Postcard Pack Add-On
Anyone who pledges $20 or more may add-on an additional $10 to receive a pack of 5 postcards featuring images from the trip!
Stretch Goal - $4000
If we reach $4000, we'll create and digitally distribute to ALL backers at least one time lapse of the Milky Way over the Canyon, as well as give away 5 of our latest photo book (The Range of Light: Night & Day on the John Muir Trail) to 5 random backers who have pledged $20 or more.
We're going to backpack the Grand Canyon, and travel around the rim to capture it under the nighttime sky.
This project aims to produce some very awesome shots of the Milky Way and nighttime sky over one of the world's greatest landscapes.
We've been doing nighttime photography for over 7 years, and have previously completed four successful Kickstarter projects (Dark Sky Tour, Operation Milky Way, The Range of Light, and Dark Sky Postcards). We strive to produce high quality nighttime landscape photos which can be printed at large formats. This is done using high quality cameras and lenses and techniques including tracking the sky during long exposures to gain more detail.
We already own some nice camera equipment, but we always want the absolute best when doing these projects, so the money we raise will go towards complimenting our gear by renting a second top of the line lens and camera. In addition to this, the money will also be used to produce test prints, which are necessary to be sure the image colors are printed correctly. We intend to do this trip regardless of this project funding or not, so we're not asking you to cover any of our travel expenses.
This project will produce postcards, regular photo prints, and gallery style metal infused prints at much less than gallery prices. To learn more about metal infused prints, watch this short YouTube video.
All pledges of $20 or more will receive digital prints of all the images we capture, which can be used as computer/phone backgrounds.
Below are some images which we captured during our previous projects.
Many more examples can be seen on our website: DarkSkyPhotography.com
Risks and challenges
We are very experienced with projects like this, and know that the biggest risk is running into bad weather. Because we're able to be flexible with the dates on which we go, we're confident that we'll be able to find the conditions that we want. But, in the event that we cannot get any nighttime shots over the Grand Canyon, we will honor your reward with any of the other images on our website (DarkSkyPhotography.com) that we've previously captured. Again, we highly doubt this will happen, but if it did, you'll still get an awesome nighttime shot!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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