Royce Bair has been a professional magazine and illustrative advertising photographer for three decades. He also finds satisfaction helping other photographers achieve their vision through his writings, international lectures, and workshops.  As a dark sky advocate, Royce was one the early innovators to focus on a new style of night photography some call “nightscapes,” or starry night skies with a foreground landscape feature. His unique astro-landscapes have received worldwide syndication through The Huffington Post, and he is the author of the book, “Milky Way NightScapes.”
IDSW Presentation Description:
Comparing the Disruption from Light Pollution with Drone Aircraft Interference”
Federal regulations prohibit drone aircraft flight within 2640 feet (1/2 mile) of Haystack Rock, a sea stack and national wildlife refuge located near Cannon Beach, Oregon. These regulations are to protect the seabirds that are sensitive to low-flying aircraft. However, there are currently no regulations for the dimming or shielding of lights from hotels and vacation homes which are much closer to the same wildlife refuge site—lighting that many scientist believe is disrupting the nesting patterns of these birds.