Sunday, October 17, 2021
Secret of the Stars Kickstarter

Secrets from the Stars – A Kickstarter Book

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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 on Milky Way and night...
anonymous, Lens-coma, CC BY-SA 3.0

Testing Lenses For Coma

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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.
Milky Way rising over the Huzzah Creek

Ten Essential Non-Photography Tips Before Heading out for a Milky Way Adventure.

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You've watched all the videos on the PhotogAdventures YouTube page. You know what camera settings and gear you need to capture your Milky Way image. Your camera is packed,...
The Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Warrenton, Oregon.

Writers Wanted!

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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: Epigrams, Wisecracks, and Jokes, edited...
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Memory Cards: Don’t Leave Home Without Them

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Hello, Milky Way Photographer readers! Today's Tuesday Tip of the Week is brought to us by MWP Staff Writer Stanley Harper. Enjoy! When I think of product catch lines,...
Blend shot by Aaron Martinez in Southern New Mexico. Pentax K-1 / D FA 15-30mm f/2.8. Sky: 15mm, f/2.8, ISO 6400, 20s. Foreground: 15mm, f/2.8, ISO 6400, 150s.

How to be Honest in Your Photo Captions

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Since before the introduction of the program, we all know as Photoshop, people have been creating remarkable images and art with their computers. However, with great power comes great...
Featured Image, Top Milky Way Photography Tricks That Aren’t Tricks! Photo Credit: MaryBeth Kiczenski

Top Milky Way Photography Tricks That Aren’t Tricks!

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Inspiration strikes from the weirdest places. One night I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook when a targeted ad for Michigan pops up. The ad featured two images:...
Alyn Wallace Screenshot

Monday Motivation – Alyn Wallace’s YouTube Channel

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Every week, I am going to bring to you nuggets of Milky Way photography information that I find from around the web. These nuggets can include YouTube channels...
Astrotracer Cover

Pentax Astrotracer Guide – 2021 Edition: What it is and How to Use it

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Pentax’s Astrotracer is a game-changing feature created with night photographers in mind. It has strengths and weaknesses. But overall, this feature alone makes the now "old" Pentax K-1 and...

Removing Planes from Your Star Trail Photos and Timelapses with Milky Way Mike

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Milky Way Mike, aka Mike Ver Sprill, is an expert at shooting star trails with digital cameras. He has a great video on removing planes from star trails, titled...