Astrophotography

Night Sky Time-Lapse Photography | Time-Lapse-Systems – Time Lapse Photography Article

Night Sky Time-Lapse Photography | Time-Lapse-Systems One of the most popular genres of time-lapse photography is the night sky due to its magical, mysterious appeal. Spectacular time-lapse videos show the wonders of the night sky, capturing details unseen to the human eye. This natural phenomenon is so special and awe inspiring that it has its own genre, night sky time-lapse photography, also known as astrophotography.How do you capture night sky photos?To capture stunning night sky photos for time-lapse the right…

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Spinning earth effect tutorial | Matthew Vandeputte – Time Lapse Photography Article

Spinning earth effect tutorial | Matthew Vandeputte Ever wondered how to create the spinning earth effect for your astro timelapse footage? All you need is an astro timelapse shot and the motion tracker in After Effects. Watch the video or read on to find out how to make the earth spin! This article and video tutorial is a collaboration with Martin Heck from Timestorm Films. If you like getting your mind blown by the most beautiful 8K timelapse footage then…

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First Northern Lights Timelapse – Timelapse Travels – Time Lapse Photography Article

First Northern Lights Timelapse – Timelapse Travels I was in Jasper national park two weeks ago and got a surprising opportunity to photograph the northern lights! It was our last day in the park and we had to leave early to get to the airport. We decided to try some astrophotography from 2 AM to 5 AM and head out from there. For those that dont know – – Jasper national park in Canada is the world’s second largest dark…

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Good Photography Decisions Start With Pre-Visualization – Photography Article

One percent of great photographs are simple luck, being at the right place and time with a camera… the other 99% are the result of good decisions. One could even argue that a large number of the one percenters made the right decision to be in that place at that time and carry their camera. Good decisions start with pre-visualization.Pre-Visualization is seeing an image in your mind, what does that really mean? That means thinking about an image all the way through and…

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The Man Who Bought the Original Moon Landing Tapes for $218 Will Soon Become Rich – Photography Article

Fatherly advice is something of value that most of us would adhere to. Recent news tells of a striking example of such value: A father’s wise counsel to hold on to some cheaply acquired film footage should soon lead one former NASA intern to riches. Buying and reselling antiques and collectibles is a commonplace hobby. You’ve probably heard of individuals who, not always for investment purposes, purchased items for a modest price and sold them later for big bucks. Just…

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Photographer Captures Rare Meteor Explosion While He Slept – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9KOJJs_es8] Time-lapse photographer Matthew Vandeputte recently captured something truly awesome. While he was sleeping soundly in a cabin somewhere in Utah, the camera he set up earlier that evening captured the moment when a meteor entered the atmosphere and exploded, leaving behind a green trail of dust and ionized gas. The event happen on May 31st around 2am, approximately 1 hour after Vandeputte set up his Canon 6D Mark II with Canon 24mm f/1.4 lens and Canon TC80-N3 remote…

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Time-Lapse Photographer Captures Stunning Meteor Explosion While Fast Asleep – Photography Article

One cold night a few weeks ago, photographer Matthew Vandeputte set a time-lapse running and went to bed for the night. In the morning, he discovered that his sequence had captured an incredible meteor crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere, creating a stunning trail and leaving a spectacular puff of smoke. If only we could all shoot images like this while unconscious. As detailed on his blog, Vandeputte was traveling through Utah with the intention of shooting a load of astrophotography…

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Iconic Images from the 2019 Solar Eclipse – Photography Article

To witness a solar eclipse is a once in a lifetime experience and to photograph two within 2 years is an amazing opportunity to leverage your experience to create incredible imagery. Ted Hesser was able to garner a second opportunity with the 2019 eclipse and put his ideas into motion with only weeks to spare before this year’s eclipse to gather ideas and compose images that engage our humanity within the cosmos. Hesser with the partnership of Goal Zero and the Nomad Film team were…

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The Best Astrophotography Subjects You Can Shoot Right Now – Photography Article

Want to know what objects you should be shooting in the night’s sky? Astrophotography can be a complex discipline, since knowing what important astronomical events are occuring can be a challenge in itself. Check out this guide and see what you should shoot. Alyn Wallace does a great job of breaking down the astronomic events photographers may be interested in for the month of July. As part of his monthly What’s In The Night’s Sky series, Alyn breaks down the important…

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Looking to Get Into Astrophotography? Check Out This Cheap Equatorial Mount – Photography Article

Astrophotography can be an incredibly rewarding and awe-inspiring photography genre to get into, but it can also requires loads of specialized equipment that is decidedly not cheap. This awesome video review takes a look at a budget option to see if it can still get great results that make it worth the cost. Coming to you from Milky Way Mike, this great video review takes a look at the new version of the iOptron Skytracker Pro equatorial mount. If you’ve not seen…

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Ten day Utah astrophotography road trip. – Time.Lapse Photography Article

In June 2019 I went on a Utah astrophotography road trip with a stranger. Watch the video to find out if I got murdered or not. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI3K08OgnFQ?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent&w=696&h=392] Life’s all about risks, isn’t it? Calculated risks, that is. I’d never recommend going on a trip with an actual complete stranger, that’s crazy hah. A film photo of Abdul and me at horseshoe bend in Page, Arizona (just over the border from Utah). Trip statistics: We flew into Salt Lake City,…

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An Astronomical Plugin for Beginners Afraid of Photoshop – Photography Article

I talk to a lot of photographers who want to get into Milky Way or astronomical photography but are put off by the difficulty of the processing techniques using Photoshop. It’s understandable. Capturing the Milky Way can be hard. Our home galaxy is faint, it requires a longer exposure than many beginners have tried, light pollution is an an additional challenge, and indeed, getting something good out of your image is a heap of processing work in Photoshop. Early this…

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Full moon weekend in Kiama – ptanphoto – Underwater Photography Article

Full moon weekend in Kiama – ptanphoto We were supposed to go camping in Kiama a couple of weeks ago with a bunch of friends. It was a new-moon weekend, perfect for astrophotography. Alas, I caught a cold at the last minute, so Jeff and I regrettably had to drop out. From the pictures, everyone else looked like they had a blast, so we had a huge case of FOMO. So this past weekend, we loaded our car with snorkel…

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Weekend in Batemans Bay – ptanphoto – Underwater Photography Article

Weekend in Batemans Bay – ptanphoto My mum came to visit, so we went for a long weekend down in Batemans Bay. It’s a gorgeous location – very chill, much more low key than Jervis Bay, an hour to the north. We got an AirBnB down by Surf Beach, where we went to one morning to catch the sunrise. The storm clouds from the day before still hung low above the horizon, but as the sun started to rise, the…

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Spinning Around NY | iPhone Photographer – iPhone Photography Article

You and I are on a special journey together, uncontrollably spinning our way through the universe. We have no idea where we’re going, when we’ll get there, or why we’re going at all. At least, we have each other on this journey, if nothing else. When I forget that, I can feel alone and overwhelmed. Untethered, I drift between stability and chaos. Bouncing aimlessly between the two. Then, you grab me and hold tight. Until I return to solid ground.…

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