In this video tutorial, I walk through my method of capturing and processing a photograph of the Milky Way from the window of an airplane.
In this video tutorial, Tyler Sichelski walks through a novel method for removing coma aberration from astrophotography using Adobe Photoshop.
Focusing at night can be difficult. In this tutorial I review some of my favorite tips and techniques for focusing a camera lens in the pitch dark and I introduce a tool to make the process even easier.
In this video tutorial I walk through a technique for reducing noise and improving image quality by combining multiple astrophotography exposures. I also demonstrate what to do when auto-alignment tools, like Photoshop’s Auto-Align Layers function, fail to properly align your images.
In this tutorial, I step through the basic RAW Lightroom post processing method that I use on most of my astrophotography.
“The first time I made a photograph of a moonlit landscape, I literally said “wow” out loud. I couldn’t believe how much detail the moonlight brought out of the photograph.” In this tutorial, Tyler Sichelski walks through his process for shooting and processing surreal long exposure landscapes under the light of the Moon.
In this article I review one of the most common problems that affects the design of our camera lenses: aberrations.
I hope to give you practical knowledge about the common technical problems of lens design and how they actually affect your photos. Most of all, this article is here to help you understand one aspect of why one lens will produce a better, more accurate photo than another. It’s an especially nice bit of knowledge to have when choosing equipment for use in even basic astrophotography.
This is sort of a pixel peepers’ article: you could go through your entire photography career and never learn about lens aberrations and be just fine. But if you like the idea of understanding the fine details behind lens performance — and how it affects your photos — this article is for you.