This is Ian Norman’s live stream preview of the upcoming Luminar 3 RAW editor from Skylum Software. Ian gives a pre-release overview of Luminar 3, takes questions about astrophotography and talk about how Luminar 3 compares to Adobe Lightroom.
This video tutorial combines two of my favorite techniques for maximizing image quality of astrophotos: stacking and stitching.
We were a few of the many millions of people that traveled into the path of totality to witness the 2017 total solar eclipse. Check out what it was like to experience the eclipse from Mackay, Idaho.
Accessible astrophotography tools keep getting better and better. Here, I review and walkthrough of my new favorite piece of software for processing astrophotography: Starry Landscape Stacker.
This article includes documentation of the so-called “Star Eater” issue with certain Sony cameras and long exposures of the night sky. Continue reading “Star Eater: Documentation of an Issue with the Sony Cameras for Astrophotography (and How to Fix It)”
Albert Dros has been a great friend to Lonely Speck over the last few years, sharing with us his experiences shooting landscape astrophotography around the world. We had the pleasure of meeting him in his native environment of the Netherlands when we traveled through Europe last spring. A few weeks ago, Albert messaged me about his plans to photograph the Milky Way behind an erupting volcano. In this article, Albert Dros recounts his personal experience planning and shooting the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala.