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”
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”
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”
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.
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.
Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.