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March 8, 2021
Shooting the 2021 Perseid Meteor Shower

Speaker: Glenn Randall has been a full-time photographer, writer, and instructor for 42 years. Over 2,000 of his photographs have been published, including 87 covers, and he’s sold over 10,000 prints. Rocky Nook published the second edition of his book The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography in the spring of 2020. It published his book Dusk to Dawn: a Guide to Landscape Photography at Night in spring 2018. Farcountry Press published three books of his landscape photographs: Rocky Mountain National Park Impressions, Colorado Wild & Beautiful, and Sunrise from the Summit: First Light on Colorado’s Fourteeners. Glenn has had 25 feature articles published in Outdoor Photographer, where he is a contributing editor.

Program: The August 2021 Perseid meteor shower promises to be exceptional because it coincides with new moon. That means dark skies and the possibility of seeing as many as 50 meteors per hour. On Monday, March 8th at 6:45 p.m., professional landscape photographer Glenn Randall will teach club members how to make spectacular photos of this rare event. His talk will describe where and when to go to see the largest possible number of meteors. He’ll explain why the meteor shower will peak after midnight, discuss the best lenses for capturing meteors, and provide the right exposure for meteors. He will show how to capture a simple meteor-shower image showing a single meteor and also discuss how to make more sophisticated composites that contain dozens of meteors. That discussion will include the best way to shoot the land and background sky and the best way to select and add meteors to the composite land/sky image in Photoshop.

Perseid Meteor Shower over the Titan II

Perseids from Snowfield Lake

Perseid Meteor Shower over Turret Arch