Dr. Mike Shaw is an award-winning night and nature photography workshop leader, book author and educator based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
His book (2017), “The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography – Understanding, Planning, Creating and Processing Nightscape Images,” Routledge/Focal Press, integrates astronomy, photography and planning methods to allow you to be at the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment and knowledge to get your shot right the first time.
His forthcoming book (2019), “Composite Nightscapes and Time-lapses,” Routledge/Focal Press, explains everything you need to know to make state-of-the-art multi-image photography and time-lapse projects using photographs made from a fixed tripod position.
His field workshops take him and his students around the globe in search of the darkest, clearest skies. He also teaches online courses in the Bryan Peterson School of Photography on night photography and time-lapses. Science Photo Library (London) handles licensing inquiries for his work. Finally, he is the co-host of a new astronomy-themed podcast, “Get Out, Look Up,” on Brigade Radio One.
Mike has traveled with his camera to remote wilderness areas around the world. He is known for his friendly, down-to-earth teaching style and enjoys collaborating with others. His work has appeared on CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, Space.com, Sky News, NASA, Minnesota Monthly, Lake Superior Magazine, Destination Duluth, The World At Night (TWAN), PhotoPills, the Bryan Peterson School of Photography and in the US National Park Service.
Thanks for visiting and I’m looking forward to meeting you soon!