Mike TaylorPhotographer

    Mike has been a landscape and studio photographer for over 20 combined years and counting. He is an artist, a philosopher, a musician, a movie buff, and a self-proclaimed connoisseur of beverages made from malted barley and hops … we all have our bag of rocks to carry.

    Taylor Photography’s landscape astrophotography and scenic/nature images and articles have been featured on NASAs Astronomy Picture Of The Day, Huffington Post, Outdoor Photography Magazine, The Weather Channel, NBC News, Viral Nova, Discovery.com, Mashable.com, Yahoo! News, Space.com, Earthsky.org, Spaceweather.com, Solarham.net, and multiple other science websites and social media pages. Mike is also a contributing member of the International Dark-Sky Association and he has been working in conjunction with their organization to help raise public awareness of artificial light pollution and its negative effects on human health, wildlife, safety and energy waste.

    Nyctophilia (nĭk’tə-fĭl’ē-ə) n. – a love or preference for the night or darkness.

    Observing and photographing the features of the night sky is an awe-inspiring experience that so few people ever get to enjoy. The atmosphere of the night, the sights and sounds, are so very contrary from normal daytime hours that it is literally a different world — a radical world of diffused light, excessive shadows, and noises that you will simply never see or hear when the sun is up. These existential awakenings will spark your inner child to marvel at the world again. There is so much to see, so much to hear, so much to enjoy during the dark hours of each day — the moon, the stars, the Milky Way, the occasional meteor, and the spectacular northern lights displays.

    Join me at:  Out of Chicago LIVE! 2020  |  Out of Moab 2020  |  Out of Acadia 2020

    Previous conferences:  Out of Moab 2018