Photographing outdoors at night can provide you with unique shots that you obviously can’t capture during the daytime. However, night photography comes with its own set of challenges that you should be prepared for. You’d usually be photographing at long exposures where camera steadiness becomes critically important, or using higher ISO settings where image noise […]
The moon is the brightest object in the night sky and one that needs careful planning and set up to be photographed. That doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourself to photographing the moon only in the night. During the day, if the light conditions are favorable, go ahead and shoot the moon as there are many interesting elements you can add to the frame, like clouds, an airplane passing by, trees, buildings, mountains, etc., to make the image visually appealing.
One of the most interesting astronomical phenomenon that we can photograph is the solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. A partial or total solar eclipse offers interesting photographic opportunities, so if you are an umbraphile, here is how to photograph a solar eclipse. The Solar Eclipse […]
Many photographers, mesmerized by the night sky and the vastness of space, often tend to try to photograph it. Of course, if you’re one of those and you were to use a kit lens, you’d probably have a bad day. In producing perfect astrophotography, the lens is the main ingredient and finding the best lens for astrophotography becomes an issue. Now there are few cameras that can capture the nighttime sky even with a kit lens. But what you usually need is a decent lens that has wide aperture, is sharp all around and produces no coma.
When most people think of Hawaii they think of sunshine, surfing, and lazy afternoons spent on a beach. Ask any astrophotgrapher that has photographed the stars from Big Island’s Mauna Kea and you will hear quite a different story. The two-million year old volcano expands over 30,000 feet from the ocean floor to it’s peak, […]
This is a guest post by Karl Johnston that originally appeared in Slave River Journal. You can find out more about Karl and see more great shots of auroras at his photography website. Seeing as it is what I’m famous for, I thought it only fair that I share some techniques for getting successful photographs […]