Fine Art Booth Display at Myrtle Beach

Had a wonderful time at the Craftsman Classic Show in Myrtle Beach and continued to vacation with the family afterwards.  It was hot as you might guess and what a wonderful time to have an indoor show!  Met many wonderful people and had some great discussions about art and photography as well as the cosmos.  

One customer made the comment that I didn't expect but was overjoyed when they said that "I see God in your photographs."  That really said it all and made my show.  

I met many new customers, signed several folks up for the email newsletter, and had a registration for the Water workshop next May.  

For those who didn't make it to the show, I have posted a video where I walk through the booth and give you a brief glimpse of what the presentation looked like.  

The next show is in Pittsburgh the last weekend in August.  For more information please see the "Purchase-Art Show" page in the menu above.  

Autumn in Smoky Mountains National Park

Autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Jeff Ball on Vimeo.

This is a first video experiment with the Canon 5DMKII while on a landscape photography visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in October 2009. Capturing and constructing this video has served as a wonderful educational endeavor. I mistakenly recorded the first two video clips in SD and are not quite the quality they should be, but the other clips look wonderful on the large screen. I am also learning video editing through Adobe Premiere Elements 8.0. It crashes frequently on my PC so I am either in need of equipment upgrades or I need to get the Adobe Creative Suite with Premiere or both. I hope you enjoy the video and please contact me with any comments or questions.

ATIK Camera's Warren Keller discusses CCD offerings Keller of ATIK camera from Jeff Ball on Vimeo.

U.S. representative Warren Keller discusses ATIK CCD cameras now available in the U.S.

You can find ATIK USA at the link below

A very special THANKS to Tom Kennedy for technical assistance on video production.


Warren Keller Video

Al Nagler discusses his astrophotography endeavors


Al Nagler discusses his astrophotography endeavors from Jeff Ball on Vimeo.

Noted telescope designer Al Nagler discusses his early efforts at astrophotography and current telescope designs aimed at improving imaging performance of his telescopes. A wonderful few minutes spent with one of the industry's icons and a terrific ambassador for the amateur astronomy community. I am sure you will enjoy the discussion and learn a thing or two.

This video is part of a project I am putting together, but felt that Mr. Nagler's presentation stood on its own from an entertainment and information point of view.

I have had an opportunity to image with Televue instruments over the years including the TV85 and TV101. These instruments are capable of taking wonderful astrophotos. The TV101 and TV127 IS systems are particularly noted for their astrophotographic performance. I encourage you to consider Televue for your astrophotography needs, not to mention those unbelievable eyepieces for the visual astronomer!

A very special THANK YOU to Tom Kennedy for his technical assistance on video production!!

Thanks and clear skies.