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Upconverting “The Hand of Zeus” from 40 to 5,449 megapixels

Upconverting “The Hand of Zeus” from 40 to 5,449 megapixels

“The Hand of Zeus” – The final 5,449-megapixel VAST photo I’m frequently asked how I create extremely high resolution VAST photos of fleeting moments such as a lightning strike. I can’t use the standard VAST technique because it requires stitching together multiple exposures taken over a lengthy period of time – and only one of those exposures would have the...

Photo Release: “San Francisco Blue Hour” by Justin Katz

Photo Release: “San Francisco Blue Hour” by Justin Katz

The “blue hour” is that brief but magical moment of twilight, either early in the dawn, or late in the dusk, when the sun is at a significant distance below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue. My goal was to create a VAST photo capturing San Francisco at that special moment - but first I had to find the perfect location...