Friday, September 22, 2023
Pentax 85mm lead photo

Pentax D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 Review – For Astro!

The Holy Grail for Pentaxians? Shipping early July in 2020, to say the Pentax HD D FA* 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW was a highly anticipated lens among Pentax users...
The Pentax D FA* 50mm f/1.4.

Pentax D FA★ 50mm f/1.4 Review

Released in 2018, the Pentax 50mm f/1.4 D FA* marked Pentax’s official jump into modern, fast full-frame primes. Made for all applications, including Milky Way Photography, the lens was quickly praised by the community and lens reviewers alike.
Lifetime Cooler 55 Quart Review

Lifetime Cooler 55 Quart Review

In 2019, I picked up a 55-quart Lifetime Cooler from the destroyer of consumer hopes and dreams, Walmart. After a year, I guess it's time to review this high-performance...
Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7

What’s new in Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7

Starry Landscape Stacker is a popular, Mac only, program that allows you to stack landscape images that include a starry night sky to reduce noise and enhance detail. It...

Deepscapes: Leave the Wide-Angle Lens at Home

Landscape astrophotography, or a nightscape, is simply the inclusion of the night sky with the landscape. Since the inception of digital photography, this photographic approach has increased in popularity....
Matt Quinn shows how to set up and polar align a star tracker.

How to use a Star Tracker

How to use a Star Tracker: Setup and Polar Alignment In the following video by Dark Skies with Matt Quinn, he walks us through how to set up and polar...

Advanced Milky Way Photography Post Processing Techniques

There is no right way or wrong way when it comes to Milky Way photography post-processing. At MilkyWayPhotographers, we aim to teach various post-processing techniques to help you achieve...
Maneuverability allows for this Jeep to navigate along the cliff side in Death Valley confidently. 2018 Copyright Marybeth Kiczenski

Traction Addicts! Is Four-Wheel Drive in Your Photography Future?

A Short Guide on the Basics of 4WD and AWD for Photographers. This article was first published on 2019/02/19, but since we're deep in the grip of winter in...
Planner Apps - Side by Side. Left to right, The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE Android), PhotoPills, and PlanIt Pro. PlanIt offers the most info while TPE shows the least. Copyright 2021 Kirk D. Keyes.

Best Landscape Photography Apps for 2021

Android and iOS smartphone apps help immensely with our landscape and Milky Way photography quests. So we at looked on our phones and compared notes to find the...

Our Favorite Milky Way Photography Locations

Every Milky Way photographer has a favorite location - that particular spot that has just the right view, topography, or feel that inspires their Milky Way photos. We at...