Category Archives: landscape astrophotography

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Photographing the Milky Way From a Drone

It still amazes me how well the gimbals works on modern drones, allowing long exposures from the sky, and ever since I got the DJI Mini 3 I’ve been wondering if its bright f/1.7 aperture […]

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Speaking at the First Light Camera Club in Brunswick, Main

LIVE IN-PERSON Milky Way Crash Course Presentation! First Light Camera Club Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 @ 6:30pm Brunswick Naval Aviation Museum 179 Admiral Fitch Ave Brunswick, Maine For location details please see this link. I’ll […]

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Using a Bahtinov Mask For Perfect Star Focus

If you’ve tried astrophotography you’re probably very familiar with how difficult it can sometimes be to focus on the stars. The general process is to find a bright star, point the center of your lens […]

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Photographing the Milky Way at 50mm

Milky Way Over Mt. Katahdin Nikon Z 6 with NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens @ f/1.8, ISO 6400. Star stack of 20 exposures at 4 seconds each for sharp stars and low noise. By […]

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New Night Sky Photography Book!

Big news! I have a book! This has been in the works for a couple of years now, and I can finally announce it! My book “Night Sky Photography: From First Principles to Professional Results” […]

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Milky Way and Jupiter Ocean Reflection

Another beautiful night on the coast of Maine, with the glow of the Milky Way and Jupiter reflecting in the ocean. Saturn is also visible, to the upper-left of Jupiter. Nikon Z 7, Mount Adapter […]

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Milky Way and Dead Trees

A beautiful night along the coast of Maine. The tree tops in the foreground are being lit up by nearby West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. Nikon Z 7, Mount Adapter FTZ, NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ […]

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Twilight Milky Way Over a Sunflower Field

  Young sunflowers follow the sun through the sky each day, turning back east during the night to greet the sun again the next day, but when they mature they stop that and only face […]

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Lens Heaters for Landscape Astrophotography

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is in regards to lens heaters. Why do you need them? Which one? Which battery? If you’re shooting when the dew point is going to be […]

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Milky Way Panorama on the Coast of Maine

The Milky Way arcs over the rugged coast of Maine on a clear night in May, 2020. Nikon D810A with NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 14mm and f/2.8 for all shots. Blend of two panoramas, […]