Monday, December 15, 2014

Launch of NASA's Orion EFT-1

Earlier this month I freelanced for Astronomy Magazine and was able to capture and witness the launch of NASA's new Orion spacecraft aboard the massive 238ft tall United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket.  Launch occurred at 7:05am EST on December 5th from Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.  More images can be found at this link:

A gallery of my images along with an article can be found on the Astronomy Magazine website.

Go Orion!




Night at Wood End Lighthouse

I trekked out to Wood End Lighthouse near Provincetown in late October to capture the Milky Way and night sky over this remote outpost.  It was a beautiful evening with a clear sky and mild temperatures.  Captured with the Canon 6D and either the EF 24-70mm 2.8L or Samyang 14mm 2.8 lens.  Images are available for sale as stunning metal prints.  Email me for details! 


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wedding under the Milky Way

I've been waiting years for this shot to come together. Everything fell into place last weekend... a clear, dark, star filled sky with the Milky Way, no Moon, good horizon to the south and an awesome bride and groom! This is looking south out over Vineyard Sound with the lights of Vineyard Haven dotting the horizon. I told Grace, the bride, I'd deliver the most bad ass wedding photo she's ever seen.  She agreed! :) I love it when my two passions come together, astrophotography and wedding photography!  This is a single time exposure shot with a Canon 6D and 14mm f/2.8 lens. Congratulations to Grace & Sean for tying the knot!!! 



On the rocks

One of my favorites from Grace & Sean's wedding last Saturday in Falmouth. I love a bride that isn't afraid of a little water! :)



Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

I'm honored and humbled to be included in this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year publication! An international photography competition consisting of some of the best night sky photographers on the planet, my image of "Father & Son Observing Comet PanStarrs" was shortlisted and a finalist image out of over 2500 entries. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!



Melissa & Kyle - The Cliff House Resort & Spa - Maine Wedding

I love this photo from Melissa & Kyle's beautiful seaside wedding the other weekend at The Cliff House Resort & Spa in Ogunquit, Maine! Congratulations to Melissa & Kyle for tying the knot!!!  :)



Jess & Brandon - Dennis Yacht Club - Sneak Peek

Sneak peek from Jess & Brandon's fun wedding at the Dennis Yacht Club!! It was great working with Kelly, Marissa and Connie from The Perfect Plan, Petals & Stems Flowers, Kimberly Richard Makeup Artist, Sperry Tents, Amy Button of La Sabrina Hair Design, Lavishly Dunn Catering and my amazing assistant Charlene!!!! Congratulations to Jess & Brandon!!!


NYC eclipse photo makes NASA calendar!

One of my more well know images, Solar Eclipse over NYC, was selected by NASA for the month of November in their 2015 solar calendar! You can download it for free here:


Stage Harbor Milky Way

Here's one of my latest nightscapes. The summer Milky Way over the decommissioned Stage Harbor Lighthouse in Chatham. Shot with the Canon 6D and 14mm f/2.8



Endorsement from a recent student!

I received this endorsement from one of my recent night photography workshop students. Thanks Ted!

"Spent a great night with Chris Cook's workshop shooting stars, star trails and light painting. Chris is one great educator and photographer. Highly recommended if you want to learn night photography." - Ted Heath

More information on my workshops can be found here.


August's night photography workshop - sample photo

I'm a bit late posting this but here's a photo I grabbed from August's night photography workshop. This is an example of light painting by a workshop participant to illuminate the lighthouse tower during the time exposure. Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse with the Big and Little Dippers and a meteor.



Caitlin & Casey's e-session - Fenway Park - Boston Gardens

My favorites from Caitlin & Casey's e-session in Boston!  I can't wait to photograph their wedding next May at New Seasbury Country Club!!!