Presentations - miketaylorphoto


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Presentations & Speaking Engagements


Very few people have invested the time to truly master the art of photographing the night sky. It takes passion, effort, energy and motivation to go beyond the basics of understanding a camera to truly knowing what your camera sensor is capable of capturing in the dark. Getting the most out of your camera gear and being able to calmly troubleshoot during challenging conditions at night is an art form in and of itself, where practical experience and empirical knowledge come only with time and patience. Mike Taylor has spent countless hours photographing the night sky in the past few years and he thoroughly enjoys teaching others everything he knows about landscape astrophotography and the processing techniques required to create extraordinary night sky images.

Mike is available for slideshow presentations of his work and speaking engagements where he discusses the general principles of night photography including in-the-field composition, lighting, camera settings, troubleshooting and the features of the night sky, as well as the necessary post-processing techniques to take your night photography to the next level. Simply contact us for rates, schedules and technical requirements for slideshows. 

Observing and photographing the features of the night sky is an awe-inspiring experience that so few people ever get to enjoy. The atmosphere of the night, the sights and sounds, are so very contrary from normal daytime hours that it is literally a different world - a radical world of diffused light, excessive shadows and noises that you will simply never see or hear when the sun is up. These existential awakenings will spark your inner child to marvel at the world again. There is so much to see, so much to hear, so much to enjoy during the dark hours of each day - the Moon, the stars, the Milky Way, the occasional meteor, and the spectacular Northern Lights displays. Accompany Mike on a journey through countless hours of scouting, photographing and processing night sky images - all within a specified time period.


Presentations are always being scheduled  - contact us for more information



2015 Speaking Engagements:

November 17 - Capital Area Camera Club in Augusta, ME - 7PM

March 21 - Maine Science Festival in Bangor, ME - 3PM

March 31 - Photographic Society of Rhode Island in Warwick, RI - 7:30PM

April 6 - Photographer's Forum Camera Club in Nashua, NH - 7PM

October 23 - LL Bean Flagship Store in Freeport, ME - 7PM


2014 Speaking Engagements:

March 10 - Penobscot Valley Star Gazers in Bangor, Maine - 6:30PM

April 3 - Eastern Maine Camera Club in Bangor, Maine - 6:30PM 

April 15 - Capital Area Camera Club in Augusta, Maine - 7PM

June 14 - Apollo Rendezvous Convention hosted by the Miami Valley Astronomical Society in Dayton, Ohio - 1:45PM 


  • November Aurora Reflections
  • Roque Bluffs Pier
  • Galaxy Rise at Nubble
  • October 2015 Aurora
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