Jack Nichols Photography
Night sky and landscape photographer in Seattle, Washington
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If you’re a photographer, I’ve prepared a number of great resources that can help you take your photography to the next level!

The Complete Guide to Milky Way Photography

Ebook: The Complete Guide to Milky Way Photography

Want to learn to create amazing Milky Way images? My new 300+ page eBook, The Complete Guide to Milky Way Photography, can help you make amazing images of the Milky Way! In nine chapters, I cover everything you need to know, including gear, planning, preparation, shooting, and post-processing. To take your images to the next level, I also cover advanced techniques, including composites, stacking, and tracking. The book is capped off with 7 complete examples from capture to final edit.

Click on the image at left to learn more, or get your copy now!


Getting Started with Night Sky Photography

Getting Started with Night Sky Photography

In this free article, I walk you through the very basics to help you get started with night sky photography! I walk through the basics for several different types of night sky photography, and offer suggestions on where to go to learn more.

Processing a Single Shot Milky Way Photo

Processing a Single Shot Milky Way Photo

In this free and very popular article, I'm going to walk you through my post-processing workflow for a Milky Way photo done as a single shot, with no stacking, tracking, or blending (I'll cover those later). This is the most common type of Milky Way photo because it's really easy and accessible - just point, shoot, and process. Even for those that are familiar with some of the more advanced techniques, single-shot photos can still be really useful in some situations. It's also a great foundational place to start before learning the more advanced techniques.

Milky Way Photography in the Off-Season

Milky Way Photography in the Off-Season

Every year as Milky Way season ends, I feel a little tinge of sadness. It’s such a fun subject to photograph, and it’s a little hard to wait until next season to photograph it again! If you are as passionate about Milky Way photography as I am, or if you are new and want to learn, I look at the off-season as a great opportunity. In this article, I’ll explore some ways to learn or improve your Milky Way photography even when the core isn’t visible. 

Astrophotography and more with the Canon EOS R

Astrophotography and more with the Canon EOS R

I put the new Canon full-frame mirrorless EOS-R through its paces this summer, in astrophotography, landscape, and wildlife photography scenarios. This article walks through my take on this camera, what to expect from practical use, and some gotchas I ran into and how to solve them.

Flexible Priority (Fv) Mode on the EOS R

Flexible Priority (Fv) Mode on the Canon EOS R

Flexible Priority (Fv) is the new mode introduced with the Canon EOS R. There’s a lot of confusion about what this mode does or even how to use it out there, so in this article I break down what it is, how it works, and when and where to use it. Take a look if you have or are considering an EOS R or EOS RP!

Cloud Storage for Photographers

Cloud Storage for Photographers

Learn a few easy ways to get started with cloud storage and backup. Cloud storage is a great way to safely store and protect your most important photo assets, and gain cool benefits like being able to access your stuff anywhere from your phone. This article breaks down what you need to know to get started, including a couple of easy steps you can follow to start today.

Gear List and Recommendations

Gear List and Recommendations

See a list of the camera and outdoor equipment I use on a regular basis, along with some completely biased opinions about what I like and don’t like.