Erik is the Vice President of Operations for KelbyOne, and a passionate Rocket Launch photographer. His goal is to create images that help educate people about the space industry, and inspire them to learn more about the beauty of space exploration. His passion was ignited in 2015 by seeing the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster land successfully. He felt like from that moment, he had to be part of documenting and capturing the beauty and inspiration of spaceflight and has never looked back. He has recently pushed his work farther by working with Plotaverse to heighten his images with motion.
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Expand your photographic horizons with telephoto astrophotography! Join Erik Kuna with another astrophotography course with a focus on photographing nebulas, star fields, the moon, and the planets from a beginner’s perspective. You probably have all the gear you’ll need (except for a star tracker), and Erik will take you through the fundamentals to get you out shooting. In this class you’ll learn the terms and considerations for deep sky astrophotography, the importance of starting simple, how to select a star tracker, planning for the weather and moon phases, focusing for sharpness, mastering exposure, dealing with light pollution, stacking final images, and so much more!
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Get up to speed on the Canon EOS RP with Erik Kuna! If you’ve purchased the RP or are just curious about what it has to offer, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the RP, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from this new model. From there, Erik takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, menus, and video functions to help you get the most out of this amazing full frame mirrorless camera.
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Get up to speed on the Canon EOS R5 with Erik Kuna! If you’ve purchased the R5 or are just curious about what it has to offer, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the R5, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from this new model. From there, Erik takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, menus, and video functions to help you get the most out of this amazing mirrorless camera.
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Get up to speed on the Canon EOS R6 with Erik Kuna! If you’ve purchased the R6 or are just curious about what it has to offer, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the R6, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from this new model. From there, Erik takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, and menus to help you get the most out of this Swiss army knife of cameras.
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Take your milky way photography to the next level! Join Erik Kuna in his follow up class to Demystifying Milky Way Landscape Photography, as he takes a deep dive into the practices, techniques, hardware, and software of tracking and stacking. Tracking and stacking is all about increasing the signal and reducing the noise, and in this class you’ll learn the fundamentals of each technique, gain tips for putting them intro practice, and learn about the hardware and software used to get the job done. Be sure to watch Erik’s first class if you are new to milky way photography before moving to the next level with this one.
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Are you interested in the new Canon flagship camera the 1DX Mark III, then this class is for you! Join Erik Kuna as he dives into the nitty gritty details of this beast of a camera. Whether you shoot video or stills or both, this is the ultimate hybrid camera providing rock solid performance for years to come. In this class Erik explains the new features, the key options and functions for configuring and customizing the camera for stills and video, as well as sharing his impressions after spending time shooting with the 1DX Mark III.
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Join Erik Kuna on location at the historic Launch Complex 39A, the epicenter of the space program, and learn everything you need to know to tell the story of a rocket launch. In this class you’ll learn about the history of space flight photography, the essential gear and camera settings you’ll need to use, how to capture breath taking streak shots, pad shots, and telephoto shots, the importance of pre-production, as well as tips and techniques for post processing all of your photos when the launch is over.
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Join Erik Kuna for the post processing companion to his previous class, <a href="https://members.kelbyone.com/course/ekuna-milky-way/">Demystifying Milky Way Landscape Photography!</a> In this class Erik shares his Lightroom Classic and Photoshop techniques, tips, and tricks for bringing your Milky Way photos to life. Erik demonstrates each step in the process with examples taken during the first class. You’ll learn how to nail white balance, correct distortion, adjust tonal values, add presence and color, make localized adjustments, reduce noise, composite multiple exposures together, and so much more. Erik reinforces the techniques with a start to finish workflow to bring it all home.
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Learn how to capture breathtaking photos of the Milky Way with Erik Kuna! In this class Erik gets you up to speed on the gear you’ll need, the settings you’ll use, tools to help you plan your shoot, essential information about the Milky Way, and techniques to get tack sharp stars, all before heading out to some dark sky locations in the American Southwest. Erik wraps up the class with a review of some of the photos captured and some tips to help you move forward.
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Learn how to animate your photographs without shooting video! Join Erik Kuna for an in-depth look at Plotagraph Pro software to explore the possibilities for adding motion to a still photograph that really grabs the viewer’s attention. Cinemagraphs bridge the gap between still photographs and video and provide a unique method for bringing your photos to life. In this class Erik takes you through the installation and setup of Plotagraph on the desktop and on the iPad, then walks you through a series of demonstrations to show you how to animate water, clouds, smoke, fire, hair, clothing, and more! Erik wraps up the class with a look at key export settings for sharing your animations with the world, and ideas for how to take your cinemagraphs to the next level.
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Learn how to get the most out of PhotoPills when planning your next outdoor photography adventure! Join Erik Kuna as he explains exactly what this app can do, why photographers should care about using an app like PhotoPills, and how best utilize all of the features and functions within the app. In this class you’ll learn the basic terminology needed to use the planner, how to use the app to plan a photo shoot based around the position of the sun, the moon, or the milky way, how to discover when the next eclipse will occur at a given location, how to perform useful calculations, and so much more! Erik even breaks down all the steps he used in planning for a variety of different photographic scenarios. By the end of the class you’ll have a whole new appreciation for the ability to plan around celestial events using PhotoPills.