make the shortlist of this years, Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. In less than two short weeks I finally find out the results of the winners. Seeing this clip by one of the judges make me realize that all the hard work and dedication to mastering my craft has been worth it.

Capturing the light in the darkness,
Matt

#astrophoto2018
@royalmuseumsgreenwich


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Drive me to the stars

Another fun shot from the Galleta Meadows in the Anza-Borrego desert. This Jeep and the people in it are metal sculptures created by Ricardo Breceda. I used a spot light from behind the Jeep to make it look like it’s headlights were on.

Capturing the light in the darkness,
Matt

#anzaborrego #galletameadows #borregosprings #offroad #astronomy #milkyway #astrophotography #nightsky #darksky #twanight #naturesophotogenic #optoutside #neverstopexploring #matthewnewmanphotography #nightphotography #nightscaper #nightscape #universetoday #amazing_longexpo #longexposure #natgeotravel #ricardobreceda #southerncalifornia


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Battle of the ages

Galleta Meadows metal sculptures were created by @ricardo.breceda_metal.artist and are scattered around the Anza-Borrego desert near Borrego Springs, California. Borrego Springs also happens to be an international dark-sky rated community which makes this unique location especially nice for astrophotography, and star gazing.

Capturing the light in the darkness,
Matt

Canon SL1
Rokinon 16mm
ISO 6400
f/2
19 seconds
Captured May 18, 2015

#galletameadows #borregosprings #anzaborrego #night_shooterz #nightphotography #neverstopexploring #astrophotography #caliexplored #milkyway #travelcalifornia #astronomy #twanight #darkskies #optoutside #naturesophotogenic #matthewnewmanphotography #galaxy #space #dinosaurs #nightscaper #nightscape #universetoday #natgeotravel #nightsky #stargazing #socal #desertnights


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Matthew Newman Photography

Some nights are just pure magic, this was one for sure. The conditions were so calm that the reflection of the stars on the water were more clear than peering up at the sky at them. When you’d exhale it was so still, your breath would just hover in front of your face. I was lucky to get to experience this night with other photographers just as blown away by the conditions.

Capturing the light in the darkness,
Matt

Canon 6D
14mm
ISO 6400
f/2.8
30 seconds
3 frame vertical panorama, processed and stitched in Lightroom. This photo is entirely starlit, no external lighting on the foreground.
🚫Photoshop

#lostlake #mounthood #mthood #oregonexplored #naruresophotogenic #matthewnewmanphotography #optoutside #neverstopexploring #milkyway #astrophotography #twanight #darkskies #nightphotography #universetoday #natgeotravel #starryskies #nightsky #astronomy #cascadiexplored #bestoforegon #canon6d #canonfanphoto #nightscaper #night_shooterz #nightscape #reflections #stargazing


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Matthew Newman Photography

The Dreaming Tree

Check out my story for details on how I captured this shot.

Capturing the light in the darkness


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A sky full of stars, galaxies and a comet.

Can you recognize anything in this shot? This was my very first tracked shot ever, shot January 24th, 2015. I was up on Yosemite Point and wanted to test out the tracker before trying to use it in the morning on the milky way. The green dot in the center of the frame was comet Lovejoy.

Capturing the light in the darkness,
Matt


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Igloo season is nearly upon us.

Anyone else excited about getting out under the stars on a crisp, clear winter night?

This was my first successful igloo build two years ago. It’s crazy to spend five hours building something that I slept in for about three hours, just so I could shoot the stars over it.

Capturing the light in the darkness,
Matt


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Like and comment on this if you actually see my posts.

Also, maybe scroll through my feed to see what you’ve missed. ✌🏼💚


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Matthew Newman Photography

Last night I watched The Dawn Wall documentary about Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson free climb up the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The story is really one about Tommy’s life and overcoming obstacles and his true friendship with Kevin. It was an amazing story of perseverance that everyone should watch even if you’re not into climbing. Anyway, I wanted to repost this this shot of the milky way rising over half dome because not only was this the first time I tried shooting the milky way in January. But it was actually eleven days after Tommy and Kevin successfully climbed the Dawn Wall on El Capitan. I could totally relate to Tommy overcoming so many obstacles and turning to the Dawn Wall for healing as I turned to night photography in a very similar way.

Capturing the light in the darkness,
Matt

#naturesophotogenic #matthewnewmanphotography #halfdome #yosemite #milkyway #astrophotography #twanight #darkskies #usinterior #optoutside #neverstopexploring


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Matthew Newman Photography

What would you say if I told you that I’m finally planning night photography workshops for 2019? How about a couple in the spring with extra emphasis on night panoramas? Many of you may not realize, but night photography panoramas are actually one of my specialties, unfortunately due to the whole crop aspect ratio thing I don’t get to share them on here in a way that does them any justice. If you’d be interested in learning more about these workshops feel free to shoot me a direct message.

Capturing the light in the darkness,
Matt

#naturesophotogenic #matthewnewmanphotography


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