Professional Photography Guide
Yosemite Night Skies Photography Classes and Workshops
Jesse Summers is a Florida based landscape photographer who specializes the newly developing niche of night landscape astrophotography. Composing scenes at twilight on nights where the conditions perfectly align, Jesse is able to incorporate the stunning center of the Milky Way galaxy into his landscape photos through the use of creative long exposure imagery. These photos are among the most difficult but also most rewarding landscape photos to capture because working at night is essential.
With representation in hundreds of blogs and online photography sources, Jesse’s work has been shared extensively across the globe. Jesse’s photo “Night Sailing,” a long exposure of a grounded sailboat against the lower band of the Milky Way, was shared ubiquitously online by groups including National Geographic and One World One Ocean in early 2013. This is not the only one of Jesse’s photos to receive critical acclaim. “Stars over the Honeymoon Suite,” taken in Cedar Key, Florida in late 2012, was awarded the Grand Prize in the Florida Travel Magazine’s annual juried contest. As of 2014, Jesse’s night photography has been published in hundreds of print and web sources including National Geographic’s 2015 calendars and “Stunning Photography” compilation.
Having gained a significant presence online and in the photographic community, Jesse Summers is focusing on leading fun and adventurous workshops, expanding gallery showings, and augmenting his portfolio significantly during the “Milky Way Season,” or the Summer months, in his home state of Florida, the American Southwest, and in California’s Yosemite National Park. “These regions of the United States enjoy some of the darkest skies in the nation, combined with stunning geological features,” says Jesse, “I intend to capture and help others capture otherworldly night landscapes that make the viewer stop in their tracks and commit to getting out into nature and looking into the sky at night. One of my favorite feelings is when people, while participating in one of my workshops, are able to view the Milky Way’s center in its full glory for the first time as it rises from the horizon in the early morning. It is truly special that modern photographic equipment allows us to capture the night sky in such amazing detail and share it with others.”
With a keen eye for composition and technical expertise in planning, taking, and post-processing landscape photos; a workshop with Jesse Summers will help you attain your photographic goals and leave you well prepared for your future captures.