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Alan Dyer | Comet Wirtanen, Milky Way Photography in Canada & Timelapse Processing Tips | Ep 107

Aaron is joined by Alan Dyer and we get to nerd out about the Comet Wirtanen! This information is from months ago! Enjoy learning from Alan Dyer, but the comet is nowhere to be seen. The next Comet in our night skies will be 2017 T2 (PanSTARRS) which will be here towards the end of 2019. This comet is predicted to possibly reach magnitude 10. 2017 T2 PanSTARRS will be well placed for northern hemisphere observers moving from Auriga in to Perseus. This comet will not reach perihelion until 04...


Alyce Bender | World Traveler, Nature and WildLife Photographer | Ep 105

We continue our sharing of the Patron-Only Podcasts with this interview of our friend and awesome photographer Alyce Bender! Aaron was really sick and so Brendon interviews Alyce on his own and we get a great interview coming from a world traveling Landscape Photographer transitioning from hobbyist to professional. Something we all want to do! This week Aaron gets a break and Brendon interviews Alyce Bender. Alyce is an outdoor travel loving photographer. She has traveled and lived all over...


Ryan Smith | Teaches Printing & Selling our Landscape & Milky Way Photography Prints! | Ep 132

Recorded LIVE from our Facebook Live Stream with Ryan Smith back in March! Learn from Ryan Smith as he teaches us about Printing and Selling our Landscape Photography & Milky Way Photography Prints! Combining his professional experience as a corporate trainer with his passion for photography, Ryan has a knack for sharing the technical aspects of photography in an easy to understand way through various workshops, tours, and events through the west and the Hawaiian Islands. He enjoys adapting...


Celebrating & Saying Goodbye to Brendon Porter using Highlights from 3-Years of Podcasts! | Ep 134

With sorrow in this episode I announce that Brendon Porter is no longer a part of Photog Adventures due to a medical diagnosis of one of his daughters. The extremely concerning situation has forced Brendon to back out of Photog Adventures and he may never be able to come back. But with an attitude of celebration, I share highlights of Brendon from the last three years of podcast episodes! Funny things he has said, funny stories we shared about him, funny mistakes that he made and I end with...


Mike Ver Sprill | AKA Milky Way Mike talks the challenges & tips for East Coast Milky Way | Ep 99

Join the Milky Way Photographer T-Shirt Giveaway here: Milky Way Mike joins us to talk the challenges of East Coast Milky Way Photography. How he cuts through the light pollution, where he goes to avoid New Jersey light pollution, why fishing can help you get better Milky Way Images in some places and shares a story where he rode his bike several miles to gain access to a landmark for a Milky Way shot that doesn't even exist anymore! Follow Milky Way Mike at his...


Matt Newman | 2018 Astronomy Photog Winner & a Frostbit February Milky Way at Crater Lake | Ep 103

I am joined by Matt Newman to talk his amazing adventure of solo climbing a mountain peak at Crater Lake in February. Yes....FEBRUARY! At risk of death, Matt braves the elements alone to capture a beautiful early Milky Way over Crater Lake. He returned alive but frost nipped and sunburnt! The ultimate oxymoron of winter torture! :D We also talk about his success getting that Crater Lake image picked up by Universe Today for their Cosmos Publication as seen here:...


Alyn Wallace | Milky Way Photography in Europe & a challenging Mark Gee-like telephoto Moon | Ep 101

Alyn Wallace shares his adventures out in Europe. He explains the necessary steps to getting a light pollution-free image of the Milky Way and shares his process and the reasons behind it. Alyn shares the experience of capturing the Milky Way out on the Canary Islands where La Palma is his favorite Milky Way Location. The dark sky location along with the amazing ability to drive above the clouds to get away from it all! The image used for the podcast cover art this episode is from one of his...


Wayne Pinkston | Milky Way Landscapes Master Teaches Us His Secrets! | Ep 97

This episode comes from our Patron-Only Podcasts and today we start opening up those episodes for everyone! Please listen to this episode Twice! Wayne really shares some amazing insights on his process and it is a terrific episode! Enjoy! Wayne starts out by telling us about how he plans out his entire Milky Way season - yes, it's all planned out. He talks about how he discovered his love of Milky Way photography when he was on a trip to the Southwest a few years ago. When he started out...


UPDATE! Post-Faroe Islands Trip Update from the Road!

Here is a quick update about where we have been and most importantly WHAT IS COMING to the podcast over the next week! :D Thanks for your patience! We are off to the final leg of our travels! A drive to Utah from Vegas!


Brilliant Portfolio Leading Milky Way at Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park | Ep 130

Brendon and Aaron finally get a chance to get back out there with their cameras and celebrate 3-years of doing Milky Way Photography on a 4-Night Trip that of course…didn’t entirely go to plan. Beginning this trip with a cancellation as clouds ruined our chances of getting a Milky Way out at Royce Bair Milky Way Butte, we are forced to make a 5-hour detour drive to Richfield, Utah for a print that was as tall as Aaron! This print was a gift to Canyon Country Lodge out in Escalante and it was...


Jeff Pedersen | Wildlife Photography in Kenya, Africa! | Ep 128

Jeff Pedersen has JUST returned from a 16-Day adventure out in Kenya, Africa! He shares with us priceless tips on how to pack, travel and prioritize gear to be able to get all your gear to Kenya successfully through the 2-day flight nightmare you go through. Then we hear the amazing energy the Maasai Warriors drive the jeeps the photographers are all in around the area. These drivers are dedicated to getting you the image of a lifetime and they don't go nervously around to all of the...


Kim Grant | Scottish Landscape Photog Talks Using Tripods Less, Favorite Spots & Aurora | Ep 126

We are joined by Scottish Landscape Photographer Kim Grant and learned something we almost never hear from Landscape Photographers! "I don't use my tripod all the time." Learn from Kim's fantastic and bright perspective on Landscape Photography and getting intimate portraits with the landscape around you to take advantage of a trip that might not be working out perfectly thanks to weather. Speaking of getting intimate, there is an Easter Egg clip in the middle of this podcast from an old...


Drew's Amazing Snowy Weekend at Bryce Canyon & a Wildlife Photography Hunt for Foxes! | Ep 124

Today Brendon and Drew take the reins of the podcast as they both had experiences without Aaron and so Aaron takes a side seat in this episode other than to begin the episode. Brendon and Drew begin talking about their experience hunting Foxes in the snow in an urban park where these foxes are active. They share what went well and what they need to do better next time. LINK TO ERIC BENEDETTI'S STAR TRACKER COURSE: Tony Northrup's ISO is Fake YouTube Video:...


Most Hilarious & Inspiring Stories from our Patron Only Podcasts | Cripps, Fossati & More | Ep 122

Winner of January's "Photog Favorite" is Jeff Anderson! Follow Jeff at Instagram: After gushing about Jeff's awesome Oregon Waterfall Image, we get into a highlight reel of our fun Patron Only Podcasts we have on Mondays. This episode features hilarious or inspiring stories from Alyn Wallace, Gavin Hardcastle, Enrico Fossati, Matt Payne & Joshua Cripps in that order! Starting off with ALYN WALLACE and without spoiling anything he put a Yoga...


Erin Babnik | Shares Two New Awesome Adventures & Priceless Landscape Photography Tips | Ep 120

We are crazy privileged to be joined today by Landscape Photographer Extraordinaire Erin Babnik! We got to pick the brain of Erin and learn so many fantastic tips that only PART of those tips could fit in one podcast! The entire interview with Erin is going to come out for our Patrons next Monday. If you want to hear that part of the episode, please join us at and you will have full access to this episode and all of our Monday Interview podcasts. We...


Macro Photography & the 2019 Lunar Eclipse | Ep 118

Today we talk about Macro Photography! Last week we recorded a Macro Photography session using what macro gear Brendon and Drew had on them and experienced a lot of what went wells and what could have gone betters. Join us as we talk about the pros and cons of certain macro lenses, get giddy about Carnivorous Plants and share some beginner tips and necessary gear to get into the fun and patience requiring art of Macro Photography. Zerene Stacker Software:...


The 3 Things we learned in 2018 & What could be better in 2019 | Ep 114

After a hectic and yet less accomplished year photographically, Brendon and I look back on what we learned, what mistakes we made and what we need to do in 2019. From a hectic schedule and challenges due to Aaron's divorce to successes like seizing the moment when we made our first trip out of the country to the UK, Faroe Islands and Iceland.


BIG Announcement & Mike Olbinski's amazing Supercell Storm Timelapse and Licensing Advice | Ep 116

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT and a hang out with Mike Olbinski! The full interview with Mike Olbinski is over on the Patron Only Podcast feed, but here is an extra segment the Patrons - also known as the Founders of Photog Adventures - haven't heard yet and some advice for getting your Storm Timelapse Photography Licensed! Enjoy the FIRST free Podcast of 2019, Brendon and Aaron sharing their goals for 2019 and hope you will join us with the whatever the announcement is!


Matt Burk | RRS Lead Engineer talks the RRS Move, why go RRS & the Trip to Who Knows Where | Ep 111

We are joined in studio by the Senior Product Development Engineer at Really Right Stuff Matt Burk! We get a chance to drill down into what makes a RRS Tripod worth the money, what the difference is between the mark 1 and mark 2 tripods, give him some hard hitting questions challenging the RRS quality, build and whether the products are "over-engineered". Then in classic Photog Adventures fashion we ask Matt about his photography stories and he shares with us the trip to who knows where out...


Jordan Younce | Real Estate Photography for Newbs, a new project & Spiders so many Spiders! | Ep 110

We were LIVE over on Facebook with Jordan Younce last night talking Real Estate Photography for beginners. What you guys need to start doing it now, what you need to consider for getting hired, when to shoot, what you can expect from clients and how you can keep your day job and still look legit to potential clients. Then we talk about Jordan's secret new project that he is really excited about! He used to be PictureMonk, then he was Road to Full Time and now he is doing a new project that...