Dean Salman Photography

Dean Salman Photography
Dean Salman Photography
Dean Salman Photography
Dean Salman Photography
Dean Salman Photography

I currently work as the Visitor Center Observatory Technician at Kitt Peak National Observatory.    The visitor center has a number of great day time tours and evening or overnight programs.

Dean Salman Photography.

I have always enjoyed the great scenery of America that the Lord has created for us to enjoy. As a serious amateur photographer, I have created this Website to share my photography with others.

I have almost 50 years of experience in astronomical and 20 years in nature photography. Many photographs have been published in astronomical magazines, books, and publications. In addition, some of my nature photography have also been presented in art shows and convention displays. Mostly, all my astronomical photography was using a CCD camera to image nebula, galaxies, and clusters. For the nighttime sky such as the milky way, I use a DSLR camera on the tracker to take long timed exposures.  My favorite type of photography are close ups and insects.  They can be a challenge to get that perfect photograph and sometimes spend hours on the site to wait for the best conditions to photograph. 


Entomology has become a new hobby of mind and during the past year I have changed my focus to insect photography.  I will spend a lot of time in the field photographing different insects small and large.  When I take my equipment out the first thing, I will do is spend time just scouting out the area.  Once I locate a subject and setup my camera, I look for different positions to photograph the subject.  Many times, I will even sit with a tripod for a long time just waiting for that perfect window of time went everything is just right to make a great photograph.   I mainly will either use a macro lens or a zoom telephoto for distance on subjects that are spooked easily. 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1.  He was in the beginning with God. John 1:2