Astrophotography is one of my favorite types of photography, put simply capturing the night sky. Whilst there are different types of this photography (e.g. deep field / planetary) in my case I focus more on the wide field which incorporates landscape elements in addition to the night sky. One of the challenges with wide field night photography is avoiding star trails, you can use a star tracker to counter the rotation of the earth (and keep sharp stars), or in […]
I purchased the Arsenal AI 2 (Pro) some time ago and must admit I have not used it quite as often as I thought I would, part of that is because I don’t always get to travel and also having a young family makes it hard to get as much time as I would like for photography. For those who are not aware, Arsenal AI 2 is the second generation of smart camera trigger that interfaces with your camera and […]
A few days ago (I think around the 12th – 13th of April) there was a large coronal mass ejection (CME) on the sun which is the starting point for an Aurora (if everything pans out), with that in mind I decided to head out to Phillip Island (Pyramid Rock) to see if I could capture the Aurora. Sadly, although the measurements all looked great, it turned out to not really eventuate and was not able to overpower the strength […]
I have always been on the fence about drones, it seems a bit like so many areas have blanket bans on drones, and that they get such a bad rap (i.e. people unhappy about drones being flown near them or their houses) that I wondered just how practical it would be to fly a drone. Because of this I had decided that I would probably not purchase a drone, but given a family member recently got the DJI Mavic Air […]
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