Friday, September 22, 2023

Kirk Keyes

Hello! I'm a long-time fan of astrophotography. I took my first photo of the Moon in 1975 as a twelve-year-old. For over 25 years, I photographed the landscape with 4x5 and 8x10 large format cameras. I've been shooting nightscapes since 2014. Also, I love to create time lapses. You can see my photos at

Testing Lenses For Coma

As a nightscape and Milky Way Photographer, one of the top criteria I use when selecting lenses is to look at the shape of stars when shooting at wider apertures. Their shape is affected by several lens aberrations. And they are most apparent in the corner of the image. Coma is one of those aberrations. And you don't need any fancy gear to be testing lenses for coma.

Calling All Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, & Sigma Users

If you shoot with a Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, or Sigma camera, we'resure you've noticed there's a lack of articles on those brands of cameras....

Creative Nightscapes and Time-Lapses by Mike Shaw – Book Review

You know how it goes, it's a lot like the hero's journey. In my quest to travel from ignorance to wisdom, I often turn...

Astro-Modded Cameras – IR Filter Removal and H-Alpha with Clarence Spencer|2019...

Our buddies at Photog Adventures recorded this presentation by Clarence Spencer at the 2019 Nightscaper Conference. In it, Clarence discusses everything you ever wanted...

Chase The Milky Way Mindshift Backpack Giveaway Winner!

I'm sure you've all been wondering who won our "Chase the Milky Way" Mindshift BackLight bag giveaway. Drum roll please - and the winner...

Best Cameras for Night Photography – B&H Night Photography Series

B&H Photo Video is not only a great place to research and shop for camera equipment, but they have also produced an excellent series...

MilkyWayPhotographers T-Shirt Giveaway Winner!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! And the winner is: Jerry Thompson of Utah. Congratulations, Jerry! Stay tuned as we'll have another T-shirt giveaway later this summer. But...

Adrien Mauduit – Astro Timelapse Master

Adrien Mauduit blurs the lines between deep space astrophotography and landscape astrophotography. Born and raised in France, now a resident of Norway, Adrien is...

Milky Way Fakery – Art or Just Fake?

We don't usually post to other news sites, but PetaPixel recently published an interesting article about a photographer that augmented the Milky Way by...

Writers Wanted!

You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Notebook E:...