Sunday, December 4, 2022

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

A Primetime Illusion – Nightscape Photography for a Record Album

We have a guest article by Katie Robleski, who, along with her husband Chris, are the Flash Nites. Based in Milwaukee, WI, USA, the...

The Facebook Group for Milky Way Photographers

Thanks to all that took our survey! Your opinions were very insightful and will help guide the future of One of the recurring...

2020 NightScaper Conference and Kickstarter Youth Scholarship Program

The 2nd Annual NightScape Conference on May 20-22, 2020, is a fantastic opportunity to socialize, network, and learn alongside over 300 NightScape photographers. Held...

Milky Way Photography T-Shirts

Are you looking for the perfect t-shirt to wear when you're out shooting the Milky Way? Have you been trying to look as good...

Secrets from the Stars – A Kickstarter Book

We've all heard the issues with Kickstarter and other crowdfunded projects and the problems they get into sometimes. But when one is a book...

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...