Night Photography Explored – Part 2: The Milky Way Galaxy

Milky Way Galaxy and Airglow

Camera: Canon 7D, Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Aperture: f/2.8, ISO: 6,400, Shutter Speed: 30sec., Focal Length: 11mm

For millenia, people have gazed upon the Milky Way Galaxy in awe of its consistent streak through the night sky. It remains the symbol of enigmatic wonderment for both experienced and casual night sky observers.… Keep reading...

Night Photography Explored – Part 1: Introduction

Northern Lights and Milky Way

Camera: Canon 7D, Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Aperture: f/2.8, ISO: 5,000, Shutter Speed: 30sec., Focal Length: 11mm

There’s an expression in photography that says, “Don’t pack till it’s black,” implying that as long as there’s light in the day, there’s still something to shoot. While it’s certainly true, one of the most exciting times for photography is when it has actually gone black, or rather, during night time hours.… Keep reading...

International Dark Sky Week – How You Can Help

Comet Pan-STARRS and Night Sky

We are currently in the middle of International Dark Sky Week, initiated by the International Dark Sky Association running from April 5-11 of 2013. The purpose is to raise awareness of the increasing problem of light pollution around the globe. Most people are aware of light pollution and even poke fun at the fact of how few stars they see while at the same time reminiscing or even hoping for a chance to see a dark, night sky again.… Keep reading...

How to Make a Time-Lapse Video

Making a time-lapse video these days is easier than ever. With so much technology readily available, practically anyone can now make a time-lapse video anywhere they are. A couple of things you want to ensure before shooting any time-lapse video are that you’ve got plenty of battery power (especially in the cold!) and plenty of space on your memory card.… Keep reading...