In this on-location vlog, Ian Norman brings us along on a full night of shooting at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Florida with the Sigma fp and fpL cameras as he tries his hand at some tracked astrophotography using the Move Shoot Move Star Tracker.Continue reading “Tracked Astrophotography with the Sigma fp L and the Move Shoot Move Star Tracker”
Astrophotography with the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8: Chicago Star Trails
I recently got the new Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 lens and tried it out on some star trails shots in Chicago. Join me on a night of shooting stars from a light polluted city.Continue reading “Astrophotography with the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8: Chicago Star Trails”
Video: Exploring Hydrogen Alpha with the Canon EOS Ra
Happy Thanksgiving! Join Ian Norman and Diana Southern on a wintery astrophotography trip to Green River Wildlife Area in rural Illinois in this video review. For this trip, Ian tries out the Canon EOS Ra, a special version of the EOS R with Hydrogen alpha light sensitivity for astrophotography.Continue reading “Video: Exploring Hydrogen Alpha with the Canon EOS Ra”
Rokinon Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE vs. Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Astrophotography Lens Review
Check out our quick astrophoto comparison of the Rokinon Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens and the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 for Sony E mount.Continue reading “Rokinon Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE vs. Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Astrophotography Lens Review”
Critical Focus at Night with the SharpStar2
In this short video, travel with Lonely Speck to Alabama Hills, California to demo the SharpStar2 in the field to achieve perfect critical focus on the stars.
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Milky Way Exposure Stacking with Manual Alignment in Adobe Photoshop
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.
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