by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 11/16/2023
If you want to take your astrophotographs to new atmospheres, the gear you need is not necessarily a new camera or lens, it is a star tracker. Yes, a high-resolution camera and fine glass are a must for great astrophotos, but the star tracker is the tool that will help you ally yourself with the physics of our world and give you a fighting chance to create better
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 11/17/2023
There are a few genres of photography in which accessories are crucial to photographic success. Astrophotography is one of those genres! Let’s take a look at some great astrophotography accessories to help you (or your favorite stargazing photographer) elevate your Astro-photo game deeper into the night sky. Here is a list of top astrophotography accessories: Binoculars
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 11/13/2023
Many of us believe that astrophotography requires a ton of know-how plus the investment of highly specialized (and expensive) gear to create successful images. The truth is that you can capture astrophotography with any camera and any lens. But, as the saying goes, your mileage may vary. If you already have a camera and lens, you might want to head over to my three-part series Basic Backyard
0 Views ·Posted 09/05/2023
OM System Ambassador Matt Suess brings you along on his recent trip to Lofoten, Norway, to capture the aurora borealis. Suess has prepared an in-depth look at how to prepare for a trip like this and offers tips on photographing the aurora borealis. 0:00 - Introduction 2:45 - About Matt Suess 6:07 - Getting to Lofoten, Norway 8:56 - Gear Check List 18:20 - Predicting the Aurora Borealis 30:48 - Photographing the Aurora Borealis 36:53 - Time Lapse 40:06 - Other Photo Opportunities 44:04 - Final Thoughts 44:50 - Q&A  Have you ever
0 Views ·Posted 08/17/2023
Have you ever dreamed of capturing the Milky Way? Matt reports in from  the mountains of Utah to demonstrate techniques for capturing a time-lapse of the Milky Way galaxy. 0:00 - In this Video 1:12 - Gear 2:10 - Settings 3:20 - Result Ready to start your own time lapse? Share your tips in the Comments section, below.
0 Views ·Posted 08/15/2023
Landscape photographer Imma Barrera attended an artist’s residency at Glacier National Park. The residency focused on astrophotography—in particular, capturing the Milky Way—and wildlife photography. In this video, Barrera shares which areas of the park are the best to visit so you can capture the most beautiful images. 0:00 - Introduction 2:26 - Barrera's background 6:26 - "Under the Night Sky"—Glacier National Park 21:05 - Astrophotography 31:19 - Landscapes 42:20 - Wildlife 49:12 - Q&A Getting the itch to visit Glacier National Park
0 Views ·Posted 08/03/2023
Do you ever gaze up at the night sky and wish you could photograph all those twinkling stars? Well, you’re in luck. Here’s your comprehensive beginner’s guide to capturing the Milky Way. Join Matt Zefi in Zion National Park for a step-by-step breakdown of everything you need to know to get that perfect shot. 0:00 - In This Video 0:30 - Scouting & Gear 2:34 - Camera Settings 5:25 - Editing & Results Ready to take on the Milky Way? Share your thoughts in the Comments section, below.
0 Views ·Posted 07/18/2023
Composition can be a powerful tool for storytelling. Jess Santos tells her stories through landscape photography and, in this video, she shows you the tools to help you craft your own. 0:00 - Introduction 1:16 - Finding and Translating the Story 6:40 - Tools to Tell the Story 16:27 - How the Sky Interacts with the Foreground 20:41 - How Light Affects Color 22:28 - How the Milky Way Interacts with the Foreground 26:56 - Techniques & Elements Used to Tell the Story 47:58 - Ideas to Spark Inspiration 52:39 - "Creativity is not learned, but
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 10/30/2023
Have the sparkling new images from the James Webb Space Telescope made you, or someone you know, want to explore the cosmos from your backyard? If the answer is “Yes!”, then you have come to the right place because B&H Photo is your one-stop shop for some great, out-of-this-world gifts and gear. Here is a quick guide to just some of the binoculars, telescopes, and other astronomical gear we have for your off-world adventures. Binoculars By far, the easiest tool to improve your stargazing is a good pair of
0 Views ·Posted 06/13/2023
Is your astrophotography hobby growing into something more? Join Benro’s Michael Bogue and Matt Hill, from National Parks at Night, as they go over everything you need to get started with astrophotography. 0:00 - Introduction 2:10 - What is Astrophotography? 7:40 - Why Astrophotography? 10:17 - Challenges of Astrophotography 15:22 - Star Point Photography Basics 20:58 - Basic Requirements for Astrophotography 22:39 - Helpful Apps 24:28 - The Process 26:29 - Photo Example Breakdowns 37:47 - Blending Static and Tracking 41:22 - Must-Have Gear
0 Views ·Posted 06/08/2023
Stargazers rejoice! Sigma has unveiled the 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens, a bright, ultra-wide prime engineered for capturing the night sky. Compatible with Leica L and Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this ultra-wide, astro-centric lens is equally capable of
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 05/09/2023
Save the date! On Saturday, October 14, 2023, the Americas will be treated to a spectacular annular solar eclipse. Many of you might remember the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse that crossed the United States from the Northwest to the Southeast. That was a grandiose total solar eclipse during which the sun was completely obscured by the moon. The October 2023 event is an annular eclipse, producing a “ring of fire” that will cross from the West Coast and head Southeast through Texas. SAFTEY FIRST! Do NOT view a solar eclipse with unprotected
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 05/09/2023
Save the date! On Monday, April 8, 2024, North America will be treated to a spectacular total solar eclipse. Many of you remember the 2017 Great American Solar eclipse that crossed the United States from the northwest to the southeast. This solar eclipse will cross the country from the south and head to the northeast. Eclipse photographs © Todd Vorenkamp Safety First Do NOT view a solar eclipse with unprotected eyes. Permanent damage to your vision may occur. Special eclipse viewing glasses are needed to protect your vision. The protection
0 Plays ·Posted 07/07/2022
On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we continue our coverage of the 2022 OPTIC Conference with two highly invigorating segments about exploring the world after dark. Above photograph © Susan Magnano Our first guest is
0 Views ·Posted 04/08/2022
Trying to photograph the night sky but light pollution is getting in the way? Landscape and astrophotographer Jess Santos shares her knowledge regarding light pollution and how to combat it when you’re taking nightscape images. Watch and learn to understand the Bortle Scale, how to find locations, what filters to use, and more. Where do you want to take night landscape photos? Let us know in the Comments section, below!