Spaceship Earth Nights - Matthew Cooper Photography
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Spaceship Earth Nights

Today’s photo makes use of my stars technique I shared yesterday. Although I haven’t posted anything new in a while I have been doing a bit of editing. One of the things I’ve particularly been focusing on lately are the highlights in my photos. I’m not a fan of the sharp transitions from midtones to highlights so I’ve been working on some techniques to help smooth those out. If you pay close attention to the water I think you’ll see see how I gradated this out to get a smoother look. It’s subtle, but every little improvement counts. Finally, in case you missed it yesterday, you can see how to make the stars pop in your photos at

Matthew Cooper