Astro Photography

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Photographer Imma Barrera has spent many nights under the sky, capturing its beauty in order to to raise awareness about protecting the night sky from light pollution. Watch as Barrera discusses photographing nightscapes throughout the National Park System, and learn about her planning, camera settings, and the gear she uses to get the perfect night sky shot.  0:00 - Introduction and About Imma 5:23 - Agenda 6:50 - Under the Night Sky Project 13:11 - Milky Way 22:06 - Gear 26:36 - Settings to Capture the Night Sky 28:42 - Star Trails 31:21 -
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It has probably happened to all of us—a missed photographic moment. We are photographers. We usually have a camera at the ready. But, for one reason or another, we miss a shot of a beautiful vista or a fleeting, but perfect, moment in time and we are left with nothing but the memory of the image that never was captured.  I asked my fellow B&H photographers, as well as our B&H Creative partners and affiliates, to share with us the heartbreaking story, or stories, of the photographs they have failed to capture. 
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Interested in photographing the stars at night but not sure where to start? During this class, professional photographer Alison Carlino discusses the gear needed, how to plan for night sky adventures, how to focus in the darkness, the basics of how to light-paint objects, and how to capture star trails for the purpose of compositing in StarStaX. She also reviews realistic post-processing of the images in Lightroom. 0:00 - Introduction 6:13 - About Alison 8:56 - In This Presentation 9:37 - Gear 14:35 - Planning 20:37 - How to Focus in the Dark
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Welcome to B&H Night Photography Week! Running August 9-13, 2021 (with bonus sessions on August 23-24) across all of B&H's channels will be loads of new content and events focused on creating amazing night photos! You'll find inspiring presentations on how to master your camera after the sun sets and the stars come out. Find us on social media at #BHNightPhotoWeek to share the nighttime excitement with your fellow nocturnal shooters! To get more involved, tune in to the live sessions that the B&H Event Space will be hosting. Each
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Maria Perez interviews landscape and astrophotographer Rachel Jones Ross as she scouts for a location for an outdoor photo shoot. Ross talks about her camera gear, her trip to Iceland, her most challenging hike, and more. We hope you enjoy the video, and we invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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In this seminar, Gabriel Biderman shares his journey with night photography, giving us insight into the creative process behind his images. Biderman is passionate about the variety of creative opportunities that longer exposures can offer once the sun goes down, such as light painting. Gain new insight and motivation to go outside and Seize the Night! Sponsored by Tether Tools   Similar photography videos: How to
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On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse passing across the United States from the northwest to the southeast. While the path of totality will be in the center of the country, at least 60% obscuration will be seen throughout the U.S. and into Canada and Mexico. This is a historic event and millions of people will be viewing and photographing it. On today’s episode, we will discuss the what, when, and where of the eclipse and concentrate on the best and safest ways to view and photograph it. Joining us for this discussion are
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In Part II of our series on astrophotography, we talk with Ian Norman, founder of Lonely Speck, a site dedicated to making astrophotography easy and accessible to all photographers. The website is loaded with great advice, gear reviews, and simple tutorials on how to photograph the night sky and specifically, the Milky Way. Our conversation with Ian centers on his development as a photographer and provides many tips on how, with very affordable equipment and apps and basic processing, you can create
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In the first of our two-part series on astrophotography, we are fortunate to be joined by two scientists responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring images ever created. Astrophysicist Dr. Jeff Hester was a member of the team that built the camera on the Hubble Space Telescope and is credited with taking the “Pillars of Creation,” an extraordinary image of the Eagle Nebula that has been selected by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential photographs in history. Dr. Hester tells us about
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Manhattanhenge is a twice-per-year astronomical event that wreaks havoc on New York City traffic and directly results in a #Manhattanhenge explosion on social media. Are you ready? Let's submit the phenomenon to the Five W's so you can get prepared for the event. Who Can See It? Anyone in the New York City area can see this event for free. Truly no-money fun for locals and visitors alike.
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Aiming your camera at the sun is inherently difficult due to the brightness of the sun—especially with long focal length telephoto lenses. The longer the focal length, the narrower the camera’s field of view and the more difficult it is to target the sun. One of our Explora readers, Chris Haecker, came up with an easy homemade solution that he was generous enough to share with us. Haecker is a retired engineering manager who did stints at the Los Alamos and Hanford nuclear labs, as well as running management of several large industrial
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When you get a chance to speak with an expert, you take advantage. At this year’s OPTIC 2017 Conference, when Lance Keimig and Chris Nicholson passed by our mobile studio, we did just that. Keimig is an author, instructor, and above all, a photographer who specializes in night photography. Well before digital technology made photographing the Milky Way an easy endeavor, Keimig was experimenting with film stock and developing processes to
by John Harris ·Posted
In Part II of our series on astrophotography, we talk with Ian Norman, founder of Lonely Speck, a site dedicated to making astrophotography easy and accessible to all photographers. The website is loaded with great advice, gear reviews, and simple tutorials on how to photograph the night sky and specifically, the Milky Way. Our conversation with Ian centers on his development as a photographer and provides many tips on how, with very affordable equipment and apps and basic processing, you can create
by John Harris ·Posted
In the first of our two-part series on astrophotography, we are fortunate to be joined by two scientists responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring images ever created. Astrophysicist Dr. Jeff Hester was a member of the team that built the camera on the Hubble Space Telescope and is credited with taking the “Pillars of Creation,” an extraordinary image of the Eagle Nebula that has been selected by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential photographs in history. Dr. Hester tells us about