Lecturer, Author, Image Processing Instructor, Astrophotographer
will provide an overview of five critical steps, primarily with Photoshop
, that he
calls 'The Five Ss' TM of Astrophotographic Post-Processing: 1) Stretching, 2) Sharpening, 3) Saturating, 4) Smoothing, and 5) Selecting.
At 15-years old, Warren
began exploring the night sky with an 8" Newtonian, but by college; the sky was forgotten for a career in music, playing bright-city venues far from the dark skies of his
Receiving gifts of a star chart and modest achromat, Christmas of 1997 re-ignited the passion.
says 'When I was a child, I was given Fred Hoyle's 'Astronomy'.
The cover had the glossiest, full-color photo of the Ring Nebula in the blackest, velvet sky.
I knew from that moment I must someday photograph the heavens' wonders.' Warren's artful photos are displayed at Billions and Billions.com.
Beginning with film in 1998, Warren
switched to CCD in 2003.
Artistic by nature, it is less about Cosmology and Charge Coupled Devices, and more about the thrill of the hunt for the myriad of beautiful shapes and colors throughout the universe.
has the ability to reduce difficult concepts of Astro-Imaging to the essentials and effectively teach it to others.
tutorial business IP4AP.com has given clients the world over, a 'quick start' to taking their own great photos, and was named a Sky & Telescope Magazine
'Hot Product' in 2007.
background in communications and art history from the American University, Washington, DC
to emphasize the importance of artfulness in a largely left-brained hobby.
is proud to have been published in Sky & Telescope
, Astronomy, Amateur Astronomy, and many places on the World Wide Web, most prestigiously- NASA's APOD
Warren writes extensively for AstroPhoto Insight, and is list owner/moderator of SXV-OSC, a user group for One-Shot-Color CCD at Yahoo! Groups.